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Brian's 24

828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
+1 619-702-8410
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (96 reviews)
“hotcakes” (9 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Location was perfect-right across the street from the Hotel Andaz. Open 24 hours a day; great burgers, fries, pancakes, eggs;

Thank Chertravelgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

How many restaurants can you find nowadays that are open 24 hours a day? Brian's 24 is, and the food is pretty good. I'd classify it as hearty rather than gourmet, but it's pretty solid American fare. Prices are about mid-range for a downtown place....More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to San Diego we have to have Brian’s 24. Food is great, great portions, and friendly staff. Did I mention the food is amazing. My wife and I love this place.

Thank harouth2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our "southern" eggs benedict- biscuit, sausage, poached egg and sausage gravy!!! Everything we saw go by looked delicious! Also serves lunch and dinner!

Thank PaigeBu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying near this place and decided to go out for breakfast one morning. The place was humming which was a good sign. We were seated in a cozy window booth within 5 minutes despite the busyness and drinks were delivered right away (top...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best breakfast Ive had it was delicious and the portions were Huge. I ordered one of the burritos and tbh I didnt have lots of expectations but it was more tha worth it. I will definitely comeback with im in sd

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I just had breakfast at Brian's 24 and was so impressed that I didn't even finish my breakfast before I wrote this review. From the minute I walked in I felt like everybody cared about my satisfaction. Very polite people, very attentive staff, my cup...More

Thank Latwonripp
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff and huge portions. There is something on the menu for everyone. My whole family liked their meals.

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Celebrating in the Gaslamp District in San Diego and staying downtown means you will be hungry in the morning. There is this great place on 6th Street between E Street and F Street, Brian's 24, and it always is open. Hence the 24. Grabbed some...More

Thank chicanovato
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The greatest crab cake eggs’ benedict I have ever had! It’s an excellent place for breakfast with a huge variety of offerings. The declaration is very nice, trendy and simple. The service is fantastic and the fact it’s open 24-hours is brilliant!

Thank aytaher
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Questions & Answers
Pam W
7 May 2017|
Response from Brian E | Property representative |
Hi Pam. Due to the small size of our kitchen, we are unable to guarantee that any of our items have not been subject to cross contamination with gluten-containing ingredients. However, those with low levels of sensitivity... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8410
  • E-mail
On behalf of our family and staff, we welcome you to Brian's 24! We know you have a lot of choices when deciding where to eat and we're so glad that you chose our restaurant. Aside from the big bar and even bigger food, our place has a story…all great places have a story.This story starts in 2008 when a father (Steve) and a son (Brian) began a drive around the Gaslamp Quarter in search of their next family business venture. Being San Diego natives, Steve and Brian knew exactly what Downtown was missing, an all-hours restaurant where you could get good comfort food any time, day or night. Having come from a family of foodies and restaurateurs, and with Brian himself having spent time in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas, both Steve and Brian were ready for something fun, exciting and in the heart of their hometown. From the moment they stepped in to the restaurant off the lobby of the historic St. James Hotel, they knew they had found the spot. With its grand, hand-crafted mahogany bar (obtained from actress Joan Crawford's estate), beautiful crystal chandelier and tin ceiling, the place really had a warm feeling and a great personality. Fast-forward to today, and the family business is still going strong. After Steve's passing in 2010, the business now has more family members sharing in this labor of love, with Ida (mom), Andrea and Robin (two of Brian's four sisters) standing next to Brian at the helm.Our mission is simple - family, comfort food and anything you want, any time you want it.
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