Great Maple San Diego

4.8
3035 Reviews
$30 and under
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. Open for Outdoor dining!
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4.7
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4.5
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced and service was just okay.

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vipMarkK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top five breakfast places in San Diego!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was seated right away with our reservation, Kate was our server, she was super friendly & helped us make our dinner selections. All of our dishes were OUTSTANDING!! And had to eat 1 maple bacon donut (plus 2 to go for later!) will for sure be back!

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Mgkern1950
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were outdoors and the street noise was very loud. My husband wasn't impressed with his French Dip sandwich, but I had the Brisket sandwich and it was delicious. Portobello fries were ok--outside crust a bit mushy. Our waitress was new but did a great job. Very friendly.

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ScottA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great good. Definitely would recommend the place.

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vipJimH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my No. 1 must-visit restaurant each time that I am in San Diego. The BLTs are the best BLTs in the world. And the french toast might be even better.

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vipWilliamC
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great people. A must stop for everyone who either lives in San Diego or is visiting. The restaurant epitomizes the “Best of San Diego “ in every sense of the word.

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vipKathleenC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy going to Great Maple. The staff is very friendly and the service they provide is excellent. The food is outstanding.

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JeffB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great fresh food and service! Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time experience here. Portions huge! Staff were excellent and lovely. Looking forward to going back.

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EstefaniaR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious (big portions) and the vibe was very cool!

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vipCinderellaManJJ
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Definitely make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AngelicaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Staff were great. The drinks were creative and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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vipLuvitaliano
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Classic American food with a twist. Always have a great meal here. And the addition of the outside eating area makes the place even more special!

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Maura
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! They have something for everyone and the ambience is great. I love coming here, I found it on open table and took my whole family the next time. It’s a must if you’re visiting or a local.

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KLee
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The calamari is the best ever!!!!!!! And Taylor , our server, was outstanding!! So welcoming and gracious! We thoroughly enjoyed her and commend her skills in serving us a fantastic lunch!
Loved the whole event!

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KayR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. Maya was the hostess with a fun personality. Jamie was our server, she made great recommendations and we all tried one. The Waffle Lollipops were gone super quick. And the Lump crab cake was so delicious. I will definitely come back just for that alone.

I hope you are able to keep the extended outdoor dining. That is nice to be outdoors in the good weather. Overall, really enjoyed our brunch.

Not your issue though we had 3 ambulances go by in our time there. Part of outdoor dining. LOL

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vipAdriana
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! I brought my little cousin here for his birthday and he loved it!

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Kimberly
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Late lunch with a friend. We were seated quickly. Entire parking lot was turned into a dining area which made parking difficult on a Sunday. Would have preferred sitting indoors as it was a really warm day but the outdoor dining area was well thought out and shaded. Was disappointed when I learned restaurant stopped serving Allagash White but my Mai Tai was really good. Food and service was great!

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SueR
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch

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BrianaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food! Huge portion sizes.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of Bloody Mary’s for brunch. The cooked to order Maple Bacon Doughnut was absolutely delicious and easily large enough to share. Both entrees were exceptionally delicious.

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DevinD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely try the mushroom fries and the salted caramel pork ribs, and if not the first time you go, then definitely the second. We ended up picking a rather quiet time slot, and were attended to as such - quickly. We ordered the maple bacon doughnuts for dessert and I’d say at least 4 adults could share one plate. No issue with the portion size, it was just that we were adequately filled and think it would definitely be a good size for a brunch plate. A good crowd ending up showing as we were there, and we think the restaurant attracted a cool 😎 crowd. We noticed people were dressed more semi casual which is definitely our style, and to each his or her own. Hope you enjoy your experience, I believe you might. Thanks for reading this review.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We weren’t sure who our initial server was and several servers ended up waiting on us. It took a little long to get our drinks but the food came out fast and was good. The maple bacon glazed donuts were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience overall and will be back. The staff was a little flustered with shift changes and breaks which caused some confusion but nothing worth “complaining” about just giving and honest opinion. Everyone in our group was full and happy so thank you.

