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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-431-2739
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Mount Pleasant
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ate here several times on a trip to Carlsbad. Tried something different each time and never waas disappointed. Beer samplers were an added treat. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodatiing. Highly suggested!

Thank M258HQcarols
East Coast
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was good, very different for a brew pub. Really noisy atmosphere, though. Hard to talk to eachother

Thank eastcoastbb
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good place for beer. They have many choices as you would expect. Stop in and try the sampler before you select your beer. The food is average and service was a bit slow but very friendly. The Black Bean soup was very good. We liked it better with the house chips. The turkey burger is good but... More 

Thank Vincent D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

good place....great beer and good views and patio....lots of selection for their beer menu. Good place to take clients or a date.

Thank farzandemoubed
Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, excellent wait staff, explaining different brews. I would visit again; however, it was a bit noisy/loud.

Thank Suzie T
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a tradition with friends to go to Karl Strauss for Christmas Eve dinner. The food is mediocre and the atmosphere loud. I go to be with friends and wish they would choose another restaurant. This place is loud and the food average

Thank DB A
Spokane, Washington
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Want to try some local craft brews? Give this place a try. Interesting building, great service, good menu and good beer, what more can you want? We tried some of their dark beer, very good and a lighter red that was smooth. I had the fish and chips, very good choice, fish was flaky and the coleslaw was yummy! My... More 

Thank Donna D
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fondue was very favorable. I suggest requesting the wonton chips for the full flavor. Braised ribs were excellent! They only have them now and then. Tried the Shepherds Pie, very good as well. Had a taste of the small batch Magna Carter, terrific for a non beer drinker. Great server with enthusiastic recommendations.

Thank 316KCD
Kenora District, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the good selections of beers. Any questions resulted in samples of the brews. We ordered deserts and enjoyed the bread pudding and the apple/berry crisp. As stated in another review, the place is a little noisy but not any worse than is to be expected in a pub like environment. The staff were very polite and friendly and... More 

Thank Paul H
Manhattan Beach, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Ciopinno!! Ordered the room service during the super bowl and could not believe how good the Ciopinno was..also ordered the Fried Chicken Jalepeno sandwich which was delicious as well!! Server hot and fresh!!

Thank thelessers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-2739

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