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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
+1 760-431-2739
7:00 am - 10:00 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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174 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fair price for really good food. The beer was delicious and local and the appetizers were also really good.

Thank Nthusson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They put on an extremely elegant event for our organization on their front patio that made us the envy of all who walked by 😄

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Carlsbad, CA
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant mid week hour sampling the beer and having HH appetizers. Beers, including a large selection of their own brews, come in different sizes and prices starting at $3, Good if you are watching the budget. Appetizers around $5 include a great hummus plate, and organic tofu. Usual meat based fare also available. The brewery has... More 

1 Thank SanDiegobased
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the banana wheat was my favorite! I loved it so much I went back a second time for another beer and bought a t-shirt.

Thank Renae O
Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of beers on tap with one weekly cask-conditioned ale (we need more of these in San Diego County). Food is typical American bar food, but somewhat upscale. Some very good and interesting salads on the menu, which is a welcome addition to most bar menus Red Trolley Ale always a good choice.

Thank GinJose
Gig Harbor, Washington
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a bite prior to heading home after a full day next door with logos....what a great time and good food for a full family. Wish we would have discovered earlier in the week. Food variety and beer variety was good also. Highly recommend!

Thank papat
Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Carne asada fries and good beers. Good breakfast! Good service and the manager in AM was nice and friendly. It's a little loud.

Thank Pinay P
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Karl Strauss Brewing Company for lunch as it was on Property at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat in the restaurant or in the outside patio area. The waiter, Dylan, offered some selections and then took our drink order. After the drinks arrived we ordered lunch consisting... More 

Thank Ronald Y
Los Osos, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a lively brew house, delicious food, knowledgable waiters and a good time this is your place. If you want a quiet place to talk and "chill" maybe better pass by this one.

Thank appleaday4u
Dayton, Ohio
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With no reservation, we expected to wait for bar seating & were happily surprised to get 2 seats @bar immediately (7:15PM). Bartender John was very helpful & recommended appropriate beers to accompany our entrees. Quite pleased with my IPA & wife enjoyed her pils. Cioppino for me was wonderful and wife OK with large burger. Busy, sports TV atmosphere with... More 

Thank WGC73

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +1 760-431-2739

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