About Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

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.

5010 Mission Center Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:
SUN 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
MON 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
TUES 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
WED 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
THUR 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
FRI 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
SAT 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Cross Street:
Camino Del Rio North

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 688-1120

Website:
http://www.gordonbierschrestaurants.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday night (8pm-11pm) on our Beer Garden. The bands we book range from reggae to rock 'n roll.

On Saturday night's on the Beer Garden we have a DJ from 8pm-11pm.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking and self-parking lot are available.

Public Transit:
Trolley stops and bus stops are within walking distance.
Easily accessible for Charger and Padres home games!

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Our unique restaurant can accommodate parties up to 500 guests for restaurant buyouts or cater to meetings and intimate gatherings with our two private rooms. Personalized menus, freshly brewed lagers, live music and complimentary valet parking make Gordon Biersch a great venue to host your event!

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Live Sports (2)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Make your own experience. I‘m right now not in the mood to write a comment about the beginning of this evening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food served at this restaurant was among the worst I have experienced. The exception was the warmed pretzel and bratwurst appetizer. They must not cook anything and just warm up prepackaged items...didn’t even do that well or consisistantly as some was cold, some items were warm and but one item was hot on entrees received by the for of us. This was not a good experience

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service left a lot to be desired. Had to request water 3 times. Milk spilt no one moved to help even though 2 employees saw it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a fantastic waitress who was friendly, accommodating and genuine in her approach and service level. Stopped and talked to us to ensure we had what we needed, if there was a slight delay, refills, etc. Her personality really made the dinner special.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love GB. If we lived closer we'd probably go at least once a week. Clean, fun and friendly service. All of the food is good, LOVE the sweet potato garlic fries....so I guess it's good I don't go once a week :D

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Birthday. Server was wonderful and acknowledged my husbands birthday. Gave good recommendations. Complimentary dessert.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Super happy we chose to come here. Food was good with great taste. The service was definitely on point. Aaron made sure we had drinks at all times and check on us regularly. Made the experience great with his recommendations. Definitely will be back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, great prices especially the Sunday happy hour menu. The server was slow and we had to flag her down a lot. a word to the wise- words you never want to hear from your server when you say you haven't seen her in a while-----"I've been busy!!"
But the beer and the cocktails were great also!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It was a nice meal although we did make a reservation and they didn't have a table ready. It was a short wait, though. Also, it was for a birthday but the server didn't ask or do anything for it ... overall, we have a nice time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The staff was very pleasant. Upon being seated, we waited for service about ten minutes then I had to flag down another server and waited another five minutes before she waited on us. Then another 10 minutes before we got drinks. After that, server was very responsive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service. We love their beers and the atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Valet makes the lack of parking bearable. Food was above average and the price was ok.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Husband’s birthday wasn’t acknowledged.
Had to return a lemonade because it taste as if it was carbonated water and was made to feel that we were not being honest. I’ve been once before and had a great experience so we returned- bad decision

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I do not know if I will ever dine at this restaurant again. One time I went and the restroom was filthy; not just one stall but the entire restroom. It was disgusting. Worse than you would expect at a gas station restaurant. To make things worse, when I brought it to the hostess' attention, she just shrugged it off.

Recently I went to the restaurant again and both of my side dishes were cold. The prices are reasonable but still not cheap. Hot food should not be that difficult to provide.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was slow for lunch time, but food was great as always.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived at 5:30 per our reservation. We were seated in 5 minutes, and were waited on in another 5 minutes and ordered water and a beer. The drinks arrived in about 5 minutes. It went downhill from there. I think the waitress got lost, and we finally got to place our order after 15-20 minutes. We got our meals about 10-15 minutes later.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My personal lunch was good .The group I was with had issues with their meals (incorrect order,taste issues) Server needed help with large group .One person in group ordered clam chowder soup and we were then told when lunch was delivered is that we have no soup today ...few minutes later he returned with clam chowder??!! Not the best experience. We were celebrating a college graduation and it was not recognized although when reserved it was asked if something was being celebrated

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Went for a late night dinner & drinks with friends from out of town. The food was decent and our server was really nice, but the wait times were ridiculous. It took about 25 minutes for everyone at our table of 5 to get drinks...and each refill took over 10 minutes. The restaurant was not understaffed, but there seemed to be a good amount of hanging out and chit chatting among the servers and bartenders - definitely would not recommend unless you are looking for a long, uninterrupted date night.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I ordered the Ribeye with Gorgonzola Butter. While the steak was on the “Thin” side, it was cooked just as I ordered & it was delicious. The only Mishap was our salads arrived at same time as our Entree. Not a huge deal to me, but would have preferred to enjoy my salad before my dinner arrived. Will definitely go back!

