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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 156
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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 9
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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
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Wow what a great experience. This is our second night eating here in a row, and it's just as fun the second time around. My family and I enjoyed their fresh burgers and salads. I asked our peppy and extremely sociable waitress to surprise me, and boy did she deliver. She brought me this great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Yucaipa, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is hands down one of my favorite restaurants. I have visited three different Strauss' and each one is great. If you are a beer drinker I recommend the Wind and Sea Wheat. For eats, you cannot go wrong with a nice burger or Mac and cheese.

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A world class brewery with fine craft beers and delicious food from burgers to the decadent brownie. No trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to Karl Strauss. We had their burger and brownie for dessert along with their dark beer. The entire staff is so accommodating and will cater to even the foodie, You can either sit... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I haven't been to this Karl Strauss location since I lived in Carlbad, which has been 9 years now. We decided to eat there for dinner during one of the NBA final games. So it was packed!!! But with that said, we hardly had to wait for a table. There was 5 of us and after spending the day at... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Food was ok...breakfast buffet was fair...custom omelette was the best- coffee was undrinkable! Stop at Starbucks first! Dinner Ahi tuna appetizer was good- but WAY too much dressing. Skip the wedge salad, kids meals are quite large, burgers are quite tasty- both salmon & burger were overlooked but not bad. I don't drink beer- which is their "thing". Desserts were... More 

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Sylmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our server made this a noon day meal to remember! She helped me choose an incredibly delicious entree, Tabouli and Melon Salad and the Windansea Wheat Beer. My daughter had the Fish Tacos with mango salsa. Prompt service, a variety of good menu options, and the inviting ambience make a return visit to sample their famous brunch a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow what a great experience. This is our second night eating here in a row, and it's just as fun the second time around. My family and I enjoyed their fresh burgers and salads. I asked our peppy and extremely sociable waitress to surprise me, and boy did she deliver. She brought me this great Korean BBQ dish with a... More 

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East Lansing, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Both the beer and food were great. The only knock is that although they have a wide variety of beers both on tap and in a bottle, they do not have all of their beers available on tap.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Place was busy but still able to provide great service. I was there with wife and three little ones and we all enjoyed it. Noise level was perfect to allow my girls to enjoy without having to worry about noise level. Food and driks were great, service was better! Great deals if you make it there duriong happy hour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had dinner there towards the end of our stay and was not appetizing one bit. Both my boys had mac and cheese and neither ate but quarter of it and had to force it until I tried it and couldn't rightfully force them to eat anything like that. The noodles were over cooked and hard and the taste was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My husband had a salmon fish and he said it's very good since not too many restaurant knows how to cook a good salmon. I had a steak and it was juicy. It was a good meat and tender.

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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: 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?