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vipMixed
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal, service was great, food very tasty with well thought out flavor combinations and textures.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talk about knock your socks off! A dining experience for us begins in the parking lot however Great Maple turned their parking lot into outdoor dining area. We found a parking spot nearby without having to circle the area too much, granted this was on a weekday and not the weekend but it’s San Diego so parking is expected to be a scavenger hunt. When we walked in the door we were greeted by a very friendly hostess! We arrived about 15 minutes before our reservation but were seated immediately. Every single employee here were actively working their tail off ensuring their customers had what they needed in a timely manner. We expected to wait awhile to order and get our food as that seems to be the norm in SD, we were delightfully surprised that we ordered our drinks and food and everything arrived quickly! Servers were attentive and even though the place was busy as heck, the plate presentation was perfect! We enjoyed our experience here and will definitely be back!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bacon maple donut is amazing! I had the vegan hash and it was delicious. The portions are huge!

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Sandiego
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I live in the neighborhood and been wanting to try this place so did so on my birthday but to be honest, I dont get why people like this place. The menu seemed fairly tame and the food quality was really basic and average. The pancakes didnt taste anything special, they poured a glob of peanut butter on my daughters - so unattractive she didnt even want to eat them. Her poached eggs were undercooked and cold and my other daughter's blue berry pancakes were a stretch. they were pancakes and tecnically there was about 10-15 blueberries on top and nothing else - the presentation sucked and the food quality was just average. The prices are way out of line with the product and experience. Service was average - nothing special. My kids didnt even finish thier hot chocolate! My kids didnt like the food or place and thats a first - damn, who doesnt like brunch? They love park house just blocks away but this place - they dont want to go back and I dont see the point given so many other great options. I took a friend with me and they didnt like it either - just overall a bummer of an experience.

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BeatriceL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food but HUGE portions. Be prepared to eat.

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vipSandraV
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service!!!! Great adult beverages!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, food, and drinks. Love it!

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Happykt
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I reserved for a party of 6 on a Saturday for outside seating. It was a very hot day but thought the cool breeze would help. The restaurant was extremely busy and it took a while for our server to greet and take our order. Our server was pleasant and acknowledged our small dog which was nice. The food and drinks were good but I did notice they changed their drink menu a bit. (I miss the One Armed Bloody Mary they use to offer) My only complaint would be that the area where we were seated had BLACK umbrellas to shade the guests and in another section/area had white canopies. My group was melting under the black umbrellas. There were no fans and the are seemed unfinished in comparison to the nice white canopy areas. Overall I will be back but will request different seating.

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msidedrive
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

When I lived in Hillcrest, around eight years ago, I spent a lot of time at Great Maple. I haven’t been there in five years and I was excited to get back. That excitement quickly faded.

As I entered, I was almost ran over by a staff member that was in such a hurry she didn’t care who or what was in the way. As we proceeded to our table, the busser was hitting people with their trays.

Once we settled in, it took our waiter 10min before they acknowledged us for the first time.

The whole night went down a spiraling path, but the only saving grace was the food. It was still delicious and flavorful, which I was thankful for. But, I will think twice about coming back.

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JeannieC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, splendid service, had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary. Special thanks to Jess for being so very sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Served hot water on a hot day. Literally had to beg for ice water. Server was inattentive. Food was so so. They increased the price of the food to pay their servers more, and now it seems like the team doesn’t care whether they get a tip or not. Very sad.

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NatalieP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my very first time here and I decided to bring along my little sister and grandmother too! The food was amazing, the lattes were “on point” and the service could not have been better. I always base my experience from the minute we walk in the door and I definitely felt noticed, immediately. We were sat down right away and it did not take long to receive our food. I would most definitely return, next time with mom and dad too!

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mclara
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience4

A little slow but great.

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Great Maple San Diego is rated 4.8 stars by 3035 OpenTable diners.

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