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“Good choice in La Jolla” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant

Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant
1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
(858) 551-2739
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Ranked #29 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Glen Mills, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good choice in La Jolla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We ate here for lunch on a day trip to La Jolla. The service was very good, the atmosphere in the restaurant, with the brewing vats exposed, is very nice. I had the fried shrimp Po'Boy sandwich, which was good. It's not New Orleans of course, but a decent stand in on the west coast. My wife had the Tree Hugger Mac N Cheese, which was filled with roasted red peppers, broccoli and spinach, she loved it. My son polished off the burger and enjoyed it. Their fries are excellent! I tried a couple of their beers and was very happy with them, although there were many more I will have to come back for. This is a solid place in a town full of restaurants.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Excellent service and food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The service was great. Amanda was an excellent server and the bartender (I soooo wish I could remember his name!) were excellent. So many don't pair the right beer to the food, but he did. He suggested the pork chops and when it arrived, he gave me a sample of what would pair best with it. He was spot on. Then he suggested a mixture of 2 beers. EXCELLENT!!! It was so good, my group came back 2 more times that week!

Visited August 2013
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best of the Craft Beers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Now living on the East Coast , with family in CA, I miss the fantastic craft beers and breweries of CA. MY first stop is here to sample the latest and hopefully the keg brew is available. You come for the beer , however the food is fine , and reasonably priced.
If you are touring, do not miss out on Karl Strauss , because you cannot find their beer on the east coast .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great beers, great food, great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Beside a GREAT choice of home brewed beers, they do really food, I like their fish'n'chips, their ahi Tuna Salads, and signature burgers. The Outdoor patio is awesome to enjoy beers and food !

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Generally good selections, but nothing really sticking it to the craft for me yet!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I like what they have to offer, but nothing amazing yet, or really getting me to talk it up too much. Service is always great, and it's always a nice setting, so don't expect to be disappointed, but not blown away either.

Visited June 2013
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