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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)
“dirty fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located and easy to find. Parking can be an issue if you show up at 6pm. Nice selection of wine and beer. Good variety of appetizers and full meal fare. Friendly and attentive wait staff. Price point is mid range and all food we...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Ordered the dirty fries and some cocktails and they were delicious. The service was excellent as well. Will be back on my next visit!

Thank Mgaab
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A short walk from our rental. We have been there before and chose the reuben again with sweet potato fries. Really enjoyed the lunch and took 1/2 home and will enjoy it again tomorrow.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The Compass in Carlsbad Village is a fun place for dinner and drinks. They have a nice menu with lots to choose from and good drinks. The staff is fun and friendly. Great place to hang out and people watch.

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 10 April 2018

You can get a hamburger almost anywhere, but for my vote, Compass has the best one in town. So good that's what I usually have. For the beer crowd, the selection is long and interesting. The Bloody Marys are exceptional too. Can be tricky to...More

Thank BlueBoots92008
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

There is quiet place to have the last drink, I like the place the service and the beers. Other drinks like cocktails are also on demand

Thank Santi T
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great place for our lunch. Nice menu. Food well prepared and presented. Nice clean location. Family friendly and reasonably priced for California

Thank Chaps4126
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The Compass was another bar in this wonderful town of Carlsbad. It’s in the village area… my server was great!!!!! We started off with 4 of us and ended up with about 8 and she was super with us as new people kept joining our...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Rarely eat here though the couple of times that I have the food has been good. I don't think it is phenomenal. They do have an excellent selection of wines and local craft beers. If you can't find something that appeals to your taste, you...More

Thank navydoc2024
Reviewed 22 December 2017

went on a whim with a girlfriend and the specialty drinks to die for, and the food menu was so eclectic we couldn't choose! we ended up sharing three appetizers and they were all AMAZING. recommend 100%

Thank apkercsak
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8 June 2017|
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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, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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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