Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station

4.3
1378 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station located in San Diego’s Point Loma community encompasses more than 23,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and bars, as well as a bocce ball court, outdoor cinema space and lush garden. Executive Chef Richard Sweeney offers an eclectic menu of world-inspired cuisine featuring local, organic fare. The restaurant features 40 unique craft beers on tap and exceptional bottles, including year-round and special releases from Stone Brewing Co. as well as exceptional craft and specialty beers from other breweries.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1378 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.0
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4.6
ambience
4.1
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and beer. Not fond of the touchless ordering but what are you gonna do.

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DonR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice San Diego dining place at Liberty Station—which accounts for its only real drawback: the planes, boss. It is under the takeoff pattern from SD airport, so one's conversation gets interrupted for a few moments at frequent intervals.

Still worth putting up with, given good food (my fruit and goat cheese salad was swell, though the creme brûlée was only a C+), good beers, and very pleasant outdoor setting. And the service was prompt and cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Undoubtedly a beautiful place to dine; great ambiance! Absolutely do not like their digital ordering system. I would really prefer a human server takw my order. It’s like I’m paying the same amount of money for food than I would at any other similar restaurant but receiving less service. The food was pretty good, especially the mac n cheese. We didn’t have any beer this time but I’m sure it’s great. I probably wouldn’t come back unless they got rid of their ordering system.

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MHill
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Ordering from the app is frustrating with no one really explaining what the process is. Having to tip prior to being served when no one is waiting on you is also strange. We never received any refills, the food took more an hour, and it came out cold. The fried chicken sandwich was over $19 and came out with nothing on it and smothered in sauce. It was supposed to have a coleslaw that was nonexistent. No one ever came by our table to see how we were doing, so I couldnt even ask for more coleslaw to add on top of my overpriced sandwich. Our kids ordered the chicken strips which came out over fried and hard. They would not eat it. It was our first time there and it will be our last. It was so incredibly dissapointing. Since you have to pay and tip before you receive any of your food and drinks, it was like a quick service restaurant BUT you have to make reservations and you do not get any service. I really hated our experience. It is a beautiful restaurant but not worth the high prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor dining with my family was great. Beautiful day and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient ordering system. Good ambiance. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Stone has great beer however their service at this establishment lacked big time. Their app glitched and we received 17 text confirmations of our order. Luckily, it didn’t get processed but we had to flag down a server to confirm. One of the girls in our party indicated that she was allergic to tomatoes on her salad. When the salad arrived, there were tomatoes even though it was indicated on the ticket no tomatoes. The bulgogi buns was very hard and the meat was chewy. One of the burritos we ordered tasted like soap however they were able to replace it with a different meal. I won’t be returning for food however their honey ipa was delicious. The only good thing about our meal.

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vipjmfood
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent beer, great food, friendly and efficient service.

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JennyP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was celebrating a baby shower in the garden area. Everything was perfect and the staff were very nice. I would highly recommend Stone!

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HarrisonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

You have to order via an app. It’s confusing and frankly annoying. No one wants to plug in their credit card number and try to figure this app out when you’re trying to relax with a group of people. You also have essentially no service outside of food delivery. No one to ask “what is this sauce exactly” or “do you recommend this or that?” Or “can I have a box” you have to get out of your seat and look for someone to assist. Which had to happen 3 times with people who were from out of state and I was trying to impress with a neat ambiance. I had to apologize to them. Bug bummer. Hopefully that app is removed ASAP.

I wouldn’t recommend stone brewery until that app is eliminated. In the past we had great experiences though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been here several times now. Food has always been delicious, tonight though.....my main entree was a little meh. It was a very busy Friday night, so I guess understandable.The mac n cheese and onions rings were spot on. Would 10 outta 10 recommend. Service was spectacular as always. We arrived early and Stone Brewing was able to accommodate us. Awesome!

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vipazlawyer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Order was a little slow and messed up. Food was amazing though.

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fc72
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reservation was made for a birthday which I confirmed twice and they didn’t acknowledge in any way. Most of the food was good except the socal salad ordered was mostly limp lettuce and kale which I added protein of flank steak and it came with 3 small pieces that was incredibly tough to chew. Server didn’t check on us at all. Eaten here many times before but unfortunately this experience was sorely disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is a great place for a large group. Our group of 12 was comfortable. Unfortunately, when we sat, the hostess announced that our 2 hours “started now.” I thought that was very off putting! Also their QR ordering system was very confusing and hard to work. It took us forever to get food and no ones food came at the same time. Please bring back a regulars waitperson. Probably won’t consider Stone Brewing again for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I can’t stand the app ordering process. The dining room does not have a good vibe. It’s like just a “hall” or “cafeteria.” Bring back wait staff that “own” their section and this can change.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

You have to download the menu, then order your own food to your table. May be ok for a small group, but with 7 people, my husband spent most of the dinner on his phone trying to order food for everyone. It was ridiculous. Very difficult when kids want ranch or ketchup or someone needs another drink. Was a terrible set up for a large group

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Pros:
Great food and drinks
Lots of room
Great atmosphere

Cons:
Our food was almost an hour late
Digital menu is frustrating and wastes time with guests
Have to pay bill & tip before service and food
Service was not good (I will no linger pay tips before service)
No water or drink refills

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was very busy and a completely different kind of experience from past trips.

