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Crafted  Culture, San Diego, CA

Crafted Culture

4.4
4.4
85 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time 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 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Diego

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. ER

    ERochelle

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed the restaurant. Will definitely be back because the space was great with kids. Lots of outdoor seating!
  2. H

    Hungry

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service. Tiny portions. Over priced. Not coming back.
  3. IA

    IleenA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We wanted an outdoor venue where we felt Covid safe. Crafted Culture definitely provided that. Our waiter was great. The food tasted good, but the portions were disappointingly small.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crafted culture is great for all occasions. Theres plenty of outside space for kids to run around. Fridays have a great ambiance with the music. They have great food and kids menu.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised at this little gem in an industrial park. The food offering gs were delicious and quite varied. Southern corn fritters, Korean brisket, duck fat fries. The cocktails were beautiful and unique. There is also a play area for children by the outside dining area. This is such a great idea. Families with small children can dine stress free while their littles run and play beside them. Definitely recommend!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    It saddened me that we had a bad experience. The kitchen/server got my food wrong twice. It was awkward enough to tell the server once, then the food came out a second time and I just ate the wrong order to “get it over with.” Oh yeah, and our server flat out said he forgot about us. It took us 47 minutes to get our drinks. For $150 dinner… it all was outrageous.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    Went for date night. No refills on water offered. Waitress checked on us one time in the beginning and that was it until the bill. Had to ask for salt and pepper, salad was bland. We got the avocado Caesar salad add shrimp, duck fat fries, New York steak and some cocktail can’t remember name. The best thing was the shrimp add on. The salad was confusing. I asked for no pickled onions, but it came in and it was fine I just picked them off. The combination didn’t make sense. The dressing had no flavor. The fries were soggy. The steak was super smoky and the juices were all over the potatoes. It was a lot. Kind of felt like the chef does more than he/she needs to and kind of ruins the dishes. The location and ambiance is great already so guests will come. Cocktail wasn’t great either. The hubs wants to return to give it another try but idk if we will. The previous ownership/restaurant that was here before was wonderful and menu much more tasty.
  8. K

    Kristine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall the service was great, food was good, and the ambiance was perfect. We were a large family party with everyone ranging from grandparents to kids, and everyone enjoyed the outdoor seating area, though a bit more shade would have been nice since it was an especially warm day. The only drawback for us was that the lunch menu was not available. Not sure if we would have made reservations here if we knew it was brunch only all day on Sundays. Nonetheless, everyone enjoyed it and wanted to come back for another visit.
  9. R

    Randy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was delicious. Drinks were good. Staff was friendly. Service needs work. Every visit To Crafted Culture, they always said they are under staffed. I’ve gone here 5 separate times already. Service to get the food and drinks took a really long time, every single time. This last visit it took almost an hour for our food. 45 minutes to get a drink made from the bar. It’s a great establishment, but they really need to fix that problem. Please hire more staff. I sadly can not recommend this place to my friends.
  10. A

    A8000family

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebration for a promotion with my work team and it was great. They got our party of 9 an extra umbrella and sitting outside was lovely. Tons of appetizers, salads, flatbreads and wine! I ordered the sparkling and still rose. We ordered a cab as well. The meatball, hummus and chicken wings were my table contribution and were tasty. They don’t have ranch but make sauces in house. I was Offered the garlic aioli which worked. Isabella, our server, was attentive, along w her team. The only suggestion was larger water glasses. Live music was a fab surprise.
  11. SP

    ShaniP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was good but overpriced. Waiter said the Branzino was shareable but it was a smaller piece of fish. Took a while for our drinks and to get more water. Waiter was distracted. Cost was $16 for a glass of wine that you could buy the same wine at Vons for $20.
  12. AM

    AnnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place for Friday night with live music and great food!
  13. JC

    JanetC

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful afternoon under the umbrella. Burger was delicious; beer was icy cold. Escape from reality for a few precious minutes.
  14. 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.
  15. BJ

    BJ76

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New job & wedding!
  16. 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and patio area.
  18. 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.!
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. JC

    JanetC

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor seating Unique menu variety
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 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.
  25. 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.
  26. l

    laurag

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. N

    Nicki

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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 ?
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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,
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. F

    Fondue

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food! Love the spaciousness!
  40. 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.

FAQs

Crafted Culture is rated 4.4 stars by 85 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 1 time 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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