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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
4.7
8597 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 479-0721
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Israel "Izzy" Balderas
  • Private party facilities
    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs.
  • Private party contact
    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040
  • Neighborhood
    Cardiff By The Sea
  • Cross street
    Quarter mile south of Chesterfield Dr. on the beach side of HWY 101.
  • Parking details
    We offer valet for $8
  • Public transit
    Take the coaster to the Solana Beach station from there take the Oceanside 101 bus north. Get off at Cardiff Beach and walk south on 101 for about 2 minutes.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

8,597 Reviews
  1. DavidW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fine evening, sitting outside, sunset, cocktails, food, setting…PCG lives on!

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  2. Gladiator79

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat out on the patio within reach of beach sand and a direct view of an amazing sunset. I was reluctant to share the secret because my wife and I plan to be back there several times and selfishly, we hope we never have a long wait to dine there. I highly recommend "PCG" for casual encounters, special events and just a great place to dine and an amazing spot with picture postcard views of the ocean and sunsets. An added bonus (if you're lucky) is to be waited on by Adam. He's fantastic at "reading a room" and had perfect timing from checking in on us to following up. Fantastic evening and dining experience all the way around! 5 out of 5 stars

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! We were celebrating a bday, and this was her first time at PCG, she loved it! Thank you.

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  4. KarenD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner. We had a delicious beverage upstairs and the appetizer crabcakes with scallops. They were delicious. We then were seated by a window downstairs and had a beautiful view and watch the sunset. Our Waitress/waiter were great at both seatings. We shared a soup which they were kind enough to split for us and we shared a Caesar salad, which was wonderful and then we shared the halibut with shrimp. Everything tasted great we had such a nice time. I can’t wait to return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service and view were great! Can be loud in the covered patio area if there is a boisterous/large group or party. They were super accommodating and able to move us to a lovely inside table.

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  6. MartyG

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambience as wonderful as ever! Service a bit uneven but it was a busy night.

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  7. VickiF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This has been one of our favorite restaurants for more than a decade, but Saturday night's experience will have us putting this restaurant far down on our list. We had a reservation at 6. Our table wasn't ready, the valet area, entry and bar area were completely over run so there was no where to even stand and wait. We ended up between tables in the bar and weaving around waiters as they rushed by with food and drink. It was so loud we had to shout to hear each other. Finally got our table upstairs. The loud atmosphere and chaotic service did not improve. We got our drink orders in, but waited quite a while to get them. We were never offered bread or appetizers. The waiter finally came to take our dinner order, but he never offered menu explanation, specials, bread or appetizers. As soon as he got our main courses noted, he rushed off to the next table. Our entrees arrived, but we were not checked on or offered another drink. As soon as we put our forks down, our dishes were rushed away. The scene was so chaotic, we were happy to leave without desert or coffee. I understand the meaning of "its so crowded, no-one (at least a local) goes there anymore." While the food was excellent, our evening was a disappointing experience.

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  8. LisaK

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food and view! It was busy and a bit noisy but a lot of fun.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    PCG is the best. Gotten pricey recently, but always a top notch dinner.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early, and they sat us at a beautiful table on the edge of the sand quickly, excellent! Service was great, as was the food! Check your bill! They add a "surcharge charge" it's 6%! I questioned it, and they removed it. Just watch it! Otherwise, a great meal and place to be!

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FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 8597 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

2526 South Coast Hwy, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Quarter mile south of Chesterfield Dr. on the beach side of HWY 101.
  • Neighborhood
    Cardiff By The Sea
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer valet for $8
  • Public transit
    Take the coaster to the Solana Beach station from there take the Oceanside 101 bus north. Get off at Cardiff Beach and walk south on 101 for about 2 minutes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Israel "Izzy" Balderas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 479-0721
  • Private party facilities
    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs.
  • Private party contact
    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040
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