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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (Downtown)
(858) 587-2739
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Ranked #169 of 4,068 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, German, Pizza, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tripadvisor has the name of this Karl Strauss restaurant wrong- it is the Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens location and is worlds away from their other properties, all of which are good in their own right but nothing like the Garden! Built into a Japanese zen strolling garden in a hard to find industrial plaza about 20 minutes drive from downtown... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A friendly place to drink one of their differents beers brewed on the behind the restaurant. The restaurant menu contains some hiden treasures like the cod fish and ship served with a brocoli cole slaw and aaks for their sweet potatoes fries. With an iced cold beer it is great! They are a little bit difficulty to see from the... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Craft brew in a nice setting. Went here after travelling all day from the East coast and their beer hit the spot! I had a flight of 5 beers and there wasn't one I didn't like. Our waitress was very knowledgable about beer and offered many good suggestions. Food was typical brewpub food but still good. If you like quality... More

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Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing food and beers. If you haven't tried the grilled fish tacos, and like fish and/or tacos, you're missing out. TRY IT!

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Huntington Beach, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were there on Labor Day night and the restaurant was understandably low on patrons due to the holiday. However, the wait staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was quickly prepared and delicious! The suggested beer pairing of GasLamp Gold to go with Pesto Chicken Pasta was perfect.

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New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm not a beer drinker. That said, the flights of beer offered let me sample the wonderful variety of beers there along with an excellent meal. I highly recommend the BBQ Chicken Salad and the Pacifica brew. Service was good and they smartly brought a little taste of something they thought you should try... no charge.

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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we had a great meal at Karl Strauss during our stay in SD. The beer selection was great, our waitress was very informative about the all kinds of beers they offer and her recommendation was spot on. Food was good for bar food, we enjoyed our meal and the experience. One Note: They need to update their phone number on... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Came here based on some good reviews on tripadvisor and the fact that it was only a short walk from our hotel. We were seated straight away and tried some of the beers on offer. I particularly enjoyed the 4 beer sampler. We did also stay for dinner however found that the food was pretty average. I had a burger... More

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Bedminster, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice micro brew joint. Good food but not German. I had buffalo chicken and 3 pints of very good beer. Would recommend for a burger and beer place.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Karl Strauss is a wonderful restaurant and brewpub buried in the heart of San Diego's business district. We only stumbled across it because the hotel we were staying in was just down the street. This was a pleasant stumble! They have a full menu with burgers, seafood, steaks, tacos etc. I ordered the "Big Beer Burger". This is their signature... More

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