Great Maple San Diego

4.7
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2507 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
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victoriak
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place for brunch. Recommending to make reservations, it does get busy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely world class. Just go.

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MMSPSD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is diverse and the worst problem is deciding what not to get this time. The wine list is not huge, but is well focused with excellent pairings for any meal at a variety of price points. Service was outstanding, and our server struck a great balance with coming by and checking at the right times and just often enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our experience was okay for such a well known staple.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The waitress was nice but service was poor. She forgot to bring out my drink. She used terms of endearment which made me a little uncomfortable. She didn’t mention my friends order could choose the sides so she got whatever was given. Also I made a reservation days in advance and I still had to wait for my table.

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GregoryB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the BLT sandwich which was served on flimsy focaccia bread, which resulted in the sandwich falling apart the moment I picked it up. So, which the components of the sandwich were very tasty, I had to eat the components with a knife and fork. The french fries were very good Hot and crisp

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LynnH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

A little disappointed this time. Our portabella starter arrived AFTER our entre.

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NancyP
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. We had the beignets, squash blossom popover and breakfast pot pie!! All were delicious! Highly recommend this place and this location!!

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AbbeyW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The line was super long but we had a reservation so it only took about 10 min to get a table. The waitress took our orders quickly and the food showed up in no time. 10/10 would recommend!

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Waneda
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here during Friday lunch and the service and food were exceptional. We ordered their Chilaquiles, deviled eggs, maple bacon, brisket plate and their grass fed burger with truffle fries. Everything was perfect! We will be returning for dinner service in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Visual presentation matched taste and quality. Since moving here 2 years ago, my husband and I have never had a bad experience coming here for a meal.

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CHRISTAF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loud - but great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious! You have to try the Maple Bacon Donuts—they are homemade and to die for. The severs are always personable and attentive.

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RoseK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. We always enjoy our food and ambiance and service at Great Maple in San Diego.

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Lolo
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rough Start But a Bacon Finish!

Waited for more than 10 minutes for menus and a greeting BUT our server more than made up for it after apologizing. The food was crazy crazy in terms of the flavors and presentation. Our maple bacon donuts were under cooked but we still ate the glaze and bacon around the plate. Will go back. A bit pricey but unique.

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JenP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bit of a wait even with reservations but as always, the food was spectacular and service was good despite it being very busy! I'll keep coming back for sure!

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MCYinSD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delightful time, and both the standard menu items and seasonal specials are worthwhile.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don’t live in San Diego, so we rarely get to go. But when we are in San Diego, I’ll schedule my whole day around going to Great Maple! The food never disappoints, and the service is always great. If I could eat the bacon maple donuts every day, I would...

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vipBeansky
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love it there. Service was a little slow this particular night but the waitress must have had a few too many tables - drinks came out way after appetizers. Forgivable because everything else is so great.

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vipjachancock
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Great Maple was outstanding! I have never had a bad meal here, and I highly recommend this restaurant! The popovers are my favorite, but really anything is good. Of course, if you are a first timer, you have to try the maple bacon donuts, they really are amazing!

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Gaetanl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Notre meilleur repas à San Diego ! Nourriture de qualité.

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CheriC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It has outstanding food. Be sure to make reservations for breakfast and lunch!

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vipshainh
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, excellent service and a great menu. The Barramundi plate was very well balanced, the cherry tomatoes added just the right acidity. While the fish was well seasoned it was a little overcooked and some parts tended to mushy. Must say, this was the only occasion of any criticism of the cooking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and good food.

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Alicia
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing except for waiting an additional 30 minutes after our confirmed reservation time.

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vipJerryA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Made a reservation. The staff made us wait for 45 minutes additional. Why walk ins were be taken prior to a reservation made weeks in advance is beyond me.

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ChristinaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was incredibly crowded, which is normal for a Sunday, but because they had the patio shut down for a private event, need the rest of restaurant that much more busy. Even though I planned ahead and made a reservation for 12 p.m., they were not able to seat us until 12:35 p.m. we didn't receive service right away, and then it took forever for my drink to arrive. Our poor server did the best she could, but service was really slow. The food is always really great here, but it is a little bit expensive in my opinion. 100% recommend making a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Long wait even with a reservation.

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ToniG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious whenever we come here. The portions of food are BEYOND ample.

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vipLuvitaliano
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Simple food prepared in an unsimple way! Delicious and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was great and the restaurant was clean overall. Unfortunately the food was just ok and for the price I would have thought it would have been better. One out of four of us were satisfied with our meal. It’s a cool spot, but probably won’t go back.

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vipFoodielicious
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service good, don’t really have any complaints, I would definitely return.

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raislinn
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

THIS IS ONLY FOR VALENTINES PRIX FIXE:
$260 got 2 people 1 "amuse bouche" appetizer (4 pieces of cheese about the size of a quarter or smaller and some bread/crisps), appetizer, entree, small dessert. I had the beet and goat cheese salad for an appetizer and vegan carrot curry for entree, my friend had lobster bisque for appetizer and soy soaked sea bass for entree, we both had cheesecake for dessert. We also had 5 drinks between us, 4 margaritas and 1 espresso martini. The food was meh, the margaritas were sweet, not strong, and it just felt like a crazy amount of money for the quality for eating at a diner. it's a diner, not fine dining. I've never been during normal hours or not on a holiday- I might try it but the quality of food for the price really turned me off of this place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s menu never fails.

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LMass
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food all the time! Love the ambiance, enjoy people watching and seeing what others are eating. Bacon donut is a must have. Kale salad like no other.
It’s often busy, but the servers are always attentive and so great job.
Coffee is excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere food and ambiance ! Will come back next time I’m in California

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Sparkle
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and good service. Very loud place. Make sure you have reservations before you go.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that you can make a reservation. I met friends here on a Sunday morning and had forgotten that the Hillcrest Farmer's Market was going on. Thankfully I had made a reservation and we were seated promptly. Everything I have had is delicious. I love the scrambles. My friend had has with chimicurri. It was great. The star of the meal of course were the maple bacon donuts. I live for these. They are warm and sweet with saltiness added from the bacon.

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MarianaC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was not impressed .
The food lacked a lot of flavor & it’s more presentation than anything .
The plates look very tasty but they are not !
I had a Smoked Brisket hash ...
The Brisket was cold , fried kale had a sauce that had no taste , the potatoes were good .
The beignets were good , but nothing extraordinary.
My son had chilaquiles , they were mushy .
We had coffee and didn’t like it .
The apple juice was very good .
The place was busy , so the service was poor .
I would not go back and I won’t recommend this place at all .

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vipSDHD
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service!

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