Claim Jumper - Costa Mesa

4.1
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85 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our saloons are a comfortable gathering place to relax after a day at work, to catch a game or share an appetizer with friends. The saloon menu features signature cocktails, chilled martinis, premium and ultra-premium spirits, specialty non-alcoholic beverages, an extensive wine list, and imported and American craft beers including Claim Jumper’s own Honey Blonde, Original Red Ale and IPA. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items using only the finest ingredients available. Favorites include Certified Angus Beef®, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more.

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What 85 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a quick pre-theater dinner at the Claim Jumper. I enjoyed the Cali Citrus Salad while my guest enjoyed the Cali Prime Rib sandwich. Both were very good!

LM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Noise level energetic?? How about intrusive and annoying?

LF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Like this restaurant - miss the Claim Jumpers we have had in Orange County. Food was great! Needed a better - slower - more attentive waiter.

DL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a nice birthday lunch for my adult son. The food was great and the service was prompt and friendly. Our server brought a nice piece of cake with a lighted candle and even sang "happy birthday" with us - a nice touch.

I had the full rack of ribs - always great.

OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service with pleasant ambiance.

M
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was good, except I'm pretty sure the price of our meals went up by several dollars from the menu to the bill: Cali Citrus Chicken Salad really $15.99? Chinese Chicken Salad $15.99? And I asked for the avocado on the side and that was another $2. Three "errors" on the bill out of a possible three.

s
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good I had grilled salmon & they prepared it to my preference. Pretty inside. The music a little too loud when you’re trying to converse with your table mates. Our servicer was very nice as well. Nice evening before attending our concert at the music center across the street.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Valentines... issues were no bbq sauce on burger and no ranch brought out as requested prior... but overall great service!!

FA
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was a meet up with friends dinner before a concert at Segerstrom Center. We have done this before and keep coming back because we like everything about Claim Jumper from the service to the food to the atmosphere. It is also a good value and very convenient for us.

MS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

A customer should never have to track down the waiter or waitress, when the customer needs to order more drinks or food. When a client orders the most expensive steak that the restaurant offers. The customer usually likes to have a glass of red wine with the meal while the steak is hot. You can’t use the excuse that the restaurant is too busy and that is why the server can’t attend to her or his customers.

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Claim Jumper needs to do a better job of coordinating their service staff. Salad plates should be cleared before entrees are served. Entrees are brought by an auxiliary staff person, not the waitress. When that person arrived with 3 large entree plates he was unable to remove the salad plates so the 3 of us had to pick them up and hold them until we could hand them to him. Very poor practice.

m
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delisioso
And service was greattttt and plan to attend next time with my family they would love it

MA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We had a pre-theater reservation for 6:00. We got there a few minutes early and the restaurant was jam-crowded. The poor hostess was frazzled, trying to accommodate people like us who had reservations as well as walk-ins. We were seated finally at 6:15. The wait staff was slow in taking, and then bringing, our order, but apologized for the delay. It seemed the restaurant was short-staffed, especially for a night at which there were 3 events in nearby theaters.

FD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We go here fairly regularly. The quality of food and service is above average. Not fantastic but predictable reliable.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was terrible service was okay. Nice people they were just overwhelmed. But seriously the food was just cafeteria quality.

KD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was average. Service was rushed.

s
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

We visited before theater - food just ok, over salted and overcooked
Noisy and people rushing everywhere

I doubt we will return

NJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The food quality has definitely changed, the potato cheese soup was for sure canned cheese, the mozzarella sticks were so cold they were still like string cheese inside, the waiter was running around like a mad man but it wasn’t busy and took forever to order. I recommend the bar area only.

TR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had reservations Christmas Eve for 8 and we were seated right away. Between all eight of us we had chicken, steak & salmon. Every meal was delicious.
Had a very tentative waiter Sean. The evening was perfect.

DH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter and our food was excellent. I had the chicken bowtie pasta , couldn't finish it so I brought it home and finished it the next day!

C
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It took too long to get a waiter or waitress and when the food came it look like it was slapped on the plates, missing items on plates had to continually ask for a refill of tea or coffee and food was cold

IH
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We were treated well by wait servers and management. Food was only mediocre, we had to send back the pizza. It was crazy busy we were not rushed but disappointed by quality of meal.

L
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My farmhouse burger was perfect. My friends ordered fish and chips and said it was a tad salty but all in all everything was good.

r
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We were a large group- squeezed into a table even though I had made a reservation a month ago. The settings were not set up- they put silverware and plates at end of table for us to set up- just didn't feel welcome. Then when we ordered one meal out of 12 was not present. It took three people asking for them to respond, then the manager came over and said the meal would be at no charge. Most diners were done by the time the last meal came. The bill was presented and the meal was not removed. I was disappointed in the overall feeling we got- BUT the food was good :)

m
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ate at CJ after the Christmas Carol at SCR. It was awesome on all levels. I accidentally left my credit card at the restaurant and when I called they said it was turned in by our waiter and in the safe waiting. I went by the next day and picked it up. I tried to leave the Manager a few extra dollars for our server and he said it wasn't necessary. He said next time, park near the restaurant and take the pedestrian bridge to the play. That way will save the hassle of parking twice and traffic. Thanks for the parking idea and being honest with a lost credit card. You guys have earned my repeat business and I have spread the word. Keep up the great job and I am already looking forward to our next play.

b
Orange County
94 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was fantastic and very attentive. The only negative was that I had requested a booth and we were seated at a table. I would have preferred that we be given preferential treatment with a reservation because most people arrive without one. We were given a lame excuse but the restaurant was busy, for sure. The meal and wait staff more than made up for it.

EM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Great Fantastic service food had good flavor. Definitely will go back.

OT
Orange County
1 review