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San Marcos Brewery & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078-4005
+1 760-471-0050
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Burlington, Canada
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat in the little interior courtyard on a recent trip through the area. We brought our 3 boys (7,5,and 2) and they all enjoyed their meals as well. Our waitress was excellent - really great service.

Thank JohnnyLaRue72
Lansing, Michigan
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The San Marcos Brewery & Grill is an enjoyable place to grab a craft beer and a bite to eat with friends. The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu has something for everyone but the food is just okay. The prices are good so it makes up for it. They create some very nice beers in their system which... More 

Thank Trip M
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

5 years ago i thought this place was amazing. They have a good beer selection. But it took 40 minutes for my steak to come out of the kitchen, and by then it was cold. I asked if they could throw it on the grill for a minute. They microwaved it instead and it became tough. The server was not... More 

Thank Vernon J
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The sausage sampler was good and the service attentive, but what was unique was the beautiful and tasty imperial brown ale they poured. I submitted a picture and hopefully it will be displayed.

Thank John F
Deming, Washington, United States
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a find when the restaurant we were headed to was closed. Located in Restaurant Row it is a very good choice. Inside and outside dining. My friend and I shared a light brew flight. All were good but the Hefferwizen was my fav. Our lunches were excellent and a very hefty portion of food. The server was outgoing... More 

Thank Sue V
Battle Ground, Washington
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our family had our last meals with my son's family during our recent visit to San Marcos. Wonderful service, great food, fun time. We had two small kids, and the waitress was great about bringing extra things for them, extra plate, etc. I had the fabulous Chicken Tortilla Soup....so good. I want to make it at home now...probably won't be... More 

Thank gynenel
Grafton, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We eat here quite often for both lunch and dinner and stop for beers and appetizers at other times. They have daily specials and happy hour specials. We are always greeted by the friendly wait-staff, Kate, Jess and Jody as well as the bartender John and the owner Dave. Feels like family. For lunch I recommend the reuben - best... More 

Thank redsox1118
San Ramon, California
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669 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stopped for a late lunch (4ish) at the San Marcos Brewery & Grill yesterday after driving down from the Bay Area. We were seated quickly, as most of the lunch crowd was already gone. and service was prompt and courteous. My picky GF had bow tie pasta, topped with a yummy piece of grilled salmon (she loved it), and... More 

Thank Rob M
Vista, California
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the sourdough turkey sandwich comes with fresh fruit. There's outside patio seating.The beers on tap are the best. There's also brewery tours that start there, check them out. This was the first brewery in San Diego county.

Thank sweetpeacalifornia
Quartzsite, Arizona
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Terrific place for lunch. We sat in an outdoor enclosed courtyard. I had the teriyaki chicken salad and my wife had the BBQ burger. Great meals.

Thank Russell W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078-4005
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-471-0050

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