About Great Maple San Diego

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

1451 Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

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

Cross Street:
Cleveland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 255-2282

Website:
http://www.thegreatmaple.com/

Entertainment:
Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

Catering:
Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot and local street parking.

Public Transit:
Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.

Executive Chef:
Carmine Lopez

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

Great Maple San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (76)
Casual (55)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
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Comfort Food (47)
Fun (44)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Kid-friendly (26)
Hot Spot (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
People Watching (14)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Organic (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 20 hours ago

Great food. Parking is difficult.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Super plentiful food! We will be back. Lovely outdoor space. Great staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

El lugar esta bien, la comida es rica. El servicio es amable, sin embargo es muy tardado, la comida tardo mas de 30 minutos en llegar y al llegar no fue lo que esperabamos. Aun asi, lo recomendaría si te consideras una persona paciente

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good and the mimosa wasn’t bad.. although, I’d prefer a bottle and juice to poor my own. It was very busy; testimony to the food and value, but it was difficult to have a conversation without speaking loud.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Location looked like a converted diner, so I was a little hesitant upon arrival, but I have to admit the food was very tasty and exceeded expectations

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Always fantastic!! The food is super fresh and the drinks were great!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but pricey. Server attentive. We had an enjoyable time. LOVED the popovers!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Cozy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The best neighborhood restaurant around. Super great service, food and drinks.... perfect. Always the best place to be worth family and friends!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot with the most flavorful and I️ retesting combos. Comfort food for the modern age.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food and service is great. Though this time my pancakes were cold and had to look for my waitress for a coffee refill .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brought my parents who’re visiting from the East Coast and they were amazed by the food, service, and absolutely loved the experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place was a lot better than I anticipated! It was packed on a Saturday morning but with a reservation we were seated within 5 minutes of checking in. The French toast was amazing & it was huge! All of the food was delicious and we hardly waited very long for our meals. The Great Maple is a really cute place for brunch! We will return soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fried squash blossom popover was unique and delicious. The sides were just as delicious and well cooked as the main part of the meal. Portion sizes were generous and good value for the price. Maple bacon donuts are a must! We took more to go home. Service was excellent at each point (host, server, food runner) and our coffee was topped off frequently!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service and would definitely go back again!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The waitress was a little rude, and also the manager. We had a 5 month baby and they made it really hard for the mom. They wouldn’t bring a chair to put the baby’s chair which made her put the chair on the floor and they also had a problem with that. The baby’s chair was not allowed to be on the floor, but they didn’t even try to give her a solution.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Can’t wait to come back and try brunch! Awesome decor.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I always look forward to coming here, we had the Andouille Popovers, and the Beignets and and it was delicious! Service is really friendly and coffee is great. What's not to love?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was amazing, fun old place looks like it used to be a Denny's or Azar's or something. It was a fun Lively atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome food (see maple bacon donuts) but this place really stretches the wallet when you’re paying $18 for breakfast. $18 for two eggs hash w potatoes and some meat. $12 for 3 donuts. Again, great food, but the price point leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Maple bacon doughnuts are top notch. 🙌🏻

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was nice sitting outside. Not as loud. Busy as usual. The food came cold after we waited a long time. We could not reorder and wait again. The server did not care. She didn't try and make it right. We paid a lot for a terrible breakfast. I know it can be great! May try again. We will not have that server!
Our family is in the business, we know how it works! Never let a customer leave unhappy!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time for dinner and the whole family was pleased. There was something on the menu for each of us, one vegetarian, a meat eater, and 2 picky little eaters. Not to mention the season Dutch pumpkin pie was delicious! We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Organic, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although we had an Open Table reservation, we did have to wait about 20 minutes past that time. The food was quite good but the noise level was too high to really carry on a decent conversation. Therefore, I would not recommend going for Sunday Brunch/Lunch as we did.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Definitely worth the drive. Working our way through the menu and enjoying every bite!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful food. Have been here many times and never had a bad or even ok meal, always great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Waited 10 mins despite reservation. Hostess and waitress were alright in terms of customer service. One waiter did come over and assist us and he was nice. The food was incredible and makes up for the alright service. I would go back.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Busy brunch hangout. Expect lines. Very good food with excellent service. You'll want to order the Pickle Mary if only for the selfie.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing!! The best French Toast in the world. Our server Jenna was super friendly , helpful & FUN!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for the 1st time to celebrate my birthday. (They asked, when making the reservation if this was a special occasion & what the occasion was). They made no mention of it when we were there. Maple bacon donuts were great. Loved the coffee. Chilaquiles were a bit watery on bottom of dish = just ok. Waitress was very pleasant.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good, but served barely warm. Yummy maple bacon donuts. Anything with bacon is a winner. Loved the vibe of the decore. Too loud though, too difficult to have a conversation during crowded breakfast service. Staff very polite and efficient.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always delicious and a great experience. Indulge wand order the donuts!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Te presionan mucho para terminar

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great Maple has great burgers and the donuts are amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great brunch menu very tasty and creative food!!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic place! Never had a bad experience

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Delicious and great service. Parking can be hard to find, plan ahead but definitely worth it!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I had a reservation for noon. I arrived on time, but had to wait 5 or so minutes for a table for 4. Pretty busy on a Monday.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Came specifically for the maple bacon doughnuts and they did not disappoint. Service was great, although probably should not have sat outside because there were a lot of flies.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Even with a reservation and getting there five minutes prior, the hostess made us wait about 10 minutes while she sat customers who were there without reservations. I realize there was a crowd, but that’s why I made the reservation. I think once here is enough.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great price quality. We've never had a bag meal her and the price is really reasonable. The menu is always great, with many things one wishes to eat.

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