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Coronado Brewing Company Restaurant Review: This friendly restaurant near the northern tip of Coronado draws an energetic crowd for the locally brewed beers and vast menu. The Chapman brothers opened the place in 1996 in their hometown, and they are true pioneers in the San Diego beer scene. Wood-fired pizzas are the stars of the culinary show, though you can get a nice burger, hearty ribs, calzones and a decent steak as well. Finger foods abound, with beer-battered onion rings, calamari strips, Hawaiian ahi skewers and piquant quesadillas leading the charge. Alehouse mussels are sautéed in Golden Ale with garlic, while the hearty diablo surf ‘n’ turf is a 12-ounce New York strip steak topped with shrimp in a piquant cream sauce. Among the beers, the Islander IPA is a highlight, a medium-bodied brew bursting with hops; it’s a good match for a side of spicy potato flautas. Pub fare like fish ‘n’ chips and bratwurst sandwiches is also available. Heavy desserts --- mud pie and an “outrageous” brownie drizzled in hot fudge --- fit the bill. Kids eat free on Tuesdays.