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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
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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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here since they first opened years ago. Today, had the Octoberfestbier with the pairing of work sliders. The sliders were great. With pickled onions and a pretzel bun pulling it all together. Our server, Leah was great, offering beer samples along with super service. Unfortunately, they were out of the commemorative beer steins for Octoberfest. My wife says... More 

Thank JeffinCalifornia
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this place from a TA review after we picked up our son for a weekend visit, Honestly struggled a little to find it as it is a bit hidden. Parking lot was full but quickly found a rock star spot so bonus already. Thought we would have to wait to be seated but the staff got us in... More 

Thank Scott M
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Karl Strauss brewery in Carlsbad is located next to the Grand Pacific Palisades. It's technically considered the restaurant of the Hotel. The food here is OUTSTANDING!!!! The fish tacos were delicious and fish tasted fresh. The craft beers were excellent if not comparable to that other brewery. The food quality was way better than that other brewery. Service was excellent... More 

Thank gcfam79
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast there twice but no other meals. It was very peaceful in the mornings, booths were next to open air patios and balconies. The omelets with salsa still make my mouth water when I think about them.

Thank timeshareking
Silverton, Oregon, United States
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always busy...the setting is lovely with outdoor and indoor seating. I wasn't overly impressed with the food but there are alot of folks eating there every night!

Thank Sue R
Discovery Bay, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food for the money spent, have few options for breakfast along with whole fruits (apple, orange) that I always find valuable to keep one with you for the hungry hour with no time to eat lunch.

Thank Nader H
Phoenix, Arizona
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Legoland Hotel. The restaurant inside the hotel, Bricks, was awful. Karl Strauss was just down the street and the food was great! My oldest had buttered noodles. My youngest had a burger. My husband and I shared some bacon Mac and cheese and he had a salad and I had a blue cheese burger. He... More 

Thank AZCityGirl
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere Great ambience, food is delicious many options on the menu Business meetings or just for fun. Would highly recommend to

Thank Meirav D
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere, with a great patio! The service here was truly the best aspect of the experience. Our server was knowledgeable and mindful when helping to make a choice from the vast beer menu and varied food menu. We had duck fat pretzel bites as an appetizer and they were fantastic! They were crispy little pretzel nuggets that were seasoned... More 

Thank MariaMcLendon
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our return visit and knew this was the place to eat. Its on property and the food is fabulous.

Thank hdowling3

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, 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: 17604312739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?