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Great Maple

#171 of 3,816 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2615
+1 619-296-8268
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meals were excellent and we will be returning to Great Maple. The only thing that I would like to see improved is the atmosphere which can be loud. I understand the restaurant is in an older building and it is difficult to sound proof. So I would suggest going early for dinner and getting a table in a corner... More 

Thank f16addict
Wells, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservation on a busy Saturday morning. Went there and still had to wait 25 minutes. Busy place but if I make a reservation I expect to be seated in 10-15 min!!! Service was good. Wanted the maple donuts, delicious but they wont let you order one!! Have to be three for $11!!! I had the goat cheese, spinach... More 

Thank Zai4ebai4e
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great. Must try one of their English Pop Overs. Food tasted so good. The place has unique ambience, nicely maintained and clean. Porch seating was closed for some reason.

Thank ExplorerX9
San Diego
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Maple has excellent service and great breakfast and brunch daily. They make two dishes with polenta that are excellent for those who don't tolerate gluten. Many breakfast and lunch casserole type dishes that are excellent. Only reason it is not 5 Star is it can be a little pricey. It is also on the edge of Hillcrest and... More 

Thank Guizot
Mililani, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a rainy evening on New Year's Eve, several of the tables had to be closed down because of leaking droplets coming down! I was sort of like being in a funny sitcom! There were several large tables with families and children celebrating the holidays! We were ushered to a table with dripping then to another dryer table. The... More 

Thank Michael F
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came for their famous bacon maple glazed donuts, we ended up with an awesome lunch and a to go box for the remaining glazed donuts, which came in handy the following morning :)

Thank SaugusM
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited Great Maple at happy hour-great deals on drinks and appetizers. Fun atmosphere as an updated diner, but was is not to miss are the pies. We had a chocolate bourbon pecan pie-it reminded me of a gooey walnut (pecan) brownie, about the most delicious pie I've tasted.

Thank tanya p
Dedham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Amazing breakfast/brunch food. Definitely make a reservation as it was very crowded early in the day. Maple Bacon Donuts are a must. They are made to order and will easily be the best donut you have ever had.

Thank g2onario
Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went for Christmas dinner as I was visiting son who lives here. We had early rez, we're able to easily find parking in lot, and were quickly seated. I had lamb meatballs over couscous, son had short ribs, and for appetizer had horseradish deviled eggs. Food was nicely presented and all was delicious! Also had some custom cocktails which... More 

Thank mstgsjm
San Diego
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Long wait to eat breakfast at Great Maple, but still enjoyed our breakfast/lunch. Nice touch during the wait is that they offer coffee and occasionally a little donut to those waiting. Our group shared the Maple Bacon Doughnuts and Table Side Powdered Sugar Beignets. The doughnuts were fresh and delicious. The French dip and grass-fed beef burger were quite good... More 

Thank SLindseySanDiego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-296-8268

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?