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Karl Strauss

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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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Today
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carlsbad Trip

We had 2 buffet breakfasts. The service and food was very good. The omelet station was excellent. I ordered everything omelet with sauza (Excellent). We also had a Happy Hour Trip. Beer was $4.00. The choice of menu items for happy hour was few. But the price for regular starters was great so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
USMC178
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Laguna Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We did not have a good experience at this restaurant and we had dinner and also a buffet breakfast! It was very crowded on both occasions and that m ay have been the problem.

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Palm Springs, California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had 2 buffet breakfasts. The service and food was very good. The omelet station was excellent. I ordered everything omelet with sauza (Excellent). We also had a Happy Hour Trip. Beer was $4.00. The choice of menu items for happy hour was few. But the price for regular starters was great so we did Black Garlic Fondue which was... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I'm not a beer drinker but this is the second time I've been here and their selection of home brews is pretty impressive for a chain restaurant. Usual burger, salad, pizza selections and I picked the ahi salad which was good but not exceptional. Limited wine selection but the Chardonnay was tasty. It was difficult for my friend to find... More 

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Utah
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59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good service, great beer and food. We ate lunch here while staying for a few days in Carlsbad. Would definitely return.

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was enjoyable with a varied menu selection. If you like good craft beers you will truly enjoy this restaurant. It is casual and a great place to meet with family, friends or coworkers.

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Oceanside, California
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Know what you're getting in to before you go here. We are locals and this restaurant seems to really cater to the vacation crowd staying at the adjacent resort and Legoland. As a result the restaurant tends to be loud and clientele (extremely) young (think lots of high chairs). Nevertheless that's to be expected and our service was adequate although... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great atmosphere, food was delicious. Generous serving size. Food came out in a timely fashion. I had the beach burger, it was good.

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West Hills, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We ordered (and split) the PAC Man Macaroni and Cheese. DELICIOUS!!!! Lots of great choices here and even a kids menu. Hubby enjoyed all the beer choices and they also give you beer samples.

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Chandler, Arizona, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were a little worried that we'd have a wait when we got there, but were seated and waited on right away. I sampled a couple of light, citrusy beers and settle on the Mosaic Session ale, which was very good! I really enjoyed the fish tacos and my husband just loved the Mesquite Chicken sandwich. There's a lot to... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Seared Ahi salad is to die for! Great beers- try them all! Excellent service both times we dined here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760-431-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?