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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff
  • Address:
    2526 South Coast Hwy
    Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
    Cardiff By The Sea
  • Cuisine:
    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
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Better than chili macaroni, served with a shovel. Order the Pig Stickers. The "Mama San Moussaka" is to die for."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Very nice view next to the ocean. very good wine. fantastic pella with complète sea food."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The server, food and view were all outstanding! Exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Best place in No County SD. View, flavor, happening crowd, great service. All you could want!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "You just can't find a more perfect spot to enjoy a wonderful meal and be so close to the sand and the waves! We love eating outdoors and watching the sun set on the horizon."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Get the AHI.. that is all I have to say.. INSANE! Just about everything here is to die for but I never have tried the Ahi, because usually Ahi is Ahi at most "nice" places.... BUT... this place take the prize for best Ahi in SoCal.. Just perfect preparation and sides."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Right on the beach. Outside seating by far the best way to go. Good cocktails, appetizers, main courses all very good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had the seafood pasta and the ahi sliders. Both delicious!!! The view, of course is awesome and the service was wonderful. We'll be back"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant with superb food and amazing view. Service could have been better but overall was excellent meal."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Thank you, once again, for creating an enjoyable dining experience. Cornmeal calamari was exceptionally yummy. So glad you've added prosecco to the wine selection. Lobster tail was done to perfection."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We reserved a table on opentable.com a week prior to our reservation date and requested patio seating for a Thursday at 12pm. Upon our arrival we were escorted to a table inside the restaurant. I mentioned to the hostess that I had reserved a table on the patio, her response was that patio seating was not guaranteed. Despite my best efforts to convince her that guests who had made reservations should be given first preference over walk-in guests, she kept repeating "patio seating is not guaranteed".My friend and I had driven 30 minutes to PCG. In the future I will not recommend this restaurant to those who wish to have an alfresco beachfront dining experience. Very disappointing! Very unprofessional! The food was good but not excellent."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a delicious seafood salad on the patio surrounded by the sun and surf. Our waiter, Josh, was attentive, respectful, friendly and efficient. It was my dear friend's birthday and it was a perfect celebration."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Perfect beach day. Good food great service. Had not been in a while and can't think why not. Was an excellent experience"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We read the reviews on Open Table and were delighted with the restaurant location. Right on the beach. Dine early and you get on of the window seats. Enjoyed the Ahi Tuna dinner and my wife liked the lobster tacos. Sitting next to large glass windows and seeing the beach was spectacular. Service was friendly and attentive. Steve said the lobster tacos were one of their signature dishes while my tuna was the special of the night. The tables were far enough apart so conservation a were kept private. The butter with the butter was mixed with rosemary and very flavorful. I felt the dinner was appropriately priced for ambiance and good service. I will definitely be back when I am in the area."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I love this place. It is so wonderful to sit outside in the outdoor patio by the ocean and watch the surfers. The food is great here and I always have a fantastic lunch here. A"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great place and find...nice valet parking, great food and service, and perfect for sunset viewing"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My daughter and niece loved the view and the appetizers we ordered, especially the shrimp dumplings were delicious. However, the lack of service was a little insulting considering the bill. We asked for a bottle of sparkling water, but no one came back for our drink order. An adorable pot of tea was served, the wrong kind and without hot water. Plus, the milk/cream never came. We hadn't finished tea (without milk) or dessert and the bill was hurriedly placed on our table. This seemed thoughtless & ungracious. I am sorry to say, I am not sure I would return."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This has become our favorite place for lunch! We live in Rancho Bernardo and have adopted this as our best coastal restaurant."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I have eaten at Pacific Coast Grill twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the food was great! The waitress was able to do a slight variation to one of the menu items, which I really appreciated!