Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.6
827 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
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had made reservations for lunch on a Saturday.
I was seeing family I haven’t seen in 2 years.
We were sat within 15 minutes of checking.
The water was nice but not overly attentive. He brought our drinks but forgot a few items. We ordered and waited patiently because it was very busy. But after an hour of no food and no explanation of why it was taking so long we explained our frustration. They explained it was taking 45 minutes to het food. Had this been told to us before we sat down we would have left.
The pig in a blanket was good. The silver dollar pancakes were ok. The burger was great. The avocado toast (that the waiter recommended) was a joke! A small baguette cut in 4 little pieces with a smudge of avocado and picked onion for 16.00. The manager was great.

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vipfoodie4life
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience2

we got seated at our table waited 15min for a server to even come to our table then took drink only orders and then the drinks too forever to come she never came back then was able to put in our food order and ur food took forever to come out after we ordered it and i had the french toast only wanted blueberries on top and came w butter all melted over the plate and the syrup was already poured over everything and all over the plate when i asked for it on the side

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CeciC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Made a booking and 1hr later we were still waiting for our table.

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AlejandraL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with mu family for the fourth time to Great Maple and love the food!! The waitress was efficient, the food delicious, and will keep going to eat with family and friends.

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vipReviewer
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess “Candi” is great fun! She, and the whole experience at GM, is why we keep going back. Great food too!

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MayLeigh
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Service was great, nice, friendly and professional, great energy, but the food was not spectacular. But this is not their line cook’s fault. Liked the plating but overall, the food could’ve been so much better as it is described on the menus. So much flavors, components and textures without coherence, I can see what they are trying to do. I personally think the food is the only downside, everything else is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

El servicio muy lento.

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vipmarkdm3
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French toast may be the best ever..brisket hash was also amazing

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CristieM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

way over priced for what you get. The Latte's were small and $6.50 per glass...yes, they were served in a small water glass and burned your hands when you picked it up.
my mom and I split the lolli waffles...they were 3 small waffles on a stick with 3 dipping sauces...we paid additional for 2 over medium eggs (that were way underdone) and asked for the bacon crisp and it was not. The food took probably close to 30 mins to come out after ordering, and the waffle sticks were room temp and a little soggy by the time they came out. The meal was around $18 or $19 dollars, and it was not even worth half that. Ive been to the north park location and loved it, but the prices at UTC are ridiculous for mediocre food. There were also several flies buzzing around our table they entire time we were eating which is unappetizing.

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Arrived on time for lunch with a reservation and had to wait 30 minutes for a table. We had requested outside dining but were seated indoors. Then another 40 minutes until our food arrived. Food was very good, however! Noise level was so high it was difficult to have a conversation. If I try this restaurant again, I'll try going on a weekday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated in front of the main doorway. We declined the table, asked to get seated elsewhere and decided to leave after waiting over 30 min past our reservation for a table. Unorganized staff, overcrowded and even with a reservation be prepared to wait!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great!

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Matthew120
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a FANTASTIC time. Every single staff member was polite, happy to be there, and made us feel welcome. The food was phenomenal from starters to dessert.

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ChadA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Waitress super nice and professional

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vipJulie
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor, service and food was outstanding. The donuts and fried chicken is what we came for. All of the dishes were excellent. Very large portions.

I liked the location because you can park close in the parking garage without going through the mall.

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FineDiner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just so fun and yummy! Definitely try the maple bacon donuts and the beignets! They are BOMB! We also shared the chorizo scramble and the chilaquiles! I really wanted to try the French toast logs but we had already ordered the other sweet dishes. Other people near us got them and they said they were yummy too!

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vipKpster
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very attentive wait staff; especially Colton. Food was wonderful. Regretfully couldn’t dine indoors because it was so loud; And outdoors had some traffic noise (which is obviously expected). But we’ll come back again.

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Nichole
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Rude hostesses; limited menu. Waited 30 minutes after reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Drop what you are doing and go. The salted caramel bacon is a must!

