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The Compass

$$ - $$$American, ,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-1900
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn dogs” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had drinks and dinner here while visiting Carlsbad. Our waitress Kitty was awesome....fun, helpful, and gave us great tips on the area. We ordered the chicken and a burger. Burger was to die for, chicken was okay. We also ordered local beers from list....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

After several hit and misses while visiting Carlsbad with my granddaughter this place was a "hit" all the way around. We came for a late lunch and were seated immediately. There is an outdoor patio area, bar area and booths. We sat at a booth;...More

1  Thank Vinnie1973
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Had short ribs, flank steak, a couple other entres. IPA-intense beer selection which did not suit. Meal was just above room temp. Short ribs tasted ok, barely enough demiglas. Mashed potatoes were undercooked with whole barely cooked garlic cloves. Glad I caught them! Horse radish...More

1  Thank John S
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 AZConcierge
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 7 May 2017 via mobile

This is not a large place but that contributes to a very hip vibe...there is a lot going on with interesting and out of the ordinary mixed drinks being concocted and different flavors being tasted. Mix of bar seats and some sit down tables. maybe...More

Thank Richard L
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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
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
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
  • 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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