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Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Shakespeare Pub & Grille

Pub and Restaurant$$$$
Midtown, San Diego
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    Sara K.
    "Sausage roll, Scotch egg, Banger on a roll Yum!"(5 Tips)
    Sean M.
    "The shepherds pie was awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Kim H.
    "Fish and chips and Guinness are awesome!"(6 Tips)
    "Amazing fish & chips!"(4 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon73 Tips and reviews
  • shepherd's pie
  • scotch eggs
  • beer
  • good for groups
  • casual
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  • Brandi F.heart icon on user image
    Brandi Farley WillfordNovember 16, 2014
    Fish and chips!! I substituted beans for peas, and a side of curry sauce! It tastes exactly as I remember from England! Well worth the trip, and defo worth the price.
  • Kellie S.heart icon on user image
    Kellie SheltonFebruary 16, 2014
    Try the scotch egg appetizer it is so good you have to try it!!! Kevin is having the steak and mushroom pie and I am having the Irish pasty . All the food is good here.
  • Arthur M.heart icon on user image
    Arthur MitchellFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of good memories here: 4:30am EPL games with my 10 year old daughter eating her English breakfast. Food is good but not excellent but the atmosphere is outstanding.
  • James
    JamesJune 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are a soccer fan and want the British feel, this is the place for you. Service is great and comes with a British accent, how cool is that? Parking sucks though unless you valet for $7.
  • J
    JJuly 1, 2021
    Atmosphere - crowded to watch soccer. Trad Brit food. Not far from Washington Ave trolley so for those who want to drive park at a station and take the troller.
  • Tom K.heart icon on user image
    Tom KainMarch 1, 2015
    Beer and traditional English pub food. That's all you need.
  • Nici G.heart icon on user image
    Nici GNovember 10, 2016
    Monday Happy Hour, the $5 burger is a deal!! Order a side of fries to share w gravy or curry to dip it in.
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SmithJuly 3, 2011
    Ask for the waitress named catherine if you have celiac disease! She is extremely friendly!! And will definitely make sure you don't get a hold of anything you shouldn't!!! Thanks so much cat!!!
  • christine m.
    christine morrisonMarch 30, 2014
    Quiz night is fun, last Sunday of the month. Bring a team of ppl of diff ages and interests if you want to win.
  • Jennifer D.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer DameOctober 22, 2016
    Very good fish and chips. The portions are quite generous and the chips are perfect. Try the shandy.
  • John V.
    John VarkeyDecember 21, 2012
    Good atmosphere. Good fish and chips. Get the pork shank with buffalo sauce. Avoid the scotch eggs. They pre made and microwaved. Didn't even bother to finish.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HerlihyJanuary 16, 2011
    Great place to watch football. Cider on tap; good & spicy Bloody Mary's. Zoa: super nice, sweet & attentive waitress. Breakfast sandwich on a roll: good but very small.
  • Scott P.heart icon on user image
    Scott PigmanJune 7, 2016
    Great vibe and setting. Parking can be a struggle but well worth it.
  • Steve N.
    Steve NagerMay 11, 2013
    Try the Shephard's Pie Challenge! Eat three pies and a side salad in an hour and they're free!
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerJanuary 30, 2016
    Ate here a few years ago. The shepherds pie was awesome!
  • JuanEd C.
    JuanEd CabreraJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The banana blintz is to die for, and their scotch egg with chutney is spot on.
  • Joe P.
    Joe POctober 29, 2010
    I have to agree that it does have a great atmosphere. Everything about this place is awesome. The prices are reasonable and the food is very good.
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KrugerSeptember 23, 2010
    The above review was intended for Princess Pub in little Italy. Shakespeare is the best british pub in SD hands down and is everything Princess is not.
  • Poole B.heart icon on user image
    Poole BuoyApril 26, 2023
    Great English breakfast and proper UK size pints
  • LaJollaPlayhouse
    LaJollaPlayhouseMay 23, 2011
    Join us here for PLAYHOUSE PUB NIGHT on Thursday, May 26. Enjoy drink specials, raffle prizes and more! Plus check in on Foursquare and get a FREE shot glass!
