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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Television, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m working in the hospitality around the world. So and very focus on details. We come here in San Diego for holidays. We just seat for a quick lunch They have their own brewery It’s really taste delicious. They are properly beers. I love them...We had it as waiter Charlie He has what I love . Safety, Courtesy, a bit show man and a lot of efficiency. Definitely I’ll back to taste more beersMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

We've been all over downtown, eating here and there over the last few days. Some food was too froofy, some was too bland, but this place was JUST right. We had a couple of burgers with fries and a side of green beans. Burgers were...perfectly cooked and delicious. Fries were crisp outside, soft inside. Green beans were really really good. The staff was friendly, we sat outside on the 'brick and ivy' deck, it made for a great last meal on our vacation.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2021

Had a real good beer and the fish and chips were pretty yummy. It also wasn't a mad house on a Friday. While ordering via an app at the table is fine, don't get why we need the food in a take out container with...plastic utensils and no checking in on service??? Ran out of ketchup, not way to get more. All the disposables are just gross. if I go to a restaurant I want a real plate and silverware. Pretty sure this level of "clean" isn't necessary.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Went during covid...everything in the state is messed up, BUT this place is trying. Inside service was out of sorts, but they set up quasi-self-service picnic tables in the street/sidewalk and you could order take-out food and carry-out beer. Good food, moderate price...really good beer,...lots of choices and a moderate price there too. You could also buy a pack of canned beer to go and they had a ton ready with really good prices for that. I debated between a 4-5 rating, but the cheap carry-out package beer, the pleasant picnic table seating area, and the fact that the staff was genuinely trying really hard to make it work during this debacle of a time made it a solid 5.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Guest Relations Manager at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

We appreciate your 5 stars John! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

So, some of our local breweries get it right. Karl Strauss is one of them. Priced right, great offerings and actual knowledgeable people that want to serve you! We enjoyed both the beer brats and fish and chips, paired with the Red Trolley ale. These...folks restored my faith in our local brewers and will see me often.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Guest Relations Manager at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Thanks for the awesome review, Michael! We work hard to meet expectations like yours. Thanks for sharing with us and the community. Cheers!

Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Good beer, ok food. If you’re looking for a place to have beer first, food second this place is good.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Guest Relations Manager at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

We appreciate your review! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

We happened upon this little gem while walking around SD so we stopped in. The place is very cozy and the staff accommodating. Best of all was the beer. We both chose a hefeweizen an it was superb. I'd stop in again.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Guest Relations Manager at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2021

Anne, We appreciate your positive feedback about your visit to Karl Strauss. Thank you!

Reviewed 31 March 2020

Our concierge recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Typical American bar/reatsurant. Noisy, atmospheric and bustling. Great food and lots of home brewed beers made for a very good meal.

Date of visit: February 2020
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KarlStraussBeer, Owner at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2020

Thanks for joining us Peter! Cheers!

Reviewed 10 March 2020

I was looking for a restaurant close by the hotel I was staying at. This was a great microbrewery / restaurant. Solid list of beers (mostly IPAs). Our server was excellent. Order the beer pretzels (cheese sauce and mustard were delicious). Portions are decently sized....I loved the cider sample given. I wish I hard ordered that before the beer!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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KarlStraussBeer, Owner at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Thank you for joining us during your visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Karl Strauss Brewery, located in the Little Italy area, has an upbeat happy hour. We visited today and enjoyed three draft beers, two well-done burgers with cheddar cheese, and an ahi poke appetizer. All was part of their delicious happy hour offerings. Service was excellent...as always.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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KarlStraussBeer, Owner at Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2020

Thanks for stopping in! Cheers!

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  • Yes, Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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  • Karl Strauss Brewery & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5