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The Compass

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
+1 760-434-1900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn dogs” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

OK, I'll be honest. I actually live near this restaurant and had never had the opportunity to visit until recently. Sorry I waited so long. An friendly if not intimate atmosphere at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Carlsbad Village Dr. just a short walk...More

Thank Halfman1
Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you enjoy discovering off the beat, unassuming places... you have to check out The Compass! Okay, not quite 'off the beaten path' but it is located in a little shopping area that I never would have expected to find a gem like this place....More

Thank James92014
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice during recent visit, once at lunch, once at dinner. Delicious food options with interesting range of choices. Good choice of craft beer and prompt efficient service. Busy on a January weekday evening.

Thank James H
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Plenty of tasteful beers and good place for the last drink before surrender to the night. Been there several times and great beers

Thank Santi T
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here after a day of driving and flying. One of the retailers in the village made this recommendation for good craft beers. The Compass did not disappoint. They had a great selection of local craft beers on tap. I'm not a mixed...More

Thank MaureenMatt
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a great lunch there, interesting choices not just typical food, all of our choices were very good. Good wine list, beer selection too. We stopped in there for drinks and appetizers one evening also, loved the atmosphere!

Thank joekarjohnson
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Between joey the bartender and Adam who made the most awesome short ribs I've ever had. Don't leave Carlsbad without coming here, you'll regret it.

Thank Celticpoo
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

What is the essence of a great gastropub? Bartender Levi and chef Chris really surprised me with their flexibility- setting me up with a pear based caponata ans a custom made vegetarian dish based on a halibut entre ... Lindsey , one of the servers...More

Thank jonathan n
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a couple of appetizers & wow! The crudo was amazing! Served on a salt block, it was absolutely delicious! We also had the bacon wrapped corn dogs & they were great too! Will definitely be back, great selection of wine, beers &...More

Thank Stanfordette
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were here for a late dinner on a Thursday night and sat on their porch. We had their dirty fries as an appetizer, which were great, just a little spicy with some peppers which I had to stay away from. I then had their...More

Thank raininroses
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-1900
Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer
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