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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

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (103)
Waterfront (99)
Great for Outdoor Dining (69)
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Good for a Date (69)
Special Occasion (69)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Romantic (50)
Worth the Drive (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Casual (46)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Fun (37)
Sunday Lunch (33)
Business Meals (29)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Great for Brunch (28)
Bar Seating (25)
People Watching (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Healthy (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tapas (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Live Sports (5)
Vegan (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 hours ago

Great service , food and location

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

While on a business trip I was looking for recommendations and a local guy I was sitting next to at breakfast said if we had time we definitely needed to give Pacific Coast Grill a try. I am so glad we did! The view was amazing as the restaurant sits right on the beach. We went at 5:45pm and saw a gorgeous sunset while we had the best meal of the trip. Our server Adam was fantastic, super friendly and so knowledgeable about the menu with great suggestions. The house made guacamole was delicious. We also got 1/2 dozen oysters that were so yummy and fresh and even tried 2 oyster shooters that were so good, we got two more. All that followed by entrees that were delightful- scallops, short ribs and a vegetarian dish with black rice cooked in coconut milk. My friend said he never tasted rice that was so good! And I wish I wasn't staying in hotel or I would have definitely taken my left over short ribs. The scallops were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Finally bread pudding for dessert that couldn't be beat. My coworkers are going back for lunch tomorrow. My only regret is not staying long enough so I can go back for another meal. Ask for Adam if you go for dinner. You won't be disappointed with the meal or the service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

We’ve been here on two different occasions. The food has been great both times. Service equally solid. Great views

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tapas, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

Have been here previously and have always been impressed with the food and atmosphere. Of course the view is fantastic. The wait staff is not snooty so when we go in jeans and teeshirts it's no problem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

It was a nice dining experience. Food was good and service was good too.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

service was thoughtful, attentive and nonintrusive. view glorious. noise level made it tough to converse at a table for 5, door to outside patio sporadically left open which created cold breeze inside. food on the whole tasty with the notable exception that one order of potatoes au gratin served cold (not even warm) and the sea bass entree was dry and tiny.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I have dined at PCG many times. Until today, I have never been disappointed. Our server, Adam seemed very hurried. He never introduced himself, never properly greeted us, and seemed as though he was rushing us through on every level. I only learned his name upon receiving our bill. It was a Sunday afternoon and they were busy, but there is no excuse for not being greeted for 15 minutes. He then took our order for drinks and asked us if we decided anything else yet. We told him we would like the crab and lobster guacamole along with our drinks. The drinks showed up about 15 minutes later and then he asked us if we decided on our entrées. We said yes and gave him our order. 15 minutes again, our entrées came out he then told us that our appetizer would be out shortly that he made the mistake of not hanging it. Two the entrées had problems with them and he seemed bothered by that. One of the entrées was supposed to be the short rib chillaquilles, but he brought the the short ribs Benedict. The other entrée with the issue was exactly as we had questioned and he told us otherwise but it showed up also as a Benedict style breakfast. No apology was made, no effort was made to rectify anything other than reordering the chillaquilles. Adam never offered to just cancel the unnecessary appetizer at this point . He never offered us a second round of drinks. He walked quickly past our table to drop off the check when I raised my glass to him wondering if we are going to be offered another drink and he said "oh you're not finished? " If this were my first visit to PCG I would never return. However, I am confident that this is an isolated incident and will return to a restaurant that I have enjoyed for a very long time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was too salty. When my wife requested something the waitress would only bring what she asked but would never ask if I wanted water or to order an appetizer after my wife would request it. She did remove my wife's order from the bill for the food being too salty. However maybe next time ask the other person if they want water too or to order an appetizer too.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience and service. The servers were very attentive and friendly. The bone-in cowboy steak was absolutely the best I’ve had in a while and was delicious with the bacon wrapped asparagus. The view was incredible during the sunset. Overall a great experience and plan to go again

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, great view of the ocean and great food!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful ambience and great service combined with yummy food. Perfect spot to take out of town visitors or for a date night.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Both couples said that this is their favorite restaurant in the area. The food and friendly atmosphere bring us back frequently.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had the chicken salad on sugar cane. It was delicious. It was an Asian chicken salad with amazing grilled chicken. The salad was sliced just right and it was lightly dressed as requested. One of the best I ever had.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Birthday dinner. Great place, nice ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very Dependable ~ Creative dishes prepared with fresh, quality ingredients ~ Professional & friendly staff ~ Beautiful restaurant in a perfect location with oceanfront views.

Tags: Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I live 2 miles from PCG and often overlook it. Having gone to too many overhyped restaurants, we went to PCG and enjoyed the food, the wine and the evening. Yummy crab cake for an app. Our entries were special and the wine list was nice with prices that allowed me to get one of my favorite pinots by Flowers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love the setting of this restaurant and booked a table with friends this past weekend to share with them the tranquil view of the beach etc. Unfortunately we were given a table downstairs inside the middle section of the restaurant without view of beach. This is the second time it has happened and a let down for our expectations. We drove from OC to visit. Food and service is fortunately always good and made up a bit for the disappointment.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had the Seafood Cobb for lunch and it was amazing. Oh, and the Bloody Mary was fantastic too! Perfect Saturday lunch overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and a great view of the ocean.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pros: Brilliant service - not in your face, but there when required. Intergallactically delicious salmon and bread pudding. Made my jaw drop to be fair. Stunning flavor on both.
Great view of course. Civilized waiting area. Decent parking/valet. Warm outside with heating on otherwise chilly night. Impressive.

Cons: Pretty noisy inside and out (but then I am no youngster), and the acoustics are a bit untamed. Beer selection is okay, but not great. Add a red ale to the mix and I shall return more often!

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had lunch here recently with a few friends. We all ordered different fish selections and everything was great. It's a perfect location right on the beach so fantastic views. Prices were reasonable. Service was very good. My only issue was finding the parking lot - which is valet only. Turn into the State Beach entrance then go left into the lot.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 30, 2018

As usual, Pacific Coast Grill did not disappoint. We consider ourselves to be discerning diners and often recommend this restaurant to friends.. You can't beat the view! The server was attentive, food was delicious. We enjoy this lovely restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic location with amazing view. Food is equally amazing

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great but waiter was quite rude. Greeted us with "whatsup guys" and appeared frustrated when he heard someone else had taken our drink order. His communication was relatively informal and not ideal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

PCG is our favorite restaurant on the coast. Food is delicious , ocean views perfect, and a great waitress.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a wonderful reunion with my 50+ years friend and his wife from Colorado. Good food, nice atmosphere, great libations. Had a blast. With tips and tax, our bill and think we parted for around $328, not including valet, of course. Terrific place for those times you want to go to the upscale waterfront restaurant North of La Jolla. Love the place. Great service. Marguerita's were outstanding.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent, view of the ocean was nice, our server was the greatest! The noise level was incredibly loud and difficult to communicate with our server, let alone our personal conversation. After the loud table left, it became more pleasant and overall a great dining experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were late for our reservation and called twice to let them know. The staff was very nice giving us assurances that would hold our reservation- “no problem”
We had a great table on the patio- food was very good- waiter accommodating and efficient.
We will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic dinner, great table with a beautiful view and excellent service!

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Waitress wonderful. Staff, servers, chef excellent too. Always delightful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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