CAVU Brewery & Restaurant

4.3
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18 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Our missions is to: brew great beer, create wonderful food and mix sublime cocktails. CAVU (ka-voo) brings these aspects together for a truly unique experience that you will find nowhere else. CAVU is an acronym used in aviation circles meaning “Ceiling and Visibility Unrestricted”. Commonly used by pilots as slang to describe, the Perfect Day. San Diego is full of Perfect Days and is truly CAVU, this is why we live in this wonderful community and others visit our home.

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Wine Wednesday!

Starting Jul 4, 2019·Wed 3:00PM-9:00PM

House Wines are 3.50 on Wednesdays!

Military Discount!

Starting Jun 28, 2019·Daily 11:00AM-11:00PM

Everyone at CAVU loves and respects our military and first responders. You put your lives at risk to benefit everyone and we truly appreciate that sacrifice.

And we'd like to help you out a little by giving you and your family 10% off. This offer is open to all branches of the military, police, firefighters, and EMTs.

Thank you once again!

Taco Tuesday!

Starting Jul 4, 2019·Tue 3:00PM-9:00PM

Enjoy $1 Street Tacos and $ Lagers all day every Tuesday!

Happy Hour Specials!

Starting Jun 22, 2019·Sun 2:00PM-5:00PM, Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM, Sat 2:00PM-5:00PM

WEEKDAYS 3-6 / WEEKENDS 2-5

Add a 10.5 oz beer with any Happy Hour food item purchase for $3.
1/2 BLTA $5
Flat Top Burger $8
Street Tacos $8
Loaded Fries $6
Regular Fries $4
Beef Sliders $8
House Pints $5
Select Guest Beers $6
House Wines $5

Taco Tuesday is tomorrow and every Tuesday!
$1 Street Tacos and $2 Lagers
Wine Wednesday!
House wines $3.50

What 18 people are saying
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vipLynn
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great! Server very friendly, really good service!! Cute place, nice bar too. And there is parking which is a plus for La Jolla.

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vipcarole
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was very busy due to an event with more people than event planners had estimated, thus slowing down the greeting and the food. Service was VERY friendly and we were not in a hurry, so all was good. We were even comp'd a dessert for the delay in our order. Kudos to "Megan" for her friendliness and efficiency.

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Ilikesteak
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided to take advantage of the happy hour menu. It’s a great deal. All should check it out.

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vipHollyM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place to watch Sunday Football games, eat breakfast, and relax. The food is fine but the staff and service is amazing!

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
284 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food, unexpectedly, for a beer hall. It exceeded our expectations.

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vipMSnow
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sadly this was not at all what we expected for how it was advertised. The service, poor girls, was patchy at best because there was total chaos. The burgers sat in a pool of grease and the noise was unbearable.

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RoseT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The service was excellent, and the happy hour prices were very good. I tried 3 different IPAs and they all tasted the same (none of them exceptional ) The food was mediocre at best.

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daryla
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food was yummy. Very nice place, super clean and well decorated. Highly recommend!

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Hailey
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome set up! Love the military discount and the way helicopters were involved in the beer selection!

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vipDoug
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our family dined here while visiting the SD area and had a fantastic experience. Our server was very helpful in answering our questions about the menu, and each of us was able to find something that we really liked. The service was great, with each course being delivered promptly, and the server checked in with us just often enough to make sure we had what we needed but not to the point of being overbearing. Overall, a nice night out.

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msgirlscout
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a cool place! We sat on the patio which had two firepit sitting areas. We ordered the calamari and chicken wings for starters, and both were good. The steak frites, however, was excellent. Our server was friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the overall value was great. Be sure to try the La Jolla Mojito -- delicious.

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JGSD
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress did a great job. We had a party of 10 for a late birthday dinner and she made sure she came by took care of all sides of the table. The food was better than average bar food. The tots were great and so were the garlicky fries. The pesto pizza app was delicious and so was the chocolate brownie dessert. Overall a great time.

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for your review, JGSD! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back in soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and beer (oh my, the Snakedriver) was outstanding.

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Responded on July 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. A good value for the money in a pricey village.

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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vipLarryS
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visited on a Saturday morning at 11am for brunch. Completely empty and only 1 person working. He was nice and took care of us but this is why I can’t comment much on the ambience or energy as there was none. CAVU has a brewery vibe, casual and hipster.

We started with the calamari appetizer, which was fine. It was in strip form with good flavor and good dipping sauces. One was like tartar sauce and the other was a spicy, sweet and sour sauce. One of us got the CAVU burger and was very pleased with it. The other got the mussels, which had great flavor but was very, very salty. We understand that steamed mussels typically are on the saltier side but this was extremely salty. Definitely too salty to eat the brine with the bread, as you regularly would.

Overall, while not a bad experience, would probably not seek to eat here again.

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SteveO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting San Diego, picked out this brewpub because of the military connection. The food in this town is all so good, it’s hard to say where CAVU fits in, but we loved everything that we got. Typically, a brewery will have a couple of good burgers, try to get the fries right, and everything else is suspect. But at CAVU, the kids meals and all of the side dishes were standouts in their own right. Service was excellent, and the beer holds its own in a very tough market. We’ll be back next year, hope to see CAVU on store shelves soon!

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you so much for your review, Steve! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They weren't open when we arrived for our reservation and we never even received a call to let us know the information was inaccurate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Ordered the charcuterie tray. Waiter asked if we’d mind waiting a bit for it. I asked how long and he said like 20-25 minutes because it takes awhile to cut the meats. I said we’d wait. Then the waiter returns a few minutes later and says that he’s sorry but they don’t have the right bread for it and asked if we’d like it with pita bread or if we just wanted to cancel it. We canceled it and left.

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CAVU Brewery & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. CAVU Brewery & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 202-4152.

CAVU Brewery & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

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