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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

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1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
(858) 551-2739
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Place for Good Brew and Food

I stopped by here with my brother on a Sunday to sample some beers that he recommended. From the size of the crowd it certainly seems to be a popular spot. We had a couple of Mosaic Session Ale and the Squid Pro Quo for the appetizer. The beer was good and the calamari even better. If you enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
dunder36
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I stopped by here with my brother on a Sunday to sample some beers that he recommended. From the size of the crowd it certainly seems to be a popular spot. We had a couple of Mosaic Session Ale and the Squid Pro Quo for the appetizer. The beer was good and the calamari even better. If you enjoy sampling... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice bar with a good selection of drinks and food! Live music and excellent dining in a family friendly environment! Great place! Def check it out!!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went for the beer but stayed for the food. Wow! Excellent choice of magnificent beer matched up with fantastic food. This is not sports bar potato skins either. Many of my favorite restaurant dishes are dished out at Karl Strauss. How can they be so good at beer and food? I don't know the answer but love trying to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The restaurant is ok for burger and beers, the rest of the menu is no good, including the drinks, I got the worse gin & tonic in my life, and we wait for more than 30 minutes for a French fries order.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were in La Jolla craving a good burger, and the place we selected in that neighborhood seemed too crowded and informal. We had to wait a few minutes to be seated but once inside, it was relaxed, plenty roomy at the table, and the service was friendly. The food was excellent (perfect burger for my son, my wife and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

it was hard to find even with GPS. It is next to Qualcom.com. The food is different. nothing special. The waiter was friendly and courteous. The quality of the food is ok.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have never been disappointed in this restaurant. If you like pork chops, then you must try these. I always have to have a Mediterranean salad because it's so good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

During our Vacation we ate at this place twice. Simple atmosphere, big bar could get quite loud at night. Service is good. Beer also was good.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Since I felt like having Fish 'n Chips on a Thursday night, I naturally stopped by Karl Strauss for dinner and drinks. A new keg is tapped every Thursday, and this was no exception. So, on the promise of a free beer, one volunteer took the mallet and tapped the keg, and in the process got soaked by the spray... More 

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Gulf Coast Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Talk about lackluster! That's what this place is all about. I should have learned by now to avoid brew pubs when all that I'm after is a decent meal. The service here is terrible. I waited what seemed like "forever" to have my order taken. Then waited 20 minutes for a simple small salad, that was ordered as a precursor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 551-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, German, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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