Claim Jumper

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  • Sick Fish Ala Bon Appétit?

    Dec 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great atmosphere and friendly staff when you can find them.
    Cons: Poor service, seating long waits, high prices, poorly prepared food. Poor food handing, cleanliness.

    Summary: This was not the first visit to the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Roseville,CA. But it will be the last visit. Up to November 18th, 2006 I had visited the restaurant about 4 times a year. I'm not a fan of the steak that is usually burned or the French dip ... read more

  • The Glove of the Hand the Feeds You!

    Feb 5, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: We had a gift certificate; now we have a gift certificate we won't use.
    Cons: Long wait for mediocre food served by poorly trained food prep workers.

    Summary: On Saturday, February 4th, 2006, while enjoying a rare night-out with the family, our daughter discovered a used food handler's glove in half of what was left of the gravy served on her "Goldrush Chicken." There is nothing that can describe the sinking ... read more

  • No way, no how, never again!

    Aug 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hmmm, not sure
    Cons: Where do I start?

    Summary: I have to admit I was being a pig that day ~ go to a place with big portions? Sounds good to me. Go to Claim Jumpers again? No way. My one visit had to be the strangest restaurant experience I have ever had. Our visit was to the Reno, Nevada store ... read more

  • Claim Jumper - It's How The Patron's Choose to Behave

    Nov 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I'll have to get back to you on that.
    Cons: Just about everything

    Summary: Deaser26 and I have been following the Atkin’s diet and after 6 days on this eating plan, I needed a break. On Saturday, Deaser26 told me we would go out to dinner, just let him know where and I proffered up 2 choices – Red Robin or Claim ... read more

  • The only Claim Jumping anyone is doing is the violence required to get a table

    Nov 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One delightful blond waiter who watched after us, the toilets were kinda clean
    Cons: Way over priced, poor food quality, weak drinks, uncomfortable tables

    Summary: Bad Night in Tukwila Joydrop26 and I decided to venture out to the Claim Jumper, as it was reputed to have large portions, a fun atmosphere, and it was fairly close to the house. The Claim Jumper (from here on out CJ) in Tukwila is ... read more

  • Size has Decreased as has quality while Prices have increased

    Oct 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Mud Pie
    Cons: The prices are far too high!

    Summary: Well I have been dining at Claim Jumpers since it first started in Los Alamitos. It use to be enormous portions at a great price. We would wait in long lines to be called. The best part was always dessert and that would end up coming home because you ... read more

  • Big portions(?) so-so food

    Mar 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big portions on some of the meals. Friendly service.
    Cons: average food that's overpriced.

    Summary: We finally visited our local Claim Jumper. I had read all about the long waits, but we got there around 5 PM on a Friday night and got a table right away. Good thing, I'd have been really frustrated to have waited an hour for the dinner we got. More ... read more

  • I'm Sorry ... I'm so, so, Sorry ...

    Jan 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big-game trophy decor. Nice-heavyweight-stainless-silverware. really-big-uniquely-thick napkins
    Cons: misdemeanor-jail-sentence of a wait ... butterscotch pudding

    Summary: " I'm sorry !" The first time our waitress uttered her soon-to-become-habitual phrase it was; cute, polite, and appreciated. She quickly utilized her first "I'm sorry" apology as our party of 4 (wife and "kids" 14 & 19) FINALLY ! sat-down on a ... read more

  • Worth the wait? Naaah.

    Mar 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Monster portions; friendly service
    Cons: Food mediocre; Sparse choices for vegetarians; Loooong wait times

    Summary: When Claim Jumper first opened it's doors in the Seattle area, my wife and I were anxious to go to the restaurant. We had visited the store in Denver, and was overwhelmed by the selection and quality of the food. However, the last three trips ... read more

  • Quick call the DOCTOR!!

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good portions
    Cons: Pricey

    Summary: I'll start off by saying my first experience with Claim Jumpers in Lapalma, CA was very good. This review is for the brand new Claim Jumpers in Roseville, CA. I had been bragging about my experience at Claim Jumpers for a couple months prior ... read more

  • Eat before you go!

