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Great Maple San Diego

4.7
4.7
3514 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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. Open for Outdoor dining!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-2282

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    David Lemus

  • Catering

    Speak to Event Manager it based on a case by case basis.

  • Private party contact

    Balkis Nasery bnasery@THEGREATMAPLE.COM: (619) 255-2282

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Cleveland

  • Parking details

    We have a parking lot and local street parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.

  • Entertainment

    Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,514 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    American

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    American

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  1. CT

    CoryT

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food and friendly staff. Will definitely go back when we’re in the area.
  2. CM

    CatherineM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and yummy dessert and candle for our daughter's birthday!
  3. LB

    LynelleB

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Iconic San Diego location and food. My friends had never been her before and loved it! Everything we ordered was fresh and delicious. Did not have to wait long for food.
  4. CW

    CharlesW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! One of my favorite brunch spots in San Diego.
  5. V

    Veronicabasa

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best french toast eeeeever
  6. L

    Lidwinav

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. We had the beignets, some drinks( house bloody Mary’s were especially good as was their regular coffee), chorizo scrambles. All was good. If I had to do again I would have ordered portobello fries and the popover eggs. But beignets were good and plentiful( get 8 per order). Meal sizes are generous. Good service. Cool interior.
  7. a

    anonymous

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Long wait, but the food was amazing! Highly recommend.
  8. SD

    SDAWF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, and we would return. Try the portobello fries! Reservations recommended. Parking can be tough on Sunday when the farmer’s market is going, so allow some extra time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The best maple donuts, best french toast, best chorizo scrambles, everything is so delicious!! I love eating here.
  10. CR

    CourtneyR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! New menu is amazing!
  11. L

    Lynn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food! I loved the fast service and delicious meals.
  12. EJ

    ErnestoJ

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Indoor dining is always uncomfortable, there never seems to be enough air circulating and they seem to be afraid of using their A/C. Food is good but nothing memorable, drinks are fantastic though.
  13. GG

    GizelleG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Go for the maple glazed donuts! Theyre amazing, the chillaquilles are great too. I wanted to love the bloodies but they were not the highlight of the meal.
  14. SC

    SamanthaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with really delicious food, exceptional service, and big portion sizes. The maple bacon donuts are a must!
  15. LA

    LAtoSD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was perfect. Dinner at great maple was not crowded at all, excellent food, fast and friendly service. Would love to go back to try more food options.
  16. MC

    MaeC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall it was a great experience as usual. It was just too noisy inside the restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish was an amazing dining experience. Nothin on the menu is a bad choice and the drinks hands down outstanding for the price point. It can get a little warm this time of year dress lite; bring your happy and a empty stomach because u will be full when u leave. We will be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiters are so much fun here. And the food is incredible. Perfectly made. The spare Ribs are unbeatable. The cooks are gems here, you cannot go wrong with any meal you choose. Breakfast or dinner.
  19. BC

    BreeanaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server made the experience even better! Jasmine was wonderful and clearly loves working here! The food was good and the restaurant was so cute. We both had the BLT with Avocado and then we split one of the maple donuts and took the other two home. Parking is tough, even on a Tuesday, but we will be back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great waitstaff and I’m glad I made a reservation. I had the brisket sandwich and everything was fresh and delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great way to celebrate my sisters birthday! Good and drinks were amazing. Service was so friendly.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server, service and food! Originally we had outdoor seating and then we called in 30 minutes ahead of time and asked to make sure the seating was indoor and they were nice enough to get us a table that was seated indoors. The server also offered great recommendations for the food 👌🏼 definitely coming back again!!!!
  23. R

    Rosh

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best spot for brunch in SD. The food is amazing, the staff is so kind and just overall worth it! The only thing that was a set back was that it’s right next to the farmers market so go early enough to find parking. Parking was not fun in this area but again it was worth it to make a trip the great maple
  24. G

    Gabe

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    The waitress (Sabria) was inattentive and still charged us after I had told her that I did not like the entree. There was no offer for an alternative food option or compensation. This used to be my favorite brunch place in SD but I will not be returning after this experience.
  25. MA

    MichelleA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wait staff and best food for brunch anywhere in San Diego. Love this place : )
  26. AA

    AhmedA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Great food, amazing service, awesome cocktails. Can’t say enough good things about this place.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious and so fun! Our waitress was awesome.
  29. DA

    DeliciousAtDukes

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great Maple San Diego is always one of our go-tos when we are in the Hillcrest area for San Diego Pride weekend. The food is delicious, although slightly overpriced, and service is decent, but not great on busy weekends. Parking does not exist as the location itself has no spots, and the surrounding neighborhoods are beyond empacted parking-wise. It is still definitely worth a visit, but even with a reservation, we had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. If you are staying in the area - walk, don't drive. It's not even worth trying to find a spot. And bring your patience!
  30. WS

    WeSeaGuys

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! I had the Great Maple French Toast Logs and my partner had the Hillcrest Toast. Both were outstanding, with the french toast being about the best I've ever had (and they certainly give you a lot of it!). Our server was a great person who made us feel welcome and someone who seemed to truly like her job! I would highly recommend. Glad we made reservations!
  31. C

    Coop

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very solid meal. Somewhat pricy but a very good meal and Sunday breakfast/brunch
  32. JM

    JamesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were equally fantastic. There was plenty of outdoor seating and the service was constantly responsive and checking if we needed anything.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great introduction into the Hilcrest Area. Splits the difference between casual and upscale and feels authentic to its theme. Me and my group gushed over the place and the food.
  34. F

    Foodyfirthought

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellence to service. Food was delicious. Staff was aaccomodating of my children’s needs. 10 out of 10.
  35. M

    Matt949

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back since the pandemic started and the place looked great. Staff were friendly, helpful, polite and extremely prompt in their service. Food was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect.
  36. A

    Alina

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Had reservations and got seated right away. It was our first time there and I ordered the French toast and oh my, what a delight!! Smothered with bacon and the French toast was nice and moist. Very delicious! We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    server was really attentive & getting out food was fast
  38. p

    pyrifera

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A local favorite for breakfast and brunch, especially if you can make it on a weekday. Delightful outdoor options, always terrific service, and great food. Would love if they would add a soy chorizo or other veg sub items for meats.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Khalil was a whole vibe he suggested great drinks and food and was very entertaining as well
  40. SS

    SarahShoe

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We made resevations because I was told this place gets very busy, and that is correct. The food was super yummy. I went with a friend, and she brought her younger son, and the staff were super sweet to her son. I would recommend this place to many friends, and family.

FAQs

Great Maple San Diego does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Great Maple San Diego is rated 4.7 stars by 3514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Great Maple San Diego

1451 Washington St., San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cleveland

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a parking lot and local street parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Lemus

  • Entertainment

    Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 255-2282

  • Catering

    Speak to Event Manager it based on a case by case basis.

  • Private party contact

    Balkis Nasery bnasery@THEGREATMAPLE.COM: (619) 255-2282

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