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Brian's 24

828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
+1 619-702-8410
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (96 reviews)
“hotcakes” (9 reviews)
“home fries” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late into town and were very hungry. The hotel next door sent us over to Brian's and we were skeptical but completely surprised with how good our food was and how great the service was. Everyone there worked hard to check on our...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this place might have gotten too popular too fast after some sort of TV exposure. We waited 20 min to get seated and then another 20 to have our order taken. It was late Saturday morning. Never sit at the counter. It’s Not...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had a picture of the mimosa, but they are worth it! They are topped of with Orange juice, if you get my drift! The Belgian waffle amazing!

Thank Charisma F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Brian's 24 for breakfast at 6am. Plenty of seats available and a warm welcome to sit anywhere. Coffee and orange juice. Followed by Eggs Benedict with beef hash. Very large portion and delicious taste. Not rush to leave so read by book for...More

Thank alex c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location was perfect-right across the street from the Hotel Andaz. Open 24 hours a day; great burgers, fries, pancakes, eggs;

Thank Chertravelgirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How many restaurants can you find nowadays that are open 24 hours a day? Brian's 24 is, and the food is pretty good. I'd classify it as hearty rather than gourmet, but it's pretty solid American fare. Prices are about mid-range for a downtown place....More

Thank William L
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Every time we come to San Diego we have to have Brian’s 24. Food is great, great portions, and friendly staff. Did I mention the food is amazing. My wife and I love this place.

Thank harouth2018
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Loved our "southern" eggs benedict- biscuit, sausage, poached egg and sausage gravy!!! Everything we saw go by looked delicious! Also serves lunch and dinner!

Thank PaigeBu
Reviewed March 31, 2018

We were staying near this place and decided to go out for breakfast one morning. The place was humming which was a good sign. We were seated in a cozy window booth within 5 minutes despite the busyness and drinks were delivered right away (top...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best breakfast Ive had it was delicious and the portions were Huge. I ordered one of the burritos and tbh I didnt have lots of expectations but it was more tha worth it. I will definitely comeback with im in sd

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Pam W
May 6, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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