Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
5654 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5654 people are saying
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SandyC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location, the sunset was breathtaking, service impeccable as always, and the food is always delicious.

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Harold
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Menu here is FANTASTIC. Great variety and there is something for everyone.
Great appetizers, really good chilled starters, & entrees make it hard to decide.
If you can arrive before sunset, do as the view from the pation is beautiful.
Restaurant is a bit loud for my liking, but the food suits my tastes :)

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vipJulieG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and friendly !

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took my mom out to dinner! Thought I picked an amazing seafood restaurant. I was wrong it was gross, and all the food came out within 5 mins, even the seafood paella. Obviously all premade and just heated up. Also, got the hot rock, that rock could never cook those chunks of tasteless beef. I would Hard pass on this place next time

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Judi
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, wait staff was friendly and very responsive. Will definitely return!

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ChefTiffany
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place is one of the best around! We will be back soon for those amazing views and food!

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AndrewD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of ours. Goods delicious and service first rate.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic drinks, food and location

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RishiB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and food. We had taken a table outside facing the sea. It was a wonderful experience witnessing sunset will you sip wine. We ordered moonlight rolls, lobster and shrimp chowder, kun pao, paella. Paella quantity was good. Lots of seafood options. Oh yes and also shrimp dumpling with Port wine sauce is a must try.

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vipBFBSD
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They now charge for bread. It should be at least be included when ordering salads. Requirement to valet park has always been an annoyance and makes a meal even more expensive as there is already a 4% surcharge. Food is still quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Debbie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Pacific Coast Grill is one of our favorite restaurants; however, being seated in an inside booth for 5 adults was very crowded. The back door to the restaurant leading out to the beach made it really cold inside. I think it would have been warmer outside with the heaters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great view, average food!! Waiter had too many tables, food comes out fast and they are looking to turn tables. Food quality and presentation is average.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious eats, beautiful patio dining available and overall great atmosphere.

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BrentC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great setting and excellent food. Service is okay.

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Yummy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A beautiful location. Delicious meal. A great service. everything was super

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AnneT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and worth the drive. Love it and will come back soon.

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Encinitasgal
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us for a birthday dinner and we each ordered a fish dish. Each one of us loved our meal. The first table they had us at was not where we had asked for it, but the hostess was very accommodating and met our needs. It’s a noisy restaurant so we wanted a table where the noise level was lower. The service was great and the menu selection was inventive and very good. This is one of my go-to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I specified but I had a friend that we were celebrating her birthday. They were kind enough to sit us at a window table They had a wonderful gluten-free menu. The service was very nice the only thing that they forgot was the complementary birthday dessert. Otherwise we had a really lovely time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered mango habenero margaritas to chase our head colds. The burger lunch was fantastic!

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RoseannM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location. Birthday desert complimentary great food

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DaleR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat for a special occasion or a nice night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This place used to be good but the food has gone downhill.
Probably a good place to watch sunset and have a drink and that’s about it. It’s a beautiful establishment.

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DianaO
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sergio, helped us with menu choices and we were so appreciative of his guidance. We tried a few items that we hadn’t tried in past visits; shrimp dumplings in a marvelous wine sauce and the seafood pasta. Both were delicious along with the oysters on the half shell as well as the good old standard of “bag ‘o bones.” Pacific Coast Grill is consistently excellent!

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BarbaraK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and great views from the outdoor patio

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great. The view of the ocean at sunset was spectacular.

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Cheryl
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service and ambiance were all wonderful. I have recommended this restaurant to my friends and family.

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HeathA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and they sat us at the best table for watching the sunset. The hostess and our waiter (Owen) were both great, personable and friendly. We had a great night celebrating a special milestone. Thank you!

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vipCanuckDC
Washington DC
140 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had been a while since we had dinner at PCG but the food is always excellent and the ambiance sitting on the patio looking that the ocean can't be beat. Good service and some new additions to menu which we were happy to try - halibut for me and seafood pasta for my husband.

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CathyR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful sunny day. The food was delicious and the drinks were unique and superb. It was my friend’s birthday and we couldn’t have been more pleased.

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vipDavidO
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch outside on the beach. Great view and good food and drinks

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Joyce
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting. The food was good but very expensive for lunch in my opinion.

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CathyF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The cowboy steak was very hard, the scallop au gratin potatoes were almost burn didn’t have most of the items on the menu, overall they fail on us

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful views!

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Victory
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice in dining. A great experience! View of the ocean from every table. Food is beautifully curated!

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ColleenN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside next to the beach. The weather was perfect. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was great! We enjoyed our lunch very much and look forward to returning again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very nice and professional
Food was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good as always

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JeffF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really nice experience. Our waiter was attentive, professional, and helpful. Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass, Coriander-Orange Crusted Wild Salmon and Sesame-Crusted Seared Ahi were all outstanding. We shared Dark Chocolate Custard with Kona Gelato which was generous and unexpectedly wonderful. I'll return to try this restaurant again.

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kbs02
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and really good food. The Seafood Cobb salad was excellent and I give a big thumbs up to their Bloody Mary’s.

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.7 stars by 5654 OpenTable diners.

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