Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gordonbierschrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (619) 688-1120
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4;00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Stephen La Fountain
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday night (8pm-11pm) on our Beer Garden. The bands we book range from reggae to rock 'n roll. On Saturday night's on the Beer Garden we have a DJ from 8pm-11pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camino Del Rio North
  • Public Transit: Trolley stops and bus stops are within walking distance. Easily accessible for Charger and Padres home games!
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking and self-parking lot are available.
A word from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego
At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Located in the heart of Mission Valley our restaurant and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (22)great for lunch (15)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (13)special occasion (10)great for brunch (9)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Server service BAD
    AV1006
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Server only came to the table to take drink orders, food orders, and was not seen until the end to give us the check. Someone in my party ordered a salad, asked for it and the server asked him if he wanted off the check, instead of bringing it out! Awful service! Will not be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food & service
    mick
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    enjoyed everything we were served. nice size servings on the happy hour menu. sweet potato fries are best i have had. really nice server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Experience & Management
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were at the restaurant for my 30th birthday. There was another party sitting near our table of approximately 30 woman, also there for a birthday celebration. They sang happy birthday to their friend. My table decided to do the same. After my friends sang to me, this somehow "enraged" the 30 table of angry black women. Up to 5 women approached our table and began yelling, cursing and wanting to fight, while the other women yelled at us from their table. The manager and security came over to intervene and had the nerve to ask our table to leave. Not once did anyone in our party get up from our seats to engage the angry mob. We decided to leave as the night was ruined. The manager refused to escort us outside and left us to fend on our own
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great dinner
    Madrosa
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This has always been a great spot for food. They have great beer and great food. What else can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    seanc623VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food and service are always great here. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gordon Biersch
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the nicest Gordon Biersch restaurants we have visited. Very friendly and attentive staff and great layout. We were 9 people an easily accommodated for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hot wings and salad!
    JenSVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Fun place to grab beer and good food. Valet parking is very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DM Foodie
    dmfoodie1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were a party of 8 celebrating my son's birthday. Our server Ashley was wonderful with attention to detail. We had a nice birthday celebration. Food was excellent especially mac and lobster.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went for brunch. Had a crab cake omelet which was very good and flavorful. Son had a kobe burger which he said was very good. He went quickly through their garlic fries. Unfortunately server was not very attentive. Only checked once to see how we were doing and to refill drinks. Took 15 minutes to for him to see we were done eating. Not the usual service we have been accustomed to with Gordon Biersch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lynne
    Butterflykisses
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I wanted a nice place to take hubby for his new promotion dinner. Reservations were easy to get online and from there the experience got even better. McKenzie was a fabulous waitress and we had an exhilarating time. I intend to come back for a happy hour and dinner. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch Bloody Mary Bar
    ExceedExpectation
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    You can make your own Bloody Mary. For $5 you get to call your Vodka. They bring you a glass with ice and vodka, you go to the bar and add the juice, fruit, veggies and spices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet friends
    CircuitlineVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good the service was attentive. Go a little early for diner and beat the rush. Have a nice time with friends
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu changes
    FitFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I am a Gordon Biersch Passport rewards member, so I do frequent their various concepts regulary, but it has been at least 6 months since my last visit, and the menu has definitely changed! While some of the old items are still on the menu my friend and I opted for some of the newer items, both of which, as well as the appetizer were lackluster. Overall, however, I love the concept, and the drinks are always great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego reviews archive.
  • Great beer and great food
    psyclopps
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I am not a huge fan of beer, but I can always enjoy a glass here. They do not skimp on the food either, the fish tacos and the chicken stir fry are some of my favorites. They have both dining and bar seating with the two area separated to eliminate distractions between the two. This one is conveniently located in Mission Valley near lots of shopping.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • North meets South
    outtolunch101
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great location in Mission Valley area of San Diego. We enjoyed meeting up with family from the north at this central location. We were seated promptly and had plenty of space at our table. The menu offers so many delicious choices; especially enjoyed the garlic seasoned French fries and the Fish and chips. A fun, upbeat place for a small or larger group. This choice made our Father's Day Sunday outing a treat for everyone. Thanks to the great, attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Perfect place for father's day brunch. Not crowded good food, good service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good brew AND good food!
