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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a beer and a snack (actually my husband was looking for a toilet) glad we stayed. The duck fat pretzel bits are ridiculous! Pair them with a Red Trolly Ale or if they have the Yada Yada Yada.

Thank HockeyMom365
Windsor, CA
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fish 'n chips are actually hard to find so I am thrilled to write that my order of fish was among the best I've ever had. No big fat breading to clog the throat, the fish tasted fresh enough to swim across the plate and the fries were very tasty, too. My sister also raved about her grilled fish... More 

Thank Margarita878
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you like beer, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a good selection of food for dinner, it is not. The menu was limited and lacking in simple pub fair. What we ordered was ok, but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back if I am in the area.

Thank Patrice J
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My father wanted to get the beer here, so my family went here. The service was friendly and nice, and was very quick. Our waiter was very nice and quite pleasing for the eyes. We got the pretzels; which were good, and I got pizza; which was also very good. The beer is also very good, and the food does... More 

Thank Mikaela O
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food and service. Cocktails were also very good. $$ to $$$. We always enjoy going there. We enjoy the bar service and humor of the bartender named Matt.

Thank Laura R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We went to the location in Carlsbad. Beer was good. Outdoor seating. Staff was very friendly. Close proximity to legoland and the flower fields.

Thank Debbie A
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Went for lunch, patio was full, so ate inside near the bar. Nice looking inside, good variety of beers and food. The waitress brought us a few tastes of some beers, other than what we ordered, its a nice touch. Overall, nothing remarkable, but still a pleasant lunch in La Jolla village.

Thank Richard P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Really enjoyed both the beer and the food at this restaurant. Service was wonderful and would absolutely recommend,

Thank traveltheplanet05
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband and I went here last night. it wasn't very busy, took a few minutes to be acknowledged and seated. We left after ten minutes of waiting to be acknowledged further. La Jolla has lots of restaurants, don't waste your time and money. When we were leaving I told the host who had seated us why and he smiled... More 

Thank cycler2015
Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had dinner here once before and the food and drinks were great, as was the service. Our second dinner here a month or so later was seriously lacking. It was very crowded, which we expected for a Friday night. It took a long time for our meals to come out, and the food was no where as good as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?