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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

#144 of 3,705 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, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, 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
Good food and drinks

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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English first
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7 reviews
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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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4 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Finland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch/early dinner. Nice brew pub atmosphere. Had an excellent side of brussel sprouts. Very good Greek salad with grilled shrimp. Really enjoyed the beer sampler! They make some very nice beer here.

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great beer, welcoming atmosphere, terrific menu. We happened upon this place and ended up eating there two nights in a row. The waitress brought some free samplings while we ate.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My family & I went to an early dinner on a Friday. Unfortunately, NO HAPPY HOUR ON FRIDAYS! Food & beer was really delish. Had the shrimp & grits -- very tasty! Hubs had the brick chicken which was very tasty & spicy to boot. To start we had the pretzels and brussel sprouts which were really good as well.... More 

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The Republic of South Tempe, AZ
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First of all, this is a beautiful oasis in a tech/industrial area. There's an awesome koi pond, beautiful patios, and modern a but icon for table interior. Our server was friendly and professional from the start. Made great recommendations for the appetizer - beer pretzels, and made sure we had drinks fast (pale ale for him; chardonnay for me.) Our... More 

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Pinon Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited brewery for the first time. Other breweries in area were better. Probably won't go again. Beer was good of course, food was okay.

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I went here just before lunch time on a Friday and sat inside at the bar. The place has pretty cool outdoor seating and feels like a beer garden/zen garden! I advised the barkeep that I knew nothing about the beer. He helped me make a selection that was pretty good. Then, he proceeded to serve me three more samples... 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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, German, Pizza, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?