  • James O.
    James O'KeefeSeptember 4, 2011
    Try the clam chowder. It is the best chowder on the west coast. "Its a party in my mouth"
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.March 6, 2012
    Draft beer, on the deck outside, on a typically gorgeous San Diego sunny day. I think Colonel Pickering just shuffled by...
  • Kevin J.heart icon on user image
    Kevin JonsonOctober 31, 2023
    The fish and chips live up to the reputation.
  • LaJollaPlayhouse
    LaJollaPlayhouseMay 20, 2011
    Join us for PLAYHOUSE PUB NIGHT at Shakespeare's Pub on May 26. Enjoy 20z Imperial Pints just $4.95 plus a chance to tee off for tickets to A DRAM OF DRUMMHICIT and other stoatin' prizes!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BoslerNovember 29, 2021
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a beer on the patio!
    BBC AMERICAJanuary 30, 2011
    6 Nations Rugby Championship matches are shown here. Shakespeare's hosts quiz nights, shows soccer matches and is a home for San Diego anglophiles.
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa HenningJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Saturday mornings are excellent - great convo with Julie - Somerset native. #summer
  • Tyler T.heart icon on user image
    Tyler TremellingAugust 26, 2014
    Try the Scotch Eggs..!!! So good.!!
  • Softub
    SoftubFebruary 20, 2012
    You can never go wrong with fish and chips--an English classic. Well, actually Irish, but just as good.
  • Mercy B.heart icon on user image
    Mercy BaronSeptember 23, 2020
    Ask for chips crispy!
  • Mark C.
    Mark CApril 7, 2010
    Love the ambiance. Nice to see that most people who frequent this fine establishment are actually from the UK. Try the shepards pie:)
  • Edwin L.
    Edwin LapMay 16, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down the only place in San Diego to watch football (soccer). Awesome atmosphere and great beers in draft!
  • Doug K.
    Doug KafferAugust 31, 2014
    Great English pub! Lay low if Man U loses!
  • David R.
    David RootJuly 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoying some Newcastle Brown Ale and a Beef Wellington (my favorite beef dish) is on the way!!!!!!
  • Roger M.heart icon on user image
    Roger MaOctober 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Heaps of proper British brews!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SapianoJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Full English breakfast! Best one i've found so far outside the UK. Read more
  • Scott L.heart icon on user image
    Scott LindseyMay 1, 2015
    The shepherd's pie is awesome.
  • Hecktor
    HecktorApril 27, 2018
    One of the worst meals ive had. Soggy burnt fries, dry bland peas and beer battered cod filet. Like eating cardboard. Waitress was super nice though
  • J-Moheart icon on user image
    J-MoJuly 14, 2016
    Fish & chips very traditional.
  • Allison M.heart icon on user image
    Allison MadwatkinsJanuary 13, 2014
    There is always $3 glasses of wine on the menu
  • Kelsey V.heart icon on user image
    Kelsey VolentineFebruary 7, 2014
    Make sure you try their fish and chips!!!
  • Mandy
    MandyMarch 4, 2012
    Banger and mash! Yummy yummy in my tummy! A must have!
  • Jay C.
    Jay CarterJune 12, 2010
    They are open bright and early for all the games. I am saying it is 4 am and they are open gotta love that.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JohnsonJanuary 25, 2010
    Get the Fish 'n Chips (dinner size), huge piece of fish, and even chips are awesome here.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KnookSeptember 4, 2011
    Sausage roll, Scotch egg, Banger on a roll Yum!
  • frauhaus
    frauhausApril 9, 2013
    Driest food north of the border. Dry fish, dry chips, dry burger.
  • Ryan
    RyanFebruary 26, 2010
    Have a full English breakfast at half time during an early morning English Premier League match. Liverpool v. Manchester United is always a blast at Shakespeare.
  • Edwin L.
    Edwin LapApril 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down the best place to watch Football, uh soccer, in San Diego. Get ready for the World Cup Read more
  • Doug M.heart icon on user image
    Doug MMarch 22, 2016
    Great pub burger
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesDecember 7, 2012
    Amazing Sheppards Pie!!!
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