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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is close to Legoland so you get a lot tourists or families. The food is good and the beer tasty. A fun vibe! It is busy so expect to wait for service or your table. Fun time. Will return when in the area.

Thank LMK101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good food and reasonable prices. Great selection of drinks. Lots of good specials. My fav was the Brussels sprout appetizer but loved the pretzel ones too. Great with beer. Main dishes were tasty. Had to wait to get in, but worth the wait. Only downside was music a little too loud. We should have asked for table farther away... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They a very good appetizers here. Fun bar to drink a few beers. Hear good things about the breakfast. Got to try it next time

Thank ArleenaC
El Dorado Hills, California
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to enjoy craft beers and pub food. Happy hour is especially great because of the excellent value and the unique array of appetizers to map to the beer.

Thank Rich E
Escondido, California, United States
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187 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a early dinner and was pleasantly surprised with their food selections. Their craft beers I was familiar with but didn't know the food was so good.

Thank John H
Anchorage, Alaska
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for this restaurant as it was close to Legoland. They were able to quickly seat our group of 7. The food was good. Several of us got macaroni & cheese dishes, with 2 ordering the same dish but it came to the table quite different (one had plenty of meat and the other had minimal meat).

Thank Cheryl C
Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical bar food but good beer that they brew there. Even when crowded there is enough bartenders to order without waiting long.

Thank bailey b
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely recommend visiting this place. The staff are friendly, considerate and accommodating. The food is delicious and cheap. Drinks are very good - they have a good selection of beer.

Thank Maree M
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk from your room at the Grand Pacific Resort in 2 minutes. Get reservations if you can, but if not there is usually some space on the patio (heated with open seating ) where they do serve dinner. Lots of windows - one entire side of restaurant opens up to a view of the Carlsbad area - very pretty. In... More 

Thank Todd N
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice brewery. Good beer. Friendly staff. I would definitely go back. Location in good (right next to Legolas land and the flower fields.

Thank Terry K

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?