Gold mining and dining unite at this kitschy all-American eatery.. In Short Established in 1977, the Claim Jumper draws families, seniors and professionals with a mix of Old-West decor and a reliable menu of American classics. Logs, corrugated tin, rock and warm fireplaces embellish the unique ambience. Signature plates include hickory-smoked pork ribs, rotisserie chicken and barbecued beef tri-tip; the menu also offers tortilla chicken soup, potpies, wood-fired pizzas, and the popular six-layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. The saloon features appetizers and the restaurant's own brews.
Ahhhh, I love this place *sigh*. The portions are huge and you're going to have to undo a few buttons on your pants before you leave, but you will have leftovers for at least lunch tomorrow. The decor is all hunting, back woods, cowboy stuff, but that aside it is a great place to eat. Try the sliders, or a Shark on the Beach, which is always enough to get me tipsy on just one. It's a good date restaurant since the menu is huge and you and your date should be able to find something you want to try. Watch out for the dessert though, you could eat 3 days calories on just one piece of cake.