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Ballast Point Brewing Company

4.5
4.5
1052 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery

Ballast Point Miramar is now open for indoor and outside dining!

In order to better serve you, our guest, we have adjusted our kitchen hours:
• Sunday-Monday 11am-7pm
• Tuesday-Saturday:
o First service 11am-3pm
o Second service 5pm-9pm
o Abbreviated menu available 3pm-5pm

Here are some of the steps we’ve taken to create the safest environment for you and your loved ones:

Cleanliness and sanitation: Dedicated team members will be sanitizing counter surfaces, restrooms, door handles, and tables and chairs between every seating.

Mobile ordering: We’ve implemented QR codes at every table, which are set to display our beer and food menu in real time.

We cant wait to see you again!

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Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, Californian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 790-6901

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chuy Hernandez

  • Catering

    Book all of your special occasions in one of four beautiful private dinning rooms. Please Call (858)790-6901 for further details regarding our special event options.

  • Private party facilities

    Book all of your special occasions in one of four beautiful private dinning rooms. Please Call (858)790-6901 or email for further details regarding our special event options.

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Winger & Lindsay Marks: (858) 790-6901

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Carroll Rd

  • Parking details

    Expansive Private parking lot directly in the front of the brewery. There is also plenty of street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Plates to Share

  • Pretzel Bites$9.00

    Sculpin beer cheese, California Amber mustard

    • Ballast Point Wings$15.00

      Choose your style: Sculpin Hot Wings: blue cheese dressing; Barrel Aged Piper Down BBQ: ranch dressing

      • Duck Nachos$16.00

        Crispy duck leg, blue cheese sauce, pickled onions, arugula, Sour Wench reduction

        • Buffalo Cauliflower Bites$10.00

          House made Sculpin hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles, ranch dipping sauce

          • Fries$8.00

            White truffle

            • Sweet Potato Fries$10.00

              House made curry ketchup

              • Salsa and Guacamole$9.00

                House made tortilla chips

                Salads

                Add chicken or catch of the day $6

                • Salmon & Beet$18.00

                  Local spring mixed greens, avocado, roasted beets, toasted almonds, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, sourdough croutons, white balsamic vinaigrette

                  • BBQ Chicken$16.00

                    Local spring mixed greens, bacon, rotisserie chicken, black bean & corn relish, cheddar

                    Brick Fire Pizzas

                    • Smoked Sausage Pizza$16.00

                      Shoulder bacon, smoked sausage, pepperoni, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese blend

                      • Margherita Pizza$15.00

                        Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil

                        Mains

                        Burgers and sandwiches come with your choice of regular, truffle fries ($2), sweet potato waffle fries ($2), add avocado ($2), egg ($3), bacon ($2), mushrooms ($2) or pickled onions ($1) to any dish

                        • Ballast Point Burger$15.00

                          Angus chuck patty, choice of cheddar, swiss or blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, bread & butter pickles, remoulade on a brioche bun

                          • Ballast Point Smokestack Burger$17.00

                            Angus chuck patty, pepper jack cheese, California Amber beer battered onion ring, house pickles, shoulder bacon, lettuce, tomato, remoulade on a brioche bun

                            • Smoked Barbacoa Burrito$15.00

                              House smoked beef barbacoa, guacamole, Pico de Gallo, cheddar cheese, fries, flour tortilla, chips & salsa

                              • Baja Fish Tacos$14.00

                                Beer battered Alaskan Cod, Cilantro-citrus slaw, pickled onion, crema, micro cilantro, chips & salsa

                                • Ballast Point Smoked Turkey Sandwich$14.00

                                  Sliced smoked turkey, bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, garlic aioli, griddled sourdough bread

                                  • Hazy IPA Steamed Mussels$17.00

                                    Locally sourced mussels, hazy guajillo chili sauce, chorizo, shaved fennel, toasted baguette

                                    Daily Special

                                    • Loaded Pulled Pork Fries$15.00

                                      Jalapeno, Pico de Gallo, crema, mozzarella cheese

                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                      What 1,052 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.5
                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.4Food
                                      • 4.6Service
                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                      • 4.4Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. l

                                        lucianodimeglio

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Such a cool place with a welcoming staff- will be back more often!

                                      2. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall4food2service4ambience5

                                        Server was nice and pleasant. Ambiance is always great. My sour cherry was the bomb!

