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Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

4.1
620 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Local. Coastal. Unexpected.
Innovative and Understated California Cuisine
Expertly Crafted Seasonally with Fresh SoCal Ingredients
Stunning Sunsets & Pacific Ocean Views
Craft Local Brews & Signature Cocktail Creations
Regional & International Wine List
Sunset Terrace Fire Pit & Lounge Area

Weekly Reasons to Visit
Monday All Night Happy Hour
Taco Tuesday
Wine If You Want to Wednesday | Half off Bottles
On Tap Thursdays | $6 Pints
Live Music on the Terrace from 5:30pm to 7:30pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am (Monday - Sunday)
Lunch: 11am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)
Brunch: 11am - 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Happy Hour: 3pm - 6pm (Monday - Sunday)
Dinner: 5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday), 5pm - 10:30pm (Friday & Saturday)
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Phone number
(760) 683-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Teri McIllwain
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Self Serve or Valet Parking available with validation.
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Public transit
We're just a 5 min ride from the Coaster stop in Carlsbad, CA
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Entertainment
Need a tune to groove by? Stop in Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this summer! We are featuring live music from local artists every week on the sunset terrace. Enjoy happy hour starting at 3pm, with the tunes going from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

To check out the full line up, visit ChandlersCarlsbad.com.
See you there!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 620 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Chef nailed my perfect filet temp, great job!!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food and the service were both very good. With the ratings we saw, we expected a lot more. We went for our anniversary dinner and were surrounded screaming toddlers, the very thing we wanted to escape from for the evening, from the hotel attached to the restaurant. I just don’t understand how they can charge almost $50 for an 8oz steak and have a horrible environment!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had a great experience for dinner on a busy Saturday night. Shared bites are excellent, as is the dinner menu. Good gluten free options.

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1.0Dined on May 15, 2018

This Hilton restaurant is good for sunset watching. The service is friendly but random, to put it gently...cob salad was big and cold. I expected chicken breast to be freshly grilled , but it was not. We are not coming back.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived. Host tried to seat us at a mediocre table which we declined and asked for a table with a better view. Note that we are laying $72 per person for a pre fixed dinner because of Mother’s Day. Jose our waiter was good, no complaints there. But the food was bad. The kids Mac and Cheese had more flavor than the fish entree I ordered. The salad was horrible. The polenta looking dressing on salad made the texture not pleasant. My wife and I both did not finish our 3 course meal that we paid $150 for. Definitely not worth the money.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

While Chandlers is not right on the water front, the ocean view from the patio seating is wonderful. We stayed at the hotel for a one night get a way and just wanted to eat and relax without leaving the hotel. The hotel and restaurant were very busy when we were there but the service was perfect; we had made reservations and were seated promptly. I had the grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and asparagus and was very pleased with my meal.

Great food and fun place to meet with friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife and young son had an exceptional dining experience at Chandlers! We highly recommend going for great food with a beautiful view and an overall amazing experience! We’ll be back

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have been to Chandler's many times and it never disappoints. They were very busy on the Saturday night we went, but the service was pleasant and the food was excellent. Get there for the sunset, it's fantastic!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was decent but nothing special. Nice view of the sunset but the location didn't make up for the average food and less than impressive wine list. Second time we have tried this place and will probably be the last time.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Must say always enjoy everything about our dining experiences. Our highest compliments to the Chef and Staff. Thanks

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Aside from a couple of overly-zealous and loud patrons, the atmosphere was good. The king salmon and seared tuna were excellent. Service was fast and attentive. All around a very positive experience.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Server came by maybe 3 times, definitely didn’t feel valued. Food was okay but nothing special. Overall the cost of the Buffett was way over priced and when we entered I asked for an outside table and we were put inside—they listen at all when I was talking. Definitely will tell everyone I know not to go there—we left feeling like we got robbed poor at best rating

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and asked to be outside to enjoy the view, but when I arrived I had to fight to get a table on the patio, even though there were plenty of open tables!! There were even couple sitting on larger tables, because the patio was basically empty. They wanted to put me and my party in the back of the restaurant, with no ocean view whatsoever, when they charge $80 for Easter buffet. My guess is that it was because I had my toddler son with me... Ultimately I told them we weren’t gonna pay $80 to sit in the back and not see the ocean. buffet was not worth the money, deserts were not good at all, and no bottomless mimosa. Next year I’ll try something else.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love eating the dishes served at Chandler's. The beet salad & braised short ribs are our favorite. It is a farm to table style dining & I love that! We like the energy of the restaurant. It is a family dining and/or Fun bar atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

After the sensory overload of Legoland and its hotel dining options, this quick drive near it offered a beautiful sunset view, nice wines and cocktails, and a much tastier and quieter dinner for us all to enjoy for a break. Our server Tyler was attentive and fun, the food was delicious and the setting super great.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our server, Joann, was outstanding! Nice chocolate cake for the birthday girl.

