Claim Jumper - Costa Mesa

4.5
203 reviews
$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
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. In addition to the saloon menu Claim Jumper offers a Steakhouse menu which includes USDA Prime steaks and premium house made shareable sides. 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, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Experiences

  • Filet & Cabernet Wednesdays

    $50.00 per person

    Sep 15 - Dec 26, 2021

    Enjoy Claim Jumper USDA Prime Filet Mignon with lobster beurre blanc topping and a glass of Louis Martini Cabernet for just $50. Available every Wednesday for dine in for a limited time.

Offers

  • Happy Hour (Every Day 3pm - 7pm)

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Mon 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Tue 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Thu - Sat 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Claim Jumper has a happy hour featuring small plates starting at $5 and cocktails starting at $6. In addition Claim Jumper offers $1 off Draft Beers and select glass of wine specials.
What 203 People Are Saying
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chortheatre
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was very angry. We were seated in a booth. The fabric was disgustingly stained all over. Crumbs were in the seams of the seats. It was horrible!! I had to ask where my meal was after they served my husband's dish. I had to hunt down a waiter to get the bill. This was one of the worst restaurant experiences that we have had. There was no toilet paper in any of the many stalls in the women's bathroom. I say, close the place down!

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VilmaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Like the cake; but I don't remember it being that sweet. Still a nice treat.

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vipCookese
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy restaurant, and for that reason, very noisy. We ate about 5:00p on a Friday night, there were several large parties near our table. Therefore, it was difficult to even hear each other across our table. One of the tables had mixed adults and children, and they were shooting their facemasks at each other, with loud screaming at each hit. Although it is up to the adults to control this issue, we felt perhaps management should have stepped up and tried to control the misbehavior. Our server tried his best to keep up with our service, and our meal was prepared just the way we like it. We would try this restaurant again, but perhaps at another location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seated upon arrival despite walk up patrons waiting for a table. Will use this App.

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ejbmd
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The claim jumper near us closed a few yrs ago but we didn’t like it anyway. However we did enjoy the one by so coast plaza. Very large menu with different choices and we enjoyed the meal and happy hour

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy Friday night. Glad we had reservations. Food and service were both great.

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FanofArts
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for dinner before a performance at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Service was good but food wasn't up to par. Steak was blood rare. I ordered medium well. Tri-tip was full of grizzle. Mac and cheese side was disappointing and calamari overcooked and very small.
Manager made it right, however, and will try again in a few months as we typically like CJ.

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Jomo
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience for our sons 3yr birthday. All service was wonderful from host to servers.

JT
JennThomsen
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ok, my beef dip bread was crumbly so it was maybe old? The meat was cooked differently, it just wasn't the same last night. They also charged us $2.00 for a loaded baked potato when a baked potato comes with the ribs? Are you saying it costs $2.00 for sour cream, chives & bacon bits? Also why are they charging me a 3% surcharge on top of my bill with zero explanation. I had to ask the server & she said oh well instead of raising prices were doing this now after the pandemic? We all lost jobs & money this last year so I don't understand why a place would charge more? We're all in this not just the claim jumper. Just my thoughts.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was just okay.

Service and location very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice overall meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Claim Jumper keeps going down hill. Used to be a favorite, but now I won’t be going back. Food was not good, but prices are high. Nothing special anymore.

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vipKispyKreme
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The creamed corn side dish was a bit thin, not very creamy. The mac & cheese was not very cheesy.

The hot chicken sandwich is outstanding.

We enjoy going here as it has a nice outdoor, covered patio and plenty of indoor tables.

LB
vipLorieB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch with the grandkids before the Peter Pan play!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love this restaurant and go as often as I can

NT
NancyT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was superb!! The staff was very flexible!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was ok. Waitress had to many tables to attend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. We were celebrating my birthday. The waitress was very sweet and funny. The food was great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Bad service and quality of the foods wasn’t there anymore, salty and expensive

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Doodlebug
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The lobster BLT was so good!!

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Mschelie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and restaurant were great. But, I made the reservations on OpenTable, and when we got to the restaurant they had no record of my reservation

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KathyL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and friendly staff. Best Claim Jumper we've ever been to, hands down.

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UsedToBeMyFavorite
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating Father's Day!

CM
CostaMesa601
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Father's Day breakfast brunch. Had reservations for 10:30 am and was perfect because the restaurant was not crowded. Delicious. Waffles and fried chicken, chicken fried steak, and pancake combo. Everyone was pleased with their food.

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Denise
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jose, was friendly & helpful. * 😀

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Decor is ok… dark and odd furnishings. Server was awesome. Apps came out AFTER dinner was served. Food runner dropped dinner and said I will be right back with your Apps. Also odd. Food was fine - chain restaurant quality. Last oddity, a 3% surcharge added to ensure good food quality and service.

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DebbieV
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was prompt, friendly, helpful. We sat on the patio and it was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Check in could have been more personable, but the gentleman that sat us was nice, the server/waiterJose was AMAZING! Attentive and efficient! The clean up staff was on it! Downside was the pasta and sandwich was more on the frugal side with the lobster. Would definitely be back on a day the server/waiter is there!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a family members Birthday. Service was great!!

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had the Country Fried Steak and Sliced Tri Tip. Both dinners were nothing like the Claim Jumper of old. Once upon a time, the Country Fried Steak was a true cube steak that was battered and fried. This "steak" was very thin with as much breading as meat. The mashed potatoes were very heavy in what I assume was sour cream. Very little potato taste. Again, once upon a time, the mashed potatoes were red potatoes, with some skin and potato chunks. The country gravy was obviously either from a can or mix with water added.

The slice tri-tip was cooked properly but had very little flavor - neither beefy nor smokey. The accompanying baked potato was the highlight of both meals.

I'm sorry to say this is my last trip to a Claim Jumper and I understand why they have close many locations and have filed for bankruptcy. Too bad. Once upon a time, CJ was one of our favorites. Bye Bye pardner.

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DianaC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service. Donald was great even the Manager came over and thanked us for being there. Food was awesome. Great patio, nice set up, great for people watching. Quiet and private. We will definitely be back to this location even though it is 30 miles from home. Keep up the good work guys! Please keep your food quality this high.

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vipcorvette
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Salmon was outstanding- and we both ordered it double well done (as we do at every restaurant). For the first time ever it was well done (as ordered)- and perfect!!!!!

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Gaybelle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual, so glad to eat inside. Food was excellent! One of our favorite places to east for all occassions!
Gay Royer

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CRUZT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10/10 highly recommend.
Food was great service friendly and caring definetly would come back here.

JB
vipJohnB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from our waitress and the food was excellent. The thin fellow with light hair and headphone doing check in should be finding a new job.
When I checked in he didn’t ask my name and blew me off. We were about 10 minutes early so I waited until our reservation time and rechecked in with the young lady with the tablet & discovered that the guy in fact did NOT check us in and the young lady seated us. The guy should be washing dishes. Other than that everything was great and we’ll be back. We go there often.

HR
HollyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The food was great the atmosphere was great. The staff was very friendly.

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Slaymom
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service and food were good— but the baked potato was hard and under done

FAQs

Claim Jumper - Costa Mesa does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Claim Jumper - Costa Mesa also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 434-8479.

Claim Jumper - Costa Mesa is rated 4.5 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.