    Dec 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good food and lots of it
    Cons: no reservations

    Summary: The Claim Jumper is a great restaurant - once you are able to get in. The wait is so long that you need to eat before you go or you will pass out waiting in line! They don't take reservations and the wait can be up to 1 1/2 hours. Even though we love ... read more

  • A Lot of Hype!

    Nov 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: atmosphere
    Cons: ordinary food, poor service, long wait, and no place to wait, no reservations

    Summary: When a Claim Jumper opened up in our area 3 years ago, I was really excited! It looked like a fun place to go and the food sounded great. Well, after waiting for 2 hours in the cold, nothing seemed that great. We went again in the spring and ... read more

  • A Visit To Claim Jumper: Honey, Please Pass The Pepto

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: HUGE portions, yummy desserts, nice decor
    Cons: The food is mediocre at best, and most of our selections were absolutely awful

    Summary: My husband and I just celebrated our tenth anniversary with a big backyard Luau for our friends and family. One of the gifts we received was a gift certificate to Claim Jumper. We hadn't been to Claim Jumper in a year or more, and looked forward to ... read more

  • Something Obviously Wrong in Seattle

    Jul 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large Portions
    Cons: Long Wait, Pricey, Tasteless Burnt Steaks

    Summary: We were excited about the prospect of eating at the Claim Jumper recently opened at South Center in Seattle. All of the signs indicated this was going to be a great experience - long waiting lines and incredible reviews on epinions. My wife and I were so ... read more

  • Nothing terribly special

    Apr 27, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some dishes are excellent
    Napkins are oddly generous
    Cons: Wait is extreme
    Food not all that good
    Service is so-so

    Summary: We decided to try the Claim Jumper, after hearing rave reviews from friends. But, I'd have to say, we came away not really understanding the appeal.We're in Portland, OR, and the chain is relatively new here. So the buildings aren't what I'd call ... read more

  • Love Giant Portions? You've Struck Gold!

    Mar 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Humongo portions, friendly service, now with salad bar.
    Cons: Many unhealthy choices; humongo portions.

    Summary: The Claim Jumper is huge in Nevada, but I've never been a fan of them -- partly because of their high prices and monstrous portions, and partly because I once saw a waitress lick a full ice-cream glass on her way to serving it at a table. I was a bit ... read more

  • Hearty portions, good service, mediocre quality.

    Nov 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large portions, good atmosphere, something for everyone
    Cons: Mediocre food, nothing to offer over competition

    Summary: There's two ways to look at most restaurants: quality or quantity. Claim Jumper goes for the later of the two, pushing enormous portions on you that are only mediocre. Claim Jumper is still a decent place to eat, don't get me wrong. The menu is very ... read more

  • ~~ Boostin' Your BMI at Claim Jumper ~~

    Dec 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfort food, reasonable prices, large portions
    Cons: Large portions (?), lots of calories

    Summary: If you want to boost your BMI (Body Mass Index), step right into Claim Jumper. Location Claim Jumper 1905 S. Commercenter East San Bernardino, CA Phone: 909.383.1818 The Ambience Walking through the front entrance, you will ... read more

  • Meat Lover's Dream & Vegetarian's Nightmare--Claim Jumper, Irvine CA

    Feb 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: casual but comfortable enviornment
    Cons: high prices, ridiculously large portions

    Summary: Since there are no Claim Jumpers in the Bay Area, I took the opportunity to try one out on my recent visit to Socal. The Scene Claim Jumper is big on the Wild West theme with its log cabin like looks and the old west ... read more

  • "Encouraging Others to Wallow in Gluttony!"

    Jul 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Giant portions, good salad bar, full bar, great selection
    Cons: Giant portions, boring prepared salads, often quite a wait

    Summary: (for those who have not seen the musical Oliver, please forgive the title) With the possible exception of Buca di Beppo, no Southern California restaurant is better known for ridiculous food portions than Claim Jumper. Be aware that on ... read more

  • Only go on an empty stomach.......VERY empty!!

