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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 WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was great. View was great. Rachel, our waitress was great. Wine list is good. Cardiff is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We foiund the restaurant very good. Noise level wad high. Food was inovative and very tasty. We would return. I would recomend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our favorite beach side dining spot. Love the sushi rolls and the calamari cesar salad. Wait staff always friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic service was great views were the bomb! Couldn't ask for a better experience. Would highly reccomend!! You can't go wrong here."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is really the perfect beachfront restaurant--very good food and right on the water views of Cardiff State Beach. Highly recommend for lunch."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a salad which included crab, shrimp and I can't remember what else. All was fresh and delicious. It was so enjoyable that we stayed a bit too long on the (screen-shaded) outdoor area and became "pinked"."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We stopped here for drinks two years ago, liked it and decided to return for my birthday dinner. The food and wine list were even better than I remembered and we had a very special night with my husband and 16 year old vegetarian step daughter. The view is great, the service much improved and more professional (they were a little unsure what to do with us last time as we were only wanting drinks and were flustered that we didn't have a reservation). Lovely walk on the beach after dinner too."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "During our trip to La Jolla we drove up the coast twice and dined at Pacific Coast Grill both times. First we went for lunch. The view overlooking the ocean is amazing! The food was awesome. Their burgers and fries were to die for and the lobster and chicken enchiladas divine. The dinner menu was a bit more upscale. My husband had a wonderful fish dish and I had the lobster tacos. Delish!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We sat on the outdoor patio which was perfect. Felt like you were sitting on the sand. Excellent food and service was the best! Parking service very reasonable as choices are limited."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was great and so was the food - and you can't beat the view"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The views and the ambiuance do not get any better than this resturant. The appetizer's were wonderful. My wife does not eat fish and she ordered the turkey meatloaf. I followed suit as my appetizer was already fish based. The "meat loaf" was unedible. Tasted like cardboard with cereal thrown in to give it substance. Difficult to cut, dry as a box and impossible to swallow. Worse meal I have ever had from a resturant of this caliber, no any resturant. Ok, so it is a fish resturant but not all people eat fish and some are too stupid (me) to order fish at a fish resturant. Given all of this I would go back tomorrow and will indeed go back in the neaar future. Just don't order the meatloaf. Megan, you are an awesome server!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The location, service and food are excellent. But it's very pricey. I might go again for a special occasion, but not just for a night out. And there is no happy hour! What's with that?"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "While we enjoyed the location and food, it was a bit over priced. We can have a comparable meal and pay about $5 less per plate at other restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Have been here several times. Location is incredible, right on the beach. Service is excellent. The food quality, however, has declined. Short rib sliders were overcome by cooked onions. Tomato salad was drowned in balsamic. Lobster sandwich was dry. Maybe the chef was having a bad day. Also, quite loud for an open air restaurant. Don't really know why. View still incredible."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have always loved the Pacific Coast Grill, but the new location on the beach makes this a must do in San Diego. On a clear evening, the sunset is spectacular. The lobster tacos and the bag of bones are still on the menu, along with the crab and lobster guacamole. We've tried most everything on the menu and have enjoyed it all."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Beautiful view and great food. It has both inside and outside dining."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great for lunch. Outstanding view. Megan was an excellent server."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "All of our meals were superb. The local halibut - Fabulous. The sea bass - always excellent. The lobster bacon carbonara pasta was 1/2 & 1/2. The small lobster tails were like candy and perfectly done. but the larger tail was old and overcooked - tough. Each dish is well presented and the sides are always great. Nice wine list. Perfect martini. The wait staff are polite and attentive. The view is so wonderful - you are right on the beach. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We gave eaten here twice during this visit and gave not been disappointed. Service staff was professional and food was served at the pace we requested. Heavenly!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My family went to PCG last night for dinner, they sat my husband and I and our 2 children along the window, with the sun beating down on my two small children, it was very hot. We have been going to PCG since its original location, and the lobster tacos were always outstanding. I ordered the lobster tacos last night, they are supposed to come with beans, mine did not, we asked our server if the entrée came with beans and she said it does I will get you a side, of beans, the tacos were flavorless, and blah. While we have no problem paying high end prices, we expect a high end meal, if you are going to compete with Market, Mille Fleur, Pamplemousse prices, then your food should be outstanding. It is clear you are paying for the view."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The staff was very accommodating to our group of 10. We were set up in a private room, but asked if we could sit on the patio outside. They immediately set up a table for us outside without hesitation. The Dinner experience was wonderful. I would go back weekly if I lived closer"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Some old friends of mine and I had our 30th High School reunion brunch here and it was the perfect spot. We all enjoyed our meals and didn't feel rushed. So, we were able to catch up and share photos. The Bloody Marys weren't too bad either. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to all."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We dine somewhat regularly at PCG and have always enjoyed it even before they moved to Cardiff. This was our first time for brunch though and it was great just like lunch, dinner and late night drinks/apps. Only negative was we were next to the baby shower table so rather noisy. Great food, service, view, valet parking at the beach - what else is needed?"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "From the personable Valleys to the attentive Hostesses to a Waitress who knew good service and the intracentrics of the menu, our evening out was a total enjoyment."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As always- I am NEVER disappointed in coming here! Fish tacos and amazing view topped that day!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "our servers name was Blake and he's one of the best I've had he was very attentive and made sure we all got exactly what we wanted he was very thorough in explaining the menu and the wines excetera top that off with fantastic food and a view to die for right on the Pacific Ocean you have the perfect summer night we live locally but I felt like I was on vacation"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We are locals but this was our first dining experience here...and we will be back. We were celebrating a special occasion and were pleased that our requested seating was made available and we were promptly seated. Staff was friendly and courtesous, and our server (Rachel) provided excellent service throughout the meal. Beverages and meal get high marks, and the beach scenery is marvelous. Our dinner was topped off by a surprise dessert to celebrate our occasion. The tiny parking lot had me wondering, but the valet was quick and wait was minimal. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a reservation for lunch and showed up 10-15 minutes early. She said a table was emptying soon so, of course, we said we'd wait. While waiting for our reserved table, at least 2-3 tables of walk-ins were seated. In fact, they said our table was ready but someone else was being seated there. The manager finally said our table was ready (after waiting at least 15 minutes) and took us to a table that was off by itself in, basically, the parking lot. We said it was not acceptable. Finally, after 10 more minutes, we were finally seated. Our waitress was great but food only so-so. Experience was not a positive one."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The best view and food in Southern California. The ahi with forbidden rice is to die for. The shrimp dumplings in the port wine sauce...Yum! Anyone taking the plate prior to us soaking up every drop of that port wine sauce will likely lose a finger. 8) The lobster tacos and the hot rock (filet mignon or ahi) also my favorites. The oysters are always tasty too! My cousin who was visiting from South Carolina is till talking about his delicious sea bass. Oh...and the sushi rolls. Always so fresh with unique combinations. Just love this place!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our intro to a couple visiting from New York. I asked for and got a ocean view table...waiter was attentive...only downside was a birthday party that children under 4 were a part of the evening. Late evening for their ages. Parents fault for not planning better for the hours as the poor kids were worn out with no place to go. That is not the restaurants' problem...but a heads up to better planning that not everyone goes out in the evening to deal with other persons tired children!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Last night of a 10 day visit for a friend from England - wanted to do it right and we sure did! Patio seating upstairs - be sure to ask for the "glass" to be right by the ocean and it was divine. Drinks i would say were a little pricey but food was wonderful and really overall for a high end place with the location it has quite reasonably priced. Dessert was so good i think im coming back just for that!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a great time last Sunday. The service, food, and the view was awesome and relaxing. We will be back. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ideal experience across the board! We were seated the second we walked in, delicious food and drinks, very friendly staff, gorgeous views, energetic atmosphere! Highly recommend for any occasion!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was delicious and well presented; service was attentive but not intrusive. Great for dinner with friends except we could barely hear each other and had to yell. It was easier to finish eating and go outside to talk."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Ahi tuna with forbidden rice is by far the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our first time at this restaurant was 3 1/2 months ago and we've been back many times since. We love it so much that since we've moved here we always make sure and take our guests here!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I requested a table at Pacific Coast Grill at 6:30 with a view for our anniversary on July 3rd. I had proposed at the restaurant previously at this location. We arrived and were taken past many open tables to the very end of the restaurant by the exit and were seated next to women drinking heavily and being very loud. I could not hear my wife even seated directly across from her. The waitress brought us what was clearly tap water. We asked if we could be moved. The waitress came back quickly and replied that there were 400 reservations and that they would not move us. She then told us that a we couldn't have a table outside because they were expecting a dog. We were treated worse than a dog at PCG so we took our business to Flemings again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our favorite go to place when we have friends visiting or if we simply want to treat ourselves. It has the perfect ambience and consistently delicious food, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The location is great, right on the beach. There are lots of tables with a great view and plenty of outdoor seating. I appreciated the variety of food on the menu. There were several items that added in a little of something different so it felt like we were trying something new that we couldn't get at other restaurants. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A perfect spot directly on Cardiff Beach that not only has a wonderful view but very good food and martinis! The Surfer Roll is outstanding as well as the pear and beet salad."
    Dined on 7/1/2014