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Cerveza Jack's Gaslamp, San Diego, CA

Cerveza Jack's Gaslamp

4.3
4.3
99 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Located in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, Cerveza Jack's is an everyday escape for any food & drink lover. Our menu features Southern comfort favorites inspired by our sister location in “Music City” Nashville, TN, while maintaining the effortless cool of the California coast. Perfect for a Lunch in the San Diego sun or a night of drunken debauchery (or both), Cerveza Jack's promises to be an oasis complete with live music, big personality and memories to be made.

**All checks will have a 4% pandemic recovery surcharge due to the additional costs associated with the impact on our business and operations. This is not a gratuity and will be used to help us offset the additional product, labor, overhead and other costs.**

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 546-9292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Todd Nash

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    K St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. MV

    MichelleV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Really good food service needs some work. For a large party we had to get up to find an employee often when we needed something or when a new guest arrived and wanted to order food.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We came here following a conference at the convention center and the food was okay, there were not a lot of gluten free options, and the drink was a little watered down. There wasn’t anything bad about our experience, just nothing super remarkable either.
  3. F

    Fivetwelve

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Met friends before a concert. The service was extremely slow. I barely got my drink when we needed the check to leave on time. We could only get hummus and biscuits because most of us are vegetarians. Biscuits were great! Everything else, not so much.
  4. s

    stevet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-concert meal before Elton John. Great outside dining experience. Friendly server.
  5. M

    Melly

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Everything on the menu had some sort of spice which limited the options. The cocktails were delicious. The bar seats were full and there was only one other table sitting, they left shortly after we sat. So one table… just us… the server must have been having a very bad day because she was neither helpful or welcoming. We ended up have a drink and an appetizer and leaving. The spot is a great location and decor is gorgeous. So much potential.
  6. PF

    PadresFan

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to watch a game with good food. They even turned up the broadcast for the Padres playoffs!
  7. C

    Cody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week menu Food portions are much reduced.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite meal of our trip to SD
  9. JJ

    JoelJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place. Super cute and helpful waitress although she didn't have a clear grasp of the restaurant week menu so our order kinda got mixed up but everyone was so kind and helpful that we'll definitely be going back. Close to the ballpark so that's a big plus for those of us with season tickets. Wish I would've found this earlier in the season.
  10. D

    Dinner

    Sacramento

    379 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    379 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent innovative food, and great service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Requested outside seating, which was great for people watching. Server recommended the Nashville Popcorn shrimp for a starter and we’re happy we took her suggestion. Great spices in the batter and nice ranch dip sauce. Ordered Chicken Tacos and Petite filets as our entrees and both were delicious, fresh tasting and cooked perfectly. Our server was fantastic - we needed masks for a tour we were going on after and she was able to find us some - which saved us running back to the hotel. We appreciated the extra effort she put in to help us out! Great overall experience
  12. V

    Verysmallportions

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great! I have to say, I was someone disappointed with the cheeseburger, it was just large, somewhat dry, too tall to get your mouth around, and the buns ere toasted bread that you could not push down and squish down to make it not so tall to be able to get your mouth around it. And the taste was OK. Typical cheeseburger. But it was large, I was so full afterwards!
  13. JR

    JennaR

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Made a reservation for the outdoor area but they were unable to offer it and we were forced to sit inside
  14. R

    Riss

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Got the shrimp and grits and there was so much broth it was soup. The Nashville chicken sandwich had lukewarm tenders on it. The fries were not crispy. Drinks were weak. The waitress was awesome which is why I added a star.
  15. RH

    RussellH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and had a fantastic time. The food was excellent. The service staff were great. We will definitely go back.
  16. CB

    ChaseB

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Brunch! The Banana’s Foster French Toast was incredible.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything order was so good!
  18. T

    Tfitschen

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was top notch Live music was awesome
  19. G

    Gabsriela

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hush puppies are outstanding and a must get! All of the cocktails were on point!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped by for brunch because it was close to our hotel. The waitress suggested the Crawfish Tacos, Fried Chicken Tacos, and the side of biscuits and gravy. I’m so happy she did—everything was yummy! We also had the Rosemary Berry Spritz, which I would also recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Singer was loud
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    I made a reservation to this place even though it wasn’t full when we arrived but the way they do their seating I recommend making a reservation because you do get seated right away with a reservation. They had walk-ins waiting for a bit even though they did have tables available. Their mixed drinks were delicious! If you’re not sure what to order our server gave us great recommendations for drinks, the way he described each one made it easy to figure out which drink was more my style. We tried their hush puppies and smoked wings both were good. We also tried the fried chicken tacos they were pretty good! Overall a great new spot to try out.
  23. CH