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rcharter
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It took longer than expected to get drinks on a not terribly busy Sunday morning and I probably would had ordered two mimosas in the time it took to just receive the one but decided against that due to wait. My wife had her heart set on a meal that she absolutely loved from the Hillcrest restaurant but had turned out wrong twice at this location in La Jolla and so ultimately she gave up and had bites of mine and our daughter’s meals; disappointing to say the least. Overall, although the La Jolla looks prettier and higher class, I definitely like the Hillcrest location much more from the general feel of the welcoming environment and level of service there.

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vipSeanB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at the Great Maple. Atmosphere, staff and food is consistently on point! Cheers, The Blakes

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AmandaH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I went in over the weekend with my sister and grandmother for their birthday's and the waitress was super nice but she had forgotten to put our order in so we waited for over an hour for our food to arrive. She did comp our appetizer but I felt like the experience was poor and more should have been comped especially on a $200 tab. Also, on our reservation I added a note that it was for a bday and that wasn't acknowledged. Which isn't a huge deal, I'm not asking for free dessert but better service would have been nice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Today's visit was terribly disappointing. Both the server and kitchen underperformed to create a lackluster lunch experience. The waiter was almost nonexistent with no personality. Our food was memorable for all the wrong reasons. The portobello fries were over cooked/over fried/burnt, the French Bistro salad was drowning in vinaigrette, and the au jus for the French dip sandwich was shockingly salty. Wow.

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vipLibby
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The place is a little pricey for us. Lunch for 4 with one entree a split was $124.00. Theresa's service was great. Two beers were flat and she did take one of them away and husband ordered a tequila sunrise. Hamburger was ordered medium but pretty pink, although it was still tasty. Thought some of the specialty drinks were quite expensive. Best to just order simple drinks, much better value. The place was packed so people are enjoying those wonderful donuts and bacon and syrup; just think we'll try something else next time.

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KerriL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the bacon maple ranch donuts (3) Very fresh . Delicious

Two egg breakfast , chicken sausage ( amazing ) and potatoes . Everything else was cold

Two of a pear martini & expresso . Perfect

My friend ordered the pigs in a blanket he seemed to love it & his potatoes were piping hot it was like the timing of our meals were off . Nice place , food wasn’t bad at all .

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TiffQL
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entries we had were delicious with large portions. The beignets were not as good as the Hillcrest location; they seemed a little overcooked and not as light. We had reservations but still waited about 20 minutes to be seated. I recommend this place and will return. The food and drinks overall were really good, and the ambiance is nice and pleasant for groups or couples.

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JimmyRay
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came in for dinner, and realized that this is not necessarily a dinner venue, but they still had some good menu options it seemed. I had the prime rib which was great, my wife had a chicken protein bowl and the chicken was a little dry. Service was good. Ambience was casual but nice. We would probably come back for breakfast or brunch at some point.

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ClaironT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here and our waiter was outstanding his name is JC, and our food was delicious. I would highly recommend this place on a Friday night if you like Prime rib.

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SusanH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was hot in the patio.
The food was only ok
Great service!

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vipArtM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Sadly, I expected more. It wasn't a memorable experience.

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Fgoldie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The reason for the lower score is because of the amount of heat in the restaurant. My friend and I both wore sundresses, yet sweat through the whole meal. It was not the best ambience to be in. Turning on the fans earlier would have been really, really helpful.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

A $6.5 latte with no latte art whatsoever was a bit disappointing. The plating for the French toast logs was weird: the gigantic portion drove my appetite away and the big flat plate with syrup all over it was not appealing either.

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BenitaS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern take on diner classics. Big portions, decadent options. Open, airy dining with lots of airflow make the space feel very safe. Crayons and coloring sheets for kids kept them happy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our experience at The Great Maple we very good- overall the food was great and food items came out timely. I know everyone is struggling with staff at this time so I understand that the server was busy. Would come back to try more of their food items.

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StephanieS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was good. A little expensive. Our server was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my friend from out of town here. The vibe was great here and the food was delish. The Hillcrest location used to have breakfast pot pie but it wasn’t on the menu here so my husband was a little sad. Everything was awesome

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. Candy the hostess was wonderful

Thank you for a great time.

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KathleenD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! It is a great place to go at the mall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The wait is worth it. Get a reservation - get the popover. The lemon curd is delicious.

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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.6 stars by 827 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.