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Brian's 24

828 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #166 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 am
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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English first
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The food was huge in portion size and tasted great. Try the California Burrito!! A dish large enough to split! Only downfall, they get so busy sometimes it's hard to catch their attention for extra beverages, but usually someone helps out (they definitely work as a team in there).

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Oakland, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Bacon was just perfect! Need I say more? Cooked just right; I only got 4 pieces and wished I ordered a side of bacon to go with the bacon. Yes I enjoyed the bacon!!! Crispy and the cut was just perfect,not too thin nor too thick, just right. The breakfast potatoes had onions mixed in with out being over powering;... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is part of Ramada Gaslamp. Rates are very reasonable and service excellent. The quantity they served was quite large. Once we ordered a choclate milkshake and it was in a jug not glass.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So it's 1am and the jet lag is in full swing. We head out to Brian's and my pancakes and hot chocolate are awesome. thank you for this place.

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Inverness Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fish and chips was one small piece of cod - seemed old. Expensive - not a value and won't stick out as a memorable place to have been.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Oh man the food here is excellent! The menu is like 7 pages and there are so many (maybe too many) choices. Breakfast is served 24/7 and is GREAT. The pancakes are HUGE and two are enough for two people. Try a mimosa there is half a bottle of champagne in each one. The service is excellent but a little... More

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Everett, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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