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Brian's 24

#120 of 3,690 Restaurants in San Diego
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American, Diner
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828 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-702-8410
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: On behalf of our family and staff, we welcome you to Brian's 24! We know...
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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  • 35
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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
Great Diner

Restaurant was just remodeled. Has great diner style menu and is open 24 hours/day. Breakfast omelette was tasty and the waffles were delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Amy W
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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  • Bar scene
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was just remodeled. Has great diner style menu and is open 24 hours/day. Breakfast omelette was tasty and the waffles were delicious

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32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Go any time day or night they are open 24/7. We had an excellent breakfast to get us going and keep us going for the better part of the day. I would go again and again.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Thank God for this place. I ate in here for breakfast everyday for a whole week whilst in San Diego. Cheap food, good food and great service! Loads of choice of what to choose, and I am sure if you chose some of their breakfast options you would t need to eat for a week! Very generous! What more can... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We stayed at the Ramada Inn so this was super convenient for us to stop by for a meal no matter the time of day/night. Their menu is so huge that you may have a hard time deciding. Portions for breakfast are massive in my opinion, but the price is good.

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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I visited Brians 24 to shoot footage before the renovations begin (4-14-15) One of the owners, Andrea, was very nice and I look forward to seeing the upgrades. I decided to have a bite and oh my, it was such a huge menu. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees 24 hours a day - now that's awesome. You can't... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Don't miss breakfast at Brian's indoor or outdoor seating. Excellent service, friendly staff. Our server was happy to spend time helping us navigate a walk, and bus ride through the city. The food was served promptly, tasted delicious and not overly seasoned. Great value.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stubled upon this gem randomly when we were out searching for breakfast on a saturday morning during spring break. Some waiting but not bad concidering the time of day. Great breakfast food!

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MV
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a really nice family style breakfast there. They have so many wonderful tasty selections, there's something for everyone. Everything from chicken & pancakes to awesome omelettes. Gotta go there!

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Yuma, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We got to San Diego a bit late and needed to eat. Our hotel suggested Brian 24/7 and we a certainly glad they did. Brian's is small with a beautiful old bar and an interesting atmosphere. The menu offers breakfast anytime as well as fantastic choices for lunch and dinner. The portions are large and I am sure you will... More 

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Vail, Arizona
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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

LOVED this place - thought their menu was amazing, and it tasted as great as it looked. I had the Waffle Cristo which is apparently new on the menu so I went for it. Glad I did, with warm maple syrup it was delectable. Was there with three others - all were very happy with their meals: Machaca Frittata (although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 828 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8410

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?