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Brian's 24

828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
+1 619-702-8410
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hotcakes” (12 reviews)
“home fries” (13 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I ate here around 10am on a Saturday it was quiet. I had the chicken and waffles. Good meal, very large serving. Everyone seemed to be enjoying huge portions, as well. Enjoyed the meal with no complaints. Tasty and satisfying. Very friendly table service which...More

Thank Barramax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous bartenders, staff and food. The bartender's (especially Carlos) were very sweet to my almost 80 year old mum (teasing her about dancing on the bar top). Huevos ranchero was excellent and great happy hour specials.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had late night appetizers here: poppers, chicken wings, pizza, all done well! Prompt service, busy and popular location. Full bar, they make a good gin n tonic, tall. Plenty of bar stools. Friends had breakfast and were very pleased with their meal. Pops had the...More

Thank AndynRebecca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good spot for Breakfast in the Gas Lamp, regardless of the time of day. I ate here two days in a row. Two eggs over medium with country potatoes the first day, and a machaca plate with country potatoes the second. The eggs were good,...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got here just ahead of the crowds on Labor Day and we're seated promptly. Very friendly staff and quick service. The menu is has such a great variety of delicious food, it was tough to decide. I had the stuffed French toast with bananas, and...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after midnight at the Ramada and in need of some food. Thanks to Brian's 24/7 service we got a nice late night dinner which did not disappoint. This is my to go late night dining spot from now on.

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good breakfast, some mexican options, excellent coffee, great comfort food at night also as well as desserts.

Thank capiwarnholtz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

24x7 operation; fast friendly service; nothing fancy, but a great breakfast menu served all the time. Excellent coffee, delicious bacon, lots of egg dishes...and servers who know what is what. No better choice in town for a good old-fashion breakfast.

Thank smithfree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Do you like your beef chunky or shredded?" Deciding between the Frittata and the Carne Asada seemed like the toughest decision, but I bet both would be winners because the salsa rocks! More than I could eat. Enjoy!

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. For one it's 24 hours that speaks for itself. If you too love breakfast like myself this is definitely the place for you... Heck if you just plain and simple enjoy good food this is the place for you. Stopped by randomly one...More

1  Thank ChicAmo
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Questions & Answers
Pam W
7 May 2017|
Response from Brian E | Property representative |
Hi Pam. Due to the small size of our kitchen, we are unable to guarantee that any of our items have not been subject to cross contamination with gluten-containing ingredients. However, those with low levels of sensitivity... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8410
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On behalf of our family and staff, we welcome you to Brian's 24! We know you have a lot of choices when deciding where to eat and we're so glad that you chose our restaurant. Aside from the big bar and even bigger food, our place has a story…all great places have a story.This story starts in 2008 when a father (Steve) and a son (Brian) began a drive around the Gaslamp Quarter in search of their next family business venture. Being San Diego natives, Steve and Brian knew exactly what Downtown was missing, an all-hours restaurant where you could get good comfort food any time, day or night. Having come from a family of foodies and restaurateurs, and with Brian himself having spent time in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas, both Steve and Brian were ready for something fun, exciting and in the heart of their hometown. From the moment they stepped in to the restaurant off the lobby of the historic St. James Hotel, they knew they had found the spot. With its grand, hand-crafted mahogany bar (obtained from actress Joan Crawford's estate), beautiful crystal chandelier and tin ceiling, the place really had a warm feeling and a great personality. Fast-forward to today, and the family business is still going strong. After Steve's passing in 2010, the business now has more family members sharing in this labor of love, with Ida (mom), Andrea and Robin (two of Brian's four sisters) standing next to Brian at the helm.Our mission is simple - family, comfort food and anything you want, any time you want it.
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