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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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American, Brew Pub, Pub
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
17604312739
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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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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This place puts real thought into what they serve and which craft beer would pair best with your meal. Our server really knew what she was talking about and listened to what we liked. I had beer brined pork chops that were excellent. My wife had an ahi/ salmon burger that she really enjoyed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Celticpoo
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League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place puts real thought into what they serve and which craft beer would pair best with your meal. Our server really knew what she was talking about and listened to what we liked. I had beer brined pork chops that were excellent. My wife had an ahi/ salmon burger that she really enjoyed.

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Thank Celticpoo
Wall Township, New Jersey
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337 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and beer at Karl Strauss is very good and very consistent, one of the reasons why I enjoy returning to all of their locations. The food is very good, and they have a very good selection of craft beer, including several very good IPA's. I would go back for the food and brews whenever we are in the... More 

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Park City, Utah
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had beer flight and appetizers. We just made happy hour, 4 to 6, but they extended it for us. The hummus appetizer was great. The beers were all good, at least the ones we tasted. The bar tenders were very personable.

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Thank CS124578
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A college of ours did recommend this brewery. We were sitting next to a birthday party with a lot of kids, so the noise level was quit high. But the atmosphere in the whole restaurant was nice. Decided not to go for a burger because we needed to try something else for the main dish. Did choose the Brick chicken... More 

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San Diego, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very Touristy and packed on weekends...the Legoland/Carlsbad Outlet crowd...but during the week this is a lively, fun place for the whole family, friends, girls night out or whatever. The food is pretty good and inexpensive for Carlsbad and the beer is always cold! Great ocean view and patio dining is a must on a warm night. Service is pretty decent... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here on a date night to celebrate some good medical reports. It's a bit of a splurge for us. He ordered a beer. I ordered wine. His beer glass was probably the smallest we'd ever seen. And it was pricey. Food was fine, but nothing to write home about. They'd remodeled since the last time... More 

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ma.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, Beer selection, and service was excellent.. Server suggested foods, beers(happily gave us tastings), and we all went out satisfied!

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Breckenridge
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stay at the Palisades and Karl Strauss is next door. We eat there often and always find the food great, the servers polite and helpful.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view of the ocean in a very nice restaurant/beer garden. Damn good beers (we had a sampler) and excellent food. Place was packed on a Thursday afternoon when we went, but our service was very fast and very good. We found parking but suspect it could be tough if packed. Worth the trip.

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Thank LodiWineBob
Big Bear Lake
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a day at Legoland, we stopped with kids/grandkids and enjoyed good food and service, good beers, good prices!

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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: 17604312739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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?