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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
+1 760-431-2739
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a Sunday breakfast here when i was in Carlsbad on business trip. One of the best breakfasts ive ever had.

Thank Rajesh J
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for a quick cocktail and appetizer before heading out to dinner later. Service was great, we had the hummus appetizer, it was incredible. Highly recommend coming here for drinks and food.

Thank Kevin J
Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a business dinner. Servers were very attentive and quick. When I had an issue with the wrong beer delivered they took it back no questions asked and brought the correct one. Food was quite good for a brewery.

Thank A_Andy2014
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat at bar for beer and snacks. Bartender great about getting two TVs on games we wanted to watch. Food/Beer and atmosphere were great.

Thank Lesle G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Grand Pacific Palisades so decided to give this a try. What a great place! They had happy hour with $5 appetizers and beer flights. The meals were well priced and the food and beer was delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable about what he was serving and gave us great suggestions.

Thank Kelly S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service & a great selection of beer. It is a brewery so a good diverse beer selection. Had a pretzel app, the beer cheese & mustard was good.

Thank Cliff M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished our drive from LA to Carlsbad for the weekend. Decided to stay close to the hotel and came upon Karl Strauss Brewing Company. When we entered we were immediately greeted by warm friendly hostess and seated right away. Our server Amanda was awesome, she made some beer recommendations based off of our orders. She was spot on! I... More 

Thank Thom R
Oceanside, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at the Grand Pacific Palisades which adjoins the resturant and over the 3 days it was so nice and convenient to enjoy some beer and great meals part of the time. We were also able to bring some back to the room.

Thank Lisa M
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to dine, both for the food and the beer. The menu is typical for a brew pub, but it is well made with a good variety. Try the ahi salad...a little spicy but a good combination. For beer,,,,,Red Trolly Ale.

Thank snowynights
Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of food and drink. Servers friendly and efficient but a bit overwhelmed the Thursday evening we were there. Certainly a top choice for craft beers

Thank Michael P

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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, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
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?