    ChellieSD
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The waitresses are able to speak to the subtle changed between the brew options. The sweet potato fries were delicious and could've been dessert themselves with a brown sugar dusting and cream cheese frosting dip. The lobster/shrimp tacos were refreshing will definitely be my top choicw again next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WA JUST OK
    RENO
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I like the interior design of the restaurant, food wasn't good. Restaurant was to slow for us to not give a GOOD experience. I was expecting more, but that's only our opinion. Empty tables were dirty, floor was dirty, doesn't seen like staff wanted to be at work. At the end of the day, as a business owner/restaurant owner. your job is to provide the remarkable experience for everyone that walks in those doors.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent overall
    bakster21
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Was very impressed with the food selection and overall atmosphere - can't wait to visit again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food and service
    optioninvestor
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came here for Mother's Day, and were pleasantly happy GB could sit our party of 13 without any hesitation whatsoever. Restaurant wasn't crowded at all (we got here at the open), but quickly filled up thru lunch. To our surprise, they had a brunch menu, and a special Mother's Day three course menu with several choices for each. The food is always good every time we visit, and it's been large groups lately. The fare is always hot when served, and our waitress was sharp, very attendant, and ALWAYS patient (THANKS!). Will be coming back for our next group visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Friendly Staff
    Nalc93
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The service was exceptional, and the staff as a whole was friendly. So much so, that the manager even came out to ensure everything was to our liking. I had the beer battered fish with garlic fries, and would say it was better than the majority of restaurants in San Diego--including those seafood restaurants found near the beach. My girlfriend had the seared ahi tuna and loved the quinoa pilaf. Our food was on the table in a very timely manner, which was impressive given that we ordered in the middle of the dinner rush. I'm not a beer expert, but for what it's worth, I sampled eight beers and enjoyed all but one--Schwarzbier, I believe. The Maerzen and Blonde Bock, however, were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even though Gordon Biersch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2010
    Even though Gordon Biersch is a chain restaurant, the food and atmosphere was very good. Reminded me of the Albany Pump Station (a privately owned restaurant/brewery in upstate NY)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good service and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2010
    Always good service and good food at this GB. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2010
    Great food and service. Our table was ready when we arrived to celebrate a family birthday. The menu had something for everyone. Their "shot glass" desserts are amazing and a great way to top off our dinner with a little something sweet. Great for small or large groups. Not too loud, we were able to visit and enjoy the evening. All in all a GREAT experience. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent menu with helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2010
    Excellent menu with helpful waitress to guide through things to try (samplings) and where to focus for what we were looking for
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I were expecting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2010
    My wife and I were expecting a decent meal in a place that I considered not too 'upscale'. It turned out the steak was pretty good, and the fish was outstanding. The price was reasonable, not like the 'upscale' restaurants that are extremely overpriced. I would bet the 'upscale' food can't be any better than this. Plus, you can get a great beer or wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually I like the food at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2010
    Usually I like the food at Gordon Biersch, but this last experience was not up to my expectations. My friend and I both ordered the chicken and pear salad. The lettuce was limp, like it had been sitting too long, the dressing on the greens was bland and had no particularly flavor. The grilled chicken was good and flavorful but the salad part of the meal was boring. Yes, we could have, and perhaps should have, requested something else, but we were on a time limit and waiting for the kitchen to prepare another choice was not an option. On a positive note, the service (our server was Taryn) was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took two friends who had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/3/2010
    I took two friends who had helped me out when I broke my ankle. We all enjoyed our lunch very much.The food was great. I made the reservation on opentable.com and our table was ready immediately. We had three different entrees and each of us raved about their meal. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    The food was good and the servings were large. The cost is a little pricey for lunch - higher than I expected. I had the Jambalaya and it had a good kick to it - not for the faint of heart. It made me appreciate the bottomless beverages.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At first we were seated against
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    At first we were seated against a wall at the end of the restaurant. Difficult to get in. Requested a change. Very difficult. Set the mood. We had a party of 7. It was apparent that seating was a problem to achieve. We had reservation and had to wait. But, there was no one in the restaurant and there was no table prepared in advance for our reservations. The empty tables remained empty for a good while. They could have pushed two together. We sat in a booth. Food was good. Experience Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dinner meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Very enjoyable dinner meal with excellent service and food. Met with friends from out of town and had a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had an exceptional time! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    Had an exceptional time! The ambiance was wonderful, and the food was terrific. Their flexibility in adjusting menu items was outstanding. Overall wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good service, good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    very good service, good food, nice atmosphere for lunch....a bit noisy in the bar area..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoy going to GB time
    loubp
    Dined on 4/19/2010
    We enjoy going to GB time and time again because they are always accomodating and we can bring our kids there. There is always something for everyone and of course, the beer is a huge draw.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    The overall experience was very pleasant my husband enjoyed the pizza I had the fire grilled chicken linguine not that great. Other then that we didn't have to wait long at all there was no wait walked right in and got seated. A little disappointed in the choices of food but they had great beer and the pizza was pretty good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we went with our 3 kids, ages
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    we went with our 3 kids, ages 4, 6, 8 on Easter Sunday @ 1130 and had a freat time and everyone ate! Quite a feat for us. Love the beer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met with a group. Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    Met with a group. Appetizers were good and service was prompt. It was a bit noisy, but we expected that on a Friday evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a great time going here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/1/2010
    I had a great time going here for my friend's birthday. The food was ok, decent price, but I don't think that it made an impression enough for me to return. The service however was excellent. I had to change my reservation time 2x since our group was running late. Nonetheless the hostesses did not haggle us about it and sat us right away. The server was also excellent. She tended to our needs patiently, even though some of our friends were getting a lil too tipsy and annoying. The ambience was nice and lively. Overall, it was a good experience, mostly for the great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first visit to
    Jimbok64VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2010
    This was my first visit to this chain & it was disappointing. When I pulled up, a very large number of parking spaces in front of the restaurant were empty & reserved for "free" valet parking. After finding a spot about 12-14 rows of cars away, I entered the restuarant & was warmly greeted & seated promptly. However, it took a server about 10 minutes to stop at my table. By that time, I had already decided what I wanted & placed my order for the beef medallions with crab stuffed shrimp. When I recieved my meal, it was luke warm, the meat was on a wooden skewer & medium rare instead of medium, & the shrimp were miniscule with a small scoop of crab mixture on top. Since I had to catch a flight, I didn't have time to complain, but wish I did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It wasnt very family friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    It wasnt very family friendly on a friday evening. The whole restarunt was a bar. It was extremely loud. Food and service was good. Seating was extremely fast, others had a 45 min wait and with our online reservation we were seated as soon as we came in
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic