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Karl Strauss

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Karl Strauss
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 118
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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
King of craft beer and delicious food too.

Karl Straus produces some of the finest craft beers around. They brew in small batches on site and produce wonderful regulars like Wreck Alley Imperial Stout and Windansea Wheat as well as excellent seasonal brews. They have wonderful selection of food including staples like burgers and nachos as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
mikes737
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Chandler, AZ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chandler, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Karl Straus produces some of the finest craft beers around. They brew in small batches on site and produce wonderful regulars like Wreck Alley Imperial Stout and Windansea Wheat as well as excellent seasonal brews. They have wonderful selection of food including staples like burgers and nachos as well as delicious pasta dishes including four different versions of Mac and... More 

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EL CENTRO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Wonderful Restaurant and they do room service to the hotel, Grand Pacific Palisades. They also made it very special for my mother's 91st birthday, too.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Karl Strauss beer is even better fresh off the tap! And it goes great with the food at the restaurant.

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Manteca, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was ok but more for adults. Staff was friendly but it took quite awhile before we received our food which made it extremely hard to entertain hungry kids. Maybe would return without the children and be able to enjoy it more.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was convenient to our hotel but we found the venue very noisy, even on a weeknight. Almost every item on the menu had some sort of "hot" ingredient. I was there with my 87-year old mother & she had a hard time finding something to eat that wasn't laced with hot sauce or chipotle something or other. Even the... More 

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Livermore, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our family of four came here after a day Legoland. The ambiance is warm and casual with a high ceiling, lots of growlers on display, and lots of booths. The menu is creative and making a decision is tough. In the end, we were very satisfied with our burgers and sandwiches. Good for families. Exciting options. Lots of parking. Solid... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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217 reviews 217 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We stopped in at 12:30 on a Friday and had no trouble getting a seat. Good salad selection, nice large but not huge portion size, and excellent flavors. They checked to be sure we liked both the salad and beer, and our server brought us a sample of another beer that paired well with our food, just to try. He... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

food was okay..beer pretty good. Kind of pricier then the microbrews I am used to. Though it would have been closer to beach but wasnt.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited here on the first evening of our family vacation with our daughter, son in law and two grandchildren. We were seated promptly and our grandkids were given things to keep them busy. We tried the Golden Beet Bruschetta-excellent! We had a Cheddar Burger, Pork Schnitzel Sliders and our grandchildren had mac/cheese on the kids' menu. Had to try... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

and i don't even like beer! the food was amazing, interesting textures and variety of food made from beer... try it

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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?