    Jun 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: HUGE portions, great drink menu
    Cons: Costly, mediocre food, dark atmosphere, long waits, too many people

    Summary: If you are ready for a 40-50 minute wait then this is the place for you. Besides it will take you that long just to find a place to sit and wait since there are 30 people in line ahead of you. But when you do finally get your table the first thing you ... read more

  • Make Sure you Take a LOT of Money!

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent service
    Cons: Mediocre food, and hefty prices

    Summary: My husband and I had lunch at the Claim Jumper today. This restaurant just came to Reno a few months ago, and we'd been wanting to try it. I'd heard the food was good, and that there were usually long lines, so we went early. Here's my general ... read more

  • Lots and lots of food!

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can't leave there hungry!
    Cons: You may gain twenty pounds.

    Summary: I had never heard of Claim Jumper until moving to Washington, as they don't exist in Oregon. First let me say this, if you only have an hour lunch, don't bother...the wait is long, and it may be years before you see your food. That would most likely be ... read more

  • Good Food Bad Service

    May 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of good food
    Cons: pricey, bad service

    Summary: I went to Claim Jumper for the first time on a very busy Friday night and while the food was excellent the service was rally horrendous. The restaurant is a cavernous maze and several times during my meal a waiter or waitress would come up t us with ... read more

  • Not a place for a first date.

    Aug 22, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good atmosphere and friendly staff.
    Good value for the dollar...well fed.
    Great presentation, and good taste.
    Cons: Our experiance was very good and we could not find any faults from our visit.

    Summary: I don't know if all the Claim Jumper restaurants are the same or if people just have expectations that this will be cozy warm and fuzzy feeling place. I took a large group (23) to the one at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, WA and we had a great time. All the ... read more

  • Lets talk about dinner

    Apr 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big meals, great taste, excellent service
    Cons: waits to get seated and to get the food

    Summary: If it’s Friday night, and you don’t know what to do or where to go, go to Claim Jumpers you will not be sorry. Whether it be going there with my friends, family or taking my Fiancé on dates I am never disappointed. I have been to Claim ... read more

  • Huge Portions - Great Food!

    Jul 6, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portions, food choices, casual atmosphere.
    Cons: Wait time during peak hours

    Summary: Claim Jumper restaurants are found mostly in western states; California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington, but since their web-site also shows restaurants in Illinois, I assume they are moving east as well. Since I live in Arizona, I am ... read more

  • Other Reviewers Seemed to Love it or Hate it!

    Apr 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge portions, fun atmosphere, good service
    Cons: No reservations policy, mediocre food

    Summary: Claim Jumper is Western-themed, large restaurant chain. Their buildings are, like their serving sizes, huge and are built to simulate log-cabin style architechture. They do not take reservations, even for large parties. Instead, it is a ... read more

  • "Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, Claim Jumper food is yum yum!"

    Jul 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Courteous staff, comfortable atmosphere, reasonably priced, HUGE PORTIONS and TASTE!
    Cons: Service can be a little slow when crowded

    Summary: Hmmm, seems like I'm writing more and more restaurant opinions every day. And to think that I joined Epinions with the thought of just writing tech-opinions. Anyway, on with the opinion! :) Just as a note, each of my restaurant opinions is ... read more

  • How to gain ten pounds in an hour.

    Jul 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge portions, nice atmosphere.
    Cons: Huge portions, very busy.

    Summary: Claim Jumper is one of those restaurants i've only been to once, and may never go back to again, but will have fond memories of. During a trip to San Diego with some friends we decided to stop because we heard they had large portions for their ... read more

  • Contributing to the Collective Weight of Americans

    Dec 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge abundance of food, root beer barrels as after-dinner "mints," still more food
    Cons: Huge abundance of food, could possibly be contributing to the starving of children, often a long wait

    Summary: As a poor college student, I need to find restaurants that will give me the most food for my meager allowance. Preferably, this place will give me enough food for at least another meal when I return to my dorm room and try to avoid the cafeteria. Claim ... read more

  • Worth the Wait

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portions of food.
    Cons: Seating time.

