Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

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370 reviews
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At Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products. Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Located in the heart of Mission Valley our restaurant and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages.
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1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It felt like a cheaper version of BJ’s. Staff had no personality and was not helpful in finding us the right drink. I was overly irritated that they served chips instead of regular fries, you could only get garlic fries. We ended up going across the street to have drinks instead.

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MR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Made reservations, took 30 min to obtain our drinks; an hour just to get our orders to the waitress, and another hour to receive our food.

Our food was cold and the fish we ordered (2 salmon & 1 tuna) were COLD!

Terrible service and even worse food!

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KP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been before, but I really enjoyed it! Waitress was great and real friendly, happy hour was great as well. I liked how they had games you could play while waiting. It wasn’t crowded so it was perfect. Really enjoyed it and I will recommend it to more people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service! Our server made every effort to make our group comfortable and ensured that we had an excellent experience.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place to eat and good atmosphere. Food was delicious

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d
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have beet to Gordon Biersch several times. The food has always been very good. This time was it was excellent!

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OT
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early weekend dinner with family. Reservation at 6pm, dinning room 40% full so no service delays. Food was very good; beer was excellent.

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LE
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I won’t return after the rude server I dealt with today! The food is just average so terrible service puts this place on the NO list!

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NG
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was very good. Good variety and portion size. The service was excellent. An enjoyable visit!

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VS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a work event and came in two large groups. The staff put our entire group of 22 people altogether with no complaints at all. Our service was outstanding -- we received everything quickly and never needed to ask for anything. It was a super fun night! Thank you so much!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

This was a random find for me for a birthday celebration. Nonetheless it was a really nice place. It was incredibly slow for a Saturday night which actually made it more enjoyable for our larger group. There was a good variety of food options.. I might've not been looking at the right menu, but for being a brewery there weren't very many options for beers/ciders that I found. I'd love to come back for HH or a music event one day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Salads were served at same time as entree’s. Food was average, nothing special. Plates had not been warmed so food cooled off very quickly and was barely tepid by the time we were eating it. Server never came back to inquire if our meals were satisfactory, or if we needed anything else. Restaurant was half empty; probably for good reason. Bill came with an upcharge for the salads which we had been told could be one of the two sides included with our meals. We were not previously informed of the extra cost. Server argued at first but finally adjusted the bill. This was not a good experience and I doubt we will ever go back to any of the Gordon Biersch restaurants after this disappointing visit.

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PM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Nachos looked & tasted like they were bathing in a oil bath. Not appetizing & tasted like old oil. They could improve on their menu & beer

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

All the food was great and we had a good time but the in house beer is terrible. It was very watery and tasteless but the food we ordered was worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Good not great

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter was the sweetest...he did an amazing job!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice casual comfortable atmosphere. Excellent service with staff very attentive to ensuring you have everything you want. Highly recommend to locals and tourists.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Took 3 tries for my steak to come back cook correctly and the jasmine rice was hard as rocks, and idk how thats even possible unless it was OLD. The Beers were great and price was great.

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WL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The fish and chips were great. Was a nice place and reasonable price. I recommend reservations.

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OT
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 8 for dinner after Christmas Eve services. This was an unexpected late OnTable reservation search result. The service was excellent even though the staff seemed few in number due the Holiday. Full menu options were available and this crowd ranged from pretzels to boneless wings to salmon. All entrees were served hot and together. No complaints from the attendees.

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j
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our 2nd year having our company holiday party here and it didn’t disappoint!

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n
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had lunch at GB, and enjoyed it. The place is a lot of fun, and decorated for the holidays. The service was very good. The one person who had a beer--dark--loved it. The hamburger and the cheese curds with bacon sauce were excellent. The Asian chicken bites were good. The lettuce chicken tacos were OK; the lettuce was a bit wilted and the guacamole a bit brownish. We enjoy the place, but the traffic into, out of and within Mission Valley is out of control.

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SD
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Annual holiday gathering for co-workers. Sat on the patio and most enjpyed the event.

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LV
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our annual Holiday Lunch with my work team and the restaurant was clean, quieter than expected, and the food was great! The service was amazing too.

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server outstanding. Mix up with the food this time around

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R
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to catch a beer and a game! Also has really good appetizers.

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P
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Early reservation at 5:45 for 6, waited a few minutes for our server William, he took our drink order and told us the specials, 15 minutes later our drinks appeared, we ordered an appetizer which took 10 minutes, which was fine, but we had to flag down our waiter to place our dinner order and drink refills after 12-20 minutes he reappears we order dinner, 20 minutes later 5 hot entrees appear but not the seafood Cobb salad, 10 minutes later we flag down someone else and the worst salad ever appears with 5 pieces of shrimp as the seafood, our waiter never checked back until we asked for the check, which he dropped of without an apology or a thanks for coming in
Needless to say I guess he doesn’t depend on his tips we will not be back

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C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fleetwood Mac concert !!!

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j
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our birthdays and as usual the food was fantastic and service was friendly and efficient!

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, service is friendly and personable.

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O
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but the service was a little on the slow side at times.

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JN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Amazing garlic french fries, but the darn chicken sandwich was cold. The salad we ordered was a bit bland as well. Overall, descent food; they just let us down this time.

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AO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Carlos was very friendly. He was also very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer all of our questions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for a party of 12 and actually arrived 1 1/2 hrs before and they accommodate us sooner. Food and service was great.

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ND
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had apps and a flight of 6 beer tastings. We were pretty disappointed in the flavors we chose. Food was good. Service was great.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointed with the service. Waiter delivered a meal and said "sorry the fries are cold" and left the plate. What place delivers fries to a table knowing they are cold and apologizes for it then walks off super fast? That was after a long wait at the table to even order. The fries were not edible not just a little cold but extremely cold.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Lots of spots to choose from for seating. The Gorgonzola pear salad was amazing. Great service too!

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SP
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Carlis was our server and he was awesome! He took care of all of our needs. The rib eye was delicious.

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BM
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I went in on the 25th to celebrate my birthday. They sent us away because the kitchen wasn’t working. We went there last night to celebrate my birthday again and our food came out cold except for my mushrooms which tells me they held the plates until the mushrooms were done.
My steak was not only over cooked, it was cold. My mashed potatoes were cold, my guest’s green beans were cold and his potato chips were cold and stale.
When telling the server that my steak was cold, she left it in front of me and the manager came by 5 minutes later. I told him I ordered my steak medium-rare and it came out cold medium-well. The manager said that Gordon Biersch’s medium-Rare is a pink center. I told him that I like my steak with a hot red center.
When my steak came out again it was a cool red center. They served it with cold mashed potatoes and hot mushrooms.
Our server barely checked on us. She seemed like she was in a fog. I asked her for another straw for my beverage and she questioned where the first one went? I told another server took my empty beverage glass off the table to get refilled but he never came back. She dropped off a new one with no straw.
When I ordered my birthday dessert, it came with no candle.
What in the world happened to Gordon Biersch?

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food and service, we had a great time. We will definitely be recommending the restaurant to our friends and family. We hope to be back again soon!

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