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“Fun Experience and Tasty Chow”

Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Ranked #23 of 1,239 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 21, 2013

We were a party of five, and elected to try this Brewhaus for a change.

Great service - immediate and attentive.

Generally basic brew pub chow, but very high quality. Prices are reasonable.

Entire group had fun, and its also a great place for people watching.
One negative - the lighting is overly bright throughout the place.
I actually wore my sunglasses because of the glare!

A good spot for a group to have a fun experience combined with good food.

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Thank cactusbill23
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Been here several times, the menu options are diverse and generally good, prices are reasonable. Nice setting for casual lunch meetings.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

While I wasn't captivated by the beer sampler, I can definitely appreciate the appeal of Karl Strauss' pub. The menu was extensive and all the dishes the 3 of us had were very good. Lots of different beers to choose from, although they just didn't hit the mark with me (I never thought of myself as a Northwest beer snob, but who knows?). A good find while just walking around the La Jolla streets. Very nice outdoor seating. Inside was very well appointed too.

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Thank Steve F
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Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We had just gotten to our hotel, and we were looking for a place to eat. It was so good, we went back two days later!!!! The waiter gave us his honest opinion and he was from NJ too! The waitress the next time we went was very kind and funny. The food was very unique and absolutely incredible!!! I recommend the crab cakes, piri piri wings, the steak strips, and THE BEST SPINACH DIP EVER!!!!!!!! Chocolate on top was just what we needed to satisfy our chocolate craving! BEST MAC AND CHEESE!!!!!! Bill was a bit much, but normal for the amount we ordered( big family, big appetite!)

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Thank ebearden248
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The restaurant is large, aesthetic, comfortable, well kept and well managed.
We enjoyed a very good BBQ Pork Sandwich and very good Empanadas.
For dessert we had an excellent Chocolate on Tap. It's built of 3 slices of excellent brownie, ice cream, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and caramel syrup. Pure pleasure.
The service was very good, friendly, pleasant and efficient.
We received some interesting kinds of beer samples, as well.
We definitely recommend.

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Thank AllKnowMother
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