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Downtown Johnny Brown's

) #1,159 of 3,875 Restaurants in San Diego $$ - $$$ American, Bar
1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4102
+1 619-232-8414
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
29 Apr 2016
“Best onion rings anywhere”
24 Mar 2016
“Perfect lunch before Saturday's matinee ”
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American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4102
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Stopped by this restaurant while waiting to attend an event and so glad we did. Location is convenient to the Civic Theater, there was no waiting in line to be seated, and the onion rings were THE BEST!! The coating was light and crunchy; the...More

Thank 1happygirl2016
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I will go to lunch here before seeing a show. They have many locally brewed beers. The food and service is normally fast. If you're running late they will rush your food. I believe you can call ahead to reserve a table....More

Thank Craig E
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Location is great. It is in the plaza next to Civic theater. Food is good. Light menu and prices are in line with it's location. The board as you walk in says Happy Hour 4 - 6. However, the waiter informed us that it is...More

Thank ElmoSanDiego
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The location is very convenient for the Theater District. People watching at it's best. The service is marginal, especially after it gets busy. The real bad news? The place is a smidge on the dirty side. We were there before the evening crowd hit and...More

Thank Rander05
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Location across from Civic Center cannot be beat; however, go early before popular events and recognize that this is a BAR that serves a limited menu (but great craft beer) and proceed accordingly. We were quite entertained watching the parade of patrons attempt to find...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This was the perfect place for dinner prior to enjoying a play! My granddaughters love the food and our server was very fun and friendly

Thank mJaneTG57
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We have eaten here before the opera several times and it can be a challenge when there is a crowd. The food and drinks are very good -- we mostly do salads and sandwiches or tacos. Service is good even when they are crowded, but...More

Thank CarrollZahn
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We were very disappointed with our recent visit to TGI Fridays in downtown San Diego/Gaslamp. Being native San Diegans my husband and I were strolling downtown and decided to have lunch at TGI Fridays. This chain holds a special place for us since we met...More

Thank KatieCA
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My wife and I went for a light dinner at Downtown Johnny Brown's just before a performance at the San Diego Opera. The menu consisted of the usual pub type food and beer. Unfortunately a busload of tourists came in and the place was overwhelmed....More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 15 March 2015

This cute little deli/liquor store is a delight and wonderful neighborhood fine. Always have a clean atmosphere, delightful staff who remembers your orders from previous visits. The prices are very good and the overall experience is excellent. I highly recommend visiting if you are up...More

Thank Neillibin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-8414