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“Nice happy Hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karl Strauss

Karl Strauss
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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Ranked #18 of 271 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
San Marcos, California, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

They have a nice varity of appitzers for happy hour. And don't for get the beer. Red Trolly is my favorite!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Harrisburg, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fun to try different brews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Loved sampling many of their brews. Happy hour is til 6:30 and we took advantage of this 2 out of the 4 days we were in the area. The hummus as well as the wings were very good. We also had the Beermister burger and the NY cheesecake. I would recommend both.

Visited October 2012
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Irvine, California
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“Need a nap now...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We're owners at Grand Pacific and were in Carlsbad for a day of shopping and relaxation. Had lunch at Kar Strauss as we've done before. Julian waited on our table and was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and beer, and more than happy to give us samples of several brews before we ordered. She had the Tower 20 IPA on tap and I had a bottle (22 oz.) of the Boardwalk Black Rye IPA. Very fresh, lots of flavor if you like hops.

She had the chipotle pastrami sandwich which was spicy but not too hot and came with a mountain of fries. I had the portobello sandwich with sun dried tomatoes and mild onions on a bun that was almost too big. The side was some interesting home made chips.

Lotta food, lotta beer. Wandered over to Grand Pacific and took a nap by the pool. The flower fields have been plowed and offer nothing but a large expanse of tilled earth this time of year.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Peoria, Arizona
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This brew pub / sports bar is very popular addition to the Grand Pacific Palisades resort location. A good variety is specialty beers are available for on site or to-go consumption. The burgers are terrific but beware of the Fuego burger - it's HOT! A walk along the promenade in front of the resort will help work off the calories while you enjoy a great view of the Carlsbad flower fields.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful lunch without question”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

friendly atmosphere, lively servers, and the best food and beer always hits the spot after a long financial session...we go twice a year.

Visited September 2012
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