Great Maple San Diego

4.7
1767 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a modern American eatery featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list.
Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. Cheers
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Breakfast

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am

Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 255-2282
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carmine Lopez
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Catering
Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cleveland
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Parking details
We have a parking lot and local street parking.
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Public transit
Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.
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Entertainment
Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1767 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Wonderful, tasty food.
Appetizers fun.
Main courses test and generous.
Interesting merging of tastes.
Pleasant, helpful staff.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First visit to Great Maple...and I loved it! Michele was my server, and I knew it was gonna be a good experience when she suggested the Lemon Lavender Mimosa. It was excellent! I followed that with the silver dollar pancakes with eggs and bacon. Simply delicious! But if you have a big appetite, go for the French toast logs....they're huge!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic, large portions. Mild wait but worth it. No AC though (repair techs on site). Made it very uncomfortable. Service was excellent t as always!! We'll be back!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We normally like this restaurant. Unfortunately, today it seemed over crowded and we were rushed by our server. I was never asked if I wanted a refill on my coffee (which I did!), and she came up to us and asked us if she could bring us the check after we had been there for 37 minutes. So, that was kind of lame. Food as usual is very good, not great. The cocktail selection for brunch is good. We will continue to come, as this was an unusual experience—usually we get excellent service there, it has a lot of options, and its central location make it worth coming.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service A+++++

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. Always filling and we share meals! Donuts are a must!! All mimosas are amazing!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

3 birthdays

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service good. Noise level almost unbearable. Will not return to this location.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

There potato cake is more cake than potato. The French toast, maple bacon donuts and beignets are all heavy. They land in your stomach with a thud. The bacon dishes all benefited from the great bacon. The breakfast potatoes (fingerlings) were very good. I hear the fried chicken is good but I didn’t try it

The place was so noisy we had problems having a conversation at a small table.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Took my friends here for the first time yesterday and they loved it! I’m a regular eater of the brisket popover. Also love the decor and the service was great. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing service and even better food

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We had a great brunch! Food was amazing as usual, bahn mi sandwich and the smoked short rib hash - both excellent! Service was great, had a wonderful server who was attentive! We sat outside, a little loud, but it was Sunday Funday, everyone was in a great mood!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Recommend adding more vegan choices to the menu. Especially for breakfast and dinner

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Awesome place

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

It was good !

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I have eaten at Great Maple many times and left extremely happy. Yesterday was a huge disappointment. Service was slow. The restaurant was very noisy. They were unable to serve the beef brisket popover because they said they were out at 11:30 am. Since we ordered another popover, I am assuming they were out of the beef brisket and not the popover. Really? The food was not as well prepared as it has been on previous visits. I hope this was an exception, and not the trend.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Been here a few times, food and service is great. The egg white and avo toast is a bit pricey for what you get. French toast, bacon donuts are a must try! As are the chilaquiles :)

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2018

This was our second visit to Great Maple. We were excited to return but felt that the service and aspects of the food were lacking. We went for brunch and sat outside. As we were sitting, what looked like the manager and another sever, were cleaning most of the other dirty empty tables. They were acting that we were not even there, shouting across the patio about break time and different schedules. It was so weird and crass. Our main server was giving the bare minimum in terms of attention and personality. It took us going into the restaurant several times to get her to come outside and help us.
The food was a mix. The beignets and French toast were great, the egg dishes had cold potato hash browns and cold toast and just felt uninspired. I don’t know if we will be back.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Very noisy which isn’t a huge deal if you don’t plan on having a deep conversation with your table-mates. Not the best for catching up with old friends though.

Food was delicious and so were the drinks

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was very tasty and well prepared. The only thing we were a "little" disappointed with was the super small size of the scones. We ordered one planning to split it prior to our main brunch orders (French Toast Logs and filled popover) expecting a regular sizes scone but were surprised when it was so small.

