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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

2220 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Waterfront (99)
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
LUNCH everyday from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
DINNER Sunday through Thursday 4:30PM-9:30PM
DINNER Friday through Saturday 4:30PM-10:30PM
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Phone number
(760) 479-0721
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Israel "Izzy" Balderas
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We offer valet for $5
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2220 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBravo (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

We have been here many times before. We were surprised how poor both the food and service was this time. My wife couldn’t cut her ahi tuna with a knife when usually a fork will suffice. My Asian dish was so salty it burned. Three of the four of us left the majority of our meals on our plate. The waiter never stopped by once to ask how it was. Not once. My wife would have sent hers back. He showed with the check after being absent and said to my 6 year old, the only empty plate (plain pasta) and said how was your meal. Didn’t ask the adults. I left a 9% tip which I have never done but both the food and service were bad.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed PCG while in California vacation!

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The place is great . Atmosphere awesome. Only issue I had and did not complain ~ I was there with a friend I had not seen in over 20 years, had requested a table at the front by the water . I was there 20 min early and was told to go upstairs and they would come find me, no one ever did. I was seated at a a table int he corner with a partial view , when my friend got there I had given my name to them for them to come find me , he waited downstairs for over 30 min , so finally by text we met up .
I had ordered a extra dirty martini and there blue cheese olives ~ was served a reg house martini with three mushy gross olives
He ordered two beers and got one and the other one never came and we ordered him another one and charged for three .
We both ordered soup , it was very cold and waitress did not come back for some time so we just ate it and laughed about what a beautiful place it is , and so much potential bit poor drinks and cold food.

I had asked for a special occasion desert , never came.
we gave up . enjoyed each others company and went on ,,
We are not young ~ we are in out 50's and not just complaining for nothing , the gentleman I was with has been in the bar and restaurant business for 30 years.

Your place and I would recommend it. It just sucks to have a $153 bill and $35 tip and get poor drinks and cold food and no celebration desert . Out of our ethic on dining out

I will be back ,,,,but will be a little more picky this time

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really upset. Made special reservations while my mother was in town. Got here early (4:00pm) with reservation at 5:00. Requested special seating outside when made reservation. Arrived early and they said they would seat us at 4:30pm. Come 5:00 they had let random people from the bar take the special seating outside even though they wouldn't seat us with a reservation.

Did not go and tell the randos without reservations to move. Let us wait watching randos on their phones instead of ordering dinner. So ridiculous. Finally sat at 5:05 so 35 minutes later than confirmed and waitress ignored us.

Poor poor service. Haven't even ordered our food. Sitting here neglected and hour and a half after arriving. Won't be back. Super disappointed.

Update: lobster bisque = potato soup. Not good.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place to have dinner and watch the sun set. The food was good and the service was excellent. It is closed to our house, so we will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service , food and location

sarah (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated my friends birthday by having brunch here. The service was good and the food was absolutely to die for!! Not to mention the beautiful view, can’t get any closer to the beach because you’re already on it! Definitely will come back

vipkslinnell (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had relatives from the midwest in took them to Pacific Coast grill. The entire experience was outstanding. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Our go to place to impress anyone.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday; perfect evening, comfortable booth with Southern Cali sun sent. Food was every bit outrageous as we have come to expect from Pacific Coast Grill. Started with cocktails and half order of oysters, delicious little local fellows, fresh beet salad split for two. My beautiful wife chose 6oz. Filet with 8oz. Lobster and left not a morsel to bring home. I chose Salmon, first time I tried at PCG and it was perfectly prepared, generous portions served with rice and vegetables. Managed a second cocktail and passed on dessert. The only disappointment is we wont be back till next month! FIVE STARS

vipBirdie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This is my favorite spot for lunch in California. The outdoor patio is wonderful! The food & drinks, great! It is as close as you can get to sitting in the Ocean while dining. The staff is always friendly.

JohnM (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great vistas, excellent food, excellent service. An all around very good time.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great table by the window. Excellent food. Why doesn't the check list above have recommend for dinner? Because dinner was great.

ErinD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dinner was so good! Love this place for dinner. It was better than lunch.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was good. Food was so so. The sauce on the seabass was too sweet.

WillM (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing! Always the best drinks, food, and service.

GeorgeF (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great ambiance for a Valentine’s Day evening. The food was very good and the service was excellent. My friend actually stopped by to congratulate the manager on the excellent service.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall, food was great. My only complaint is my steak/lobster stack was room temperature, while my hubbies paela was steaming. My plate sat a not waiting for the paela.

NMWhite (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The best restaurant on the coast! Great coastal decor, view of the surf/ocean/surfers/paddleboarders. Steps from the sand on Cardiff beach. Delicious and varied menu options... sushi, poke, salads, chicken, sandwiches, entrees.... nice, extensive cocktail menu. Our absolute go-to restaurant for us and all of our out of town visitors!!!

vipHungry (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. Our waitress, Megan V did an excellent job. Made us feel relaxed and not hurried.