    Summary: Claim Jumper is a casual, laid back restaurant. You can expect to wait at least 25 minutes on the evenings and weekends but I guarantee you that this restaurant is worth the wait. The prices seem steep at first but when you get your meal you'll ... read more

  • Memories of The Old 49-er

    Jun 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food with super huge portions
    Cons: Sometimes just too much food !

    Summary: If you have ever seen The Great Outdoors my title will have more significance and if you don't I will give you a brief little history. Two families are camping and go to eat at a local restaurant and on the menu is The Old 49-er, it claimed if you could ... read more

  • I like this place. I don't go here anymore. Here's why.

    Jun 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food
    Cons: I always eat way way too much

    Summary: Overstuffed. That's the first word that jumps into my mind at the mention of the restaurant Claim Jumper. This is a theme restaurant. It is supposed to look like an 1800's old west mine. The decor is carefully scripted, reminiscent of ... read more

  • You'd better be hungry!

    May 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, HUGE portions
    Cons: Always a long wait for seating

    Summary: My husband and I were given a gift certificate for Claim Jumper as a wedding gift. We had never heard of it before, but the gift certificate came with a sample menu that was filled with foods that sounded tasty, so we thought we'd give it a shot. ... read more

  • Bring the Wheelbarrow

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: moderates prices, great atmosphere, extreme portions
    Cons: long waits for dinner

    Summary: Your first impression of Claim Jumper is going to depend on when you show up. If your first meal is lunch, you're sure to be charmed. If, however, you show up at 6pm on a Friday night, you're going to wonder what you got yourself into. For ... read more

  • Tons of Food

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good, fast service, even better food
    Cons: long wait on weekends

    Summary: When you go to Claim Jumper it is good to be prepared. Don't eat all day maybe even all week prior to your visit. O.K. this is a bit of an exaggeration but I hope it gets my point across. Nothing is small at this restaurant. The kids meals are even ... read more

  • Something for everyone

    Nov 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, fun family atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices, large portions.
    Cons: Not in my area

    Summary: How can you not love Claim Jumper? I literally dream about the food at this restaurant. It is a shining example of what a dining experience should be. I have never had a bad experience with the service- in fact the waitstaff go above and beyond to ... read more

  • Claim Jumper: You Want BIG Portions? If So, This Is The Restaurant For You!

    Aug 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge Portions, Great Food, Ambiance, Service
    Cons: Some might think it's too expensive (but you get your money's worth!)

    Summary: Are you tired of paying lots of money for small portions of food? Are you hungry, and looking for some big (and I mean big) meals? If you responded with a yes to either one of those questions, then Claim Jumper is the restaurant for ... read more

  • Claim Jumpers Is There for You

    Jul 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hearty Portions
    Cons: We can never finish the meal there

    Summary: My daughter gave my husband and I gift certificates to Claim Jumpers. We had been there before have not been back because the wait to be seated is outrageous. The local Claim Jumpers near my home does not take reservations and the wait can be up to ... read more

  • Claim Jumper..Bring a hearty appetite.

    Jul 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good selection,great beer list,Giant servings
    Cons: Always too full to order dessert.

    Summary: The Claim Jumper is by far the best food for the money. About 10 years ago, I was invited to go to dinner with my fiance(now my wife) at a place called the Claim Jumper. I had never heard of it before and who was I to turn down a free meal. We ... read more

  • claim jumper Las Vegas

    Jun 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: large servings great service moderately priced
    Cons: can be crowded at peak hours

    Summary: well this was my first visit to this chain and i was more then impressed..the food was outstanding. The chef even came out to ask how we liked a dish he had created just for the las vegas opening. The serving amount was huge..more then enough. I also ... read more

  • Doggie Bags Please

    May 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food!!!!
    Cons: long waiting

    Summary: Claim Jumper the portions are HUGE and everything is well prepared and very tasty. The wait staff is very attentive, even when it is very busy which is very nice. The place is all decorated in old mining items, and heavy woods. The decor of the Claim ... read more

  • So good it's worth the wait....

