Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.8
4218 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 4218 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything went as asked for and the service was good! I will go back again soon and recommend it to friends.

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janannm
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food absolutely fantastic, as usual. Service, top notch!!

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Kat123
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, and you cannot beat the view! This place has quickly become one of our favorite date night restaurants. We love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Beautiful view, great service & delicious dishes!

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vipPatrickH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The burger was over cooked and under seasoned

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vipNixon
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with Kindergarten classmate

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AndreO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ocean view, amazing cocktails and real delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Bday lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location

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JackO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our favorite beachside restaurant. It was very nice for my wife's birthday diner at sunset.
She loved the scallops. I ordered the so-called 18 oz Ribeye steak. In No way was the thin overcooked steak 18 oz. Perhaps is was maybe 8 oz? It was very thin. I often cook ribeye at home and love a good 1.5-inch thick steak which actually would be 18 oz from the butcher.
Disappointed in the steak so next time - yes there will be a next time - I'll order seafood.

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vipLauraD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal in a beautiful spot. Best spinach salad I've ever had. Great sea bass, calamari spectacular. Finished with delightful coconut cheesecake. One of my favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Can’t beat the views too

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vipAustin
New Mexico
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but way too loud as an obnoxious large party was seated next to us. They did a nice job of reseating us and it ended up being a wonderful evening.

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vipDiana
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER DISAPPOINTS! AMBIENCE IS AMAZING (LITERALLY RIGHT ON THE BEACH) AND THE FOOD SO CONSISTENT! TONIGHT WE HAD THE FILET AND JUST WOW! BAR FABULOUS AND SUPER FRIENDLY STAFF! SEE YA NEXT WEEK PCG!

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vipBets
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday.
The complementary coconut cheesecake was excellent. Thank you so much

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, very good service. Great atmosphere.

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vipBernadetteB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view. Attentive service.

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JessicaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We requested a table with a view and were not disappointed. We’ll be back!

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CareyW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacific Coast Grill is our go to place for great food, drinks, service and ambiance. Fabulous Mai Tai's and coconut cheesecake topped off with kona coffee. The calamari is plentiful and I typically have the coconut crab crusted mahi mahi with vanilla jasmine rice. I don't care for bok choy so typically substitute the asparagus or spinach. My other half likes the Salmon or bag o bonz. The chowder is really good too.

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justme
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were all very cordial and our waiter was particularly kind. We enjoyed the ocean view, but especially the laid back attitude that allowed us to visit and feel there was no rush in either ordering or finishing our meal. Even the young man at the valet was kind and went to grab my phone for me when I realized I’d left it in the car.
My food was very tasty (sea bass tacos), but my friend’s meal (steak sliders) was a bit of a disappointment; the meat was bland. (Our waiter brought her the aioli sauce to try and that helped). The French fries were great, however. I enjoyed the coconut/lime cheesecake, but left the passion fruit sauce on the plate; it was a bit too tart for me.
I was glad to see my friend and grateful for a lovely setting for our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too cold for outside. Otherwise everything was great.

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EllenL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful at Pacific Coast Grill. We will return again soon.

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vip2withfriends
Milwaukee
116 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

eating outside when sitting with the ocean RIGHT THERE is just wonderful. Servers were attentive and very conscious of "doing it right". Food options were terrific. Can't wait to go again.

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vipFoodman
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at PCG. Staff is great and the options are fantastic from Lobster Taquitos to a Cowboy Ribeye it’s all good every time we go there.

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SharonM
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful beach front dinning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is amazing, food is delish!

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vipgreat
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best atmopshere of any place I've eaten in San Diego. Right on the water in cardiff, and every table has an amazing view. We sat upstairs and were in the back row at first, but then when someone left with a table next to the window, we moved. It's so beautiful and so serene.

For drinks, I got the pineapple martini. It was so delicious and a very unique flavor, with a little bit of a spice. I ended up getting two!

For food, we started with the lobster taquitos and the yellowtail and avocado dish with wanton crips. Both were delicious and a good amount of a seafood! For the main dish, we split the scallops and the sea bass (not the miso one, the regular one). The scallops were SO good. I thought the sea bass was pretty boring, but my husband liked it. The mashed potatoes it came with were definitely delicious and very creamy.

For dessert, they brought us the white chocolate bread pudding for my birthday (complimentary), and it was AMAZING. The best dessert we've ever had. So flavorful and warm, with cold vanilla ice cream and berries. Definitely would order it again.

Yes this place is a little on the pricey side, but for the view, seafood, etc, it's not unreasonable. We will definitely be coming back for our next special occassion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect afternoon enjoying the California coast with family. Food was amazing, view spectacular. I really don’t know how the service could have been better. I am a tough critique but had zero to complain about. They allowed us to stay longer than we should have. A must stop on any trip to Southern California.

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vipMaggieD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the view. our server was attentive and accommodating. We weren’t rushed and the food and drinks were great. It was the best after being shut in for so long. All things considered, it is our favorite.

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SandraK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pacific Coast Grill is always a great dining experience. My husband and I consider it one of our favorite restaurants. They are taking Covid 19 precautions seriously which is also important. The proximity to the ocean, food and service have always kept us coming back.

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JillF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Came for dinner and had an amazing seafood meal. The front check in ladies weren’t the warmest but our waiter was so sweet and the food was hot and delicious!

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vipElyseS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in all north county! Good food and View!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love PCG! It’s my go to when I want a beautiful view and good food. Always outstanding service from start to finish.

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RobertP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time dining at the Pacific Coast Grill.
Helpful, friendly and attentive staff and servers.
My Miso Chilean Sea Bass was flavorful and perfectly cooked.
My Wife really enjoyed the Salmon over Sticky Rice and a perfectly prepared martini.
We will definitely dine here again.

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vipBernadettem
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was great, especially w recommendations! I think her name may have been Elizabeth? The chowder was AHmazing! The view was beautiful, it was windy so chilly but I wouldn’t trade it! Just dress warm! The salmon was delicious! We didn’t love the apple pie but was pleasantly surprised by the bread pudding that was comped for my husband’s birthday. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipAngieK
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salads are yummy but $19 for a saith chicken is a bit much. I was disappointed they don't offer more fish at lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So romantic by the water! Had the best experience and made memories with my man!

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SeannRed
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second meal at PCG. Our server was Chris. He was awesome. At one point the heaters were working so good we were getting hot. Just a mention to Chris and he took care of us. One of our filets was a bit rare. Again Chris offered to take care of it and also brought a free desert. He was fun to talk to and very personable. Made the evening. We’ll be back. Ask for Chris. Tell him Sean and Rene on their 10 day anniversary recommended him! He even took some pics for us. This place is amazing. We’ve made it “our spot”.

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.8 stars by 4218 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.