                                      3. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Diego

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Great service, decent food for vegan/vegetarians- only had 1 beyond burger that was lightly filled with vegetables. Meat items were good, beer was great. Ample amount of space, great for parties. Pretty loud environment, have great tv screens in nearly all angles of the place

                                      4. J

                                        Jeno

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                        3 of the 5 liked their meal, and 2 did not. cool place but the menu is very average compared to other restaurants

                                      5. TP

                                        TamP

                                        San Francisco

                                        27 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Our party came here for early Mother's Day luncheon on Saturday. We were seated in patio in shaded area (under canopy). It was a lovely venue, the service was very good and the food was pretty good with some notable standouts. Two of use got the ahi poke and that has to be the standout - great flavor! I got the pork shoulder with upgrade to garlic and parmesan fries; the fries were really good, the pork was pretty good and the coleslaw was little bland. My mom's fish tacos were pretty good but someone bare, seemed like they were dressed with only little bit of pickled onions and cabbage. We asked for salsa but they said they didn't have any. My daughter got the Hawaiian pizza - this got mixed reviews as she liked it but my mom and I thought it was too sweet. Of course, we also enjoyed some nice beers to accompany the meal. Overall, it was a very enjoyable dining experience.

                                      6. KG

                                        KatiaG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The staff was very accommodating to our group and made us feel very welcomed.

                                      7. PM

                                        PurieM

                                        San Diego

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Nice simple place for out of town guests. Food choices could have been better but it was sufficient

                                      8. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall4food2service5ambience4

                                        They ran out of the beer, main course and appetizer we wanted.

                                      9. SB

                                        SarahB

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place for a pre wedding get together!

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                        Everything was very good! Only issue is that we were expecting full service but had to order through a QR code because we were on the patio. While normally this wouldn’t be an issue at all, we can some members in our group that we’re not very tech savvy.

                                      11. L

                                        Lindsay

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We were celebrating my sister in law passing her real estate exam and everything was delicious! It was a super comfortable atmosphere to stay and hang out.

                                      12. KG

                                        KathleenG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Ballast Point is the perfect spot to chill whether there are just 2 of your or a big group! Seasonal, tasty menu, an expansive beverage menu whether beer is your thing or not. Love seeing all the collabs and the return of the large R&D selection. Of note, the wait staff is 4 star dining level. Just amazing service.

                                      13. JK

                                        JaniceK

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall1food2service1ambience5

                                        Unfortunately our order went to the wrong table causing our wait for just food to be 45 min or more. We saw others get their food when they were seated before us. It was a big disappointment. Since our area was an area with no servers couldn’t really check on our meal until 30 min in. They did try to check on it to see what went wrong, but our meal that we looked forward to had to keep it short once our food came out. We got there at 12pm. Left around 1:15pm only getting to eat for 10-15min since our food didn’t come out on time. This would have been great but too bad this happened. Food was just mediocre as well. Expected more for the price, but it is a brewery, not really a restaurant.

                                      14. JR

                                        JohnR

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Food was good. Menu is always changing. Different menu from six months ago.

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had an amazing time, food was delicious and our waitress was awesome, she even held a lighter for my family to sing happy birthday to me.

                                      16. CS

                                        CurtisS

                                        Washington DC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love the atmosphere, beer and food. It is always a great time to visit Ballast Point. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this establishment!

                                      17. SD

                                        SuzetteD

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Our server was wonderful!! Food was pretty good. We will be back.

                                      18. PM

                                        PurieM

                                        San Diego

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great local joint to just chill & relax

                                      19. KL

                                        KristineL

                                        Los Angeles

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Service was excellent, having a private tasting room was nice. food was just ok, there wasn’t much to it.

                                      20. JB

                                        JoeB

                                        San Diego

                                        4 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                                        Food is average; beer good. Pretty much what you would expect at a craft brewery.

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Denver

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                                        overall2food1service2ambience3

                                        Beer was great. Food and service was completely underwhelming, will not return.

                                      22. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Las Vegas

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                                        This is my place but the changes in food have not made me really want to return for food but drinks Yessss

                                      23. K

                                        Katrina

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                        overall2food1service1ambience4

                                        Will not be coming back. Inattentive service, drinks took a long time to come out (20 min), food took even longer (close to 40 min). Once the food came, it was not worth the price at all. The appetizers were the saddest thing I have ever seen at a brewery. There are so many other local brewery's in San Diego that do not even compare to this place, that's how bad it was. Nice ambiance though. Tons of open tables. Beautiful décor/style.

