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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 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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458 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
New South Wales, Australia
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a casual meal in this very popular bar. Chose small dishes from bar menu. Food was great and beers were really good. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Jamaican-Luck
Jupiter, Florida
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184 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner. They have a good happy hour. We had to ask waiter about it after our food arrived. They have $5 beers and $5 apps until 6p. We order turkey burger and pizza which were around $15 each.

Thank DiverM
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it's a chain but who cares when the beer, service and food are all good. We went early evening so there were quite a lot of children, I'm sure this would change later on.

Thank bobholt_2000
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me say I have been coming to this location a few times over the last 20 years and it is a nice place especially if you like IPA Beers. The food is good but a little predictable so if you want a special place this is not it however it worth checking out since you may find it... More 

Thank chris92009
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited here three times during our stay, which indicates that we thought it was good. Service is friendly and the menu offers good choice. There are numerous beers, with the Kolch being very good. Recommended. Michael, Nottingham

Thank mjcrolla
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a chain, and we usually aren't into chains, and we've never been to another Karl Strauss, so we have no comparison. but it was a long day of travel and the menu looked appealing. We were seated at a booth next to glass windows that were filthy, like a child had licked the glass and put dirty fingers... More 

Thank NCL827
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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343 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We had had a few too many fancy meals, and we wanted to just get a quick meal. So we headed out with a different place in mind but once we saw Karl Strauss, we decided this was the spot. In some ways this is your typical brew pub. There are plenty of hand crafted bees to meet any taste.... More 

Thank Donald M

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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
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?