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I made a reservation for a birthday party. We never had any mention of it during out trip. We also never received some requested extra sauces and drink refills because their kitchen was behind. It took an hour to get our food out. This was not the best experience and my bosses were not happy with me. I will say that our server was really great and this is not usually our experience.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Usually, very happy with this restaurant. Arrived and seated immediately in the bar. Server took our drink order and then our food order (appetizer and fries) when he delivered drinks. 45 minutes later, he returned to say the kitchen had run out of shaved beef for our sliders and had just gotten more. Our food would be out in a few minutes. 15 minutes later, still no food. A few minutes later, food arrived- cold and not what we ordered ( wanted fries with no garlic; got garlic.) Very disappointed with both food and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Unfortunately this place is not as good as I remember. Waiter took drink orders and never returned. Another waitress rescued us and was good after that. Took forever to get a drink though. Ordered the Ahi rare and it came medium well and dried up, basically ruined. Looked like it had been sitting a while before served. Will not return in a hurry. They also need to seriously update their beers for San Diego. Their session IPA is good but doesn't cut it compared to other craft Brewers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food good as always, a little pricey. server too quick at first, then got lost and very slowwwwwwwwww!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have had better experiences here in the past. Our server was great but the food was not properly prepared (undercooked rice, overcooked fish). They were busy so perhaps that was part of the problem. I will go back but maybe not for a while.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Found plastic piece in food, manager apologized, did not charge for the meal and gave free desert

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Service was subpar. Maybe understaffed. The food and beer were good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was hot that day but the air in the restaurant was not on to it's full potential. We asked several times to turn it up but no change came. We were there for 3 hours and it was hot when we walked in and hot when we left. Either fix the air or tell folks when they come in that it will be uncomfortable.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Music was way too loud, other than that a pleasant experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very friendly staff and manager would definitely return when we're out on the west coast in 3 months.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Good was good. service was good. Happy hour prices were good. One problem was with little bar gnats but sometimes that cannot be avoided in summer heat.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Appetizer came with our food. Not happy with that at all.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Gordon Biersch is pretty standard fare - the garlic fries are legendary and won't disappoint. The beer is kindof weak, the cocktails are very very weak, and the food is hit and miss. Ambiance is pretty good

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

All was good, Second week In a row. My wife and I like it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything was great, At the end of our meall our waitress faded off not taking care of our bill. Had to hunt down someone else to take care of our tab. Rather sad service.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My disappointment with the restaurant is specifically with the fact I made a reservation early indicating the was a birthday celebration. Although only 4 of us, gifts were opened at the table so the event was clear and I also made thus known to the server. The server disappeared for awhile during our meal because he was given another table with a large party. When it was time for dessert, I again mentioned this is a birthday dinner. My daughter ordered the desert and the server put it in front of her and left. I did expect a candle and a few of the staff singing or doing something. Then, the dessert was on the bill so I questioned that.

It is not a requirement for a restaurant to light a candle and make the birthday girl feel special but that is why we dine out. You should not ask what is the celebration if the restaurant is doing nothing to make it special. I like Gordon Biersch but I will not go there for any special occasion. A party of 4 seems insignificant.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Did not receive 100 points for completed reservation

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Very good. Menu wasn't the most varied; However, the service and atmosphere was exemplary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Average food. Sports bar atmosphere

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We had gnats flying around our food the entire time. We were swatting at them but they wouldn't go away. The staff acted like they knew nothing. I've never had this experience at this restaurant before but it was pretty bad.

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