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About Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

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.

2526 South Coast Hwy
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Sushi

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
SUNDAY BRUNCH 10AM-4PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 479-0721

Website:
http://www.pacificcoastgrill.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet for $5

Executive Chef:
Israel "Izzy" Balderas

Additional:
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.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (115)
Waterfront (109)
Good for a Date (78)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (77)
Special Occasion (70)
Worth the Drive (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Casual (52)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Romantic (50)
Great for Lunch (45)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Fun (40)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Great for Brunch (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Business Meals (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Bar Seating (29)
Happy Hour (26)
People Watching (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Hot Spot (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (19)
Healthy (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Cozy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tapas (7)
Organic (6)
Vegan (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Live Sports (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

This was my second time visiting Pacific Coast Grill and was not disappointed. The view is spectacular. I had the Pacific Seafood Cobb Salad and it was gorgeous!
The service was great except they were quick to take away our plates before we were finished.
I highly recommend and I will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Noisy, food had little taste, service great

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, the food, service and the view were wonderful. We were seated outside on the patio downstairs, so the noise level was just fine. Our server was fun and efficient!

Always a great spot to dine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic view, love the patio, we had a great waitress,,,,she never forgot us even tho we were out on the patio and the only ones in that area.

The food was exceptional....can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very disappointing. My entrée arrived 6 to 10 minutes after my wife's. Her entrée was cold by the time I got my plate.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised. We were driving back from San Diego and wanted to stop somewhere along the coast for brunch. Open table recommended this spot, so we booked it. The food was very good. We were not expecting great as we were only expecting a great view. The food is as good as the view. Excellent brunch spot. We will stop again when going to San Diego.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Pacific Coast Grill never disappoints. The view is second to none (right on the ocean) and the food is great, service is attentive. We were visiting from DC for the weekend and had a great lunch with friends again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food & service! We were celebrating a birthday!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, service & setting!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The Sea bass is amazing. Great presentations on the food. Dan gave excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was fine, nothing great, as salad came after our entrees were served. Oh well, no big deal. Great recommendation for new entree which was excellent. Great oceanfront views, even saw some whales. Will definitely return. Great ravioli meal with shrimp and asparagus.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Date night with the wife and PCG is one of our favorite spots.
Unfortunately it was overcast and we missed the sunset, but we always enjoy the food, the excellent service, and the fun crowd at PCG. Sunday Brunch is great, but like dinner, we suggest reservations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Bar Seating, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great turkey burger - fresh options for garnishing burger - crispy fries

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fun, Disabled Access, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Healthy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

From the kind valet (who retrieved my glasses and brought them to my table) to the caring waiter who recognized that my dear friend had Alzheimer's and needed help with ordering and more, the experience at Pacific Coast Grill was wonderful! The food was delicious and our window table for two provided a spectacular view. We'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, People Watching, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our meal was only spoiled by the way server brought the salad at the same moment as the entree. This has happened before here and it is wierd. So when the entree arrives it’s been sitting for 20 minutes or more under heat. Come on, PCG. YOUR FOOD DESERVES BETTER TREATMENT!

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Pacific Coast Grill never disappoints!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My favorite place for dinner. Love to watch the surfers at sunset...

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was great....we were there early (5:30) on a Friday night. Service was very good and food came out very fast. Delicious 😋!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was not up to the standards of previous visits - specifically the Kung Pao Chicken and Seared Ahi Tuna entrees.Disappointing. Service was attentive.

Used to be our favorite place to go - now reevaluating. Did they change chefs?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Great ocean front location. Highly recommend.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great menu options for New Years Eve. Beautiful view from almost everywhere in restaurant at this beach front location. The service was wonderful. We will definitely be going back soon. The only thing I thought could have improved the experience is maybe dimming the lighting a bit. It is pretty bright for elegant dining and it takes away from the atmosphere and ability to see the moonlit ocean. But overall a wonderful place to dine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE dinner. Ruby was an excellent server.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food came out cold. Had to ask for bread and water. Seemed like they assumed you would never be back so they just wanted to max their revenue the one time you would visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is great. Good portions. Good variety of fish and meat on menu. Service has always been good and I am a regular. New server tonight was great. My #1 go to restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've been here many times for lunch and dinner and have never had a bad experience. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a nice brunch on New Years Eve - as usual, the food was very good and the service quite adequate. The sushi roll was excellent. The calamari appetizer is probably the best deal on the menu, you get quite a bit, and it's tasty. The prices are on the high side, but for the quality of the food and the nice location and view, it's worth it for special occasions. Will be back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome! Great food!! A little price! Spectaclar ambiance!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been PCG customers for 18 years. The views of the ocean are superb and the food is very good. I downgraded the service, which normally is very good, on this occasion because there were four of us and our food arrived initially only for three of us. A fairly long wait ensured (I didn't time it but it seemed like 10 minutes and was well over five) but nobody ever let us know that the fourth meal was going to be delayed for some time. We notified the manager who did take the fourth dish off our bill but two of us had food that cooled off while waiting. I've noted this in prior reviews. Parking is valet only with a $5 charge and an expectation that you'll tip on top of that. The location on the waterfront is such that self parking is not possible and in addition to the charge, it can take some time for the valet to retrieve your vehicle.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

40 year anniversary. Asked for a table on the window when getting reservation weeks prior. Not even close. Food mediocre. Service ok but not great. Too expensive. No value. Seems like they are resting on their location.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food! Love that they have a separate vegetarian menu. So nice to have more than one token option. I can't wait to come back the next time I visit San Diego.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was delicious. Especially the shrimp dumpling appetizer. My Seabasstropub was cooked perfectly. I didn’t care for the tomatoes in the sauce. Wish they had just a buerre sauce or even wine but it was still very good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food, view and service were great. Wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We all loved this restaurant! I had the wild salmon and it was delicious. The view of the ocean was spectacular and after dinner, we could walk along the beach. The prices were very reasonable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Incredible view. Great options for vegetarians and beautiful ambiance.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfect oceanfront view. Beautiful ambiance. Wonderful service and food.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The quality of the food is stellar, love this place!
Drinks are a bit expensive but they make the best skinny margarita!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really enjoyed the Sea Bass entree and the location on the beach is great. We were able to get a table right by the window looking out on the beach.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Incredible view, good food and service! We love that place!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a treat to go to Pacific Coast Grill. We had a wonderful view and our waitress, Jacqueline, was the absolute best. She gave us excellent service but didn’t rush us at all. And, she suggested we ask for her when we returned. She is a gem! The food is always excellent and there is a nice selection for lunch and dinner. We highly recommend PCG.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We usually absolutely love this restaurant so I made a reservation for my daughter's 21st birthday dinner. I made the reservation, literally 2 months prior to the date, on Open Table and specified that it was a special birthday and asked for a table upstairs overlooking the water. The day before, I called the restaurant and mentioned that I had made the special request on Open Table and that I just wanted to call to make sure they saw and could accommodate the request. We arrive for our reservation, the restaurant is not particularly busy and we are given a table downstairs in the middle of the dining floor. The exact opposite of what I asked for. In addition, 3 of us (including the birthday girl) have food allergies and ordered the seafood paella. Paella is always a dish we can count on for being Gluten free, Dairy free and Egg free. THIS paella was loaded with CHEESE!!! So much cheese that when you lifted the fork strands of cheese stayed connected to the plate. The waiter could not have been nicer but insisted that it said that the paella included cheese on the menu. I does not. He offered to bring us new dishes but some of our party were happily eating, would have been finished before we received our meals so we declined. Supposed to be a special birthday dinner for a milestone birthday and it was pretty much a bummer.

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