Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.7
739 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 739 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprhondap
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Is not my kind of restaurant. Very unhealthy options. I am not there target audience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uno de mis hijos eligió el lugar pues fue su promoción y fue el lugar indicado, la comida deliciosa, la presentación y las porciones muy bien, súper calidad y el servicio el mejor, de nuestros lugares favoritos para celebrar ocasiones especiales.

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vipZluvs2eat
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was delicious. Huge portions. Service was very good and servers were very friendly.

Just a bit confusing for people to find the entrance to the restaurant.

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StephanieS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was frustrated with the wait. We had a reservation at 2. We checked in at 1:55. I checked back at the desk at 2:15 and another person told me we were never checked in. We then waited another 10 minutes. They sat the 5 of us at a small 4 top. But after that the food and service was good.

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Foodielove
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were able to get a table outside along the sidewalk on the outside of the mall. So, it was a little noisy, but also provided good people watching. Food was great, as usual. Large portions. My friends and I hadn’t seen each other in over a year, so it was nice that the waitress didn’t rush us out. She also brought a little treat for the birthday girl.

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LaurenN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except the plate we got was sooo tiny ! Don’t recommend the chorizo hash, it also comes with only one piece of bread and a super small portion of eggs it looks like one egg only and it was almost 20 dollars for the plate. I do like doughnuts they are so good !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very good. The maple bacon doughnuts are a must have. We had our young son and the waiter Hidalgo was very patient letting my son order his own food. Excellent experience will return soon

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vipDeborahD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Hard to find!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The only issue was how long it took a server over 25 minutes to take the order and even stop by and drop off waters. Otherwise, food was great as always, restaurant was clean with good spacing between our table and others. Decor is very different than their Hillcrest location but fits really well in the neighborhood. I really love the maple bacon donuts and fried chicken.

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MandiS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had the blueberry silver dollar pancakes and French toast logs. They are stingy with the blueberries and the prices are high in comparison to other breakfast places. The French toast logs are good but more like a spongey cake than bread. Our server seemed new and was not very attentive and had difficulty remembering. Another waitress in the area did our refills the entire time we were there and handled our check, so at least they worked as a team to keep service going. Overall, it was a blah experience and the check is over $100 for 4 people. Probably will not be back. Oh, and they no longer offer the wonderful biscuits I had on my first visit over a year ago.

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VickyT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My sister and I dined here and it disappointed us. My waffles were cold and her chorizo scramble was mediocre and definitely not worth the amount we paid. We also felt rushed by our server even though it was 1pm and not busy at all. We also both work in the hospitality industry and was blown away by the lack of care we received.

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lilmacwhy
San Joaquin
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and tasty food, bit pricey.

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AlanS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well managed from hostess to the check: a smooth and delicious operation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food n drinks

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LanSensei
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food taste and presentation was excellent. Staff was attentive and friendly. Music was WAY too loud!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hidalgo was the BEST waiter/server! The noise level next to the road & parking structure was a bit much

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, caring service. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Jennifer
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast place ever!! Most excellent service, most excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The Bloody Mary was excellent as well.

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AlejandraL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !!! I invited my friends from México to Great Maple, they have a restaurant in a “Magic Town “ (name given to small towns in Mexico that keep the culture and traditions) They both loved it!! This is the second time I eat at Great Maple and just love the food, the restaurant is very nice and clean and they keep the tables with distance. I would really recommend it to anyone foodie like me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor. Great food. Great service.

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ASan
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the great San Diego brunch spots. Vibrant atmosphere, great food and drinks, attentive service. May be a little on the pricey side...but I am happy supporting fair employee wages and quality experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Good took 40 minutes for party of 2. Each dish (including sides) came out ~4 minutes after the other. Manager did not seem to care

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MirandaE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!! And so pretty inside too! Mimosas are my favorite

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Carine
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice deco and atmosphere. The food is pretty good. Wished they still offered the apple pie! Service was ok. Will probably come back.

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PBbirthdayboy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and nice atmospheric but a little chilly on cold days since half the restaurant is open to outside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Social distancing measures in place, service was good, food was delicious and drinks were refreshing.

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vipMOS8
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Showing some out-of-towners the area and came by for brunch .. yum as usual!

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vipOnlythebestwilldo
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best brunch in town... the problems is always being able to only order one dish!! We always mix it up and share what everyone orders. It's all just so damn good!!!

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Nini
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've wanted to go to Great Maple for quite a while. So, I decided to finally make reservations to take my family out to brunch. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We were seated outside, near the sidewalk since we had our baby in his stroller. The only thing that bothered us was that we were not checked on more than two or so times. Other than that, they were very accommodating and moved a heater to our table when we requested it. We also did not wait much past our reservation time considering it was still busy in the early afternoon. Food is AMAZING. It was definitely worth the price tag. My family definitely recommends this place. We will definitely be back and eventually, we will take my baby here when he is on solid food :)

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Nadine
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dead flowers on the table, server was not real friendly. Nice table, though we asked for inside & it was outside. Delicious food & bus boys great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, plenty of space and comfy vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Leipzig
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Maple is fantastic. They have the best fried chicken you’ll ever eat. Kylie is WONDERFUL, we’ve had her ever time and she remembered us and is super sweet. All of their mimosas are great and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Will definitely be back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was great as usual. Unfortunately was put on the “patio” next to the parking garage entrance and exit. Made it difficult to talk, a bit smelly, and will not be eating here again if seated there. Our waiter also got slammed just as we set down so the service was so-so. No knock on him, it wasn’t his fault, better seating distribution is needed.

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WindyC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service. Came for a belated Mother's Day brunch. Everyone enjoyed their dishes - can't go wrong with the fried chicken and maple bacon doughnut combo. Enough food for leftovers the next day.

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vipKyleB
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restraunt . The service was stellar. Very friendly staff and helpful. The Bloody Mary choices and mimosas are great. The chicken and donuts , the pigs in a blanket are so amazing . Also the waffle pops. I wished I had more time to go back before leaving !!

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EricaMarie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Mother’s day

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.7 stars by 739 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.