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“Good food and beer, strange service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701
858-450-9277
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Ranked #69 of 1,072 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Village Drive
Description: A lively and casual dining experience, we feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Our beers range in style from Pale Ales and Light Lagers to Stouts, Belgian-styles and Amber Ales. We also brew many specialty and seasonal beers, all of which are handcrafted by our Brewmaster using his original recipes. The atmosphere is rich in woods and gleaming brewing vessels. Our service is friendly and upbeat. Our moderately priced menu features a medley of items ranging from Fish and Chips to Roasted Chicken and Filet Mignon, a variety of interesting salads, and our world famous White Cheddar mashed potatoes.
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food and beer, strange service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I liked this restaurant, but it felt as though there was a little awareness lacking on the part of the servers and management. We enjoyed our food, but one entree was decades late behaind the others. The kids loved their "make-your-own-pizza" and "make-you-own sundae" options! I would return, but would hope that the service was a little more swift. I likea restaurant/ business where everycustomer is immediately addressed upon leaving and entering. When this doesn't happen, that lax attitude seems to permeate the balance of the experience. Management might look into this here, because the food and concept are otherwise very good.

Visited September 2012
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Imperial, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stumbled on Rock Bottom and we were pleasantly surprised. The beer was great and the food was too. We really enjoyed our time at Rock Bottom and their customer service was the best!

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Inconsistent, but better today”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

While I have found this restaurant highly inconsistent over the years, today's lunch indicated a distinct improvement over some recent visits. (I keep coming back because of its close proximity to UCSD.) The Loredo burger was excellent. Very beefy, properly cooked, lots of avocado and med-hot salsa. My lunch associates all enjoyed their lunches. And, as always, their beers are among the best in the SD area. The service was inattentive and slow.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good beer, and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The food at the LaJolla Rock Bottom is good and consistent. The kitchen does a nice job, and the wait staff is friendly.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Jolla, CA
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good beer but boring food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

Love the beer, I just cannot think of anything interesting in their menu that would make me want to go there to eat. Service is spotty at best. Good for a brew and watching a game. Wearing thin with me theses days.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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