About Great Maple San Diego
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a "European Dinette" featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. Cheers
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool
Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.
We have a parking lot and local street parking.
Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Great Maple San Diego Ratings and Reviews
A charming place for breakfast/brunch. ...
A charming place for breakfast/brunch. We had a reservation, so we were seated right away. The wait could be very long. We ordered the mimosas, they were amazing! The beignets were excellent. We ordered the chorizo scramble melts and pork belly popover. The food was fabulous and right now they are THE best breakfast in town. There is definitely room for improvement in their service.
Great Maple is worth it JUST for the map ...
Great Maple is worth it JUST for the maple bacon donuts. The fact that the food is amazing just makes it that much better. One of my favorite spots for brunch!
The food was outstanding! Definitely com ...
The food was outstanding! Definitely come hungry! Not a lot of room for groups but we managed.
I remember this place as a 24 hour coffe ...
I remember this place as a 24 hour coffee house where you could order breakfast any time of day. The coffee was always hot and it always got busy when the bars were closing. Today, this place has some very nice and varied choices on the menu. The food was nicely presented and the taste was excellent. Our server was very attentive but not obtrusive. There was one large party going on that got a bit loud but what do you expect when family and friends get together on a Friday evening. Just for fun try the popovers.
Great as always. Not good to require 50 ...
Great as always. Not good to require 50 characters. just let us say what we want.
Beter to go when is super busy. The rest ...
Beter to go when is super busy. The restaurant prepares well and has the A team working. The last time I went it was not busy, the food took longer to make it to the table and was almost warm.
If you love bacon and maple, this is the ...
If you love bacon and maple, this is the place to go. Portions are more than average with delicious taste (not your ordinary eggs and bacon). Bacon and maple doughnuts are made to order...worth the wait. Pancakes and french toast absolutely delicious! Great experience. Do recommend reservations.
Awesome food, amazing service, sweet gem ...
Awesome food, amazing service, sweet gem of a restaurant.
Great Maple exceeded my expectations! T ...
Great Maple exceeded my expectations! The food was amazing and plentiful. We started Father's Day brunch with the hot, fresh cooked beignets which were served with the most wonderful lemon curd (think lemon meringue pie filling) for dipping. Then we were tempted into trying one of the fruity pebbles donuts fresh from the oven that were paraded by our table on a 6 foot plank. It was marvelous! Then our meals were served: the brioche french toast with blueberries, bacon and syrup was enormous and scrumptious; the pancakes with peanut butter, fried banana and syrup was filling, and my son's cheeseburger was excellent. He also had the huckleberry Italian soda and enjoyed it very much. I'm looking forward to going back again. It was VERY busy and a little loud but we were still able to have a conversation at the table. I strongly recommend a reservation!
Mmmmm, bacon maple donuts are what alway ...
Mmmmm, bacon maple donuts are what always lures us to Great Maple. But we have been enthusiastic about every dish we have eaten, sweet or savory! Best bet is to order multiple dishes to share.
We always enjoy our dinners here. Food i ...
We always enjoy our dinners here. Food is a great mix so something for everyone. Tried some different desserts this time but the donuts are the best! Lights were pretty bright for night time dining but our server was great about turning them down. Will return in the future.
We had a wonderful meal at Great Maple. ...
We had a wonderful meal at Great Maple. Our friends loved it and said they would definitely be back. The Bacon Maple donuts are a must for sharing at the table.
The food was excellent!! We had a good t ...
The food was excellent!! We had a good table but it was extremely warm in the restaurant, even our server was sweating which is not a good thing when he is serving your food. The noise level was too loud for our taste to have a normal conversation. I feel like I was yelling. I would go back because the food was good, next time I will sit outside!
good food but really loud
We love to come here for the food, but always forget how loud it is inside. I love the maple bacon donuts - it's a wonderful flavor combination. However, the bacon could be a little crispier.
This was our first dinner here, having only come for brunch before. The food was great: two ordered the salad with salmon and I ordered the turkey burger. I can say it was THE BEST BURGER I HAVE EVER EATEN!! For dessert we shared the GM donuts - what more can I say? Yum!!
Our first visit was great. Loved the atm ...
Our first visit was great. Loved the atmosphere and menu. Wonderful drink menu.
Had an ok time. There was a group of lad ...
Had an ok time. There was a group of ladies who were so loud that it took away from the experience.
