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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
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3665 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JillSkiD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best surf & turf burger ever!

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vipDiningDiva
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fabulous setting!

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vipCrazyharry
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance coupled with good food and service.

JB
vipJamesB
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been here. We live in Poway, so we don’t get to the coast very often, especially for dinner. It was our anniversary and we had an afternoon appointment in Encinitas...so we picked Pacific Coast Grill due to good ratings and scenic outdoor seating that is necessary now with the COVID restrictions.

The food was great. The scenery awesome, right on the beach for sunset. The service was excellent. The perfect evening for us.

We dined on all appetizers, and it was fun. We started with a dozen oysters from British Columbia that were some of the best we have ever had. We enjoyed them so much we got another dozen for dessert.

We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in with a reservation and were seated upstairs near the window. I ordered Chilean Sea Bass but subbed the accompaniments with the typical Sea Bass preparation. It was delicious! My partner had the Mahi Mahi and was equally pleased! We finished with the Creme Brûlée, wrapping up a perfect dinner!

Their Covid protocols were solid and we felt safe and well cared for!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, great evening there, overall recoomend it. Valet parking was great too. Ron H.

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BarbaraO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have my favorites at Pacific Grill but ordered the filet sliders for the first time. They were wonderful. We had the hour and half time limit on our table and had time to spare when we were finished. Love Pacific Grill.

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debrad
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was a very wonderful evening. Service was great. The food as always was excellent, and the entire staff was in total compliance regarding COVID. A wonderful, wonderful place to go to kick back and relax right on the ocean while dining out. 11 out of 10 rating.

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Dardar
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was brother and wife’s 25 year anniversary! I wanted to take them somewhere with the ocean view! And nice! We had an Awesome time awesome food waitress was awesome!!

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vipNeighborhoodGEM
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel to California from Arizona we always visit our favorites! Pacific Grille is always on the list! Very special! Great food, service and fabulous location! Love it! See you next time!!!

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dinewithme
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With only outdoor seating ask for a table "on the beach". My "go to" place. Best view in SD County.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic way to enjoy a great meal (sliders were the bomb!), and see the ocean!

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BrandonL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sea food and great service. Love the tables right by the beach.

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JudiE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Grateful to have a beautiful place to dine in these hard times

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IsaelleZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service! Loved our waitress Jenna. She was on point all night.

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vipNeilB
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great view. Coming back on Sunday with family.

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vipLorie
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dinner since Febuary. PCG is one of our favorite places to dine or just have cocktails and apps.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was terrible. They forgot to bring out the bday dessert. Overpriced for the quality of food.

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MariaO
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat upstairs outside at a table for 2 for lunch in the corner facing the ocean which was perfect during these times. Enjoyed our cocktails, lobster shrimp chowder and baja style mahi mahi tacos and our server was attentive. Look forward to repeating again.

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ArthurA
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service ever!!!!! Will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor dining during covid!! Great job PCG nailed it!

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RhiannonS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good but hardly worth the $190 bill we received for 2 people at the end of the meal. Our waiter was fantastic, view is amazing but there are many other places we will eat next time and spend half as much. We each had 1 drink, a meal and shared a desert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was great!!!😈

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

It was my birthday. Not only did they not wish me a happy birthday, they informed us we had an hour left to eat after only 30 minutes there and we had better order the rest of our food quick. It was outrageous for the price we were paying. An older couple at the next table had been there over 2 hours. This seems like some type of bias to me. I never received a dessert or any type of birthday acknowledgement. Would not go back there due to the poor customer service despite the amazing views.

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JulieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was lovely on a breezy patio, with a table that felt very private. The food and drinks were fresh and great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great service and good food.

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MsTravel
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place to dine right on the beach. The food was good too which I was surprised because with such an outstanding location you would think they would lack in the food department. I would dine here again. We ate here for dinner and caught the sunset which was nice. The serve outside on the deck only because of Covid right now. The presentation of the food was nice and the service was good. I would recommend for a romantic place to go. I know friends have gone for birthday celebrations for lunch and said they really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance. The view is also great. One of my favorite restaurants in Cardiff.

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KaroC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love outdoor dining at PCG! So convenient to eat there for lunch when you spend your day at the beach!

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Love2Eat
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every July I take my husband there for his birthday. We usually sit inside and because of COVID-19 we sat out on the deck which is usually booked. Our server was great!

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vipGregB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick seating. Professional hostess. Great waiter. Delicious appetizers, salad, sea bass out of this world. Didn’t feel rushed. Enjoyed bottle of wine. Amazing sunset. Great valet staff. 10 out of 10!!!

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vipHunger
Portland
56 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not happy if party of two we must eat upstairs.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect dining experience at Pacific Coast Grill. From the Valet, Hostess to the Waitstaff, all were extremely pleasant and attentive. Out meal was excellent and the ambience was awesome. How can you go wrong with the Pacific Ocean!

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EricP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food, the view the ambience... now add some fine dining and you have a perfect storm. Highly recommend this place for date night or even a afternoon lunch. Staff and services were very up scale and made the experience sensation.

MB
MelindaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cole, our server, was very friendly and attentive! The blackberry margarita was delicious, as was my seafood salad.

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Altor
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening - sat outside, far enough from other guests, service was impeccable the food was amazing and the view can't be beat!

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MollyT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 50th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so delicious, and view is perfection.

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FrancoisA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. A great place for a family dinner or a romantic get away.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Crab was fishy. Ahi sliders were fishy. Food service was slow.

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