Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
2940 reviews
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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.
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LT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Rachel T. was probably one of the best, and most attentive servers I’ve had I. Quite some time. Food was delicious and the view was spectacular.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and the service was outstanding!

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MD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been to Pacific Ocean Grill before and the food was really good. Service was good as well. This visit (Eater Brunch) we weren't impressed with the menu. We are not fish eaters and the selection was mostly fish.
We both ordered salad and they weren't worth what we paid.
The service was bland, hostesses lacked personality. The valet personal were great.
Not sure if we will go back.

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C
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at pacific coast grill! Service was outstanding. The French toast was a huge hit!

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CG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends in from out of town! Great spot, great food and Jessica was an amazing server!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely lunch!

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f
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the view was stunning. We were seated right against the glass on the patio so we could see the beach from an elevation. The food was really reasonably priced and the portions were filling and satisfying. The service was very friendly.

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TR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We waited almost 20 minutes before ever having anyone come to the table even though we could see a minimum of 5 employees standing around at the hub and talking.

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T
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with beautiful view of the ocean. Food, Service and views are amazing.

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LH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Never disappoints. Get the seared ahi with black forbidden rice. I've never had anything like it before.

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AL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, will bring friends to visit again

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TM
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food in a stunning location. Highly recommended.

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CR
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food everytime I have been there. They ocean setting makes it extra special. Sherry was our waitress and she was most excellent.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Food and atmosphere was good. Sever was rude especially for the amount of money our table spent would expect to have at least a friendly server.

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SC
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is good, but portions are small. This is a very popular place, hard to get a seat. You need reservations!! Our server was not as attentive as you would expect, but it was busy.

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m
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going here everyone is so friendly. My kid loves chatting

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S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the view! Great service, great cocktails and good food. Very accommodating with food allergies.

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DJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal staff food vibe and location on the sand in Cardiff....

Thanks Team PCG

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FM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good seafood and ocean views. Calamari is great as well as other seafood dishes.

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KL
Central Coast
81 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Pacific Coast Grill whenever we travel to the north county. We both had the sea bass for lunch, which was expertly prepared and delicious. The service was extremely courteous and attentive. Plus a beautiful view of the ocean!

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RN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service start to finish. Ambience excellent and server very friendly responsive and lots of space.

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KT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PCG is one of my favorite spots in San Diego. The food view and service is amazing. Go here date night, friends night, family out of town. Great place.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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BT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My steak was over done. I didn’t want to complain in front of my guest.

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LL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favor restaurant on the beach now in San Diego ~ What an incredible experience and would continue to bring clients back ~~~ absolutely phenomenal ~

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MA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have an Ocean Veiw from my house, so it takes an incredibly spectacular ocean view and service to get me out! Pacific Coast Grill delivers every time! I usually get the Salmon which can be a challenging dish, but PCG nails it every time. Even their Sushi as an appetizer is superior to most Sushi Restaurants.

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SD
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

LOvely evening, beautiful sunsets. Everything we ordered was delicious. Started with the calamari, then a very good beet salad, then the Sea Scampi which was in a light sauce. Husband had the Ahi and he loved it.

Only one small issue. After we had received our car from valet and stopped for gas, we noticed that the drivers side carpet was covered in sand. After just having the car detailed, that was not appreciated. Obviously they park cars over in the beach parking area.

Perhaps they can work on that by using a paper on the floor.

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I usually love this place but this time we went for Sunday brunch (I forgot it would be Sunday brunch when booked) and the place was packed and noisy and the food selection not as delicious as usual. I do recommend the place at any other time though.

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L
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Disappointing, rushed service. Scallops rubbery and over cooked. Sea bass a bit over cooked.
Waitress hurried us, do u want to order , over and over, can i pick up the check., really? Wasn’t there an hour...indifferent attitude.
Never told us about the special. Seriously, I’ve tried this restaurant 3x, only one time has the service and food been great. I guess they bank on location... spent way too much on bad service and mediocre food.
Bye bye Felicia, not coming back.
Just rude...

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JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated us outside on the patio with a fabulous view. Space heaters kept us warm and we had incredible wine and both meals were outstanding. Fabulous service, remembered our b days and brought us a free desert. would definitely recommend!

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New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and view of the ocean were amazing! Highly recommend

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c
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 4

Been going to PCG for over a decade. Flew in special for this occasion. Booked reservations 2 months in advance. Called the night before. All to ensure we could get a patio seat for my wife’s birthday. Guess what? No patio seat. Staff was apathetic at best. What happened to this place? They use to care about loyal clients. We will have to pick another place to give our loyalty and patronage to. Good by PCG.

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j
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating with out of town guest and my niece’s daughter 16th birthday. This is one of our go-to places and it has never disappointed us. The food, ocean view, eating alfresco was perfection. The icing on the cake was the delicious bread pudding for the birthday girl, which was some of the best-ever and the watching the sunset. I would t have changed a thing!

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San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

View is beautiful....food is so, so. Everything needed salt. Over priced. Service is great.

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5
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved almost everything about it! Except there's no break from the sun outside downstairs after 5:00-- how about some shade out there?!!!

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AG
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and VIEW!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, and most especially the wine. Amazing wine list with some great value.

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B
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our go to place for many years, and when it used to be “Charlie’s.” Excellent location...

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining

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C
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, PCG did not disappoint. Celebrated a friend's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

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