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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (Downtown)
(858) 587-2739
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Ranked #177 of 4,066 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, German, Pizza, Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Diego, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Such a lovely retreat for a quiet beer and a good conversation in the middle of the day and the middle of the week. I have no idea what it might be like during peak hours, but the garden was peaceful and the food were simply excellent on the day that we visited. The beer is also superb, being Karl... More

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Gilnahirk, null, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Food was excellent. Very attentive service with craft beers that were really refreshing. Menu wide variations with burgers seafood and a few interesting veggie dishes.

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were doing an impromptu tour and stumbled on Karl Strauss for a beer. Great atmosphere, amazing bartender, friendly service, good beer, and even took a Growler home. The food looked good but we had just grabbed a late lunch elsewhere. Will go back to check out the food next time we are in town!

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San Diego, California, United States
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287 reviews 287 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

$23.99 AYCE and AYCD Mimomas = FOOD COMA Being the cheapass I am, I initially balked at my friends' idea of going to a $24 Brunch. However, considering that a mimosa typically costs $5-10, a brunch plate is usually $10-15, and a coffee is $3, its actually a good value for me since I drank 3 mimosas, ate 3 brunch... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food was delicious, beer was good, location was very convenient for us. I think our waitress was training, but she was good. It was very loud when we were there, weren't able to hear people at my table. Food was delicious!

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Rochester, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

To nourish and energize ourselves for an 1,800-mile bicycle tour from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to the Mexican border near San Diego, my son and I enjoyed eating lunch and tasting local brews at brew pubs along the route. One of our favorites was the Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant in down town San Diego. We arrived early for lunch... More

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They had a great selection of freshly made beer - a wide variety - IPAs, Stout, Lager, Oktoberfest, wheat beers, etc. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the Seared Ahi salad was - delicious! Our server was friendly, attentive, and kept the drinks moving!

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This place is packed with Qualcomm employees, colloquially referring to it as building K. The beer selection is huge, the appetizers are huge too, and the staff is friendly. What more can you ask?

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, German, Pizza, Seafood

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