Urge Gastropub & Common House

4.5
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are currently open for Outdoor Dining only. For parties over 10 people, please call us at (760) 798-8822 to book. Parties over 10 people have a split check policy of 4 ways max. All parties must remain seated and wear a mask anytime they leave the table for your safety and the safety of our team members.

Founded in 2017 Urge Gastropub & Common House is our one stop entertainment destination. We specialize in great comfort foods, wines, craft cocktails and an extensive beer list.

Our philosophy is to prepare our take on American bar food classics using the best local products while providing unpretentious and friendly service… with great drinks to wash it all down.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
What 206 people are saying
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vcfoodie
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good drinks and good outdoor seating! Service was a little slow but the staff was very friendly.

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AntoinetteP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this Urge. Great location, big and spacious. Tables are spread out to allow for social distancing and there are heat lamps everywhere. The food and drink are great..portions are huge. Will definitely be back.

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DavidE
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good stuff... service just ok

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Jasmine
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Urge Gastropub and Common House made my birthday evening a good one with great food and a complimentary dessert of bread pudding. Great service, great music, and great conversations with my roommate and her friend

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vipSimoneZ
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was just ok. Pho tacos were dripping grease and the salad seemed to have been mixed for a while. Maybe it was wilted salad and I missed that in the description. Music was loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

No one to greet and slow service but food and environment was fantastic.

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vipFritz
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

A bit pricy for the quality of the food.
Beer selection was good.

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VICKIE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our 4 grandsons under the age of 7 with us and they had a blast and the kids menu is very kid friendly! We had an outside reservation and it was lovely!

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, food, and environment! Servers were very good at keeping masks on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot, server was awesome and really sweet to my daughter. That’s a big winner for me. I’ll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Outside areas are pretty decent. Inside has always been great and can't wait to get back to normal.

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vipSeanH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service and environment but only ok food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Many great beers to choose from. Pretzel appetizer was fantastic. Atmosphere was energetic. Family looking forward to our next visit.

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LaurieS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, fun atmosphere, charming outdoor area. Great servers, Caden and Andrew were great

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vipLJFoodie
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of good and distanced outside seating options with umbrellas for daytime shade. Good kitchen offering quality food with in-house and visiting ales. We tried a steak salad and an Elvis-style burger. Creative cocktail menu too. Plenty of room for kids to run around, so consider that if it's a date night.

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EvelynaN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Family friendly and great for groups! We enjoyed the outdoor tables and space and loved that they opened up the back to let the kids run around. Drinks were great. I tried something new, the shredded pork tacos and it was just okay. I would stick with their burgers, fries, and pizzas. Great service and food came out quick!

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viptammyn
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Great food

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Jade
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Irwin was our waiter. He was very friendly and helpful. The manager came by to see how our meal was and provided us with a $10 off coupon for next visit. My California burger with sweet potato fries inside was amazing. My friend had the ahi and ate it all. Ordered bread pudding as well. Will definitely return!

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RayRay
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a good time, the Chef's Valentine's Day Special Menu was Great!

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vipHBIrish
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food, great beer, noisy environment with the bowling alley.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere.

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LKey
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Appetizers are fantastic. Parking not the best. But great place.

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vipsandyc
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place to catch up with friends. A little noisy but expected from a family friendly restaurant. Speedy seating and food brought out quickly. Our check took a while to come but I attribute to the busy night. Overall great experience and will come back again.

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Lisa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

During our experience on New Year’s Eve, not all of our food was brought out. One of our meals was complemented since they forgot it. They also brought carrot cake but without any forks or plates. And our table was never cleared. We got up six different times to move our dirty dishes onto a table next to us. Service took a very long time and the restaurant was not even crowded

I would only come back again during happy hour

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vipValerie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience and my Mom loved it and it was flat East tinged through with her walker but young and fun too

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always awesome !!!

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Anonymous
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We spent a lot of time waiting for our server to come by to take our food orders. We had to flag her down a few times. When the main dishes came out for our party one dish was missing. We waited about 10 minutes and finally had to go find our server to see where it was.

The food is good, but service is lacking.

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AngelS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

nice location, but food is not good like we thought. maybe good for drinker only.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vipValerie
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why can’t we make reservations for 9 online?

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DanW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have always loved the food here but the service has been inconsistent. On Monday 11/4 I made a reservation for 5PM, we showed up a few minutes late and found no one at the host stand. After waiting a few minutes I went into the lounge asking a bartender if anyone could help us get seated, she said she would find someone to help us and I returned to the host stand. A couple of minutes later another person came to seat us giving us menus and taking us to a table. My wife handed me her menu pointing out how it had multiple food stains on it. My sons had stains as well. I brought them back to the host stand asking for menus that didn't 'have anyone's leftovers on them' and returned to the table with clean menus. The service was efficient and as always we love the food. I just find that on more than one occasion, with or without a reservation, the host's table selection is odd and we are given less then the best available table. I have on multiple visits asked to be relocated as we were sat next to the host stand when we are in before 5:30 or next to the walk way. One time when I asked for one of two specific tables off to the side the host said 'they were reserved' and they sat empty for our entire 1 1/2 hour visit. We will come back for the food and I will ask for a manager next time there is something amiss.

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vipEkcpeterson
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really, really good. Great service. Loved the salsa bar

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food here is great, and the prices are decent. Service was a bit slow at the start, but once he got to us, he was spot on.

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JennF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I’ve been here about ten times since they opened. The first time was the best...the food was great. The last nine times the food has been terrible. We won’t be going back. The service was excellent and the beer was good. Bad food.

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Carat
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sons 17th birthday dinner.

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LittleAirDog
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love Urge and the food! However, even though we indicated on the reservation details that we had a birthday, the waitress never asked about it, never offered anything, and didn't even say happy birthday when we took out our own cake! In fact, she didn't even seem like she wanted to be there. Poor representation for a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

It’s no wonder the Oceanside location went out of business. No one seems to care about anything there. The cocktails took over 10 minutes each time we ordered them, I saw the server go behind the bar herself to poor them.
The food was poor. The Brussels were so heavy and syrupy, the calamari was equal to a frozen dinner with some gross sauce, and the Mac n cheese did not feel fresh. For the pricing it did not add up. The server was nice but charged us $28 in items we did not order. She corrected it but only because we brought it to her attention.
I haven’t been so disappointed in a meal in a long time. At this rare, this location won’t survive either. So disappointing because the building and locations are nice. But the food was gross.

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RyanO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Everything just took way too long to arrive. The server brought the wrong drink for my daughter prior to us ordering food, and the correct drink didn't come until after the food arrived. We asked for an extra plate and never got that at all. It wasn't busy enough for the service to be that slow.

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AshleyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent atmosphere even with young kids in tow, food was quick to the table and excellent!

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flappi55
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the waiter very helpful when selecting micro brewskies.

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You can order delivery directly from Urge Gastropub & Common House using the Order Online button. Urge Gastropub & Common House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Urge Gastropub & Common House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 798-8822.

Urge Gastropub & Common House is rated 4.5 stars by 206 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.

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