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Great Maple San Diego

4.7
4.7
3454 Reviews
$30 and under
American

We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a modern American eatery featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Open for Outdoor dining!

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Booked 92 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-2282

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Lemus

  • Catering

    Speak to Event Manager it based on a case by case basis.

  • Private party contact

    Balkis Nasery bnasery@THEGREATMAPLE.COM: (619) 255-2282

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Cleveland

  • Parking details

    We have a parking lot and local street parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.

  • Entertainment

    Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    American

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu and service great period…Love Kate!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute place, awesome food!

  3. M

    Marcy

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the food, the service and the ambiance. Definitely recommend

  4. AT

    AshleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service and the Maple Bacon Donuts are a MUST every time. Every time we are in SD we stop here for breakfast.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and amazing food

  6. K

    Kimberly

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a 10:30 reservation and were seated upon arrival without a wait. Our server was fantastic. Food here is always great!

  7. AL

    ArnoldL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great portions, excellent service and nice atmosphere

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Great food quality.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We celebrated Father’s Day here on Sunday, we are a family of 5. Everything we ordered was delicious and so were the drinks . Loved the kid’s menu options and so did my kids! Definitely would go back.

  10. KR

    KathyR

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite brunches of all time! Always make a point to go there when I’m in San Diego.

  11. WI

    WillardI

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice to eat under the tent in the shade

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have missed coming to this place. It is always so amazing. My in laws said his ribs were the best he has ever had.

  13. SW

    StacyW

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend. Maple Bacon donuts were incredible.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food, friendly service

  15. FL

    FeliceL

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2

    The hostess shamed me for using this app to get a table earlier than what the wait time was. When I asked her why I was able to do that, she responded by saying that she thought I was MEAN to do it to the other customers. I usually try from my car before I arrive, if I’ve forgotten to in advance. I went with my son on 6/14/2022 around 11 am.

  16. r

    rtrevi9

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Great Maple is a foodies dream come true! The Flavor profiles are out of this world and if you eat with your eyes first, be prepared to blown away by the presentation of your food. Absolutely amazing!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were both excellent!!

  18. KL

    KeithLa

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Modestly upscale dinner menu for a self-described "dinette", yet reasonably priced. Our group all enjoyed their selections incl. the Scottish Salmon and Scallion Ponzu, French dip, and Turkey Bolognese Pappardelle Pasta. Service was friendly and fast. Surprisingly quiet (virtually empty) for a nice weather Saturday evening, though.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Bug in my food, donuts dense and we ended up sick. Pancakes hard and drinks on point.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Poor service, okay food

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food is always great.

  22. LS

    LaurenS

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    OMG DYING. This place is fabulous! The portions are insane, so either come basically starving OR plan to share. They've converted the majority of the parking lot to outdoor dining and it's fantastic! We started with the maple bacon donuts and they are hands down the most incredible, homemade, delicious donuts we've ever had! You might want to stop there simply because you're heading into a food coma. But we forged ahead and shared the brisket hash and it was savory amazingness. Large pieces of brisket and kale to make you feel healthy. Our server was amazing and personable. We love our breakfast and this did not disappoint!

  23. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Raylynn(so?) was amazing ambiance and of course the food amazing. Will be back soon.

  24. LK

    LindaK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was quick & easy. The menu was easy to read and had alot of very tasty items on it. Delivery was quick and food was delicious. Very generous servings! Was able to take home the remainder of my meal.

  25. KC

    KenC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Met an out of town friend for breakfast and had a splendid time. Our server was quite knowledgable and helped us with meal choices. My friend had recently had a surgery and couldn't eat much. While they wouldn't allow her to order a kids portion, our server provided her even better alternatives. As a result, we all had an amazing time and enjoyed the good food.

  26. JD

    JeanD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fist time visit. Went for lunch but noticed the super, great brunch food. Ordered the zucchini eggs with small potatoes. It was fantastic. Came with a brioche toast, blueberry jam, berries, a small slice of cantaloupe, small roasted potatoes and the zucchini egg omelette with bits of bacon. Outside dining under a canopy was a bit noisy because of traffic but I noticed inside was noisy as well. It’s located on the corner of Washington and Lincoln. Service was prompt and

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there and I was amazed with my French toast and Espresso martini.!!! Everything was delicious and will definitely be back.

  28. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Donuts were yummy. Would get those again. Everything else wasn't worth the hype for us.

  29. RT

    RhondaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly service, and no waiting if you have a reservation. So overall great experience, we will be going again soon!

  30. TT

    TrishaT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Given its popularity, the best way to dine here is to make a reservation through OpenTable! We reserved a table for 3 and waited less than 10 minutes during a busy Sunday brunch to be seated. Parking can be a bit of a nightmare in this busy, urban area. The restaurant itself has a ridiculously small lot and it's street parking nearby. You can park at the DMV behind the restaurant during non-business hours, but it fills up quickly too, especially on Sundays due to the nearby Hillcrest Farmers Market.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    EXCELLENT SERVICE! Packed on a Sunday morning and our server/service was fantastic.

  32. S

    Sarah

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    The food was yummy, but the service was definitely disappointing!

  33. SD

    SDGR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Many items on the menu are great, but overall this restaurant is one of those that is tremendously over-hyped in San Diego. The Hillcrest location in particular has expanded without adequate staff. Our wait time to order food was long, we had to wait long for extra sauce/water etc. Server forgot utensils. I usually opt for the sweet menu items, they don't usually disappoint. This time, out donuts arrived undercooked and doughy. Our savory dishes were under salted and lacked some flavor. This is not the breakfast spot to expect a good coffee, which I value highly. They only carry one dairy creamer (regular milk) and the flavor is hotel-breakfast quality. Portions are big, as they should be for the price. Expect to pay $50-$80 for two people. I have had several good experiences at Great Maple, this was not one of them. Worth the experience since you'll read about it on a lot "Best of" lists, but in my opinion as a San Diegan, there are better options.

  34. A

    Alejandro

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I are often customers for the last 8 years, and never been disappointing. Parking, OK, Service very good, drinks, very good, food awesome, desserts merely extraordinary. Pie People. Go, you will thank me later. Alejandro.

  35. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We really enjoyed our Friday lunch at Great Maple.

  36. J

    J4123

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    It was good, but not great. At least not as great as it used to be.

  37. N

    Nuri

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, large portions, good variety, and excellent service. I got 2 meals out of the food I ordered (in addition to the beignets we had as an appetizer, which were delightful). Would definitely eat here again.

  38. K

    Kayy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    The restaurant was filthy. I booked this reservations based on my previous experience at the location that used to be in Torrance California. The floors we dirty, empty tables were full of dirty dishes and the servers looked worn out. Our Mimosas were served hot, we had to ask for ice just to chill our drinks. Unfortunately this wasn't a good experience.

  39. S

    Steph

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    Overpriced and quality recently has really gone down hill. So disappointing for a place that used to be really good.

  40. AA

    AbdulhamidA

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    The food is pretty big and the service was okay. The price is outrageous….80 dollars for two for breakfast, they are crazy….charging 7 dollars for a small glass of orange juice…I would never come back here again….it’s just not worth the price.

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Great Maple San Diego does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Great Maple San Diego is rated 4.7 stars by 3454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 92 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Great Maple San Diego

1451 Washington St. San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cleveland

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a parking lot and local street parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Lemus

  • Entertainment

    Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-2282

  • Catering

    Speak to Event Manager it based on a case by case basis.

  • Private party contact

    Balkis Nasery bnasery@THEGREATMAPLE.COM: (619) 255-2282

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