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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

#160 of 3,728 Restaurants in San Diego
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9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 587-2739
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Craft brew and food before the game

Stopped in before a Padres game on vacation in California. in a town known for beer and bar food, this was a cut about the competition. I only wish I could get their Tower 10 IPA on the east coast. Great food,great beer,go there !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Marlton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stopped in before a Padres game on vacation in California. in a town known for beer and bar food, this was a cut about the competition. I only wish I could get their Tower 10 IPA on the east coast. Great food,great beer,go there !

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beer was good. Food was so so. Fish and chips were greasy. Not much fish and all breading. Mixed reviews from coworkers on food. Service was slow. Way under staffed. They are in the Beer business, not the food business. Nice ambiance if you are outside. If you are on a blind date eat inside. You won't be able to... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Everything i've tried from their menu has been a delicious hit. They make one of the best tofu dishes I've ever tried (Thai Tofu dish)! I've been to this location several times with co-workers and took my family during a recent trip to San Diego. The quality and taste of the food items is amazing. I also like many of... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A-okay. Any place with a Koi pond is putting me in a good mood. My party advised the alcohol was really good as did I for my Sprite. The meals were hit and miss, sadly. My mac and cheese was heaven, the hubby and Private liked their meals but the other child and spouse had issues with their hamburger buns... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not elegant dining but an easy place to take kids. There is enough variety on the menu that all should find something that pleases. Sample some of the stranger sounding brews if you like beer. You may be pleasantly surprised -- we were! Makes for a nice evening for a variety of ages -- our three generations enjoyed the experience.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

By far the most delicious mac and cheese I have ever eaten! Been a while since I've gone but I'll be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This resturant was a great place to meet up with people and have a beer and some food. So many choices, so little time.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This place is great! I had one of the best omelettes I've ever had which was cooked to order! They also offered great beef crispy vegetables. The red velvet cake is lethal! Bring your camera. You'll want to capture the scenery if you're not from the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place was recommended by my hotel front desk. Went after business meeting with coworker. Good food! Menu to suit almost any taste. Pub focused selections from wings, burgers, steak, Mahi Mahi, mac n cheese. Nice list of local brews too. The waitress even brought a small sample of a brew that would complement each of our entrees. Surrounded by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

By far the best beer in town. Excellent service, good food and great service. You will get free samples in addition. After discovering this brewery, visited three times within 5 days.

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Additional Information about Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

Address: 9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone Number: (858) 587-2739
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, German, Pizza, Seafood, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 587-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, German, Pizza, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene

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