Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.5
1045 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.

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 1045 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Was placed at a table with the sun directly in my face after asking to not be sat right on the street due to smog from the buses that passed by. Quality of food was poor for the price point. Our server was kind enough to let my mom change out her food as she was not able to eat it so she went for something more on the safe side to ensure she would be able to eat her meal. Orange juice was also incredibly small for the price point and we were charged for refills without knowing the fee for a refill.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and our waiter and other staff were great!

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KimT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very nice about us taking linger than the 1 hour on their reservation info. Food was great. Service excellent.

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vipSIW713
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing spot for brunch. We had such a great time reconnecting with family and friends in this casual yet comfortable setting. The food overall was so exceptional and the wait staff and the wait support staff were attentive and professional. Get the french toast you won't be sorry!

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Kerri
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. I had a hard time deciding what to order because it all sounded so good.

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RachelB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service🌿 the whole staff was so kind and treated us well. Will definitely be back.

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BrookeK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a super cute place to eat. I really enjoyed the heaters while being somewhat outdoors. The service was excellent and the food/drinks were delicious. I will be back and have already referred others.

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vipVictoriaH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual amazing service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and service. Although they forgot to honor the special request that I included in my online reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They no longer offer any gluten free options other than a bowl of fruit, yogurt or salad. Very disappointing for our one family member with celiac disease, especially being in San Diego, this was pretty surprising for a restaurant in an upscale mall, located near major tech and bio/Pharma companies and a major college campus. In addition, waited over 30 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. The kitchen was slow, but the food we ordered was good and arrived hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, outdoor portion of restaurant can be loud because it’s street side.. interior/covered but open air is quieter for dining. Big portions you will have take hike. Bacon doughnut and fried chicken a must.

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CruzV
Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and great outdoor dining. Thank you for wonderful service!

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vipTomW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat for Brunch!! The mimosa flight and the chicken sandwich were solid choices today. Great service too :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tony, our server, was outstanding!

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James
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food and service is much better at the Hillcrest location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience2

It was very loud and a couple of our orders were wrong. The food was good, though.

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Laura
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overpriced, cold food, even after sent back once. No top offs for coffee and forgot several items, even though the restaurant was not busy. I understand short staffing and the industry is tough, but we’ve never had these issues at the other location. Total bummer of a New Years Day brunch treat.

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BethG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was marginal, not at correct temperature and very expensive for quality. Mostly empty so not sure why food was not up to par.

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vipJLCB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had the brisket hash, the meat was really dry. Pigs In a blanket was really good. Fried chicken is pretty good too. Nothing really sticks out. it’s like a fancy iHop. Service is good though!

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JessicaN
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food!! Will definitely be back.
Only thing I did not like was we had to wait 10-15 minutes when we were on time for our reservation.

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vipJohne
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It took a very long time to get our Oder brought to the table. I had ordered my favorite, the brisket hash with t was o poached eggs. Both eggs were over cooked with hard yokes. This is one of the best parts of the dish, with the yoke mixed in with the dish. I pointed it out to the waiter who I had to get up to go find because he seemed to disappear for long periods of time. He was apologetic and Took my plate and returned within a couple minutes with two new eggs done perfectly. Yes i would return again.

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Sahar
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered bacon doughnuts, brisket, and chicken. All were very good and tasty! We also loved the ambiance. There were many tables in the covered patio section with good airflow. Our server was also attentive. Overall, we had a pleasant experience.

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Sssss
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good portions, but nothing stood out in particular. The staff was unwilling to make any changes to menu items (asked for egg white omelettes instead of scramble but was told it wasn't possible) - which is not usually the case in any brunch restaurant I've visited so far. A reasonably good one time experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well I had a good breakfast there, very enjoyable

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SteveM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The spicy chicken they serve on Thursday was amazing! Friendly staff!!

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EstherL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast for his surprise birthday breakfast. We enjoyed the chorizo hash and fried chicken with maple bacon donuts. These are the best maple bacon donuts I’ve ever had in my life. The service was great and the space is beautiful. Definitely will return

MK
vipMaryK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too expensive! Over $70’for two people

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Juantawwnsoup
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came here for a birthday brunch with a couple of friends and what can I say! The place was marvelous very aesthetic scenery and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and food never a disappointment

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KimS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter enjoyed having lunch at Great Mapke for my birthday.

JS
JeanneS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new FAVORITE brunch in San Diego Restaurant. Best brunch cocktails.
Everything was delicious. Maple Bacon donut is a MUST GET every time! The servers were outstanding. Thank you!

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YunfeiD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and enjoyable. Although it was a little noisy when I get there today, as usually it was not so noisy in such early time.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Randomly walked into this place for a late breakfast. Amazed. Completely. This is now one of my favorite restaurants. The menu is super creative, even for breakfast. The food is presented in great portions and perfectly seasoned and composed. Even the egg scrambles were insanely balanced and good. So much flavor! The bloody mary menu is fantastic. Big props to my new favorite drink, the English Garden Mary. The fried chicken is crisp, full of flavor, and so juicy inside.

Loved the food and service so much, I came back the next day with a friend and tried other stuff. So amazing. I love this place so much. Kudos to the serving team, and to the Chef for putting together this amazing menu!!!

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YunfeiD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant several times, and the breakfast really impresses me. Especially during holidays or weekends, I could enjoy my good time there. By the way, the food is delicious.

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vipMissionHillsGirl
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is always delicious and the presentation is so pretty. the staff is very nice and accomodating.

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JeffreyN
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. If you plan on going on the weekend, a reservation is highly recommended.

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vipStorminNorman
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great flavors, very unique. Their chicken and donuts is supreme. So was their beef dip sandwich. Very good flavors all enhanced with maple.

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vipSILVIA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST FRENCH TOAST EVER
MIMOSAS DELICIOUS
COFFEE THE BEST
EVERYTHING ON BREAKFAST IS SUPER GOOD

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vipMelanie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Great Maple! The space was beautiful, there was a large menu and the drinks were tasty!

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.5 stars by 1045 OpenTable diners.

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.