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Campfire, Carlsbad, CA
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Campfire

$30 and under
Contemporary American
A New American restaurant and cocktail bar with a focus on market driven live-fire cooking, Campfire is a return to the origins of cooking and hospitality, and celebrates the spirit of the name by creating an environment in which we gather around a fire, create honest food, and share it with friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.

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Why we love it

Executive chef: Eric Bost

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

This massive open-flame restaurant charmed diners with fire pits, a wall decorated with camping gear, and warm communal vibes when it opened in 2016. It still has powerhouse status thanks to an excellent craft cocktail program and seasonal wood-fired masterpieces, which could include fire-roasted octopus with green harissa or smoked coffee-rubbed brisket.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 637-5121
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Cross street
    Beech Ave.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Campfire Party

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    At Campfire, we do something special for all groups of 7-12 guests, as we invite large parties to gather together and feast. The Feast is a fixed four-course, family-style meal priced at $75 per guest. You won’t have to make any decisions, as we'll take care of everything, cooking up some of our favorite dishes from every section of the menu. If your group includes young children, please email hello@thisiscampfire.com for help with your booking. Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours in advance of your reservation. Same day cancellations are not eligible for refunds. A 4% service charge will be added to all guest checks to help ensure competitive compensation and benefits for our team. Tax and 20% Gratuity applied at checkout.

What 4,829 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • North San Diego

    Innovative

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

4,829 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Staff was very informative and took the time to explain the menu and offer suggestions.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time. Last minute reservations for 2 to celebrate a birthday and we had an amazing experience. We were sat right away with our reservations. Service was clean and prompt. Wait staff were super tentative and intentional. Our food was picture perfect and the taste was phenomenal. The birthday boy even got a fun dessert. Overall, this was great and it’s going into a list of places I will return to.

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  3. NancyD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience with friends at Campfire. A magical experience that stimulates all senses. Friendly server extensively knowledgeable in the menu. Would definitely recommend the dinning experience at Campfire to anyone ❤️

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  4. Kingdmmc

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined at Campfire for the first time in November and went back at the earliest opportunity during our next visit to Carlsbad. The wood-grilled food is absolutely fantastic and exceptionally creative. Great cocktails and extremely friendly service to boot. Highly recommended!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. Sara was very knowledgeable. The ice cream dessert was the best thing I’ve ever had

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  6. AlexandraR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, especially the cabbage and the crido. Great service—Roman explained Every dish with care and pride.

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  7. Ronz

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Campfire is a very different experience that everyone should try . They have tasty food and nice drinks

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere is nice and friendly. Food was well cooked but the combination of flavors was somewhat complex and didnt do much for me. If you go, plan to be there for quite some time. Probably a better suited location for a relaxed night out with drinks rather than solely there for a meal. Just my opinion.....

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gauge and Alana were an amazing team that made sure we had a phenomenal experience. The entire staff was so educated about all the dishes and didn’t make us feel silly for not knowing something or asking questions. The food was unforgettable, some really interesting things happening in that kitchen. They are working with some local organizations to source their ingredients and you can taste the love that they put into the meal. I’d also go back just for the cocktails. A great option for those who want an elevated dining experience in a casual environment.

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  10. TriciaP

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was completely full on a Saturday night. Service was the best I've ever experienced. Very chatty server, multiple servers for different courses and drinks. I think that the rib-eye steak is quite overpriced. I enjoyed my fish entree. Everyone talks about the roasted and grilled broccoli -- it was great! All-in-all, I highly recommend!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t like our table we were outside by ourselves. Food was just ok. $8 for one shrimp. Cocktails were just ok. My second time here and I liked it much better the first time.

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  12. Yoshi

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Campfire is one of the best in Carlsbad. We had such a great time there. Everything was superior, yet very relaxing atmosphere to enjoy meals, drinks, and conversation. Definitely we recommend it. We will be back when we visit Carlsbad again.

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  13. TN2UT

    Salt Lake City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! So tasty and lots of great options.

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  14. JimC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu. Great friendly service. Fun atmosphere.

