If you're into light eating, moderation and all that calorie points counting mumbo jumbo, DO NOT GO TO CLAIM JUMPER! They have consistently good food, good service and good atmosphere.
The great thing about Claim Jumper is the variety of choices. If you want good home style entrées like chicken fried steak, meatloaf or yummy braised beef short ribs, this is the place. If you want a nice variety of pastas, including THE BEST plate of jambalaya I've ever had in a restaurant in San Diego, then this is the place. If you want an oversized plate piled high with beef ribs, pork loin baby backs and rotisserie (or what I like to call 'rotary') chicken, then this IS the place. Forget those other "BBQ" rib joints. Phil's BBQ? Sucks. Chili's famous babyback ribs? Paaahlease!
Claim Jumper also has grrrrrrrrrreat desserts that are displayed in the front when you walk into any of their restaurants. My favourite is the raspberry swirl cheesecake with white chocolate morsels.
Why do I like this location, specifically? Because after pigging out at Claimies my tre hip friends and I go clubbin' across the parking lot....at Costco.