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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
  • Address:
    2526 South Coast Hwy
    Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
    Neighborhood:
    Cardiff By The Sea
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pacificcoastgrill.com
  • Phone: (760) 479-0721
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH everyday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
    DINNER Sunday through Thursday 4:30PM-9:30PM
    DINNER Friday through Saturday 4:30PM-10:30PM
    SUNDAY BRUNCH 10AM-4PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Israel "Izzy" Balderas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet for $4.
A word from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique "Pacific Coast" cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks & more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "You can't beat the beach front location of PCG and the food and service are excellent too! Try the shrimp dumplings, the sauce is to die for!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We celebrated our friends Birthday there. The food was outstanding but felt we were pushed to turn over the table. I will definitely recommend the restaurant ."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Right on the beach, with great ourdoor dining areas - on a sunny day - Pacific Coast Grill is a great place to be. Probably wouldn't recommend the fish & chips, but everything else I've tried there has been great. Wait staff is extremely attentive as well. If you're time limited for lunch, suggest parking next door at the beach parking area, as you can end waiting for quite awhile due to offsite valet parking on crowded days."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Spectacular ocean view, and the service was the best ever! Our server Blake was attentive, informative and naturally charming. Oh yes...and the food was very good! The menu is varied, and my wild salmon was perfectly cooked, although for my taste it was perhaps a tad over-embellished with mango. My companions loved their halibut (one of the specials that evening). I will go back and next may try their short ribs."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My wife and I took our kids there (ages 10 and 7), and were very pleased. Very good food, excellent service, great view, good wine list. Very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "When we can get away for a day, our place of choice is the Pacific Coast Grill. It's a vacation all by itself. I love sitting on the upper deck or downstairs outside where you feel like you are having a classy picnic on the beach. The food is excellent and the drinks are creative and delicious. Service is great, what more could you want?"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I have dined at PCG 3 or 4 times for lunch and dinner. I've never been disappointed. My most recent visit was on a Friday night with an older friend. It was difficult to hear what she said over the loud voices around us, but she LOVED the energy and being so close to the ocean. The crab cakes and Paella were delicious, the service was great, and we were seated right on time. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have never ordered anything from PCG that has not been fantastic. You can sit right on the beach and the view is spectacular. I had a blood orange mimosa that was outstanding along with a wonderful brunch menu with choices like a filet mignon breakfast burrito, to truffle fries, to a surf and turf sushi roll. This is the place to introduce people to coastal living. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Southern Cal. I love the sunsets and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My husband and I drove here for an early dinner from the Inland Empire in Cali. OMG soooo worth the drive. Great food, great service and an amazing view of the beautiful Pacific. I can hardly wait to go back. We had calamari for starters....it had just the right amount of heat. So fresh and delicious. My husband wasn't too impressed with the Caesar salad but I thought it was OK to good. We'll probably skip it on our next visit. We shared sea bass. It was good sitting atop some creamy whipped potatoes but I think texturally it could have been a little crisper. This is the kind of restaurant you want to linger at. If we hadn't had nearly a 2 hr drive back home we would have!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My daughter chose PCG for her birthday and we had an early reservation to plan to be there for sunset. Sunset magnificent and so was our experience. Adam was our server and from the start with drink suggestions through appetizers and dinner, his knowledge and descriptions made the experience top notch. Our dog was also welcome on outdoor patio! We would definately return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We love eating here. We always recommend PCG to those coming from out of town, as well as treating friends and family to the wonderful food, view, and overall ambiance."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "You really can't go wrong with a trip to PCG either for lunch or dinner. The fabulous sweeping view of the ocean and coast provides a wonderful, relaxing ambiance. The menu is extensive, prices are reasonable, and the service is prompt and professional. We love to take our out of town guests there for a real southern California coastal dining experience, and it is also a place where special events can be celebrated in style. Just wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's 73rd birthday watching the sunset from the warmth of the dining room. We both enjoyed the Seafood Paella. Our server was able to recommend a delightful Chardonnay to accompany the meal .This was our third visit and have always had a pleasant experience.We will definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the outdoor patio."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our group of five was very happy with the menu, specials and service...However, even though it was a weeknight, we had a long wait past our reservation time...finished our glasses of wine and still not seated so I would venture to say the booking system needs tweaking. The setting at the ocean's edge is outstanding, but it was too chilly that evening even in the indoor bar area..."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Lobster tacos were very good, but could have used a bit of spice. Bag o Bones - cute and delicious, crab cake appetizer delicious. Service was outstanding! Only complaint is restaurant is very loud and with a party of 5 at a booth, it was difficult to hear everyone."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "One of the few places in N. county that's ON the water with a fabulous view. We had a range of appetites and everyone had choices as they have full entrees as well as lots of hot and cold appetizers. I had the lobster/shrimp chowder and a Kobe beef roll. The chowder was yummy and the roll was savory and flavorful without being a lot of food. It will be an expensive dinner. Especially if you go all out with wine, dessert, and coffee. I have to say, the waiter cracked us up a couple times. First, when we sat down, our friends asked for San Pelligrino. He said they had pinot grigio. Uh, hello? Sparkling water? There was also a comment which clearly showed he thought we were tourists and not local. Maybe you could ask, hey you guys live here?"