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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
+1 858-551-2739
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Woodland, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

for the meal, the price was fair & there was a fair amount of food - had the seared ahi sandwich & it was excellently done. My son loved his mashed potatoes & steak.

Thank mcm1003
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

I always order the park chops when I come here! They are excellent...the entree includes 2 chops! Also included...potato, two vegetables, of generous proportions! Add the wide selection of beers and you have a nice evening!

Thank TomY4112VS
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2017

I was shopping in LaJolla and wanted to stop in for a quick lunch. I sat at the bar and was greeted by a smiling bar tender named Beth. She suggested a beer for me (Even though I really didn't intend to have a drinking lunch but, I just had too.) as well as making a recommendation on a salad... More 

Thank D O
El Cajon, California
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402 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We visited the Karl Strauss Brewing Company in La Jolla during " Happy Hour " and became very Happy ! First of all the service in Karl Strauss was awesome. All of the workers were so nice as they helped us through everything. The waiter would just keep bringing over beer tastings for us to taste with our food. We... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We didn't drink beer, but friends of ours did - big selection. Salmon, fish & chips, salads were all delicious. Pleasant atmosphere in downtown La Jolla!

Thank bklynguy
Orlando, FL
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

My friend and I were from out of town and looking for a place for lunch when we passed by and decided to eat here. The beer was great as we ordered a few and the food was great too. We ate there two days in a row for lunch and would return there if ever back in town.

Thank ejh33ny
colorado springs
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Vincent was wonderful. Brussel sprouts were perfect. Salmon...wine, beer...all terrific. Friendly place for dining.

Thank BoomersGoingGlobal
Middletown, New Jersey
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

The place was very cool. They had an amazing selection of microbrews. The duck fat pretzels were so good we got another order. This was the best meal we had in the San Diego area and we ate at Eddie V's and Greystone steak house, which were both a let down. Stick with the pubs in San Diego.

Thank NY2016
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We went on happy hour and ordered food on the special menu. If you like chicken wings, this is the place to go. Note that they are boneless and quite spicy (depending on the chef), server on top of chopped cole. You should definetly taste the hummus! The taste is something that can't be described, it needs to be tasted.

Thank Anniina A
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

My son had the burger, my daughter the veggie burger, my husband had the piggy bank mac and cheese and I had the cioppino. Everything was excellent. The beers were very good. The service was exceptional. Would definitely go back.

Thank Jayne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 Wall St Ste C, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4437
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-2739

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