    May 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic portions, menu variety, delicious food, friendly and professional service
    Cons: Trying to get in on a Saturday night!

    Summary: This is without a doubt the best restaurant I've ever visited. The portions and food selection are great, meaning leftovers for lunch during the week. Everything reheats very well also, especially the Black Tie Pasta. We've been to 4 different CJs and ... read more

  • Claim Jumper: Ribs, and Steaks, and Cakes, OH MY!

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the food, the service, the ambiance
    Cons: the wait

    Summary: I just returned from my first experience at Claim Jumper tonight. After reading numerous Epinions on this restaurant, I knew I was in for some MASSIVE servings. And not only just a lot of food, but a lot of GOOD food! And boy, I was not ... read more

  • Come Hungry--Leave Full and with Full Doggie Bags!

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big Portions, great food, nice staff
    Cons: sometime noisy, always a wait

    Summary: When I am really hungry and want to go out Claim Jumper is the first place I think of. The portions are HUGE and everything is well prepared and very tasty. The wait staff are very attentive, even when it is very busy which is very nice. The place is all ... read more

  • WoooWeeee! Look At All That Food!!

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: LOTS of great food.
    Cons: I don't have ten stomachs to fill. Hehehe.

    Summary: Going to Claim Jumper for the first time? Here's a little hint, don't eat all day and you *might* finish your dinner. Tons and tons of food and for a GREAT price. And don't forget that cute little red apple that comes with every meal. I've ... read more

  • Three meals for the price of one

    Nov 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: HUGE portions at a good price
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: Claim Jumper is by far my favorite restaurant. It is well known for delicious meals and extremely large portions. We usually go there when we are in the mood for steak, specifically prime rib. But I also love their ribs and the Whiskey Chicken ... read more

  • Good Food and Lots of it!

    Nov 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large portions of food
    Cons: I don't like skins in my mashed potatoes

    Summary: This is a place that you will never leave still hungry. The enormous portions of food that they serve you is really satisfying. The sandwiches are huge and well prepared. The rotisserie chicken is really moist and juicy and well seasoned. You get one ... read more

  • I ate so much, they had to widen the doors so I could leave!

    Nov 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large portions, good value, nice wait staff
    Cons: Wait is a bit long

    Summary: After hearing so much from friends, co-workers, and fellow Epinions members, a friend and I decided to have dinner at the Claim Jumper. Word about this place is that they serve gigantic portions of their meals and they are an excellent value for ... read more

  • Claim Jumper is a Gold Mine

    Nov 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Generous food portions
    Cons: Long wait times

    Summary: My company had a meeting recently at the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Tempe, Arizona. Being a lover of really good barbecue I was pleasantly surprised in the food and also the whole decor. Looking through the menu the choices are abundant and I chose the ... read more

  • Get your taste buds ready

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Themed environment with a warm atmosphere
    Cons: Long waits during peak hours

    Summary: My husband and I have been visiting Claim Jumper restaurants for nearly five years. Whether it's a "get away" for the two of us, or an opportunity to treat visiting family and friends to a unique dining experience, there's never a dull moment! ... read more

  • It CAN be in your budget!

    Oct 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of food, good service
    Cons: cost

    Summary: Servings made for four, and a price about the same. Here are some things you can do to cut down on the cost of going to Claim Jumpers. 1)Share with your date - the serving sizes are so large that no one in their right mind could eat ... read more

  • Gold Mine Of A Deal

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere and Cost
    Cons: Need One In Dallas

    Summary: I haven't been to this establishment often, but every time I am in the Los Angeles area, I visit. The place has never disappointed. I recommend this place to anyone visiting the area. From the beverages to the desserts, I have not made a bad choice.. Be ... read more

  • High on the Hog!

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent food, great service, great atmosphere
    Cons: There is no Claim Jumper in Las Vegas--yet!

