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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

) #3 of 272 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$ - $$$ American, ,
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
+1 760-431-2739
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (79 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and reasonably priced. They charge a 3% flat fee to every bill due to some local ordinances that affect labor costs. Unfortunately to pesky tourists like myself who are unfamiliar with such ordinances, this is perceived as a gratuity charge. It's not,...More

Thank Redwhitingblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who doesn't love poke? We sat outside in the back, and loved the appetizers, especially the garlic fries and poke. We live in Hawaii, so are admittedly poke snobs, but to our surprise, KS had some of the best we've had. We stayed at the...More

Thank karenweikert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The seasonal quinoa chicken bowl and blackened salmon were delish!

Thank BeachJT
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just in front of our hotel Grand Pacific Resort. It had a great vibe and amazing beer and food. Also open for breakfast and would deliver to the pool!

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Patio wasn't going to happen. Although we made reservations well ahead they decided we should get a table near entrance where people were bumping into us all the time. Slow service and one of the meals was 20 minutes later than the rest. This was...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, although nothing that memorable. The atmosphere was also pleasant. We are not huge beer drinkers, so that may be why we weren't as excited as some of the other reviewers I read before going there. If I were to go back,...More

Thank Cayce Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was glad to see this Brewery so close to LegoLand. KS had flown under my radar as I have seen them at stores in NorCal but never tried the beer. Once I saw they were right next to LL I knew we had to go...More

Thank jonnytatt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers, the truffle fries are lovely. The sauce that comes with the beer burger is amazing! We sat at the bar, and loved how the bar tender would give us tasters of different beer pairings to the food we were eating. Very friendly, and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the last reservation at Karl Strauss, we were a party of nine we requested the patio when we made our reservations two days before the Fourth of July, we got it, we not only got it we got placed right in the middle...More

Thank Mtrip2129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was not busy at all. Food was decent, par with all locations. Tried to foo for dinner and it was a wait. Glad we cane back for lunch

Thank jen g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 92008-4609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-431-2739
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