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Brian's 24

828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
+1 619-702-8410
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (83 reviews)
“hotcakes” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down best breakfast in San Diego. Have I ate breakfast anywhere else in San Diego?...No but why should I? Their pancakes are so good and so huge! The everything omlette is crazy good and as big as your head. We always share the everything...More

Thank titan500 o
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and the portions are HUGE. A little pricey for breakfast ( two people was about $35) but you get great food and lots of it. The pancakes have to be at least 8" wide and we're super fluffy and delicious. The omelette had...More

Thank psianojr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last leg of a 3 week trip from Seattle to San Diego over 2000 miles covered We decided to have pancakes and tea virtually had the place to ourselves which was unusual as this place is normally very busy. We shared 3...More

Thank mickthebookie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian's 24 is open 24/7, so is always a great place to grab a bite or even have breakfast at 11:00 pm! The food is good and plenty, the bar is also always open....

Thank fredyair
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried this place on the recommendations read. It really is quite popular and right in the heart of downtown. A large menu and breakfast all day is most appealing. The food was great, but there was so much! I would highly recommend sharing meals for...More

Thank Patti1_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked into Brian's on a layover in San Diego and was referred to this place by my front desk of the hotel. I wanted to go diner style and where the locals would go. I found it!! What a great place. I was immediately...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a big 'large' plate eater, so I plan accordingly. I ordered a 2 egg plate with chorizo with small amount of cheese. Boy does it look and taste great. Super fresh chorizo. My husband's had and egg omelet was good, to me the potatoes...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent breakfast burrito with chorizo sausage and hash browns. Big plate of food, good service, and great location. Open early for us East Coasters!

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here around 10am on a Saturday it was quiet. I had the chicken and waffles. Good meal, very large serving. Everyone seemed to be enjoying huge portions, as well. Enjoyed the meal with no complaints. Tasty and satisfying. Very friendly table service which...More

Thank Barramax
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Fabulous bartenders, staff and food. The bartender's (especially Carlos) were very sweet to my almost 80 year old mum (teasing her about dancing on the bar top). Huevos ranchero was excellent and great happy hour specials.

Thank Susan C
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Questions & Answers
Pam W
7 May 2017|
Response from Brian E | Property representative |
Hi Pam. Due to the small size of our kitchen, we are unable to guarantee that any of our items have not been subject to cross contamination with gluten-containing ingredients. However, those with low levels of sensitivity... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-702-8410
  • E-mail
On behalf of our family and staff, we welcome you to Brian's 24! We know you have a lot of choices when deciding where to eat and we're so glad that you chose our restaurant. Aside from the big bar and even bigger food, our place has a story…all great places have a story.This story starts in 2008 when a father (Steve) and a son (Brian) began a drive around the Gaslamp Quarter in search of their next family business venture. Being San Diego natives, Steve and Brian knew exactly what Downtown was missing, an all-hours restaurant where you could get good comfort food any time, day or night. Having come from a family of foodies and restaurateurs, and with Brian himself having spent time in the restaurant industry in Las Vegas, both Steve and Brian were ready for something fun, exciting and in the heart of their hometown. From the moment they stepped in to the restaurant off the lobby of the historic St. James Hotel, they knew they had found the spot. With its grand, hand-crafted mahogany bar (obtained from actress Joan Crawford's estate), beautiful crystal chandelier and tin ceiling, the place really had a warm feeling and a great personality. Fast-forward to today, and the family business is still going strong. After Steve's passing in 2010, the business now has more family members sharing in this labor of love, with Ida (mom), Andrea and Robin (two of Brian's four sisters) standing next to Brian at the helm.Our mission is simple - family, comfort food and anything you want, any time you want it.
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