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Brian's 24

828 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #163 of 4,043 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: On behalf of our family and staff, we welcome you to Brian's 24! We know you have a lot of choices when deciding where to eat and we're so glad that you chose our restaurant. Aside from the big bar and even bigger food, our place has a story…all great places have a story.This story starts in 2008 when a father (Steve) and a son (Brian) began a drive around the Gaslamp Quarter in search of their next family business venture. Being San Diego natives, Steve and Brian knew exactly what Downtown was missing, an all-hours restaurant where you could get good comfort food any time, day or night. Having come from a family of foodies and restaurateurs, and with Brian himself having spent time in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas, both Steve and Brian were ready for something fun, exciting and in the heart of their hometown. From the moment they stepped in to the restaurant off the lobby of the historic St. James Hotel, they knew they had found the spot. With its grand, hand-crafted mahogany bar (obtained from actress Joan Crawford's estate), beautiful crystal chandelier and tin ceiling, the place really had a warm feeling and a great personality. Fast-forward to today, and the family business is still going strong. After Steve's passing in 2010, the business now has more family members sharing in this labor of love, with Ida (mom), Andrea and Robin (two of Brian's four sisters) standing next to Brian at the helm.Our mission is simple - family, comfort food and anything you want, any time you want it.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Everett, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The service was very great, friendly and everything you could ask for. My food was not what I was looking for. Most people would like it but it wasn't for me.

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Indio, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went there for breakfast. He had the PB&J pancakes and I had the S'mores Pancakes. They were good. Couldn't finish them. We will go back the next time we are in San Diego. Good Service too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food is great and Brian's is also the hotel restaurant for the Ramada. The portions are gigantic, and plenty for two people. Prices are good. And the mojitos are excellent.

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Phoenix, AZ
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were in town for the weekend and staying at a hotel up the street. We were looking for Saturday morning breakfast around 8:15am and came across Brian's 24---a 24 hour restaurant. We had a great breakfast; well prepared and very good, prompt service without being rushed. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next... More

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Sugar Hill
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pizza tots? Are you kidding me? They were fantastic. I've never heard or seen anything like it but had to try them and they were so yummy! I also had the chicken strips cordon bleu sandwich and it was also very good. The portions here are huge. The prices are very reasonable and the beer prices are awesome too. Service... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Stopped here for a late breakfast one Sunday. I can recommend the krab benedict, to say the servings are generous is an understatement (certainly by British standards) - so it's amazing value for money, and it was delicious! Couple this with staff, who where fast, efficient, affable and appeared to be really happy to be there and keen to make... More

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fantastic service. Great food. Our flight was delayed coming into San Diego and we didn't get to our hotel until 11:30. We were able to get drinks and breakfast or lunch or dinner. So good we went back again during our stay.

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Palm Springs, CA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very reasonably priced (actually cheap for what you get), great service, good, basic, hearty food. LOVE THE HUEVOS RANCHEROS! Don't miss this.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place has a great 'feel' to it....and the food does not disappoint. We had a grilled cheese, fries, pancakes and home fries and it was very good indeed. Service was also excellent. Good value for money too - keen to go back and try and some other things. Fantastic.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After arriving early in San Diego, we stopped for breakfast at Brian's 24 on a whim - glad we did. There was plenty to choose from on the menu. Portions were generous and on par I guess with the prices. There was so much food I was able to wrap up my leftovers and have a full breakfast the following... More

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