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Karl Strauss

5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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Ranked #20 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
San Jose, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food was good, the server friendly and knowledgeable. The wine was average but the beer drinkers enjoyed the brew selections.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We have been here at least 10 times and unfortunately the food has been less then memorable. The location, staff, and beer are fabulous. We have a special table and the servers are so educated on the beer that it's a delightful education in different flavors. We stay at the Sherator which is just around the corner so part of... More

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St louis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The beer here was pretty good, but in this part of southern Cal, there is a lot of great beer. Unfortunately, I didn't get to try all the beer because most of the taps were out. The food was solid, but probably best to stay away from the breakfast offerings.

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Cary, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Excellent food and service. Beer was very good, the choices of entrees and appetizers were great, and the dessert I(beeramisu) was heavenly.

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350 reviews 350 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ate here after a grueling day of business meetings in the area. A great place to unwind, have a few brews and a great meal.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yesterday, my daughter turned 21 and I had the great pleasure of taking her and her boyfriend out for lunch for her first LEGAL drink. She was excited at my suggestion of going to Karl Strauss and from the moment we walked into the door, it was the most wonderful and special experience and celebration of a major milestone in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went here 3 times over a 5 day stay. Liked the breakfast buffet for the family...we do not like buffets normally, but this had great choices (omelettes to order, tasty beer marinaded bacon etc) for a very reasonable price. Love the lunch & dinner specials...consistently good fare.

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Mesa, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had nice family meal and the adults were able to sample some new brews If there was a problem, it had to do with an order of Mac and cheese. MUCH to salty. To the restaurants benefit they did take the cost off the bill. We will definitely keep coming back.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great place to fill up the kids before a long day at LEGOLAND. Service average, not great. Good buffet selection, the omelets are great! Not cheap, as adults are $12.95 pp.

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West Covina, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wined, Beered & dined here after our Lego-land visit. Our dinner was "excellent" along with the select craft beers. To our surprise we were seated right away with a friendly warm welcome. It was nice to see the restaurant manager visit each table to ensure good food & great service! We highly recommend this restaurant to all families as well... More

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