Great Maple San Diego

4.7
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2389 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may look like a cute little dinner from the outside. You would think just basic diner food. That is not the case at all. The menu has a few select dishes. There were 3 people in our party and we each tried something different. Not one complaint. The dishes had a beautiful presentation. I had the Salted Caramel Slow Cooked Pork Ribs. You do not need the sharp knife they bring out to cut it. It was so tender and melts in your mouth. The potatoes under it are next level. My husband had the Shepherd's Pie. He didn't talk much because he was too busy eating it. Our friend enjoyed the special of the day, which was a pork loin.

Our waitress was so pleasant. She was very attentive and always had a smile.

This is definitely a place we will come back to when in the area.

CB
Western NC
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the wait!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the environment perfect for a client business lunch. Will be back!

s
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Very nice staff that seem happy there. Good innovative menu

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. If you are looking for the fried chicken on the doughnuts, don't go to hillcrest for it. The only place i was told was the UTC.

G
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This location is the best definitely. Host and servers are super attentive. The food always great. Definitely you can’t go wrong!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great, but the maple & bacon doughnuts are awesome.

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Half of my plate was cold other half warm. Took 3 asks to get cream for coffee and received our appetizer after our meals arrived. Staff seemed overwhelmed with volume of customers.

JP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! One of our best Thanksgiving dinners...ever!

s
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fabulous thanksgiving dinner. Thanks you

K
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Maple 🍁 never disappoints! We went on Thanksgiving day for their Prix fixe menu. I had the crab 🦀 cakes as my appetizer and they were outstanding. The lobster 🦞 bisque looked luscious, but no buyer’s remorse. I’ve craved those crab cakes ever since! I opted for the traditional turkey 🦃 entree with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy and cranberry relish, all of which was flavorful and filing. I couldn’t finish my desert or coffee. Did I mention we ordered a bottle of delicious Sauvignon Blanc? Great Maple 🍁 is an upscale restaurant ran by an experienced and talented team. It’s particularly festive during the holidays and for special occasions. And they have parking 🥂

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The menu that they advertised on their website at the location I went was not the correct menu. This was for Thanksgiving.

OT
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, CREATIVE food !

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! The brunch options for thanksgiving were FANTASTIC!

BS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a Holiday, the wait for our reservation was very reasonable. We had a great Family Brunch. Thanks again

RG
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The portions are huge. The food always awesome. The staff is outstanding. We go for special events.

WC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Imaginative/ creative cuisine at its finest. Superb, attentive service

M
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very loud. Hard to talk to each other during the meal. Service was great. Food just ok.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went in for breakfast with my family on my birthday. Two of us ordered cocktails, which were fantastic! Noise level was intense, I could barely hear the people at my own table. It was very warm in there for some reason. I’m glad I made a reservation because it was nuts in there. The meal I got was the Louisiana purchase, it was ok. For being something inspired by cuisine in Louisiana, it lacked flavor. Probably wouldn’t go back.

AL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with fabulous food and outstanding service.

s
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The outside reminds one of a Denny's or similar diner and once inside you still have some remnants of this style inside mixed in with modern touches from Great Maple. The food however definitely is not your anything like your local diner! To start, we noshed on some great starters, mini popovers, truffle fries and brie, and fig focaccia. YUM! Then we ordered the salted caramel, you're reading that right, pork ribs and the chateaubriand which were both awesome! Finished it off with a decadent creme brulee cheesecake and pumpkin spice custard pie. Ooooooh boy - absolutely fantastic!

AF
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we’ve had has always exceeded our expectations. The service is impeccable. They even have vegan choices. Our daughter is vegan do when she visits us we always take her here. Our daughter loves this restaurant!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to this location a handful of times for breakfast and dinner & both are delicious. The beignets are to die for - if you don’t think you have enough room for them, you do! Drinks are always great too. I ordered the GM Honey Mule which came in this super cute gummy bear shaped glass.

J
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Unbelievably loud at Sunday brunch. Not the place for a quiet meal (at least at that hour) . Food as always is excellent, service attentive, but good grief it is a noisy place.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. It was a bit too loud in there.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I come to this location regularly and this was the last time. The food quality has depleted the drinks have lost they special taste. I usually get the Louisiana purchase and the shrimps use to be a good size now their salad shrimps nothing special anymore. The sausages are hard as rocks it’s like rubber. The orange slice in my mimosa had dirt on it. The service has depleted also. Our server saw us 3 times. Once to take the order once when I flagged him down because I didn’t receive my eggs. And finally i flagged him down again to get the check. You had an angle and you had uniqueness but now you’re off my list.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Maple bacon donuts are everything

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - the original Great Maple restaurant here in San Diego. Food quality is outstanding- fresh ingredients with some really unique menu items. The ambience was great - comfortable and intimate,Fog City Diner feel - I’m coming back for more!!!!

LS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very crowded and noisy. Not a place to have a conversation. However, the food is excellent and the service was outstanding. We will return but at a quieter time rather that Saturday.

JL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Perfect portions or giant French toast portion (enough to share). The service is great, the ambiance is nice. Make a reservation for sure. The only thing that is very annoying is the noise. It is SO loud! I think it’s because it’s smaller and it’s packed!! If there was a way to bring the noise level down, that would be ideal.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overly priced for okay “hyped up” food. Wouldnt seat party while I was searching for parking even though there were 10 open tables

IP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As visitors from the UK, we virtually chose this at random via Google as it was relatively close to where we were staying at the Handlery Hotel. Excellent and slightly unusual menu, good quality food and excellent. The only thing to slightly spoil it (and it was slightly) was that there were a couple of noisy groups of young people who were not doing anything wrong but just a little loud.
However, we will definitely recommend this place.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice. Good food. Price was reasonable but not a great value

JZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service was great. Overall this is a gem.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was great!! My favorite place for a special occasion !!

KM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, excellent service, and the food- wow. We got an order of maple bacon donuts (SO WORTH IT) and each of the types of popovers. I would eat the brisket popover again and again. Can’t wait to go back and try everything else on the menu! The service was efficient, very friendly staff, definitely a new favorite.

BR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. What a Jem, great appetizers, wonderful entree. Such a great staff.

K
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting choices for great breakfast, brunch, and lunch. $10 for nine fresh, hot begnietes (freshly made french donut-like yummy pillows) such a great start. Full bar. Best beef burger in all of San Diego. Juicy, hot, so much flavor, and a must-get "carmelized onions" for an additional dollar.
OpenTable point a no brainer extra!! Enjoy, we did!

ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place after a quick search and in a hurry to find a lunch spot. This place did NOT disappoint. We loved the cool vibe and look of this little cafe. The food was delicious, hearty, and unique. They had a lot of different options for "blunch" as they called it. We left full and satisfied. We are not familiar to the area so we were to happy to find this gem.

L
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing...the food...the service, etc. And so glad we made reservations!