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Crafted  Culture, San Diego, CA

Crafted Culture

4.3
4.3
72 Reviews
$30 and under
American


Yep. We know. We're on to the fact that a lot of restaurants use the word "craft" to describe things.

Craft beer. Craft wine. Even craft pickles.

But our idea is different and maybe a little craftier. We take the notion of craft a step further. We're not just about carefully curated and finessed food and drinks, although to be clear, we definitely have that.

Crafted is just how we view everything.

It's our entire approach and idea behind our restaurant. To be a continual work in progress. From our menu to our venue. We love the refinement process, to perpetually morph into exactly what the community needs and wants and as it meets together and eats together.

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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 324-1060

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. G

    Girl54

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great outdoor space for kids to play in however food was expensive and mediocre.

  2. BJ

    BJ76

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New job & wedding!

  3. JL

    JennaL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. The food and service are great. The outdoor patio is great for all occassions.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and patio area.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The ambience was beautiful the food was great, but the service was just a little slow. Other than that so kid friendly and it was wonderful.!

  6. MC

    MelindaC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    They seemed understaffed. Service was extremely slow but friendly. They had good music playing but not all tables outdoors have umbrellas so you are just in the sun depending on the time of day you go. Bloody Mary’s weren’t anything special and they charge for more toppings but don’t really give anything more than a standard bloody. It was ok

  7. J

    Jane50

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Great food and cocktials t this casual dining spot. Especially sitting outside in the warmer months. Staff is good, but a bit too casual in the way they speak to customers.

  8. JC

    JanetC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful outdoor seating Unique menu variety

  9. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Worst thing about this restaurant is just trying to find it. There isn’t even really a big sign, the sign says a coffee place. It’s in a business park area and very hard to find BUT it’s worth it! Great food, ambiance and drinks. Recommend the corn fritters and pork chops!

  10. j

    joshuap

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here, everything was great, specially bar tender Ashley and her sister.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Cool spot. Had no idea it was there. Our cocktails were great! Our server was super sweet and accommodating. Would sit outside next time. It was a little loud inside but otherwise great night.

  12. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Despite making a reservation for a " quiet, shady" spot when we were seated there were none available. Eventually, after moving our table, chasing the shade, a shady spot opened up, and we changed tables, but a noisy party of 4 were immediately seated next to us. The price of add on protein items is not given on the printed menu, perhaps because the price keeps changing to reflect market rates? Our server had to be reminded to pop the top on a bottle of water and failed to return to see if our food was okay once, after a sustained delay, it was served. The food was so-so. All the ingredients for my poached Bosc pear salad could have been purchased from the local Trader Joe's. It was long on arugula but short on the tasty marcona almonds and pomegranate seeds, served with a thimbleful of dressing. I've dined here on two other occasions recently and overall like the laid back service. We've never felt rushed and the servers have been thoughtful and responsive - not so much yesterday. Not at all sure if I would recommend this place to a friend or if I would want to return again based on yesterday's experience.

  13. l

    laurag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The restaurant is hard to find. It's easy to find the entrance but you pull in and it's a big set of office buildings and there is no visible sign on the front of the restaurant (only at the curb, so you know you have arrived but then you don't have any idea where it is from there. We went early on a Tuesday and it was not busy at all. We did have a very good meal and service. Please get better signage.

  14. VF

    VeganFoodLover

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good choices for vegetarians. Went for lunch. Total number of lunch choices are limited. Brunch is only served on Sunday. We went on Saturday expecting brunch but we were not disappointed with lunch choices. We also tried deserts, order three of them. All of them were great. Service was great. The restaurant is big place with outdoor options. Will go there again.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a nice place in an unusual location. Friendly stuff. Great food and drinks. Life music was a nice surprise. Definitely will be back.

  16. MA

    MaryAnne

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! And the service was excellent! Such a pretty setting too.

  17. SB

    StephanieB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cocktails and Food were very good. Kitchen as slow. Live music outside in large space was great. Don't let the location fool you.

  18. N

    Nicki

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Waitress and hostess very accommodating. Food took minimum 20 minutes to come out every time we ordered something. We got 3 cocktails, they were good but not amazing for the price. A kale salad to share - this was good! And the pistachio dessert, also good. Nothing was wildly amazing other than how nice & knowledgeable the waitress was. The check was $99 without tip.

  19. DB

    DuduBu

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Flatbread dough left much to desire. My friend's roasted chicken looked great and he advised it was so

  20. SD

    SherryD

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I forgot to use my $10 credit voucher. Can you reinstate that credit ?