Always a great evening
I have been here several times for dinner and have thoroughly enjoyed my experience each time. Food is wonderful, service is friendly and prompt, and the ambiance is fantastic. I look forward to coming back!
More for brunch
Although this is considered more of a brunch place I had the pork chop and thought it was delicious. Their maple donuts with bacon is also a winner and I don't even like maple donuts. Definitely a must try. The only downfall is the noise. The waiter seemed to be screaming. Never mind all that. Go for the food.
Another GM brunch
I love the food at this restaurant, but the noise level is deafening and my throat hurt somewhat just talking across the table
No so great at Great Maple
Having spent 5 years in Canada, was looking forward to the lobster Poutine, which was too bad as it failed the basic poutine tests. Fries were soggy and swimming in some kind of liquid (not sure what it was). Did find small pieces of lobster claw and knew it was real since also found shell. Suggest chef visit almost anywhere in Canada to see how poutine really is made. Also shared the Moroccan spiced lamb burger, which was supposed to be medium rare and came with a salad swimming, drowning in salad dressing. Burger was pink in the middle, but, and not sure how they did they did this, it was well done otherwise. Moroccan flavor in burger wasn't there at all, along with the tzatziki. What a disappointment. I had been looking forward to trying this place for so long.
Get the Donuts!
The Maple Bacon Donuts were very good, worth all one thousand pennies. Brisket Popover and Andouille Sausage Popover dishes were delicious too. The bacon, is hog heaven. Tip: Make a reservation, even for breakfast.
We like the food and the vibe... but ser ...
We like the food and the vibe... but service was POOR: long waits, misunderstanding of order, pushing: bringing main dishes when starters were still being eaten.
Came here with a friend based on another friend's recommendation! Had a great time, and the food was fab. Really enjoyed the house specialties...popover app and maple bacon donuts for dessert. I had the special of the day, which was halibut. They accommodated a special request without any drama (which I appreciated). The service was attentive but not cloying. We actually stayed there for almost 4 hours! No one bugged us to leave, although it was a weeknight and not super busy. I've told many people about this place, and I will - for sure! - be back! :-)
brunch is not very amazing
The place was very noisy, to the point where my girlfriend and I couldn't talk to each other across the table without elevating our voices. The staff was great but obviously overwhelmed. The food was pretty good but a bit pricey for what you got. I had the "breakfast hotdog" which was essentially scrambled eggs on top of a turkey sausage (they ran out of the brats) on a bun that could accommodate neither. It was awkward to eat since the bun was made of pretzel and could not be cut well but it was too small to hold the scrambled eggs. It came with very unremarkable potatoes, a 2cm slice of cantaloupe, and a solitary blackberry. I was not impressed. I do understand that it was a Sunday at 11am but I wasn't prepared for the noise level or surprisingly weak food. The tables seemed to tightly packed together which probably contributed to the noise substantially. Our server was great though. Very sweet, accommodating and probably a wonderful person in general. She made the meal more enjoyable.
This was our first time dining here. Th ...
This was our first time dining here. The menu was intriguing so we decided to give it a try. Everything was great. We'll be back
I was pleasantly surprised with the Grea ...
I was pleasantly surprised with the Great Maple! The food is fantastic especially the desserts which are huge! Great value for the money and well suited for any occasion including a business meal.
OMG!!! The food was great and this place ...
OMG!!! The food was great and this place is fun and trendy. This was my first visit and I am normally not a breakfast outer. However, I would definitely go again. I love that you can make a reservation and the only reason I had to wait was because my group got there early. I'm going to be back!!! Yummy!!! 😋
Took my three golf buddies to Great Maple. They loved it. The food was fantastic and the service equal. The maple/bacon donuts are to die for. Will be eating here every time I visit San Diego.
The bummer about seasonal menus us that ...
The bummer about seasonal menus us that when you go back your favorite dish may not be on the menu anymore. The upside of Great Maple is that your disappointment will be short lived as the new menu inevitably contains something that is destined to become your new favorite.
Amazing food choices with high quality t ...
Amazing food choices with high quality taste and incredible chefs.
Great restaurant overall. Went with frie ...
Great restaurant overall. Went with friends that live in the area. Great drink menu, apps were delicious. Entree was divine. I would absolutely go back next time I'm in town!
Great breakfast menu! Service was so fri ...
Great breakfast menu! Service was so friendly and they really went above the routine service and were great about it!
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