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The new location, right on the sand with view up and down the coast on the second floor balcony, is lovely. The food is just ok, but this is the norm for beach view restaurants, which are always so crowded that the cooking staff must just give up after a while. However, the food is no worse than at Jake's down the road, or 99% of our few beach located restaurants, and the vibe is pleasant, the interior nice, and everything is edible--just not terribly healthy. There isn't anything farm to table about PCG, but the lobster tacos we had were yummy. I wish the calamari was equally good; it is deeply breaded and fried. I wish they would improve this dish, which is such a mainstay up and down the coast, and much better elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Love this place. Amazing food, friendly service. Always bring my out of town guests here and they (along with me) are always impressed."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "!Took my family to Pacific Coast Grill for my birthday. The energy, scenery, service and food was excellent. Everyone needs to visit the restaurant on a regular basis!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great experince - albeit a little loud inside. We really wish we could have sat outside - not as noisy and wonderful setting."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Indoor and outdoor seating along the shore. Delicious food, nice birthdy surprise dessert."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I like food mostly the service was okay again into little bit loud from my old ears some sound deadening material would be nice but it's an okay place prices are little bit I but your pants or view of the ocean right next-door"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner for my daughter here. They were attentive to our reservation for 2 vegetarians and birthday occasion and brought the appropriate menus and birthday dessert! We enjoyed the beautiful view and were pleased with food choices and service. The parking was valet so we didn't have to hunt for parking. Food portions were generous and tasty. Our party had the scallops, baby back ribs, tofu dish and veggie quesadillas. The desserts were amazing and very generous, the coconut cheesecake and chocolate cake especially good!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My husband and I were given a gift card to this restaurant. We were immediately sat by a window seat overlooking the water. It was a beautiful day. The food was amazing!! I had the seafood pasta and it was a large portion. The bread with the garlic butter was excellent. My husband also enjoyed his meal as well. We also had a few of their different signature cocktails and they were tasty! We will be back here again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent newer restaurant with one of the best views of the Pacific and sunset you can find"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had an incredible dinner at Pacific Coast Grill this past weekend. We wanted to try so many different things that we decided to just do a few apps and everything was amazing. We ordered the crab cakes, Coconut Shrimp Roll (wow!), Arugula Salad & white truflle fries. The service was great and it was a very fun, vibrant scene with breathtaking views (right on the beach)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always great food and perfect service and best of all best view of sunset."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We came here for our anniversary and they gave us a table right next to the window. It was a great view and wonderful service. The food was excellent and the waiter was very attentive and friendly, They brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "First time visit and found the food great, view terrific and staff very good. Right on the beach with indoor and outdoor seating. We will go there again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We love the mussels, can't fine ones this large anywhere else."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food and ambiance were perfect. Great for special occasions or just watching the sunset!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great view. Outside dining very noisy and chilly for early Spring. Good selection of interesting sounding foods. Had the quinoa veggie burger and got heartburn. $4 for hot tea, Really? No offer to refill hot water. Coffee ordered by one quest and it arrived tepid. If the waitress was not feeling well, then she needs a refresher on customer service. Because of the Million dollar view, would give it one more try. Valet staff terrific. THEY know customer service with a smile."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "OMG We could not have a conversation. We ended up screaming at each other and decided never to go back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary meal. Our server was very good as was the food. We knew the scenery would be terrific. It would have been nice if the hostess had given us the dinner menu and not the lunch menu. It also would have been nice if they would have at least said 'Happy Anniversary'. After noting it on our reservations no mention was made. No I was not expecting a complimentary desert just a sincere greeting would have been nice. Overall it was not 'The Best' but it was very good! Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Amazing dinner!! Beautiful view of the sunset and beach. Great food and wonderful staff!! Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had lunch and tried multiple items. Oysters- good mignonette; roll fell short, rice overcooked. slider selection is interesting for lunch, fries very good-bit greasy however. Nice conceptual menu, just needs some refinement."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Took my wife there for her birthday. Mentioned that to the hostess which was funneled down to our server for a nice little dessert on the house. Can't complain there. Beautiful view of the sunset and the crashing waves made this a great way to end our day. Food was wonderful. My only issue ( which was minor) was the service was a little slow. Maybe that's part of the charm but we seemed to be waiting around for our next course. All in all a great place."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I made my reservation a couple weeks early to get a good table so my friends visiting from Michigan could enjoy an ocean view while we had lunch. I was very disappointed when we were stuck in the back corner table. Also, we had to flag down a server after 5 - 10 minutes of no none coming to wait on us. I've been to this restaurant before and was very happy, however, this visit was very disappointing!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed another fantastic lunch while dining on the beach. The Sunday menu was pretty limited in the afternoon, offering only a selection appetizers, salads, and a short list of sandwiches and sushi. Everything that we ordered was delicious and well prepared. Our server Daniel was outstanding. He was very attentive and brought us a complimentary dessert since we were celebrating a birthday. The bread pudding and cheesecake alone were worth returning for. The view can't be beat!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014