  21. CB

    CarlaB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed everything. I had the pork chop which was an outstanding mix of flavors. Cocktails and starters were also excellent.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    First time trying this hidden gem that I discovered on Yelp. Very pleasantly surprised by ambiance & aesthetic. Friday nights they have live music and the musician was awesome. He played a wide variety of covers that would appeal to all or most people. Customer service was excellent. We ordered the burrata salad, seafood pasta, pesto gnocchi, new york steak, duck fat fries, a pistachio dessert & 3 cocktails. The burrata salad was a very tiny portion, good tasting but I wouldn’t order again. Seafood pasta was $28, small again for price and my friend too many empty clam shells. Pesto gnocchi was best value, was a good size portion and tasted great. Our favorite dish by far was the new york steak, we ordered it medium well and it was cooked perfectly. It came with a smoked sauce and some veggies, delish. Cocktails were really yummy. Dessert choices were slim pickings and all too similar, light and fruity. We were craving something rich & chocolaty which they didn’t have but decided to try the pistachio dessert recommended by our waiter. It was ok. I would definitely come back for the steak and cocktails on a live music night.

  23. ER

    ElizR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    We went to sit outside as had a toddler and she loves the area. It was closed to a private event. Sat inside but very noisy. Food good but expensive and small portions went home hungry,

  24. AS

    ASWB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The music was very nice. We enjoy our time at Craft Culture.

  25. BB

    BeedyBo

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    While our waiter was rather snarky and unamused by we 3 “older” ladies who didn’t consume alcohol, we really enjoyed the food and our evening. Service was good and the noise level on a Wednesday night was low enough to let us talk for hours! I had bbq wings (gluten free!) and the pear salad and my friends both had flatbread pizzas. We’ll be back, but it’s probably really loud when busy.

  26. F

    Fondue

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, good food! Love the spaciousness!

  27. RS

    RickS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Food was just ok and the menu is limited. The cocktails were delicious but with only 1 bartender it took a long time to get them. Overall, service was slow and not very welcoming.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great server, great experience

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Service wasn’t great at all.

  30. KA

    KathleenA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had brunch with a friend. Cute place and enjoyed our meal.

  31. j

    jamiesf

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    nice people but just terrible service, and average food took forever even though there were hardly any tables filled. I don’t know how this place will survive unless they just kill it weekdays with the surrounding business people coming for breakfast and lunch during work… best of luck but we won’t be back.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    When we arrived we were asked if you wanted to sit inside or outside. We chose inside thinking it would be warmer. However the doors were open and it was so cold inside we thought it might’ve had a better choice to go outside where at least there were warmers. They did close the door that was closest to us but they opened another one and it was very cold the entire time we were there. Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day, after seeing such great reviews and post about it on Instagram. When we showed up there was a reduced menu and it seems like maybe they were short staffed. Or drink order took a really long time to come, but they were tasty, our food also took quite some time, and my husbands papardelle dish had mushrooms even though the menu did not mention it. They were very accommodating and got him a new meal which obviously took a while so by the time his food came I was already done eating. The staff was amazing and they did take care of us by not having us pay for quite a bit of the meal. However it was Valentine’s Day and it was a bummer night to not have it be what we expected.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    It seem like you were short staffed except at the reception area were three gals were standing. While I was there a party walked out because of lack of service

  34. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sat on the patio. Food was good, not exceptional though.

  35. TM

    TM3394

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to Crafted Culture. We came to celebrate a birthday, and we were greeted with accommodating and wonderful staff, excellent drinks, and delicious food. We will be back, especially as the weather turns. Great outdoor seating area where you can eat, drink, visit and have a good time. Thanks, Crafted Culture, for making our birthday celebration so much fun.

  36. i

    iheartfood

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great spot with lots of outdoor space. We ordered kind of tapas style for sharing- citrus salad, the meatball, broccolini, fries and the poblano dip. It was too much for the two of us but everything was tasty. Loved the fries , poblano dip and meatball!

  37. MH

    MarieH

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I enjoyed a fun Friday out with love music and a fun outdoor setting. I brought family back for a late Saturday lunch/early dinner and didn’t have a great service experience. Menu items weren’t available and service—while we understand the shortages and issues—was impatient and short. Long wait time for food, which was good, but more importantly , it wasn’t a warm reception from staff.

  38. VM

    VisitingMIL

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food and drink was exceptional!

  39. AB

    AlexisB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good customer service. Will definitely come back because of it. On top of that, the food was delicious. Will have to try their drinks when we return. Did hear from tables around us that the drinks were good.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor, great happy hour food! Our server/bartender was very attentive. Definitely will come again!

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Crafted Culture is rated 4.3 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Crafted  Culture

13480 Evening Creek Dr N San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Scripps Ranch

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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