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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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8980 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1701 (La Jolla Village Drive)
+1 858-450-9277
11:00 - 12:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch and had a great salad. They bring out a beer sampler which made it more festive and interesting even though I am not a beer drinker. My family enjoyed the varietal hamburgers. Good service good price.

Thank 2013LindaCR
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch on our way to the Birch Aquarium. They have good beer and decent dishes. You can sit outside in the patio for a nice afternoon.

Thank LMK101
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was short for a table at dinner time and service, ambience and food were excellent! Only drawback is parking is limited but there is some street parking too.

Thank Monica S
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the Marriott Residence Inn, we enjoyed food and drinks at least 15 times over 10 days. Nachos are awesome, ate them more than once. Fish and chips good too. The Texas Fire Ribeye --- AWESOME. Burgers good, Chicken Baja was the best. Guacamole was some of the best I've had. Sampler appetizer platter was fun. Didn't enjoy the... More 

Thank TXGirlinKY
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great spot to come eat if you're in town. The service here was fantastic, the prices were very reasonable and the food was great. Our server was kind enough to bring us samples of their brews without us even asking for them. Great sales approach and it worked. I had their red ale and it was a solid... More 

Thank Aaron G
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256 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu, reasonably priced, good service and great food. I had smoked chicken tacos. Perfect portion size. Very tasty. Nice atmosphere. Wasn't terribly busy for a Saturday afternoon.

Thank Japruzze
San Diego, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Rock Bottom , Hope they will not live down to thier name. Very fond happy hour place to the Hotels around it. The best part about the Rock Bottom is its location, accessabile from UCSD, Scripps, Qualcomm, or from anywhere and close to beach and other Hotels. Beer Choices: *** Top 5 Beers (No-Particular Order) *** Arrggg.. Not so many... More 

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Orcutt, California
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best dining experiences I recall. The service and food for a large party was excellent; many delicious food and drink choices and attentive service. The staff and patrons took children occasionally underfoot and many different requests in stride and graciously. It is an upscale attractive restaurant comfortable enough for casual yet lovely enough for special... More 

Thank thawsout
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Food was fabulous! Menu offers a variety of options for all taste buds. We had the jalapeño pretzels with cheese sauce and burgers. Burgers were juicy and flavorful. No complaints!

Thank Elizabeth W
Bowie, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The food was good. Service a bit slow given it was a Monday night. The prices were reasonable and the ambiance was good in terms of the noise level.

Thank Terp4life_dm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
A lively and casual dining experience, we feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise and an innovative menu. Our beers range in style from Pale Ales and Light Lagers to Stouts, Belgian-styles and Amber Ales. We also brew many specialty and seasonal beers, all of which are handcrafted by our Brewmaster using his original recipes.

The atmosphere is rich in woods and gleaming brewing vessels. Our service is friendly and upbeat. Our moderately priced menu features a medley of items ranging from Fish and Chips to Roasted Chicken and Filet Mignon, a variety of interesting salads, and our world famous White Cheddar mashed potatoes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?