Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.8
4031 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. 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4031 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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vipKennyKaz
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good night looking at the ocean with great seafood!

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vipcatherinef
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely can't beat this location. Food is wonderful, staff is friendly and the view is spectacular.

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vipTonyY
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat! Great Pacific Ocean view and great food! We will be back again and again...

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vipJohannesK
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food, fabulous ambiance and perfect service!

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CraigS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our family has eaten here for years. The food is always very good, prices moderate with an excellent ambiance and a spectacular view.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was delicious, service was attentive, and oceanfront outdoor dining atmosphere was quite relaxing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and delightful service and ambiance... the food is incredible too!

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Dcclot
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular settings sometimes cut back in derive Ir food.. not here.

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DianeY
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice beachfront outdoor patio. Great food and safety precautions.

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JosephC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious for everyone in party...dessert was fabulous too

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vipMoMohr
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at PCG! Outdoors was perfect!

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CristinaA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The service was great, very friendly. The view from the patio is def amazing, however, the food was very disappointed! Cold, nasty, not fresh.

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vipMollieO
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and the food was YUMMY!!!

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , delicious food! The ocean view was great.

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CM7131
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Valet returned my car without a mask and placed my entire family in danger.

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SharonJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice quite lunch. It was a little cold on the patio because we couldn’t use the heaters and umbrellas. So we moved to a table without umbrellas. Food was good. A little pricey.

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RichardV
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was spot on, and the view from our beachside table was without comparison. Many thanks to Dan for the great service and taking care of our every need.

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vipNeilB
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service and sitting on the water’s edge.

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MITM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We weren't able to reserve as early a reservation as we wanted online, but were easily able to move it earlier on arrival at the restaurant. We really loved the safety and view of eating on the outside upstairs patio. As crowded as parking in the area was, we also appreciated the ease of valet parking.

the food was very good too.

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katiegrace
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside patio dining is the best here. We were sitting close to the restaurant railing and I could literally put my feet in the sand. Food was delicious, all 4 of us got steak. Cooked perfectly! This is our go-to spot for ocean front dining.

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randallp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and come as often as we can and bring our family and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table on the deck was amazing and the heat lamps were perfect to keep us warm. Service was unreal from Jeff. We had the shrimp dumplings, sushi roll and miso halibut. Wow, Wow and Wow. Need to support them during these difficult times. Can't wait to go back

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LeeD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dining experience.
Look forward to dining there again soon.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
428 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were perfect for a Friday night.
We choose to get off the freeway and found this great restaurant on the Beach sand.

We enjoyed our steak Filet Mignon (rare) and seafood pasta

Great service from Jeff and team!
Thank you

JP
JenniferP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always amazing food. This is one of my favorite places in San Diego. You can’t beat the view and tonight was a gorgeous sunset!

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MarthaS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. The view was absolutely gorgeous from our window table. I must say having fewer people around feels very special. My husband is hard of hearing and the spacing of tables makes it so much better for him.

And then we had the food and drinks. Wow! Those cocktails were unique and delicious; the crab cakes were to-die-for; and the seafood paella...mmmmmm.

To top it off, we had a wonderful, knowledgeable server (Jenna) who made the experience that much better! All in all a terrific, memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

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BobJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clear, windless night with the waves lit up. Excellent dinner with some out of town guests and it was a big hit. Perfect!

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vipLIZNSI
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for any special dinner. PRICEY, but worth every penny

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BILL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Do not park there if you don't want to pay for valet service. Especially not in their Handicap Parking slot. I have a disabled person's license plate and parked in the Handicap parking place in the Pacific Coast Grill parking lot. When I left I was told I had to pay $6.00 for valet service. I am contacting Cardiff by the Sea City Council/police to determine if that is legal.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Appetizer started us off with disappointment in taste....then the dinner....both of us having something different from each other was not delicious either. Portions so small I was hungry soon after that evening.

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vipZLlama888
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant, down to the impeccable ocean views and amazing service, food and ambiance, this place will not disappoint!!! The chilean sea bass, the oysters, the burrito guys, I'm telling you, you will be so happy you have arrived!

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vipAtilla2414
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s to say? Great food, service, ambiance, all with a perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. Already booked another visit during the Christmas holidays. Luv this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating two birthdays.

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vipDougJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Folks that treat you like family, my favorite beach club

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Bill
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

PCG is wonderful however the dilemma is always inside in the dining room. It is always very loud, sometimes deafiningly loud, with the ceiling, walls, and floor of hardscape. With the outdoor patio closed due to the winds, there was no other option of a place to eat here.
Management needs to address this longstanding deficit to an otherwise wonderful restaurant.
Thank you.

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vipKiaT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We waited almost 30 mins for our table. But we were able to sit by the bar and order a drink while we waited. I followed up with the hostess and they apologized for the wait and gave us a free appetizer. Very good service just wish we didn’t have to wait so long.

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Will
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the outside patio on 7 Nov. The atmosphere there was amazing despite the foul weather. Service was friendly and the food and drink came out expediently. I will definitely dine here again! Highly impressed!

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You can order delivery directly from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff using the Order Online button. Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 479-0721.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.8 stars by 4031 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.