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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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colorado springs
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 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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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 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
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed our food, burger, veggie burger, mac and cheese and cioppino. Service was friendly and attentive! Excellent experience and would recommend!

Thank Sharetho
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely meal in a lively, clean and beautiful bistro. Great service and amazing food. My husband loved the beer. Thanks for a great night!

Thank Stacey G
orinda, california
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We are here twice during our stay in La Jolla. Ordered the Big Beer Burger both times, excellent burger! Also ordered a chopped salad and the Romesco Cauliflower Very good...they also have a very good happy hour!

Thank kathy1952
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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253 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to head to with friends or family. It has a diverse menu which is surprising for a brewery. They definitely care as much about the food as the beer, yeah! The turkey club board was tasty and while presented well a bit difficult to eat. The burgers were also tasty but again our crowd found... More 

Thank stephanie m
Arezzo, Italy
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350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Good place to meet your friends for a drink , especially for happy hours . Food is ok but really nothing to write home about it . Lovely atmosphere and delicious chicken wings😀

Thank paolok66
Burbank, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Interesting food choices... all excellent.. large portions ..good happy hour prices too:>) We enjoyed the wings.. fried cauliflower... harvest salad with grilled veggies... ahi sandwich & more...

Thank TravellingTiaras

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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
USD 21 - USD 30
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?