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Charcoal House Restaurant

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9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
La Mesa, CA 91942
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(619) 465-7050
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Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA
Charcoal House Restaurant - La Mesa, CA

Reviews

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Best

Met a friend in the bar, had great drinks & appetizers. Musician was awesome. People were friendly and having a great time. Waitress, Tori, was great as usual. Great personality,...

Worst

crappy food and crappy service! also heard the owner skips out on paying his maintenance ppl, what a jerk!

A Very Fun Place To Go! 12/21/2008

Met a friend in the bar, had great drinks & appetizers. Musician was awesome. People were friendly and having a great time. Waitress, Tori, was great as usual. Great personality, remembered our drinks every time. I've been going here for many years and the place is still hopping in a very positivve way! Good place to go & cheer yourself up with friends!! :) more

Night-Life No More 7/1/2008

Once upon a time the Charcoal House was a huge part of my life. A guaranteed good time was on the horizon on any given Friday or Saturday I chose to go; but, that was then and this is now. Unfortunately, since the change of ownership somewhere in the early 2000s (or close to) the once beloved Charcoal House has slowly turned to ash. Never mind that it is affectionately referred to as the "Wrinkle Room"--a name given in reference to the its more mature patrons--this place USED to be FUN! For starters, the once quaint dance floor and perfectly placed stage have been banished to a far wall and have become, well, let's just say, "distastefully relocated." These and other fumbled changes have managed to wither the attendance of the regulars and the passers-by. My greatest friends, where have you gone!? I will end with a most appropriate coup de grace: I was told at my last visit (early June '08) that the KJ can no longer play personal karaoke discs. Singers must now choose strictly off the "house" list--a death blow that has sent me six feet under and miles away from the Charcoal House. I am now looking towards checking out the Camel's Breath Inn in Grantville/Mission Gorge. If that does not work, I will hunt down Gerri Wu and Friends: the once star of the KJs at CH. I hear she has relocated to a fine hotel in La Jolla, where her show thrives despite the lack of a real dance floor. COME WITH!! And let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks! The always hopeful, Kelly. more

A fun place to eat 1/13/2006

This place has been in La Mesa next to Grossmont HS for years. They newly remodled the buiilding a few years back which really helped the ambiance. The food is good and is usually packed at night. They offer karaoke quite often and it's very popular with the patrons. The food is good, not outstanding, but with the entertainment how can you not have a good time? more

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Prime Rib Live Entertainment and Cute wait staff 8/12/2005

My finial decision to dine at this restaurant was made because they are part of the Idine network, and I wanted my miles. Prior to that, I had heard of the Charcoal House from friends. I had heard it was a causal environment that serves steak and has a lively bar. Walking in, I soon found the stories of the bar were true, live band playing classic rock, few open seats and several small parties going on. We opted to dine in the restaurant part of the establishment, still in clear ear shot of the live music. The menu has much to offer, all though this particular night the salmon was the only fish available. Doesn’t seem many people show up for the fish, prime rib and filets were the main fair. We opted for the prime rib, ended up being a great choice. While not five star it was very good (better than Stuart Andersons Black Angus). Your main dish is served with choice of salad or soup and potato or fries, rice, garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread. Almost forgot, every table get a vegetable dish with dipping ranch sauce (finished before the salads arrived). If you are one that doesn’t like you salad drown in dressing, ask for it on the side. When I got to the bottom of my salad I had enough dressing for two more salads. For there being a bar I found it strange my first three requests for drinks were shot down, no Dr Pepper, no Root Beer and No Sam Adams??? I lived. They did have a nice house IPA I enjoyed. While we never waited for our drinks to be filled, and our tables were bused promptly, it seemed the steak took just a bit long to come out. Never the less our server Canada was friendly, quick with refills and cute! They run many deals, early/late happy hour with discount dishes and drinks. Worth checking out if you want a good steak in a casual environment. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Done up in retro décor and featuring a typical chophouse menu of steak and seafood, this East County restaurant is best known as a hangout for karaoke enthusiasts. A DJ...

  • 9/29/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon, 4pm - 1:30am; Tue - Sat, 11am - 1:30am; Sun, 10am - 1:30am
  • Payments:

    Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    La Mesa

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