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The Compass

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300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
+1 760-434-1900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn dogs” (7 reviews)
“dirty fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat while on vacation staying in Oceanside. We drive down to Carlsbad and walked around a bit looking at all the different restaurants as our grandson is a picky eater. We decided on The Compass and it was...More

2  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Found this by accident when visiting Carlsbad as we went into Carlsbad Village, so we stopped for appetizers and drinks. We really enjoyed the clams appetizer - the sauce was amazing and a little spicy! We needed a little more of the bread to get...More

Thank teachermomof4
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Not a fast food place. Takes about 20 minutes for food once order has been received. Great menu. Generous proportions. Inside and smaller outside eating.

Thank Chaps4126
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were over from the UK and staying in Carlsbad to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We made three trips to The Compass and enjoyed every visit. We didn't have a full meal - just Corn Dogs once - but we did enjoy many cocktails, beers...More

Thank NeilFarnham
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Started out with waiting a little bit for a seat as it's not a very large place. It was worth it! Started with the bacon wrapped bratwurst corn dog and wasn't very impressed. The concept sounded great but the meat tasted more like a polish...More

Thank NavyET08
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Good food, on the healthy side but tasty, recomend the biscuit and gravy and the poached eggs. Not too big, downside only one bathroom

Thank Maritza H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Good food. A Very loud place and busy. Service could have been a little faster but hey.... Good beer selection. Drinks were good. Good was good

Thank dulovi
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Stayed at the bar. Craft cocktails were amazing. Food was better. Very impressive staff. Just the place I was looking for.

Thank D D
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Located on the second floor of the Village Faire shopping center. This is a smaller place with 6 high tables, 6 booths bar seating and outdoor seating. Lots of craft beer choices and spirits too. A varied menu that offers some bar staples and some...More

Thank SigEpGov
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
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Response from Santi T | Reviewed this property |
No. Fine dinning
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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