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“Good food and good craft beer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Compass

The Compass
300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
760-434-1900
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Ranked #15 of 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American
Description: Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer
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Description: Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good food and good craft beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just discovered this restaurant. Great selection of craft beers and good American food selections. The food is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Nice place. Will definitely go back.

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Anaheim, Ca
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great hang out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Good food. Had a couple happy hour specials as well as a special dish by the chef. Thanks guys great place

Visited October 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unique new "hot spot"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Had the chance to try this place for date night and wasn't disappointed. Unique menu, good drinks and a lively ( younger) atmosphere. Fun!

Visited July 2012
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Hurst, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very good lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stopped in after reading good reviews online. It was the middle of the afternoon when we stopped in while traveling thru Carlsbad. We were greeted and asked to sit where we liked. We chose the patio as we had our kids with us. The menu is pretty limited but we all enjoyed our picks very much. The short rib grilled cheese was fantastic. Great craft beer selection. No kids menu but my kids split the bacon-wrapped corn dogs and a basket of sweet potato fries and they finished their plates with no problem. If we ever get back that way, we will definitely stop in again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“So glad we found this restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I am so excited we found the Compass...we loved it! They had fried green tomatoes!!! What a treat! We found it late the last day of our vacation or I would of gone back more. WE were very impressed with the food, the friendly atmosphere and the service. IT is on my "to do" list for our next visit soon!

Visited April 2012
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