    Summary: Not until I left California did I realize how much I miss eating! Don't get me wrong, there are a multitude of restaurants to eat at in Las Vegas, but I still haven't come across one that is as fabulous as Claim Jumper's. Besides the gargantuan ... read more

  • My eyes were bigger than my stomach

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, large portions, great price
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have gone to Claim Jumper now for about six months. I visit there a couple of times a month. I am here to tell you, if you have a small appetite, this is not the palce for you. I was quite amazed that the Claim Jumper has many items on its ... read more

  • Go on an empty stomache

    Aug 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: you won't leave hungry
    Cons: sometimes you have a long wait

    Summary: My Husband and I go out to dinner at least once a week. We always make sure that we go to the Claim Jumper during one of those visits. The Claim Jumper is a VERY busy restraunt so usually we will go for a early dinner. That day we will eat ... read more

  • Excellent food, desserts to die for

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great food, excellent desserts, large portions
    Cons: long wait to be seated, food takes longer than normal to arrive, don't go if starving

    Summary: We found Claim Jumper by accident, we were hungry, and this restaurant happened to be around. The first time was an accident, but we have gone back since because once we ate there once, we were hooked! We eat at Claim Jumper at least once a ... read more

  • Yuuuummmyyy!!!!!

    Aug 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Cons: none

    Summary: I recently went to the Claim Jumper in my area and was very very impressed not only is the Claim Jumper an interesting well decorated restaurant but the portions are HUGE!!! By the time you finish your appetizer you are full ,, now thats what i ... read more

  • "Steak" Your Claim!!

    Jul 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, great service, great atmosphere
    Cons: None Noted

    Summary: "Steak" your claim!!! My family has been going to Claim Jumper for many, many years and we still get excited when we decided to make another return trip!! This place has everything....EXCELLENT food, great service, ... read more

  • The doggie-bag capital of the world.

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price for the huge portions you get. Be sure to try the raspberry white chocolate cheesecake for dessert.
    Cons: Sometimes my eyes are simply too big for my stomach.

    Summary: Over a long holiday weekend last week I was entertaining a friend who was in town visiting from Taiwan. I took the day off from work on Monday to show him around Seattle, and to otherwise acquaint him with things uniquely American. All morning I ... read more

  • Claim Jumper - Strikes Gold

    Jul 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb quality of food, incredible portions, great service
    Cons: Will offend those who find excess distasteful

    Summary: Claim Jumper rates a 9 out of 10 on my personal rating system for restaurants. Excellent service, wonderful variety, incredible value for the money. I do not use such superlatives lightly, this restaurant has earned my respect and ... read more

  • Great!

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Food is good, service is good, atmosphere is great.
    Cons: Long wait

    Summary: When you first walk into Claim Jumper, you will arrive in a very lodge-like setting. You will probably also see a long line, however you are given a nice little beeper, in which you may latch to your pants or hold on to. When the beeper starts beeping ... read more

  • Can't...Go...On...Too...Much...Food.

    Jun 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, large portions!
    Cons: Food a bit too rich.

    Summary: I think I've finished my meal at Claim Jumper twice. Once when I ordered the bowl of chili (the worst value on the entire menu...the "cup" of clam chowder is larger.) and once when I was really hungry, and didn't eat anything earlier in the ... read more

  • Stake a claim for dinner here!

    Jun 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Vast array of menu choices/Excellent food & huge portions!
    Cons: No reservations = looooong wait!

    Summary: Good golly, the food at Claim Jumper restaurants is good! Tough luck for you Easterners, though: This chain is -- so far -- located only in the western states of Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and California. As you might have guessed, their ... read more

  • Just run the cow by the table, and I'll bite off a hunk

    Jun 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: huge quantities of very good food
    Cons: long wait, no reservations

    Summary: Calling all carnivores. If high-quality woodfire grill barbeque served in frighteningly massive quantities doesn't set off your salivary glands, check your pulse. Inspired by several well-written epinions, and wild-eyed ravings from some of ... read more

  • Hope your hungry

    Jun 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food
    Cons: Long wait

    Summary: When I think of Claim Jumper's I think of food. These are not little portions at all. Which is great because the food is wonderful. I haven't tried many things their but we have had many family gathers their and no one has ever complained about their ... read more

  • Great food and lots of it.