Other than that it was great and would definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great Maple was amazing. I booked through open table so I didnt have a 30 minute wait like all the other people standing around outside. The staff were nice and service was super quick. The food was amazing! Not only did it look and taste great it was also huge. Great value for money.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

If you are a foodie, this place is a must. We went for Saturday brunch. The restaurant was at full capacity and we were seated in the patio area. That turned out to be absolutely perfect as the noise level inside the restaurant was what you would expect with the full crowd. We were greeted by our server almost immediately and had our drinks and first course, beignets which I would highly recommend, brought to the table within a few minutes. Service was perfect, food was even better. Order the Maple Bacon donuts to go!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Four adults and one child went to Great Maple on Sat July 28. We had a reservation for 8:00 and I’m so glad we did. The restaurant was almost full by 8:30. Definitely get there when they open, or make a reservation! I had a special; BLT quiche. Although it was lukewarm in temp when served it was still delicious. My husband had a typical 2 egg breakfast that he enjoyed. My daughter had blueberry pancakes that she shared with her son, they finished the plate. My son-in -law had the smoked brisket hash and he was a happy camper. He raved about it all the way to the airport! Service was great, our coffee cups werecontinuously refilled. I would definitely go back and would love to try a bacon maple donut!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great food. Variety to pick from. Great list of appetizers.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great seasonal selection! The halibut tacos were phenomenal! Go on a Friday after 6pm and they do a complimentary champagne toast! Great service and ambiance. Good for kiddos, we took ours. A little loud for our son but he managed and really liked his dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Needs to have gluten free bread option. Other than that everything is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Delicioso y todos súper amables

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

All of the food was flawlessly prepared. Our server (Emil?) greeted us about 10 minutes after we sat down--not a big deal, but it seemed a bit too long. Everything happened quickly after that. Main seating area was full---it is noisy and a bit challenging to carry on a conversation with a table-mate without raising one's voice.

All this being said...we'll be back.

Being able to reserve via Open Table is a big plus.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I’ve dined at GM a gazillion times. The location, decor, and menu are fantastic. HOWEVER...once more tables (x2?) were crowded into an otherwise lovely space its ambiance tanked. Too loud. Too crowded. No intimacy whatsoever. It used to be special. It’s now a hip, loud, albeit tasty diner. #sad

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This was our favorite place for brunch until this last visit... hostess was beyond rude... And we had a reservation... Ruined my BD brunch basically before it started... Missed a lot of extra liquor and food profit by making me wait until all 4 of our cars found parking and everyone walked back to the restaurant... before customer service was dead it used to be the diners choice to wait for the whole party or sit and have drinks and snacks, (ie added revenue) but the militanat hostess obviously doesn't care about revenue... Only being in charge... We won't be back...ever!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food, great service! I went with my husband, mom and sister and 6 month old daughter who still needs to stay in the car seat. They were able to accommodate us without any problem. It’s one of my favorite spots in San Diego

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

great food asn service A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The staff was amazing. We were running late, so I called to inform them that we were coming, just running late and they were so gracious and held our table with no issues. Food was exceptional as always and very friendly waiter.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The service and food was great. The noise level was painful.

That said, when we asked that the music be turned lower, the server complied.

Maybe they can find a way to make the to room more quiet-conversation friendly

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food fell flat this time

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We had a very nice brunch, seated early, with great service. Chorizo scrambled was quite good as was the scallion pancake. Scones were very nice but small. Silver dollar pancakes could have been really the size of a silver dollar and crispy around the edges. Not sure why they are called silver dollar pancakes since they were the opposite. Cream, butter, and syrup were great. Bloody Mary was quite good but none of the 6 choices was very unique.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was on the bland side unfortunately. Portions are big but disappointed with the taste. We had the Louisiana purchase popover, house smoked beef brisket hash, one armed mary, lavendar lemonade and beignets. Best items were the lemonade and the beignets. I've had the french toast logs previously and that was tasty.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was delicious! I've been to the one in Newport Beach, and this did not disappoint. The only issue is parking - they have a very small lot and very little available parking nearby. We had to drive around for a while to find a spot, so make sure to leave extra time for that! Also highly recommend a reservation!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food every time!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Delicious food and good portions. I will definitely be back.

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