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About Great Maple San Diego
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.
Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. Cheers
San Diego, CA 92103
American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, 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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Great Maple San Diego Ratings and Reviews
It was our first couple's trip to San Diego and this place started our day off right. I had the quiche special and he had the sausage scramble and potatoes. Really great options and recommendations from the staff. I loved the decor and even the bathroom was very modern but retro. There are lots of parking spaces and it is at a great location on the corner. I love the minimalist menu but the food was still very good.
Our server was the best part about our experience; she was funny, witty and comfortable in formal conversation. However, we felt rushed and ended up paying and leaving before we were done when a woman from another table came and told us that a host told her to ask us to hurry up because their party had been waiting. Mind you- though we had a 9am reservation, we weren't sat until 945 due to some complications with our group. Our table went to someone else and we were happy and waited with no complaints or issues! Totally enjoying the vibe... I suppose we would have stayed a little longer to indulge in the setting had we not been asked to leave to accommodate a party...
Very, very busy on a Saturday morning. We had a 1045am reservation and were seated by about 1115am. Service was super quick, efficient, courteous and friendly. The maple bacon doughnuts were a-mazing. One order is 3 doughnuts and enough for a table to 5 to share as an appetizer. The avocado toast was fresh and delicious and the blueberry pancakes were a hit too!
The crowds made it a little bit frenetic and not quite as relaxing as a brunch should be, but if you don't mind the jostling and noise, the food is worth it!! I'd love to get back at a quieter time.
They forgot my bacon after I told them they still didn't bring it and still tried to charge us for it. The waitress also told us three times she would bring us cream for our coffee and never did instead she said our waitress was on break. The food was ok and the service was terrible.
We got Sunday brunch here. It's a very popular spot, so even with reservations we had a wait. But I think that was primarily due to the front desk staff. The usual person seating guests was on a break when we arrived, and her replacement clearly did not care that we had reservations and kept us waiting for at least 15-20 minutes despite having tables open up. She just gave them to walk-ins. That was remedied when the usual person came back from break. After that hiccup, things went well. The food is great, and our server was terrific, despite a rush. Prices were high (but portions are large), and it was noisy.
The service started out rough because we had reservations and arrived a little less than 5 minutes before our reservation time. We were told by the hostess that it would be about 5-10 minutes to get our table ready (understandable). We then sat and watched at least 15 other parties sit before us while we waited for 25 minutes. It was very confusing why if we had reservations, we had to wait for that long to be seated, especially when they were sitting other people. Some of the people who sat had actually arrived after us. So that was pretty annoying. Thankfully, once we sat everything else was fine. Our waitress was warm and the food was prompt and delicious.
Everything was great, my wife started with the one armed Mary and I got a mango mimosa, they where just perfect, then she went for the Brisket Popover and I had the French Toast Logs, simply delicious, and finally, we had the Maple Bacon Donuts, wowwww, that thing explodes in your mouth, is just intense, you definitely have to try it, make sure you do make reservations, demand is high for this place...
The meal options had a unique twist to a traditional breakfast that I really appreciated. The server was very helpful with menu suggestions and the food came out quickly and was delicious. Large portions and quality ingredients. Also, love the silver dollar pancake item! I'm tired of gigantic, thick pancakes.
The food and ambiance was excellent but making a reservation didn't really help our seating. The host wasn't present often, making it difficult to check in and when checking back to see if our table was ready. We also waited 20 min over our reservation time. Our server was unhappy and not attentive but we just assumed she was busy. The busser/food runner was friendly.
We've been going to Great Maple for several years and have absolutely loved it. We went the other night before attending a concert and had a magnificent meal. Our daughter ordered her favorite which is a lamb burger (Spiced Moroccan Lamb Burger). Unfortunately, they had changed their menu and that item was no longer on the menu. Our daughter asked about it and waitress said that now they have it periodically as a special. She said to wait a minute and she'd check with the chef to see if they could prepare it for her. She did and they would! Our daughter was very happy. This burger is wonderfully seasoned and goes really well with their garlic truffle fries (OMG!).
My wife and I had their Fresh Polenta and Roasted Mixed Mushroom entree. It was absolutely incredible! Such wonderful and rich flavors! It's our new favorite item.
We also enjoyed their Caesar Salad. This time out we elected not to enjoy one of their signature items--Fresh Baked Maple Bacon Doughnuts, which are just wonderful and flavorful. We've had this often in the past and do certainly recommend it.
They have AMAZING food and our server was so chipper and quick! I absolutely love their maple bacon glaze (wehich you can buy an extra side of for $1.00)!
Worth it for the food but super loud because of the building design and way too crowded. They have about 10 too many tables crammed in there.
We ordered the special, an egg, pork belly, brautwurst hash; they served it with no meat. We got served soggy eggs, and a bug in my daughters Sprite. It was so loud we couldn't hear one another speak. And to make it all worse, it was 82 degrees inside, and I only know this because I was sitting in front of the thermostat. Horrible 1st experience, will not be back. Spoke to the manager and they were nice, apologized, but did not make it right.
I had an amazing time here. The food was amazing & the staff were attentive & accommodating. I was running about 15 minutes behind for my reservation, but I called & they assisted me graciously & sat me within 5 minutes of arriving, even though it was PACKED, as always. Lovely time with my girlfriends for my birthday brunch. Thanks, Great Maple
Everything was nice. The maple bacon donuts were delicious as hyped everywhere. One each was enough for us, with one to take home in a box. Very sweet and rich so we probably could have stopped there. Also shared an order of chilaquiles. Was tasty. Nothing mindblowing. Ended up overstuffed and not able to eat the rest of the day, so I guess $40 for donuts, chilaquiles and a cappuccino isn't so bad when it's all the food 2 people need all day! Service was friendly. Don't know if I would go back, but glad I went to experience the donuts :)
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