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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.8
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and 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. For the safest dining experience possible, we have 2 outdoor patios with socially distanced tables. To ensure we are adhering to the health and safety guidelines, and to reopen as safely and responsibly as possible, we are requiring guests entering our premises to wear protective face masks.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJaymeC
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess (on 10/24) and waiter (Connor) were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great meal at the beach. Good food, good service. Made a reservation and glad we did.

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vipGonealoha
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - awesome location right on the beach in Cardiff.

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IM14Fun
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we travel to the San Diego area, we do a 5-mile beach walk followed by a lovely lunch at the Pacifc Coast Grill. The food is great (fish &chips, gourmet salads, etc), service has always been good, and the views are beautiful! See you next time!

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ChelseaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Waiter was so polite and the food was AMAZING. 10/10 recommend.

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cherylf
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location right on the beach. Great food and service-would definitely recommend

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DanielleS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got together with a couple girlfriends to catch up; server was amazing, food was great, view was incredible!

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Leidub1
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PCG NEVER disappoints. It was my birthday and celebrated the night with my two sons. Such a treat. Top service, ambiance and delicious food. Can't say enough. Come here for it all ❤️

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vipMichaelW
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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gail
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went last month and couldn't wait to go back again. The Poke Bowl ia the BEST anywhere and the complmentary birthday dessert was scrumptious. Treat yourself.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet parking, beautifull view, excellent service, delicious food

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vipJohnZ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Waiter Omar was great! Very attentive and timely. My grilled salmon was excellent. Our daughters Sea bass (the special) had absolutely No flavor. My wife’s shrimp dumplings didn’t appear to contain shrimp but rather had a shrimp based mash. Her Dungeness crab cakes were far inferior to others we have enjoyed in the area like at King’s Fish House. Overall, go for the ambiance of sitting right on the beach and enjoy the great service, but don’t expect high end cuisine like you should be getting at the prices!

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RobinR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visit/meals at the Pacific Coast Grill. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants. The view can't be beat!

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vipjdunkle
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Our service was a bit slow and the server was not up to par for the price point, but the food and view were fantastic

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DeborahH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The local sea bass is always the best bet if you want a full serving of succulent fish atop garlic mashed potatoes, spinach with a tomato relish . Pair it with a crisp Pinot Grigio and if you have room the chocolate custard dessert is ample for 2. Love the upstairs deck to keep out of the wind with the best view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

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KristinG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steve, our waiter was very nice. There were 5 of us and each ordered something different and we were all very pleased. We each had a cocktail... 4 martinis and they had the tiny ice shards that we all loved and a Bloody Mary that also was great! We sat outside, the weather and the view couldn’t have been better. It was all delightful and we’ll be back.

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TerryP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and good food! Only negative was people walking by on the public access path right in front of our table.

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vipMarilyn
San Diego
190 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I met two of my best friends to celebrate one of their birthdays and we were seated outside right by the beach. Service was great! We ordered a cocktail and they were delivered very quickly. One had the mahi mahi sandwich, one had the surf and turf burrito and I had the seafood cobb salad. All were excellent with large portions. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. This restaurant never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend is leaving to San Antonio Texas . Been very good friends for a long time . Not sure when her and husband will be back. He left first. She will be leaving this week

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John
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Calamari was great. Sliders were okay. Fries were not good.

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vipChadA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to take someone on a date. Try the coconut crusted mahi with extra sauce it's amazing.

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vipGreatOceanFrontDining
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and views were excellent. We went back the next day for lunch!

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NancyP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great expanded outside patio- absolutely love the food and the ambience! Serviced is always good. There was a little confusion on our seating this time, but it was quickly resolved. One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipKrasavka
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guacamole and chips appetizer was disappointing- the guacamole was bland and lacked flavor but the entrees were wonderful. Great service and ocean view

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GinaC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, service and sunset. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Always love the Ahi Tuna dish and yummy pineapple martinis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the PCG and were delighted to enjoy their great food/service/patio again.

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SalvatoreC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in seven months food was great service was amazing my favorite Cardiff spot

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ocean view were both extraordinary. The service was prompt and friendly.

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Enma
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was an ok experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 3 years marriage anniversary. The food was really fresh and delicious! Cocktails 5 out of 5! The service was outstanding
Our waiter even brought us little dessert as a compliment which was very nice!
Overall just amazing experience and very delicious food!

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ChandlerC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal view!

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Ultraclear
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Typical California elites attitude, Says business casual would have been better in surf trunks torn shirt and crappy van shoes. Went for the date night, dressed up for one another and that was great for us but a waste for this place.

I have been to this place off and on since 2000 and now will not bother except maybe for an overpriced drink and good appetizer.

Food; the crabcakes and garlic truffle fries were excellent. The two fish dinners that we had were just ok nothing special to much sauce it overtook the real flavors of the fish

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SummerM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not easily impressed but the food and cocktails were AMAZING. You cannot get a better sunset view either. We had an excellent experience and will definitely be going back for some more surf and turf and the worlds best sushi roll.

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GertJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pleasant and professional service. Location outstanding. Food close to outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had the lobster and shrimp chowder. Did not taste any lobster and bowl contain 3 tiny shrimp. Taste was good but add more shrimp and lobster. Entree was the seabass which was to bland for my liking. Margarita was great and bread pudding dessert was amazing. Server was great as well.

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LucindaJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated 2 birthdays while there. The service was great. We were on the patio with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. We received a complimentary dessert to share. All in all, a great place to escape to!

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BenedictL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I had a filet mignon and I thought it was cooked a day or two earlier.

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vipMastrosPD817
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always! This is our favorite place and never fails to please. This dinner was delicious, but rushed! We ordered all our food at once, which may have been a mistake on our part but we have done this before here. All our appetizers, drinks, and dinner salad came out at once? We had no room on our table and then our wine and glasses came and shortly after our dinner. We rushed though our apps, before dinner drinks and salad to make room for our main entree. Not sure if its because of covid-19 or because we ordered all we wanted initially. Not sure.

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vipRobert
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

For the amazing ocean views and excellent service, yes, I recommend everyone to go there. For the food? nah, it's not that great... portions are fairly large but quality is mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Rock and Roll sushi was about 1/3 size of preCovid!!

FAQs

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 479-0721.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.8 stars by 3953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.