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The Compass

$$ - $$$American, ,
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
+1 760-434-1900
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A short walk from our rental. We have been there before and chose the reuben again with sweet potato fries. Really enjoyed the lunch and took 1/2 home and will enjoy it again tomorrow.

Thank johnwY8305UO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Compass in Carlsbad Village is a fun place for dinner and drinks. They have a nice menu with lots to choose from and good drinks. The staff is fun and friendly. Great place to hang out and people watch.

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a hamburger almost anywhere, but for my vote, Compass has the best one in town. So good that's what I usually have. For the beer crowd, the selection is long and interesting. The Bloody Marys are exceptional too. Can be tricky to...More

Thank BlueBoots92008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is quiet place to have the last drink, I like the place the service and the beers. Other drinks like cocktails are also on demand

Thank Santi T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for our lunch. Nice menu. Food well prepared and presented. Nice clean location. Family friendly and reasonably priced for California

Thank Chaps4126
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The Compass was another bar in this wonderful town of Carlsbad. It’s in the village area… my server was great!!!!! We started off with 4 of us and ended up with about 8 and she was super with us as new people kept joining our...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Rarely eat here though the couple of times that I have the food has been good. I don't think it is phenomenal. They do have an excellent selection of wines and local craft beers. If you can't find something that appeals to your taste, you...More

Thank navydoc2024
Reviewed 22 December 2017

went on a whim with a girlfriend and the specialty drinks to die for, and the food menu was so eclectic we couldn't choose! we ended up sharing three appetizers and they were all AMAZING. recommend 100%

Thank apkercsak
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had drinks and dinner here while visiting Carlsbad. Our waitress Kitty was awesome....fun, helpful, and gave us great tips on the area. We ordered the chicken and a burger. Burger was to die for, chicken was okay. We also ordered local beers from list....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

After several hit and misses while visiting Carlsbad with my granddaughter this place was a "hit" all the way around. We came for a late lunch and were seated immediately. There is an outdoor patio area, bar area and booths. We sat at a booth;...More

1  Thank Vinnie1973
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Response from Santi T | Reviewed this property |
No. Fine dinning
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-1900
Gastropub new to Carlsbad, excellent food and large selection of beer
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