    CurtisH

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent interesting food in a fun festive atmosphere served by a staff who cared about our experience. The southern fare was clever (fried chicken tacos) and delicious, the price was VERY reasonable and our server, Georgia, was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Terrific evening in the Quarter!
  24. R

    Rudy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attention to detail at it’s finest and food was top quality! Definitely a recurring spot for sure.
  25. DF

    DanF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We came in a little after 11:00 to have a meal before the Padre game. Our server was excellent as he made us aware of a power outage the night before and kept our waters and ice tea full during our meal
  26. KD

    KristyD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I stayed down the street from this restaurant, and we went to Saturday Brunch here. It did not disappoint! The staff put us at an amazing table outside, and we had bellinis to start. Their peach syrup was awesome and went perfectly with the champs. We had the biscuits and popcorn shrimp to start; I highly recommend both of them! The shrimp was crunchy on the outside with the perfect amount of spice. The jam, honey, and butter on the biscuits were all SO GOOD. We split the carnitas tacos, and every element of those tacos was superb. We loved our meal so much!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had the fried chicken tacos and the wife had the burger. Both were very good. Nice brunch menu. Bushwacker was great.
  28. F

    Foodtodie4

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks..great atmosphere!!
  29. CL

    CarolLB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was looking forward to this restaurant. Unfortunately, no mention was made of a street closure that prevented access. Since I walk with a cane, my friend was unable to drop me close to the entrance. We did enjoy 6 other restaurants this week.

    Cerveza Jack's GaslampResponded on April 21, 2022Hi Carol, I apologize that the street closures are not mentioned on the website, and we appreciate the feedback. Fifth Ave has been closed Wed-Sunday since the start of the pandemic, so we tend to forget that visitors might not be aware of that fact. Thank you for bringing it to our attention, and hopefully we will be able to have you in again sometime. Kelli Aspenleiter (GM)

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Overall, Cerveza Jack’s was just ok. The outdoor seating, lights, and scenery were nice, but the service and food were disappointing. The food: My wife and I ordered the jambalaya and the shrimp & grits. The flavors were good, but our food wasn’t hot. It was as if it was prepared and ready but was sitting for a while before we got it. The drinks: These were the best part of the night. We ordered the mezcal margaritas and these were very good. The service: This is where they lost us. The hostess was friendly and sat us at our table fairly quickly. Our waitress was just ok. We saw her once to order our food and drinks then that was it until the end of the dinner when we were ready to pay. Didn’t check to see if we needed anything or wanted more drinks (which we did want more). The woman who brought our food out didn’t say a word to us. Just dropped it on the table in front of us and that was it. This place has a ton of potential. My wife and I were really looking forward to hanging out for a while after dinner grabbing drinks to celebrate my birthday weekend, but the service we received really turned us off from sticking around. Hopefully things get better, but I can’t say I’d go back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and incredible food, definitely worth checking out. I had somewhat of a runny egg and didn’t send them back, but our server was very kind and attentive to our feedback. The bloody Mary’s are delicious. If you’re into hush puppies GET THEM! They’re incredible.
  32. MO

    MicheleO

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining with TVs! The crab hush puppies were delish.
  33. v

    valc

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff. Concerned for customer’well being. Definitely a must go.
  34. AB

    AliciaB

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and customer service. Good for date night or dinner with friends
  35. WW

    WickedWahine

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and outstanding service (Morgan). I don't like to pay $14 for drinks in an obvious bar setting.
  36. l

    laurah

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the fried chicken tacos. Good service fun atmosphere
  37. KH

    KathyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was good. Plenty to choose from and good portions.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! My boyfriend and I first found Cerveza Jack’s last year, during the peak of the pandemic, when the inside was closed off and loved it! Coming back to San Diego, it was at the top of the list of places that we wanted to go. And it did not disappoint! We will certainly be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was so nice!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was soooo good!!! 2nd time coming here and the food was even better!! Had the jam plata pasta 10/10, Nashville popcorn shrimp 10000/10, blackened salmon 10/10, and carnitas tacos 9/10. Overall amazing!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cerveza Jack's Gaslamp is rated 4.3 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Cerveza Jack's Gaslamp

322 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910

Additional information

  • Cross street

    K St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Todd Nash

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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