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vipCarole
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Good food, good service..have to stop talking often as a plane flies overhead.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic visit and the service was superb!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Daughter’s visit home

Service was terrible

They lost our food order and when we got one meal it was poorly made.

The app ordering stinks after COVID and they had tons of staff yet we waited forward ever to get our ordered items

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LakissiaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tawny was the best waitress ever!!!! She made things happen for our large last minute group. Love her and will come back just because of her service and work ethic!

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AmandaL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Sooooo no one tells you that it’s over a flight pathway so every 3-8 minutes planes fly overhead at night and ruin your convo. Cool spot, but the Escondido one is nicer. Food is filling and large portions. Online ordering is easy though I never got the water refills.

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viptravelguy09
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

They made us use an app to order food and that might have been ok, but the service was terrible. No one ever came around to ask us if we wanted more food or anything. When you ordered your food there wasn't a place for certain items to be changed or altered. We love the food, but even during these trying times, it could have been a lot better since we were just here a month ago.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Hard to find, hard to park. Service was awful. Waitied an hour and a quarter for two burgers and a salad.

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vipAdamB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super awesome place! Directly under the flight path. Jets passing by every 90 seconds at times. Will be returning.

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DeborahL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn’t like the contactless service. Felt too extreme for being outdoors.

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Barbaraj
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This was a birthday brunch. Since the servers no longer take orders and all ordering is done through an app, it is difficult to review your order. Also, the entire table did not get their food at once. Three people received their food first while the other four waited at least 15 minutes for their food to arrive. Also, some of the hot food arrived cold. Very unhappy.

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EricV
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, an although short staffed due to worker shortages, the food and beverages were delivered quickly and the follow up by the manager to check on us was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to get together with my siblings and their families as we hadn’t seen each other in a while. Stone’s outdoor dining was the perfect choice for our little mini family reunion. The calming outdoor space is just gorgeous, and the service is above and beyond.
Tbh I was a little worried as we had a larger party, but we were accommodated perfectly, and our dining experience was super smooth and successful. We ate, we drank, and had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Ordering process was too much work. I understand it’s because of contactless services but it wasn’t enjoyable. We found ourselves on our phones for longer than needed.

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StacyJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

There are no servers to place your order. Everything is done from your phone on their very poorly designed website. I consider myself technically savvy, and it still took 15 minutes to place our order.

There were a couple of workers that passed by our table and asked how it was going, and I shared my frustrations with one worker who agreed with me that their website is extremely non user friendly.

The food and beer arrived quickly and everything tasted delicious, but the annoyance from ordering without a server stuck with us the entire meal.

We will not return or encourage others to visit even though their beer and food are on point. This level of dining in a beautiful atmosphere requires personal interaction.

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vipLydiamia
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

They had trouble accommodating food allergies which would be completely understandable if someone would have had a conversation with us instead for sending dangerous food to the table.
They also changed the menu from creative dishes to typical fish tacos and burgers.
And, they no longer offer table service, you just order and pay on your phone with limited interaction with staff which has pros and cons.
The door area is lovely though.

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DanaP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Beautiful outdoor setting and repurposed historical building. Great food. Downside was need for using QR code and scanning to initiate order. I HATE TECHNOLOGY!

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Location not too great due to Airport

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KatherineA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

There are now so many planes flying over Liberty Station and the outdoor seating placing you directly below them so it's impossible to hear each other. Also, the app that is required to place your order is not intuitive and difficult to use. Overall not the experience we wanted to have.

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ralphr
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Beer, Food and Ambience. Don't like the automated ordering. Would rather go back to a real waiter.

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MichelleP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was lots of space and the staff was super friendly.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and beer are amazing, and the atmosphere is awesome, but they are still making you order and pay for all of your orders through a QR code and it is a major headache! The app doesn’t always work and if there are lots of people, the wireless service stops working. They started it because of COVID, but it is such a waste of time and energy and what would otherwise be a great place that I will not go back until they’ve gone back to normal servers taking care of tables.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We had been planning a dinner for my coworkers retirement, we called multiple times we emailed we never got a response, my coworker and i made 2 separate reservations (no biggie) when we got there; the hostess was RUDE, she didnt even try to help us and try to sit us together or at least close by each other, instead she sat us far from each other; we asked multiple times when other parties around us were leaving if we could be moved closer she would shut me down; even at some point asked me “if i wanted to come around and see the table map for myself” We decided to let it go and deal with it, at some point i went to my car to grab something for my friend, the same hostess saw me walking in and stopped me automatically assumed i was carrying food and said i couldnt come in, i just told her i was giving something to my coworker and not to worry about it bc we were leaving, which at that point i was confused bc other ppl in my party had brought cupcakes and they didnt have a problem with it, maybe she just had a problem with me. Dont think ill be going back.

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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 269-2100.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is rated 4.3 stars by 1378 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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