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Charcoal House Restaurant

) #134 of 187 Restaurants in La Mesa ££ - £££ American
9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
+1 619-741-6880
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible23%
13 May 2017
“Budget meals with delicious food”
3 Feb 2017
“Charcoal House”
Closed Now
All hours
££ - £££
9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
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11 - 20 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 9 March 2014

My first mistake was reading all the previous reviews and not paying attention to what people were really writing about. MY BAD! I thought their combined enthusiasm meant that the restaurant was a good place to eat...MY BADx2 If you read the reviews of the...More

2  Thank BlueStarMama
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Second review for the Charcoal House. Great food, Great Value, Nice sized portions. Although the interior is a little dated, the place is clean, and the staff do their best. TRY the Prime Rib, worth the trip.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 7 December 2013

I ordered the filet mignon, garlic mashed and a start of the seafood bisque. I am not sure about how any of this is going to sit in my stomach. The seafood bisque was lukewarm, not hot at all. I ate it because I was...More

Thank Dianna97370
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was our first trip to the Charcoal House. It has a homey pub feel with red leather booths and soft lighting. We got a great waitress named Mary Jane who was warm and friendly and made us feel welcome. We both decided to have...More

Thank CaliforniaDon1
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Not the fanciest, not the newest, but dependable GOOD food. The Prime Rib is excellent, and the Petite cut is large enough for anyone. Great, friendly service, and usually some outstanding dinner specials. Give them a Try.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is near our neck of the woods and I would normally not go here for a family meal as the structure itself seems kind of unfriendly. (Almost comes off like a biker bar because there are no windows. There was a recent groupon deal...More

Thank anchi123
Reviewed 18 February 2013

This place is alittle old fashion but the up side it still has some old fashion food...which is really, really good! Great steaks...and great sauces to accomany them. A little Pricey!! Lots of promo nights so need to call ahead to see what is going...More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 7 October 2012

The tufted leather bench seats are a little dated as is the dimly lit dining room. However, the food and service was wonderful and of good value.

Thank PeekaPooPom
Reviewed 16 February 2012

My girlfriend and I visited tried to go here last summer on her recommendation, but found the place closed for remodeling. She said the food was great and they had great prices, but the place was a dump. They've re-opened and are no longer a...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Remodel looks great, however food was bad and service even worse. Our waitress was either new or not too bright - took forever to get our bad food. Don't waste your money or time!

Thank Jen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9566 Murray Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-741-6880
  • E-mail
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