Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.7
700 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch” recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.

Support Great Maple La Jolla - UTC during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 700 people are saying
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EricaMarie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience all around! Beautiful ambiance, exceptional service, and delicious food/drinks

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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HilaryC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to GM for Mother's Day lunch. Our table was in an excellent spot, and our waitress was fantastic. Food was delicious, hot, and large potions. The food came out quickly and our glasses were never empty. We can't wait to go back!

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vipPula
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was WONDERFUL!!

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SanDiegoRegularDiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding! A great Mother's Day lunch. Fun, great seating, and an amazing server, Gerado.

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SoniaL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely go back.

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ChristineL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great again. From the front of the house to the servers-very accommodating

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast there is amazing

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CarlaF
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this special spot is heaven on earch if you want a Cheat Night.
We got the fried chicken and homemade donut dinner. Oh my God, it was delicious.
No bones, no skin, very tender breast meat and succulent. Crispy and crunchy.
The Caesar salad was also exceptionally good. Few Caesar salads at restaurant make the mark, but this was outstanding.

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vipceskaholka
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This was our first time there. Calamari appetizer was good. I had fish & chips, the batter on the fish was awful. I do not know what they put on it. But the French fries were great. The hamburger was a bit dry but ok. The best part was the desert, their version of French toast with the warm maple syrup with bacon was great. The server was very good and apologetic bcs the kitchen was backed up. Long wait for food. The place is drafty not very cozy.

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Aederar
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I had the Moroccan iced tea which was so delicious and sweet. The French toast logs were thick and cooked perfectly!! Absolutely recommend!

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TSTL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing, my drink was just okay. I would recommend this place for dates,special events , etc.

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pseedie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was amazingly accommodating and positive even on a super busy day. Food was good although pricey. Beignets with lemon curd cause a quick empty plate.

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StephanieA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken and doughnuts is my son’s favorite dish!

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LizC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, plentiful portions. I had a great lunch with an old friend. The BLT was outstanding. So was the coffee!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great, but restaurant is very loud. We could not hear each other across the table and had to shout. The super loud music and street noise combined does not make for a relaxing brunch!

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PravinK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food quantity is very less for the money u spend. My egg white was cold. Chicken side had too much salt.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My reservation was for outside dining but the hostess sat me inside in the corner, when I asked why? Hostess was very rude and said that there were no available tables (but parties that came in were sat outside with no reservation) and then she gave me the option to sat outside in the area that was not covered but it was raining. Overall hostess very rude and ruined the whole experience.

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JEFFH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was awesome except the chilequiles. Those things were so disappointing for $20. Literally lifeless, no color, minimal flavor. I really did not know what I was eating. Also, daughter ordered waffle pops because of the three dips, but instead got a bowl of whip cream with strawberries. She said they were still good, just confused why this substitute.

Seriously, everything else was top notch. David our server was great. Table was cozy and perfect. My wife loved her Chicken and donuts. I ate the rest of my sons pancakes and they were superb. I was surprised the beignets came with the lemon dip. I have always preferred maple syrup, but the lemon was tasty, as were the beignets. Cocktails were spot on and my ice coffee to go was just right. We will be back.

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vipSteve
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a treat to eat at the newly opened store. We had the French Toast Log and the Fried Chicken and Doughnuts...Outstanding.

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Chimom6
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fabulous cocktails and even a great kids menu!! Everything was delicious and portions are big so we were happy to take home leftovers! Do yourself a favor and try the bacon maple doughnuts and beignets with lemon curd! So good!!!!!!

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LidaF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a nice place! Will go back again!

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FullerR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, friendly and safe service. Patio seating was well ventilated and spaced well. Vegan hash and mimosas made the meal outstanding.

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DanG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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TracyN
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve eaten here over the last 4 years, the experience has been outstanding. It is always consistent-food, service, ambiance... I absolutely love this place. When I bring friends for their first time, they are impressed and want to go back, even if they live on the other side of the country. 😉

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kristi was our sever and she was awesome. She helped talk us through some of the menu since it was our first time. My 9 year and I shared two entrees and she was so helpful with making sure the chefs put toppings and things a 9 year old doesn’t love on the side. Her manager was all hands on deck ensuring guests were happy and well taken care of (she brought us an Ice Tea refill without having to ask, by our servers request I’m sure). Just overall a lovely atmosphere, great teamwork by staff, good food, and wonderful server. Shout out to Marco for helping us navigate our way through the mall. We can’t wait to come back!

Btw, that French toast was the best thing I’ve tried this year! Sooo good. It’s worth ordering as your entree or as a shareable for the table. Just do it lol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accomadating with our reservation and large party.
As always, great friendly personable service and the food is always amazing!

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Crazyben5150
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast! Maple bacon donuts and fried chicken beyond exceptions! Pickle bloody Maria wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were wonderful. Food was hot and deliciousness. Get the beignets! Hot and fresh with yummy lemon dip

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vipHephzibah
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have brunch with my girlfriend, sat outside. Noise from the street traffic was a bit too lout but it faded away once we had a glass of bubbles 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. All of our food orders came out quickly with no issues. Waitress was nice and friendly.

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ChristineL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service and comfortable environment

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vipFelizardoG
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. Kids and adults enjoyed equal.

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Jenni
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience1

The place was good but the food made me sick afterwards and the chilaquiles were kind of bland. I definitely don’t think I’ll come her again but the service was great. The waiters were really nice.

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OliviaP
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was great and tasted good. The service however NOT SO GREAT! We asked to be moved bc we were not interested in sitting in the garage. The host that moved us was awful. He stated reservations only get better seating. Well we had reservations. He just pointed to a table and asked us to sit there and walked away. When I explained this to the manager she brought us a bag of cold and possibly old beignets. She offered a round of drinks on the house which was nice but we just had her cover the coffees. The waitress was really sweet, but in the middle she had to take her break and that was fine. We got Juan and he was nice too. I have been here a handful of times and food is mediocre but the staff needs a customer service training. Say one that teaches them how to appropriately react to customers concerns. Finally, I am not sure if I will be eating here again due to common and consistent service issues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation ahead and got seated 15 min after but we got helped quick and got our food even quicker + it was so good !!!! A bit too loud but overall super good

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and accommodating for our family with 2 dogs. Thank you!

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michaela
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed brunch as part of Restaurant Week. Had requested outdoor seating but was not accomodated. Indoor seating was well spaced and precautions were followed, Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not impressed with the chilaquiles. They were whole Tortilla chips with a mix of sauce, chorizo, sour cream and cilantro. They were just okay.

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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.7 stars by 700 OpenTable diners.

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatmaple.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.