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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    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
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Incredible service with delightful food! Samples of brews paired with meal choice. Ahi appetizer and big burger are delicious. Beer with wide variety for flavor and strengths. Alex our server provided remarkable customer service with a friendly smile and attentiveness above and beyond the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Klynne06
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Incredible service with delightful food! Samples of brews paired with meal choice. Ahi appetizer and big burger are delicious. Beer with wide variety for flavor and strengths. Alex our server provided remarkable customer service with a friendly smile and attentiveness above and beyond the requirement.

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New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The best of the brews we had while in the area was the Karl Strauss Mosaic. I would go back just for that. Cool ambiance, ate outside. The food was fine - tasty. Not excellent.

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NC
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154 reviews 154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was looking to kill an afternoon in La Jolla and after walking along the coast for a good bit of time, I headed into town to find adult refreshment. I scored big! Karl Strauss' has California mellow down to a science! The bar staff were all friendly, helpful, and talkative. Aside from the pints that I purchased, they provided... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant was right next to our hotel so we decided to give it a try. Glad we did food and beer were great. Since set up with small pond adjacent to the open air portion of restaurant where we were sitting. Recommend and would go back.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

it was great food and the beer was nice microbrew, nice selection, enjoyed their IPA a lot you can get growlers to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

awesome food and beer! We were 6 people and didnt have a reservation, but they had instant a table for us.

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missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had the shrimp po' boy, macaroni and cheese, bbq chicken salad, and fish and chips. We had the appetizer called "bits and pieces." We all liked our meals. Everything was about $15. Our waiter Vincente was nice. My only complaint is how loud the restaurant is. It was hard to hear each other. It was a hopping place. My... More 

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Camas, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came down from beer nirvana in Washington and Oregon. Wanted to try the local beer so we stopped in. Had the pale and the blonde. Wife tried the Amber. They were meh. The pale was probably the best of the three but the pour was lazy. Lack of head on the beer and filled to the top. Wouldn't take a... More 

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Davie, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were walking by and wanted a snack since we had late dinner reservations elsewhere. The Happy Hour deals caught our eyes. It was a good value, although portions were a little small. Service could have been better. If you want a good happy hour deal, I'd stop here.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are a pretzel lover, you must try their homemade pretzels. Popping hot out of the oven, I like to order a bag and bring them to the movies. I wish they had a Karl Strauss in Glendale.

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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

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?