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  15. AlanS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go with a group and share delicious food. Service is great and friendly. Highly recommend for any occasion or no occasion at all!

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  16. JamesS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted warmly as we arrived and it kept getting better from there. Cynthia and Jaiden went out of their way to make it a memorable experience. Everything was spectacular; the decor, attention to details, flavors of food, and warm kind service. The food was so delicious! Signature broccoli didn’t disappoint. Crudo and Halibut also off the charts good.

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  17. AmyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had such a wonderful night. We came for our anniversary and everyone was so sweet and went above and beyond. Not to mention the food was absolutely incredible. We will definitely be going back!

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  18. Delilah

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really wanted this dining experience to be great. The ambiance had a great vibe and the wait person, Sarah, was superb. But, sadly it was not a positive culinary experience. This is one of those menus that does not give the diner information beyond ingredients. "Broccoli" was tasty but who knew it was an entire head of Broccoli, enough for 4 persons. "Buratta" was barely lukewarm with uninspired vegetables. The smoked chicken was definitely undercooked rubbery consistency, basically inedible. The staff responded well to us and couldn't have been more pleasant. Maybe it was an off night but based on our experience we could not recommend Campfire

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Kirky

    San Diego

    248 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, and ambience. Celebrated wife’s birthday. Highly recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing—as always. Cannot get enough of Campfire.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Campfire very much. The food was delicious and I highly recommend the broccoli appetizer. Service was great and loved the S’mores for a little after dinner treat!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josiah and Victoria were a great team! The restaurant was decently busy but they still took great care of us. Victoria took the time to explain the menu to us and how the different courses work. The food was absolutely delicious! It fits with the camp theme and each dish was super tasty! We would definitely come back when in the area again.

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  23. Dane

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our go to with out of town guests 10/10 service food and experience!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love here here great birthday meal for my sister in law. Food and service is always incredible

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was very meh

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  26. NicoleB

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique dining experience. It is recommend that you try multiple different items from the kindling and trailhead sections of the menu, these are smaller and shareable items. The broccoli is a must. Each item from the fire section is more like an entree, not quite enough to fill someone up alone. I have only tried the brisket, fish, and ribeye and all have been delicious. Very knowledgeable and attentive service.

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  27. Kevin

    Vancouver

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and highly recommended. Broccoli was unbelievable. Drinks were tasty. Service was very high level. Go there!

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  28. CamB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service and wonderful food. Amazing ambience.

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  29. JohnP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casual atmosphere with great food. Don’t miss the pasta!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and service was amazing! Unfortunately the food just fell flat. The broccoli and the brisket were delicious.

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  31. ChrissyA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! We googled best family restaurant to eat in Carlsbad and campfire came up! The kids loved the food so much and they are super picky! The service was excellent! I felt like I was at my family’s home, everyone there was very nice and welcoming! The rib eye was worth the wait! This will be a place we will treasure for a lifetime!

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  32. DavidM

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Run by the same people who own the Michelin starred restaurant just down the street, Campfire offers excellent food at a fraction of the price. Service was great, food was spot on, and the atmosphere is a lot of fun. It is noisy.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience. From the food, to the service! 12/10

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative and delicious cuisine as well as great cocktails!

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  35. flowercountry

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is fantastic. The food is innovative, healthy, creative. Everything was great from the wine to the dinner to desert.

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  36. JoeM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the best meal experiences we've ever had and hats off to the entire staff....an incredibly unique and exciting menu. If we were local we would dine here often! Thank you!

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  37. Rose

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! The food, service, and drinks were awesome. Can wait to go back soon.

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  38. DonaldG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son and I had a great time at Campfire. He really loved the food and the attention the staff paid to us. I would come back here again (as I have many times before).

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  39. ColinM

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took over 2hours for a basic dinner for four. Big unnecessary gaps in service.

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  40. ValerieD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit at Campfire and just as good if not better than the last!

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You can order delivery directly from Campfire using the Order Online button.

Campfire is rated 4.8 stars by 4829 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Campfire

2725 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1629

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Beech Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Carlsbad
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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