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Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

9675 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 587-2739
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Ranked #200 of 4,118 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, German, Pizza, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The service was great. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly and brought us samples of the beer to taste. My husband ordered the Habanero Jack Chicken sandwich which was very good. I had the BBQ Pork which was very flavorful. Portions were large. Glad we got this recommendation from the shuttle driver at our hotel. Definitely worth a return... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I visited this bar during happy hour and there was a friendly welcome at the entrance and a member of staff patiently explained the offers available during happy hour. The service was friendly and attentive whilst the food was served quickly and was of a good quality. The staff happily offered samples of the beers and some were particularly strong... More 

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Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited in November, I had the mesquite chicken sandwich with Chilli Lime sweet potato fries. I wish I could have it again right now! Cooked perfectly v v tasty. My husband had the Flat Iron steak which was in a delicious soy and ginger sauce on a bed of mashed potato. He felt there was a bit much sauce on... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Burgers and beers were excellent. A cool place downtown with plenty of TV's to watch the game. Our server was awesome (forgot name) but she did an excellent job, had good convos, and she brought us samples that would go well with our meals and different ones for us to try.

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USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Karl Strauss is a casual dining restaurant. I enjoyed dinner/drinks there recently and was pleased with what I sampled. I ordered the Ahi Poke and my sister ordered the fish tacos. Both were fantastic. The ahi was fresh and the sauce was delicious. Only complaint is that there wasn't enough ahi (greed on my part). I also sampled one of... More 

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was staying with a colleague and we happened to notice this place just across the road from the Marriott Courtyard where we were staying. Ended up going there twice in a week - bee choices excellent, food had a wide and varied choice and was also very good quality and good service. I'd certainly go there again.

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Palo Alto, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband and I returned to this restaurant after our last visit several years ago. Once again, my husband the beer-lover had a great drink and a great meal. He tried one of their seasonable brews and was wow'ed. I'm a picky eater, so I wasn't too excited about the food and drink options: no ciders, and all the food... More 

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Tustin, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Okay, so here's another review of a restaurant where the food left a lot to be desired however, the staff was awesome. This is a brewery restaurant, serving many different kinds of beer, in some cases, pairing the beer with a food item. A clever idea, if you like beer. I happen to not, probably one of the VERY few.... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a small intimate place that seems to be geared towards the after work crowd. I am not a beer drinker, so I can't comment on the brewery side. The place was crowed and had a 30 minute wait at 6pm. By 6:30 or so, the place had thinned out dramatically. Seems lots of folks meet here to let... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Nice restaurant a nice range of menu options. We ordered chicken wings, big beer burger, Gouda burger. Burgers very juicy well cooked and everything was fresh and tasted good. Excellent beer selection, something for every taste, and if you can't decide what you want they offer a beer flight with generous pours. The only problem is their higher alcohol content... 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

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