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1.0Dined on March 26, 2018

To put it in simply the service was awful. I was surprised that a hotel like this would have such terrible service. Our server attended to us once. When we asked for a refill for our drink that we were never offered he never returned with a refill. We waited for 20 minutes for the server to give us our check. When he didn't we told the front desk. The front desk didn't apologize and simply stared. We will not be returning to this restaurant again.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Not impressed with the $42 steak. It was at best average. The charcuterie was not impressive. Overall, for the price not impressed with the $100 meal on St Patrick’s Day.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

made a stressful day pleasant and relaxing. service was excellent, food outstanding. loved their bread selections and food was tasty. Try the lobster shrimp tacos!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I was very disappointed in the food. A fish sandwich came with the fish so thick it was not eatable as a sandwich. The beet salad had too much dressing on it and was not exciting. I would not return.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My $42.00 steak was mostly fat. Poor service. My cocktail was good.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Phenomenal!! Love this place, great view, great beer and food is top notch.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was horrible. Dropped off the food and never filled our drinks once. We finished the food and the plates were sitting at the edge of the table for 15 mins before anyone asked if we were done. Asked for the bill then 10 min later the server comes back without the bill asking if we want desert. Food was mediocre. All and all sucked. I would have never posted this but they emailed me asking for a review so here it is.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Although a limited dinner menu, the food was very good. One of the better prime ribs I've had in a while.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made us feel special

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

T'was the night of winter formals and bar mitzvahs. We arrived just in time for the teens to depart. Garrett took care of us at the bar with a peach bourbon mule and a blood orange old fashion, both delicious. Then the accommodating hostesses sat us near the fire pit on the patio. Zach took care of our food services. We had 2 glasses of Albarino, always nice to find on a menu, 2 ciopinnos and the salted caramel vanilla profiteroles. The ciopinno was a bit creamier than we are used to, but you know what, it was still light and lovely. We are from Fallbrook but were camping across the way, about a 20min walk to our site so perfect to work up and off an appetite. Would definately recommend for locals or lucky travelers.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was great, food was delicious and good portions! I had the salmon and Parmesan risotto with bacon asparagus and it was delicious, I’d definitely go back for it! My husband had the short ribs which he liked but wanted a bit more flavor. We sat in the patio and they were very accommodating with getting the heaters set up by us so we were comfortable. Sunset view was beautiful from the patio. Great experience all in all!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Mahi Fish Tacos were great! Our server, Justin, was super helpful and friendly. Very few vegetarian options for my girlfriend to choose from and a pretty loud table of kids next to us. Overall the service and food were great though. Price was moderate. Would go again but it's not something that is a destination restaurant unless you're there for sunset to see the beautiful views.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our first time here. And it was a pleasant one. The host asked if we wanted to seat outside, which was a good choice.... The outside heaters were set to the right temperature.... Our server was polite and nice... Very nice place!!!!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We chose Chandler’s to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. The hostess was friendly and sat us immediately. The waiter was busy with many tables to attend to. However, the couple at the table behind us was given a lot of attention, due to the fact that they got married earlier that day. Our appetizer came promptly after ordering. Our entree’s and check took more time. My husband and I made our night special but would not return to this restaurant. Every year we go out for our anniversary , this is the first time it was not acknowledged by restaurant staff. Perhaps, it was an off night, but we shall never know.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We visited Chandlers for my husbands birthday. The service was great. Our waiter was very attentive, and the rest of the staff went above and beyond to accommodate. We ordered the calamari appetizer, but were a bit disappointed because it was soggy, and the breading was falling off, maybe due to the fact that the dish may have been waiting for a while before it was served. All the main dishes were fine, except the risotto that came with the salmon(which was delicious), the risotto was extremely oily and even though the taste was good, it was the oiliest risotto I've ever had. The ambiance was good as always, it's a very picturesque location, and I never get tired of the ocean view.

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, check out the sides! Excellent service. Make reservation.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The diner was awful ! We didn’t finish our entrée that the meal was arrived ! If you want to have a good time to share with friends don’t go there !

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Chandler's was a wonderful place for our New Year's Eve dinner, and our server, from Urageuy, was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

King here for New Year’s eve dinner. Everything was delicious, Circuit is great atmosphere great

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great view of the ocean, and a short menu that will please most tastes. The charcuterie and white bean hummus plates were excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner buffet was excellent. We did miss the seafood options we had in 2016. It could become a Christmas tradition .

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent service and good! High quality food and great view.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. We got to seat in the patio with very romantic atmosphere. I had no regret taking my wife here because the service was great as well as their food options. Definitely the best spot to take your date or spouse for a special occassion.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The fresh fish was halibut that day, so I ordered the sandwich. It looked to be a beautiful piece of fish, but it was overcooked and very dry. How disappointing.
Everyone else enjoyed their meals and Austin was a great server.

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