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“Cask beer is fantastic.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karl Strauss

Karl Strauss
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-431-2739
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Ranked #21 of 277 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
Nevada City, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cask beer is fantastic.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Cask beer specials on Thursdays are delicious. The food is good but very heavy. Seems family friendly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Just OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Of course you go for the beer and ambiance! The food is barely fair, nothing to remember, too pricey for the quality. Recommend just happy hour.

Visited June 2012
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Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good beer, great service and food to compliment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Karl Strauss Brewery is situated above the Carlsbad flower fields, Legoland and The Crossings golf resort. Karl Strauss beer is locally brewed in Carlsbad and is delicious.

They always have seasonal brews and their staple Red Trolley Ale. The service is always friendly and helpful when deciding on what to eat or drink.

There are always beer and food pairings on the menu and sometimes they bring out a taster with your food so you can enjoy the pairing with your meal.

The vibe is like most craft breweries. A large bar with smaller tables to enjoy a drink. Some outdoor seating with heaters to keep you warm during dinner time. And overall a family friendly destination to enjoy a meal and some conversation.

I would recommend Karl Strauss to any Carlsbad local or tourists passing through,

Visited November 2012
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Orange
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Service Impeccable and Food Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We came in for a light snack and a beer, what we got was awesome service and better than expected food. The bartender was our waitress and I wondered how that was going to work but we were so pleased with her (Julie's) excellent service that I would recommend sitting in the bar with her and skipping the restaurant. We sat right next to the windows that led to the patio and it was a beautiful 80' and it was fun to watch all the customers with their pooches. Julie made recommendations that were spot on and went above and beyond in giving us beer samples to go with our dishes that we would have never chosen but were delicious. Please look her up and mention this review, you won't be disappointed!

Visited January 2013
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The beer was awesome and free samples. Food was served hot and tasted fresh. Needed more seasoning for my taste but still good. Wait stuff was great and very attentive. The place gets packed in the evening. Next door to Grand Pacific Palasides Hotel

Visited October 2012
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