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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Encinitas, California
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was just about to write a glowing review for the establishment and then came my third visit there. What happened? After ordering main course and appetizer both came simultaneously--yes, no interval between them. The accompanying mashed potatoes with the flat iron steak were cold and replacing the entire dish took a very long time. The spices on the Drunken... More 

Thank peterginsburg
Riverside, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of people. Lots of food and beer options and delicious brownies. Don't skip the brownies! Had seating within 30 mins on a Thursday night without reservations for a party of 11. Waitress was very efficient and still very friendly.

Thank Michelle G
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking available. Easy to get to. They have good happy hour specials at $5 a plate. Delicious food. My favorite was the cauliflower. They somehow made it work for me.

Thank Lil_Travel_Fiend
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a great restaurant/brewery to visit after a day at Legoland. It is located a short drive away and reservations can be made online. It is a unique, beautiful, open, airy, comfortable setting. Of course the beer is great. We enjoyed a sampler before making our picks. I loved the Red Trolley and my husband chose... More 

Thank bisquit77
Trabuco Canyon, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a gathering of about 18 people here for dinner recently. The table was on the patio and set aside so we could all visit with each other. The waiter was excellent and the food options satisfied everyone. The food is well prepared and tasty. Primarily this is a craft brewery so they have a nice set of beer... More 

Thank GrampaTim
Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before and like the different varietys of beer on tap. if you want a lager or something extreme get it here. you can even take a bottle home. the food is plentiful and great. you have great selections on the menu and can take it to go. so go have fun time sharing and enjoy the beach but... More 

Thank Kerry L
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there four times over our one week stay at the Grand Pacific Palisades. Each time we ordered something different and were always satisfied. Great beer and great food. Really accommodating for kids.

Thank Rebecca v
Redondo Beach, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

super convenient if you're staying at the grand pacific palisades and don't want to go anywhere far but it's typical pub fare and the service was incredibly slow. I would get in the car and find something else.

Thank Diane Y
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for dinner and drinks! Excellent Happy Hour! I had the Salmon Salad, hubby had the Fish Tacos. Food was fresh and delicious. We tried lots of their beers, one was better then the next! And don't sip desert!! It was SO good!!

Thank Jennijake7679
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family came here after a day at Legoland at 9:15 PM. The place was hopping. It has comfortable, indoor seating and outdoor seating with a fire feature and there is a window where you can see the beer casks. There are TVs around the bar area for sports-today Olympics. The menu has salads, fancy Mac ' n Cheese, burgers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 17604312739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?