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Sublime Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This was new to me for sure, but the combo works totally and this dish was a winner. The place is pretty much a brewery looking place and although I don't believe the make anything the have several taps from those that do so... was invited there by someone, this was my first visit and the meal was crafted by... More 

Thank Whatttup G
San Marcos, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Varied menu from excellent pizza to quality mac and cheese, favorite of my grandkids but who doesn't like mac and cheese. Good hamburgers and sandwiches never have been disappointed in our many visits with either food selection or service. Beer selection more that you can possibly count or consume all the top San Diego Brewers are represented. The

Thank Dave A
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Please do yourself a favor and order their sublime mac & cheese, it out of this world!!! Absolutely the most delicious mac & cheese I've ever had. We also ordered the Cubano sandwich and the Slap Yo Mama burger, both were very good as well. They had a good selection of beers but we didn't partake in these libations on... More 

Thank RktDogg
San Marcos, California
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913 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch and found that we were in love with this place. Very simple decor, but great service and food. Large selections of beers and they are great at making suggestions based on what you tell them you like.

Thank csarchibald
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

the food selection was good portions good size, definitely enough to take some home and enjoy later, beer selection again very good and tasty the restaurant is a bit noisy, but did not really bother us. service great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank EdithL_11
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on a recent Saturday evening. The place was busy so we had a beer at the bar. Great selection! The wait was pretty short. My husband had a macaroni and cheese dish which he thought was fabulous and I opted for a burger with blue cheese. Very good! We discovered this place when we were in... More 

Escondido, California
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I used to go here a few nights a week forever! I came here for the first time in a long time, it was pretty dead, the spot looked pretty much the same as it always had.. The menu is still mostly the same...minus the sunrise pizza (shakes fist in anger) The craft beer list is fantastic! We ordered the... More 

Thank Jason N
Aston, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Well everyone (4) really enjoyed the mac & Cheese... like 10 different varieties. I choose the short rib grilled cheese which was excellent.Service was great and the huge beer selection was ice cold.

Thank GeorgeF347
Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Came here after the movies. Place was a little hot (temp wise) but it's a hot weekend. Beer choices were great. Mac and cheese croquettes are really good. You should probably skip the mussels and skip the meatballs (although the marinara sauce was good). Definitely a great place for beer.

Thank piescribe
Borrego Springs, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Checked out Taco Tuesday the other nite--fish tacos are great! Many beers to choose from--If you dislike making Mac & Cheese--this is the place to go--so many different kinds to choose from--rich and very filling--definitely enough to share--menu itself offers a wide variety to choose from Mostly men waiters providing great service. Certain times--rather noisy and hard to carry on... More 

Thank Jim P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 17605109220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?