Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Sorrento Mesa | San Diego, California
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Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Sorrento Mesa
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

9675 Scranton Rd
San Diego, California United States 92121 [ print map ]
858 587 2739

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Hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am-9pm; Fri 11:30-10pm


Mayor: Barreras (2) | Taps: 6-25 | Bottles: 3+


Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Sorrento Mesa

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Beer Available At Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Sorrento Mesa (arranged by most recent)
Karl Strauss Off The Rails 83, Karl Strauss Tower 20 Double IPA 92, Karl Strauss Mosaic Session Ale 91, Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale 52, Karl Strauss Fullsuit Belgian-Style Brown Ale 87, Karl Strauss Wreck Alley Imperial Stout 97, Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA 83, Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale 82, Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light 14
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13 reviews for Karl Strauss Brewing Company - Sorrento Mesa
 Ambiance  98%
 Service  75%
 Selection  51%
 Food  79%
 Value  68%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  74%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | March 4, 2009
(Visited 07/2008): This Strauss location is on the north end of SD not too far off the 805. Parking is fairly plentiful outside of peak hours.

The exterior is very pretty, with seating in a Japanese garden. There is a pond with fish and turtles, and hanging plants around. The inside has curved tables, mirrors and a small bar near the entrance.

The beer list is decent. Strauss has around 8 beers on draught with a couple seasonals. The beers are available in a sampler. They are average for the most part but a couple of the seasonals are solid.

Service on a weekday night was good. The server was knowledgeable about the beers in the sampler as well as the seasonal beers that were not on the menu.

The food at KS is pretty good. My dinner was the mac and cheese and it was enjoyable.

Overall this place earned points for the atmosphere and food where I can overlook not being a big fan of their run-of-the mill beers.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | August 29, 2013
What a lovely place, just like landing somewhere in Asia. Great beers, did not eat. Personnel superb. Worth visiting.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill  (85) South Carolina | July 1, 2014
Nice menu. Great venue with the pub open to the Japanese garden. Small, U-shaped bar seats about 12. Lots of tables on various levels both inside and outside. Sufficient flat screen TV for sports viewing, although the boomy sound system should be improved. Beer flights available. Adequate free parking.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel  (83) Encinitas, California | July 15, 2007
One of the most beautiful restaurants, because of the Japanese garden and coi pond outside, yet a very relaxing down-to-earth crowd. A couple of beers are good like the Hefe, Jeff and Jerrís hootch, but I recommend the sampler for RBerís. The food is good and prices can be a little high, so I recommend the chicken strip appetizer as a meal.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball  (57) El Cajon, California | September 25, 2012
Visited here July 2012 for the Sunday brunch. The ambience is pretty cool, with the Japanese Garden setting. The building is looking a little run down compared to 15-20 years ago. Most of the beers on tap are from Karl Strauss. The buffet was a very good value.
54
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
trokini  (56) San Diego, California | February 7, 2006
Phenomenal setting in a Japanese garden. Their Sunday brunches are really good. Karl Strauss is all that is served, but they do treat you to some of their brews that you canít find anywhere else.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321  (54) San Diego, California | May 10, 2009
Attended the Karl Strauss From Beach to Brewery fest on May 9th. Tons of different beers on tap, 20+. Great ratio of guys to girls, it was about 50/50. Everybody there was really nice, even the security! The extra taster ticket were a little steep, 5 bucks for a 10oz cup when you ran out of taster tix. Good thing my buddy Kevin was working.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980  (42) Athens, Georgia | July 6, 2008| Updated September 18, 2008
Pretty cool setting with a huge japanese garden. Itís pretty obvious this used to be a sushi/hibachi place. Food was pretty good and the beer was decent. All of the food I tried was good, and the portions were large. Overall, Iíd say this is a good neighborhood place, but not really a beer destination. Not too many minuses, but not too many pluses either.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn  (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | June 22, 2005| Updated November 22, 2011
Beautiful Japanese garden surrounding the the Koi pond. Good food and plenty of it, but it ainít cheap. Service is good even though it gets pretty busy at lunch time. Good selection of house brews, but they are kind of light. Beer for people who donít like beer, the yuppie crowd. 8/13/10 Over the years, most of Karlís beers have improved considerably. 11/22/11 Good selection of house brews, with som really good seasonal and special releases.
60
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla  (13) La Mesa, California | May 7, 2006
Awesome food, great atmosphere. Their beer isnít really anything to go nuts over, but itís on par with most microbreweries. I work close to here but canít get anywhere near it at lunch time. Itís a zoo. Plus, I donít need to be teasing myself by going to a brewery for lunch and settling for iced tea. But for dinner, this place has good food. Love the Johnsonville Sausage Platter.

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