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Karl Strauss

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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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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, Reservations

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  • 166
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  • 54
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good menu and craft beers

I really like this place becasue the menu is large and has something for everyone including kids. It can get really busy because of its proximity to Legoland. You need to get there early because it can get crowded and really noisy. Great Mac n cheese. But worth a visit for the beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Artemislaw
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Long Beach
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Central Arizona, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food, service, and atmosphere are always good. We enjoy lunch, dinner, and drinks each time we are in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came in with the family - excellent service from Mariesa, great value and all the food was delicious. Much better than normal bar food. We will absolutely come here again.

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Nulles, Spain
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The time it took for someone to answer the phone and to take the order was 10 mins, and then around an hour to get it. The food was cold and bland.

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Long Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I really like this place becasue the menu is large and has something for everyone including kids. It can get really busy because of its proximity to Legoland. You need to get there early because it can get crowded and really noisy. Great Mac n cheese. But worth a visit for the beer.

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Carlsbad, California
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice restaurant good interior and service. Outdoor patio but quality of the food is very low. Had talapia that was clearly beyond the freshness date, it reeked. Couldn't eat it and will never go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great range of choices from super healthy to decadent! We loved the beer too. The teenagers loved the macaroni and cheese and burgers.

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Trenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner midweek. The servers were friendly and gave us plenty of samples of the different brews they have. I went with a lighter beer and the wife chose a strong IPA. The food was delicious and decently priced. We would definitely return here.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The best in-house beer I've had. I still dream about it. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name. Yeah, I was probably that drunk! The food was Ok. Altho, I don't remember what I ate, I have pictures to prove it. LoL

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was very well prepared with ample portions. The service was great and courteous. If you are luck enough to get a window seat the view is spectacular.

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had two grandchildren with us today, and both have dined at this Karl Strauss before, and both found items on the menu to their liking. The food at this Karl Strauss is very good, and I highly recommend the Ahi Salad, and our granddaughter had the mac n cheese super-sized with chicken and bacon, she loved it. We have... More 

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Additional Information about Karl Strauss

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

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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: Families with children, Large groups
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?