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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

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Brew Pub, American
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9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
18585872739
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 188
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  • 175
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good beers and appetizers

ate here for a business meeting. Service was very attentive. tried ne of the lighter beers and it was good. Also the appetizers were good. it was very noisy when fully packed so difficult to have a conversation without yelling. it is a nice plce to relax and very crowded during afterwork hours for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

ate here for a business meeting. Service was very attentive. tried ne of the lighter beers and it was good. Also the appetizers were good. it was very noisy when fully packed so difficult to have a conversation without yelling. it is a nice plce to relax and very crowded during afterwork hours for Happy Hour.

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Columbia, Maryland
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to do Meatloaf Wednesday along with a flight of Karl Strauss brews. The atmosphere is classic beer garden. Our flight favorite was the Red Trolley Ale. This is a great spot to share with friends. A nice, casual, brewery venue with good food.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a beer drinker but I went here following a recommendation. I had a wonderful time. I was traveling solo but still felt comfortable eating here alone. I had the Prime Top Sirloin with the garlic mashed red potatoes, sauteed broccolini and mushroom gravy. My steak was cooked perfectly (medium well). It was seasoned well and so delicious.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So parking is a trick but once seated you quickly forget about that. The gardens that surround you are perfectly tended and you forget that your smack in the middle of the city. I got adventurous and tried a new dish and was glad I did. So good!

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for hanging out. Informal, congenial atmosphere. I don't drink beer but if you do, it seems like a good place to go - there were tons of options. I ordered a sirloin done medium and it was the best I've had in a long time. Thick, juicy, minimal gristle, great flavors. I thoroughly enjoyed and would... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location of Karl Strauss is my favorite. The atmosphere is always electric and I love the Koi pond. The KS beers have kicked it up a notch in the last few years, and the new Mosaic Session IPA is a new favorite. The pintail pale ale is also a go to beer. I have to say the food is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large group so we had a prearranged menu which was excellent with 5 choices of entrees, appetizers, dessert. Great selection of beers. Would return for sure.

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Thank Ted L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the middle of the downtown/harbor/tourist area of San Diego, Karl Strauss is an excellent mix of quality, well priced beer and fine dining. The staff was great, the food was better, and beer even another step up from that. Absolutely loved the place. Will be back when I get the chance.

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Martinez, California, United States
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This place is tucked away so that you might miss it on the first pass in the dark - it's hiding in the midst of the trees and a Japanese garden in the middle of the QualComm campus. Beautiful setting with an artificial pond and waterfall and lots of outdoor seating, with the idyll broken periodically by the roar of... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Had an awesome supper here- well worth the drive, kinda set in a science park area , and we weren't sure if we had made a wrong turn but , the big sign confirmed that our fears were unsubstantiated! Great beer, great service, great food ! You won't regret it ...

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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: 18585872739

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?