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, atmosphere at a good price
    Cons: Always busy

    Summary: This is a great place for an evening out with the family. The place is very popular there is always a crowd, but your wait is usually not long. The waiters here are very friendly and attentive without hovering over you, I hate it when a ... read more

  • Ask for A Doggie Bag

    May 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great service, Big portions
    Cons: kind of on the expensive side

    Summary: I was taken here for my birthday a few years ago. I must say they are one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere is laid back. you can go in shorts and a t-shirt. The one here in San Diego (La Mesa) is quite big and a bit fancy but the ... read more

  • The Best Deal In Town!

    May 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Food, Great Prices, Even Better Portions
    Cons: Busy

    Summary: Have you ever gone to a restaurant, paid outrageous prices, and gotten a tiny meal, bad service and poor quality food? Well, that won't be happening at Claim Jumper. The entire place exudes Quality and Value! I would have to say that this is without a ... read more

  • So much great food

    May 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best food around
    Cons: If there is one, I haven't found it

    Summary: Ahhh, what a place. If you ever want to show out of town guests a great meal, this is the place. Worried about not getting enough to eat? You won't here. Their signature meal is the Chicken Fried steak and boy is it great. You get their famous mashed ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • bad experiences

    Mar 18, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: nice atmosphere
    Cons: constant problems with the food.

    Summary: After avoiding Claim Jumper for several years due to a bad experience we decided to give them another try. The service was a bit slow but other than that everything else was fine, so a few months later we decided to go back to celebrate a friends ... read more

  • Do they get any repeat biz??

    Sep 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Like the decor -- high ceilings, beams, lots of wood, nice booths.
    Cons: Poor quality food, no water, bread with olives and pits, too large of portions. YUK!

    Summary: My husband, daughter and I thought the food was not that good. We started out with calamari which came ooking like curly fries --- we don't really think this was calamari; it was synthetic. The waitress brought the bread which was hot and crusty. I ... read more

  • Absolutely horrid!

    Sep 29, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The six layer chocolate cake, thick napkins
    Cons: no reservations, incredibly long waits, terrible food, bad waiters

    Summary: This was the worst dining experience of my life. The menu was mind-boggling, the wait was atrocious, the food was mediocre at best. I ordered their french dip, which the waitress and the menu both said were their signature specialities, which means to m ... read more

  • not impressed

    Oct 2, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Atmospere was awesome
    Cons: Lousy service,cold food

    Summary: Service is alright but waiting for the food to come out was a long time. Finally when the food did arrive it was cold and dry. I expected more out of this place and was utterly ... read more

  • Claim Jumper - Not What it used to be...

    Oct 1, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Most of the selections taste good and are of large portions. Unique entrees.
    Cons: Service level (read servers) lacking

    Summary: For years I have enjoyed dining at Claim Jumper - large portions, great atmosphere. However, I have noticed based on my experience that the level of service (to the point of being rude) has dropped off - at least at the Temecula Claim Jumper. And I'm ... read more

  • suprisingly good food for a chain

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: food is good
    Cons: priced high

    Summary: I have to say I like it. The food is good, the portions HUGE (share or get a box, and have lunch the next day) the atmosphere lively without the annoyance of some chains. Priced a little high ... read more

  • The Claim Jumper is the best place in the town to dine ,you will love

    May 16, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great food great service great western decor, great hickery smell fills the whole room,yummy
    Cons: I have no complaints about this place.we have loved it every time we go there.

    Summary: This is one of the best Places in town, for hickory smoked Ribs! and great salads and pizzas too! we always like the ora cart it come with two racks of ribs and a half of chicken and the biggest Idaho Potato you ever seen! we always get the cream cheese ... read more

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