If you are craving a hearty and satisfying meal, something classic such as a comforting Chicken Pot Pie or a juicy Ribeye Steak, then settle in at Claim Jumper. The Grossmont Center restaurant has made its name for generous portions and a wide-ranging menu that has something for everyone. It is a perfect place for happy hour gatherings, family Sunday brunch, private parties, or celebrating a birthday with a special meal (and a slice of the decadent Chocolate Motherlode Cake)!
Claim Jumper serves up a tasty array of dishes during lunch and dinner. In the afternoons, choose from salads such as Asian Chicken, Chopped Cobb, Wedge, and California Citrus. Looking for something that will stick to your ribs? Try an entree such as Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes, Atlantic Salmon, or Shrimp Fresca Pasta. Alternatively, go for one of the savory sandwich options such as the Original Tri-Tip Dip, the Western BBQ Chicken Sandwich, and the signature Widow Maker Burger, which gets its name from toppings that include smoked bacon, onion rings, American and cheddar cheeses, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and red relish.
You can also find salads, burgers, and sandwiches on the dinner menu, but that’s only a small part of it. Homestyle favorites make up the Claim Jumper Classics section of the menu, which ranges from Fish & Chips to Country Fried Steak. Steaks and signature entrees are mouthwatering—enjoy a perfectly roasted Rotisserie Chicken, sweet and spicy Coconut Shrimp, or tangy BBQ Baby Back Ribs. Can’t decide what you want? The Combos solve your dilemma, allowing you to pair, for instance, Steak & Shrimp, or get the Pick 3 Ore Cart, where you can choose from chicken, ribs, tri-tip, BBQ pulled pork, Andouille sausage, or shrimp.
Still hungry? Start with a delectable appetizer such as Cowboy Candied Bacon or Spinach Artichoke Dip to split among your table. You can also add a cup of soup to your meal—in addition to the popular Clam Chowder, there is also Potato Cheddar and Creamy Chicken Tortilla. Don’t forget salads—you can order one as a main dish, go for a side salad, or craft your own creation at the Produce Bar, which is a bounty of fresh veggies, tasty toppings, and homemade dressings. Finally, add onto your meal with a side order designed to be shared, such as the Stuffed Baked Potato, Miners Macaroni & Cheese, and Sweet Creamed Corn.
Remember to leave room for dessert! Claim Jumper is justly famous for that Chocolate Motherlode Cake, six fudgy layers of cake and icing that are topped with walnuts for the perfect addition of crunch. You can always please your palate with a piece of Caramel Pecan Butter Cake, a slice of Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie, or the Brownie Finale, which is the delightful and delicious combination of frosted brownie and vanilla ice cream. With all these choices, you can order the perfect meal!
In addition to lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper draws crowds for its Sunday brunch. This lavish buffet spread offers traditional breakfast items plus an omelet bar, carving station, pizzas and pastas, Mexican-influenced dishes, and homemade desserts. For a small extra cost, top off brunch with sparkling wine, Mimosas, Margaritas, Bloody Marys, and Screwdrivers.
And speaking of quality-crafted cocktails, Happy Hour is a festive time to visit Claim Jumper’s Saloon. The Grossmont Center location draws a clientele eager to take advantage of the fantastic drink specials, as well as the great food deals. The menu features affordable deals on Street Tacos, Mozzarella Sticks, Personal Pizzas, Sliders, Onion Rings, and much more. If you are not a big drinker, Claim Jumper offers Zero Proof specialty drinks—try the alcohol-free CJ Punch (a combination of pineapple, cranberry, and orange juices) or Pineapple Coconut Lava Flow (blended pineapple juice and Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut poured over strawberry puree). Hanging at Claim Jumper’s Happy Hour with friends will make even the toughest day at work seem better!
The celebratory atmosphere at Claim Jumper is enhanced by the private and semi-private banquet rooms available for reservation. (If you can’t make it to the restaurant, Claim Jumper can bring the party to you with platters of food that can be ordered to go.) Adding to the pleasant ambiance is the customer service—the wait staff is friendly and eager to help guests with anything they need. The employees enjoy being a part of the Center, which has earned a reputation as “more than a mall” for the welcoming environment and community feeling that draws guests from all over San Diego County. “I like being at Grossmont Center because the management is really great!” says Amy Smith, Claim Jumper’s manager.
The next time you have a special occasion—even if the occasion is just the chance to go out for a nice meal—saddle up and head over to Claim Jumper. With its diverse menu, scrumptious food, and solicitous service, you will feel as if you have struck gold!
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