Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
5544 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5544 people are saying
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TamaraN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Amazing Location. Super clean and organized.

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Cannyscot
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the beach and surf. Great ambience and food and fresh cocktails that are outstanding.

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PraveenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not very customer friendly. Does not celebrate customer special days as other upscale restaurants do when you inform them that you are coming in to celebrate a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks guys

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Mary
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here several times. We have had excellent service, the food is always good and our food comes out quick no matter how busy they are. I would recommend this place. It also has a gorgeous view

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SteveO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great!
Food was delish and drinks were too’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!nmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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DonnaP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anni and our server Jenna was amazing - just the right amount of attentiveness. She had a lot of tables, but we never felt neglected. She had great suggestions about the menu as well. Great experience. We love PCG

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very professional and did not intrude .

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AnnI
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PCG is one of our favorites. Our waiter, Steve, made it all the more enjoyable. Thanks so much!

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! My steak was cooked to perfection. And the view, the best!

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BEEBUZZ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING: Sesame-Crusted Seared Ahi coconut forbidden rice, beech mushrooms & ginger-ponzu sauce $25
3 others in my group really liked their meals: one ahi poke bowl, one ahi sandwich and one mahi mahi sandwich.
Gorgeous ocean front... place was empty when we arrived at 11:15 am, but full by the time we left.
Excellent service.

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vipFunanddelicious4You
Orange County
123 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. From the moment you enter the restaurant, the Associates at the desk are always kind and so willing to help make your experience enjoyable. The food, service, et al cannot be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing setting, food and bar. Would highly recommend!!

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vipAxiom
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My wife ordered sea bass and she was disappointed. The fish was very gelatinous like - as if it had been injected with preservatives. Definitely not fresh fish. Fresh Sea Bass prepared the right way would be moist but flaky - not a blob. I had the pear and beet salad with a bowl of chowder. My salad was delicious however the chowder tasted like it was poured out of a can. Basically this restaurant has low quality food and mediocre service. It’s location is the best thing it has going. It’s a shame because this could be a 5 star restaurant with more focus on its food. Probably a big hit for tourists from Arizona that want into dine next ti the ocean, but locals do not go here for fresh fish.

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vipElenaD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the view were amazing

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vipChrisG
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

so glad we found this restaurant. The food was amazing! We will be back.

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BruceB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Our waitress was especially attentive. Their prices have gone up, but whose haven’t. It won’t stop us fro going back. It’s our favorite restaurant in San Diego.

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KateC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat in all of the beach towns. Impeccable service, amazing flavors, beautiful presentation.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt rushed - they were trying to close while we were still eating - jist sucked - too expensive to feel rushed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reservation worked seamlessly, seated quickly with prime seating. Service was very good and the food quality was as expected in line with the prices.

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Reliable
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable nice dinner with a killer view for guests and special occasions.

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DuaneT
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening as the sunset magically along with attentive service and outstanding food. Thank you for helping us celebrate our friends anniversary.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere good food enjoy the evening tremendously would recommend to anyone they should try it thanks again for a wonderful evening

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent location. A nice place to have dinner and watch the sunset. The dishes I tried were very good. My wife was very pleased.

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BarbaraW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice location on the oceanfront, good food and good value.

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vipEllenC
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time!! Sat outside and our server Adam was wonderful! Very personable, knowledgeable, and such a delightful person we enjoyed his excellent service immensely!! The food was outstanding! Ahi poke tower, a sea bass with soba noodles that was delicious! Seared tuna, paella, and scallops rounded out our selections. Everything was cooked perfectly and served piping hot. A wonderful evening!! Thank you to all at Pacific Grill!!!

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HeleneC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a topnotch all the way around. I would definitely come back for more. Very impressive!

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AdrienneB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ocean view and delicious seafood

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this place but it’s fairly expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful view, great service.

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vipWorldwriter
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Spectacular dinner as usual at this Cardiff seaside restaurant. Great service by the knowledgeable and friendly Carlos (ask for him), and the lobster seafood chowder and poké tower were perfect starters for the coconut crusted mahi-mahi.

When in North County don’t miss a great meal with beautiful ambiance at PCG.

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WoodsonS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the seabass on a bed of mashed potatoes, spinach, basil, and tomatoes. It was fantastic! Beautiful ocean view made the experience even better. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside, the patio was well heated, waiter was great, food delicious. We had seared tuna, miso sea bass and halibut special. We’ve been here many times and will be back.

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KathyW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipShalenaO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor table with a view of the ocean, and our server Adam was helpful, delightful and his recommendations were on point. We went with our 5 year old and everyone had a good time.

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WaterFamily
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and sat outside. The service was amazing and the food was great. The view can't be beat! We did notice the inside of the restaurant was a little loud when we walked out. I would eat here again in a heart beat, just get a table outside.

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vipgiraffe
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner last evening. The only disappointment was that Lobster Tacos are no longer on the menu. Shrimp dumplings are still the best.

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vipFeliciaM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam our server was great.

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Krasavka
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The kitchen needs to do a better job of trimming the salad greens. I have mentioned this before to no avail. Please trim and discard the lengthy stems from the greens! It is as if the restaurant simply pours greens from a bag of pre-mixed greens that you can get at Walmart. The complementary birthday dessert - bread pudding cake was dry and awful. We should have learned our lesson when we took our daughter there for her birthday a couple of months ago. Very disappointing after spending over $300 on a dinner for two. Not sure we will be back. Need to try the Chart House next time

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.7 stars by 5544 OpenTable diners.

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