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We have been at Pacific Coast many times and have enjoyed it. It is one of our favorite restaurants. This time they sat us in the front area, in front of the Bar for lunch. It was so loud that we could not hear each other talk. Would not want to sit in the Bar area again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • " We've been there 3 times now and find it just OK - sure, the view is great, but the menus is very limited. Basically, every dish is the same - some form of crusted concoction you would expect from Red Lobster. I wish they could put in some plain grilled fish entrees like a nice swordfish - let me enjoy a great piece of grilled fish without the sweet/sour/carb injected coverup. The wine list is also extremely limited unless you like CA cabs and super buttery heavily oaked Chard. Please add in some variety for those of us not brainwashed by CA wines - some nice steel mineral Italians or Spanish whites would be great. I know this is the CA coast, but take off the blinders and expand the choices a bit please. Thank You."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Oceanview, food, service, unbelievably outstanding! Still dreaming and tasting the seared ahi and caramelized orange salmon entrees."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Dog allowed on patio overlooking ocean. Actually right on ocean. Service nice and helpful."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Brought my Dad and boyfriend here to catch up. Great drink, appetizers and entrees. Server was a little bit of a space case and snappy, but served everything promptly and accurately."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "PCG is a fun and delicious restaurant in the heart of Cardiff. Such a better location than their first spot in Solana Beach. Great staff, food and atmosphere. Must Go!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Service was inattentive but the view and the food made up for the service. Food was very good and plentiful...Ahi, paella and oysters all very nice. Excellent views of Cardifff reef and its on the sand"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the service was attentive and friendly, and the food was all well-prepared and delicious. i recommend the crabcake starter and the pan seared sea bass. the ocean view from the deck is wonderful, especially at sunset"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant on the coast. We enjoyed the Sunday brunch with a view. We had a great server who was very friendly and pleasant to talk to. I ordered the Baja Omelette and my wife had the Steak Burrito. Our meal came very fast, probably because the place was not very busy. The potatoes were a little cold and my wife complained that it had a somewhat weird taste. It could be because the potatoes had been sitting for a while or us being southerners who are only use to everything being fried. Both main course dishes were tasty. If we ever make it back out to the area we will definately stop by again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything about the experience coming here was delightful........thank you"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Fabulous - you will not be disappointed. Recommendations of our server were spot-on."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This has been my 4th time at this wonderful restaurant. Food good with excellent service."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Our server was terrific. Very informative and helpful. The food was delicious, hot and perfectly portioned. My husband's halibut was probably the whitest flakiest fish I've every eaten. My only complaint for the entire evening was our table. I had a great view of the ocean while my husband had to sit with his back to the view. Our table was very very close to the next table. Once the other table was seated there was no room to walk between the two tables. It's not fun dining when you can reach over and touch the back of the stranger next to you."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Stunning location, service and food. All round excellent restaurant"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Another successful trip to Pacific Coast Grill. As usual, all was right with the meal, service, ambiance and price. The only problem is valet, through no fault of their own or the restaurant's. They have very limited space and somehow jockey the cars around to accommodate many more than it appears they should be able. There is some time delay as a result. In the whole scheme of things this is a very minor point. This is a good and reliable restaurant choice."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great location on the beach, providing a perfect setting for a wonderful meal. Food, service, ambience - all very good. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Outside is great, would be nice if they had more seating outdoors. Have been here a couple times and don't really ove the inside. Too noisy. Good is great and you can't beat the view"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Beautiful! Right on the beach! If you're looking for the perfect date this is the place!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "World-class view - big crowds, really noisy !! My only true gripe is that the food is not uniformly good. The hits - delicious yellowtail stack appetizer, delicate shrimp dumplings appetizer in a port wine sauce , and wonderful beef short-rib entree. The misses - seafood pasta (seafood overcooked, under plain tomato sauce0), lobster tacos (lobster flavor lost in salsa and beans) , chicken-black-bean quesadilla (salty, dry.) Come for the view - ask your server for help choosing the gems on the menu and avoiding the misses."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We found the food and service to be good but not exceptional; however, conversation was difficult. There are no soft surfaces to absorb the din. Also, we were seated at a table that would have easily accommodated 6 even though we arrived early for a 5:15 reservation for 2."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great ambiance, the ocean is 30 feet away! Good food, excellent service, a favorite for beach dining."
    Dined on 7/26/2014