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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

$$ - $$$American, ,
8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701
+1 858-450-9277
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've previously visited Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery with friends, but we had not previously ordered anything to eat here. This time, we went expressly for lunch and were very happy overall with the experience. Unfortunately, the item we ordered as s starter got lost...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ray E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Based on the crowd-the large restaurant was packed-and our experience I would highly recommend Rock Bottom. It brews its own beers-very good and good happy hour prices- and the happy hour menu is quite good, although we had salads and clam chowder in addition to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner after a show in downtown San Diego. We are so glad we did. Smoked Chicken Tacos, Center Cut Sirloin, and Texas Fire Ribeye, Fudge Brownie, and a carrot cake to kill for! Server (Haley this time) was most helpful and professional.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dials
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've eaten at Rock Bottom a few times whilst travelling to San Diego. Beers great, lots of variety for the enthusiast ... albeit the Pumpkin Beer is a bit average IMHO so just stay away from that! On the Food front Steaks are great, Burgers...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank xkfalcondeluxe
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Lots of fresh, in-house brewed beers. Good happy hour. The food menu is simple but VERY good in quality. Strongly recommend the Club sandwich !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank An H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We stopped here for a snack and dessert. It was not crowded but very noisy. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JackofPBFL
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

If you want a solid burger and wings and a beer with good service, this is a fine place to eat in La Jolla. Rock Bottom is your standard cookie cutter brew pub, if you ever go to chain brew pubs you can probably predict...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jefairba
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Busy bar area - in a good way - nice atmosphere. Four of us had a range of drinks from Moscow Mules (good) to a dark 'porter's beer and 'blonde's. Happy hour seems to knock a couple dollars off a selected range of beers, wines,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jon636
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited based upon reviews and desire to sample beers brewed locally. Beer was 4.5 / 5. Food was 2/5. Ordered a chicken cobb salad but found the chicken still partially frozen and the salad insubstantial. They have a policy of serving beer with a 3/4”...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HarryLimers
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Went to Rock Bottom for dinner while visiting LaJolla for the weekend for my birthday. The food was very tasty. The hamburgers are juicy and flavorful and I loved the fried pickles! They have a really tasty Sangria , my favorite. I look forward to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Sue H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701
    (La Jolla Village Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-450-9277
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is a welcoming and engaging craft beer experience with a variety of unique craft beer freshly brewed on-site to pair with our popular American crave-able food like our Brewery Nachos and Ballpark Pretzel, as well as comforting dishes like Bacon Chicken Mac n' Cheese, Fish and Chips and Bacon Cheddar Burger. Each of our 28 locations has a local brewer and friendly staff that work to connect with guests over stories, inspiration and love of craft beer in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.
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