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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 - 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Great Food, Atmosphere and Service

Four of us were here for dinner. I had the Macaroni and Cheese, two people had salads and one had a fish dish. We all enjoyed our food. Our server was delightful. I don't remember his name but he has a handle bar mustache. The restaurant was a little tricky to find for a tourist because it's in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
lakelovinglady
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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185 reviews 185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Four of us were here for dinner. I had the Macaroni and Cheese, two people had salads and one had a fish dish. We all enjoyed our food. Our server was delightful. I don't remember his name but he has a handle bar mustache. The restaurant was a little tricky to find for a tourist because it's in a complex... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The brewery restaurant was next to the Grand Pacific Palisades. They offered a full breakfast buffet for $12.95/person. We thought that was reasonable and went twice. Food was very good and the morning waitstaff was fabulous. Corey is especially personable and accommodating. (Ask to see his watch!) They will give coffee or OJ to go if you'd like. We also... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The wait staff were attentive the food very good though a little pricey and very convenient, next door to our resort.

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Kirtland, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had lunch here, and we were all happy with our choices. They have great salads and sandwiches as well as beers.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is good not great , went for Sunday brunch a few weeks ago. Brunch was lousy like you would get at a hotel that offers breakfast with your stay. Service was consistent with the quality of the food.

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Escondido, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I frequented the Karl Strauss location in Universal City for years so I was pleasantly surprised to find one in North County. We visited on a very busy night (Sunday evening of a holiday weekend) with tons of families leaving Legoland. When our part of 7 first showed up, they told us it would be a 45 minute way and... More 

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Yucca Valley, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fast service,friendly staff,fun and good food. The hamburger was cooked the way I ordered it. The waiter was very good and the beer was great.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stopped in after a day in Legoland because it was closest place with beer (it's walking distance from the Legoland parking lot). Such a great idea! My girlfriend found a new beer she loves (Full Suit), and the burgers were delicious. The staff was fantastic as well, they really knew their stuff. Our waitress unexpectedly brought us tasters of specific... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The staff make this place - they were engaged, friendly, and attentive without being over the top. They knew the menu and the beer selections, and were extremely helpful. The food was good without being exceptional, but overall a great experience.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good menu selection at reasonable prices. Great selection of beers. Efficient and friendly service even though it was very busy. Located adjacent to the hotel/resort.

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