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Diego

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome food and drinks

                                      25. LM

                                        LMarie

                                        San Diego

                                        2 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                        Great atmosphere and friendly servers. Just not staffed well enough I guess. Appetizer showed up well before the drinks but they did not arrive with any plates or utensils. Had to find somebody to get that for us and by the time we did get plates, our apps were cold. No one ever checked on us or even offered us water. We helped ourselves to some to go boxes that we found on a nearby station. I’ve been going here for years but this was the worst experience Is be had here. Hopefully it was just an unexpected busy day.

                                      26. O

                                        Octaviog

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Nice place to be with friends and the best beer in town

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                        Tasting flights was fun.

                                      28. SC

                                        SoCalTraveler

                                        San Diego

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was our first time dining at Ballast Point since before the pandemic, and it was just as good as before. Our server was lovely, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere felt festive and safe. Thank you!

                                      29. T

                                        Teri

                                        San Diego

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on February 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic! Had so much fun. Loved the food. Beers outstanding!! Very nice place!

                                      30. JC

                                        JohnC

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 21, 2022

                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                        Had a good time celebrating a birthday dinner with friends. Have always enjoyed the beers from Ballast Point. Overall the food was great! My friend did order a burger which was a little undercooked for his liking, not a huge concern however.

                                      31. V

                                        Vivian

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I experienced great care. There was such attentiveness and kindness the whole time. Great quality and good times. thank you!!

                                      32. B

                                        Barbara

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Great place for outside dining and good beer. Central location makes it easy to meet up with friends.

                                      33. M

                                        Mike

                                        San Diego

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The Valentine special was fabulous and we plan to go back if they do it again

                                      34. S

                                        Shin

                                        San Diego

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on February 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had great beer and food. We really enjoyed dinner.

                                      35. v

                                        vonmc

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always a great place for corporate dinners and just a happy hour with friends. Our server, Anna, went out of her way to accommodate our request to be near the TV screen to view the basketball game. Excellent service!

                                      36. h

                                        howardp

                                        San Diego

                                        19 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Server was excellent. Extremely accommodating and attentive.

                                      37. A

                                        Asami

                                        Orange County

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on January 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Server and reception girls were amazing!! I really like them! I would like to be there again soon

                                      38. MG

                                        MarieG

                                        San Diego

                                        29 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Amazing and attentive staff, fantastic food (had the salmon and beet salad), delicious watermelon double IPA. Would have appreciated customers being seated farther apart as the party next to us was raucous and a couple of them were sneezing and coughing loudly. Look forward to visiting again, perhaps requesting seating at the large fire pit table as parties were properly distanced there.

                                      39. EM

                                        ErnestoM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great service very attentive and great food options plus refreshing brews

                                      40. DN

                                        DebraN

                                        San Diego

                                        35 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        35 reviews

                                        Dined on January 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had lunch on Monday as a post-Xmas celebration. The food was very good. I enjoyed the “malty” beers, while my husband tried the Big Gus. We both like the beer.

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Contactless payment available
                                      • Physical distancing

                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                        • Extra space between tables
                                      • Protective equipment

                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                        • Staff temperature check required

                                      FAQs

                                      Ballast Point Brewing Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 790-6901.

                                      Ballast Point Brewing Company is rated 4.5 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                      Make a reservation

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                                      Booked 25 times today
                                      Google Map for Ballast Point Brewing Company

                                      9045 Carroll Way San Diego, CA 92121

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        Carroll Rd

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        La Jolla

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Brewery, Californian, Contemporary American

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking details

                                        Expansive Private parking lot directly in the front of the brewery. There is also plenty of street parking.

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Chuy Hernandez

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (858) 790-6901

                                      • Catering

                                        Book all of your special occasions in one of four beautiful private dinning rooms. Please Call (858)790-6901 for further details regarding our special event options.

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        Book all of your special occasions in one of four beautiful private dinning rooms. Please Call (858)790-6901 or email for further details regarding our special event options.

                                      • Private party contact

                                        Stephanie Winger & Lindsay Marks: (858) 790-6901

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