Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.8
4990 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 4990 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server seemed to be new. Poorly trained and very, very slow. Never gave refills or asked.

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Rick
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

On the beach - one of the very few in SoCal. Relaxed environment; Excellent food, some surprising affordable wine choices; a bit noisy; dress would more appropriately be called beach casual than business casual.

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AndyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant being right on beach. The food was prepared well , service was timely and n ot bothersome. Made for an enjoyable dinner night out.

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VirginiaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is great and you can't beat the view. Outdoor patio seating is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good atmosphere and the food was great. Beautiful sunset view from the patio. The only thing that irked me was the 4% additional charge to cover operating expenses. It’s not like this is a cheap restaurant. Everyone’s costs are higher. Increase the price of the food but don’t put that additional charge on the customer’s bill.

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CharleneM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was amazing. Server was very professional. You have a great team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic - from the view to the food to the service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was fabulous. Love the Seabass

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JohnS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a great place to enjoy a really good meal with friends, family or business associates. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone living or visiting the area. It's a bit noisy but the location and food are well worth it!

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CedricW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot. Will definitely be back. The ocean view was awesome, but the heat lamp didn't work. Food was good.

JB
vipJimB
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening

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JayC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous but as far as value, food was pricey and drinks were especially over-priced!

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KatyH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and made my birthday feel special! The Sunshine sushi roll was a winner!!

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BeckyT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had lunch at PCG last Monday. Our server Juliana was warmly personable, knowledgeable and professional. She's a real asset and we'll ask for her again in the future.

When asked, Juliana recommended the sauteed sea bass. It was phenomenal. The fish was cooked expertly and all the ingredients' flavors blended perfectly.

Great lunch, terrific service, nice views even on a grey day - good job, PCG!

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Topchefhere
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killer little spots...I get the prices for the space. I would come again and recommend to everyone!

TM
ToniM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great spot to celebrate a loved one no matter what the occasion.

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GlendaG
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting delicious food. My husband s birthday complimentary desert. Nice touch.
$200 with tip. Expensive. Only 3 drinks
Still a beautiful spot

SB
vipSoheilB
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for a get together!.. Good Vibes!

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vipDevin
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience. The service was great, lunch and cocktails were delicious, and view was incredible! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food! Everything looked amazing, it was hard to choose! We had great service, our waitress was very attentive. It does get really busy, but we got there right before a rush so that was perfect. They also have outdoor seating which is really nice. I have been here a few other times before, and it's been a great experience each time.

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LoriM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crabcakes are a must. Most delicious! The Ahi poke staff another yes.

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JaniceF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They didn't acknowledge the birthday person upon arrival or throughout dinner. I put in notes in reservation too

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PatT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and delicious food! The Sea Bass is amazing.

KJ
KathyJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, nice views, great service. Thank you.

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LeslieL
Tahoe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat downstairs on the porch/patio. Just gorgeous - the beach - the waves. And fabulous food, beautifully prepared and presented.

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vcfoodie
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience at PCG, it’s now one of my new favorite places! Amazing food, great service and wonderful atmosphere and ambiance. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with an absolutely stunning view. Literally as close to the ocean as possible. This restaurant is what I consider to be peak San Diego. It’s everything anyone could want.

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lauric
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience. Food and service is great and its one of the best locations on the beach in North County. Lots of outdoor space.

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Mary
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, yummy drinks, great view, great service. We went for our anniversary last year and decided to do it again.

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Colleen
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, upstairs patio was relaxing, awesome view of the beach .
The menu had a variety of items, I will definitely be returning to Pacific Coast Grill!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Thank you 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just amazing from the food to the service and ambiance of course just spectacular! Thank you for an amazing birthday experience we will be back as regulars! :)

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ToddS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and the view was amazing. The service was great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had lunch at Pacific Coast Grill on a Friday. The hostesses were very friendly. They let me to choose a table either downstairs or upstairs. The ocean view on the 2nd floor was amazing. The server Homer was friendly and attentive. Their Kusshi oysters from Washington were creamy and amazingly delicious. The sea bass taco was below average. The chocolate custard was devilish good. This will be my choice of restaurant on my way to San Diego.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of town, was a wonderful spot showcasing San Diego Coast Lane. Food, ambience, service all top notch. Thumbs up to the entire team!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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JillSkiD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service & view! We come to PCG every time we are in town.

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Paula
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time here and they don’t disappoint. We come for the amazing ocean view, but the food is equally wonderful. The Prime rib French Dip sandwich was excellent. The meat was so tender, the roll soft, and the au jus and horseradish dip made this one of the best French Dips I’ve ever had. My daughter had the seafood Cobb salad that was huge and full of real crab and prawns. My husband had their prime rib bones. They were messy, but absolutely delicious. Plus, their specialty cocktails are wonderful as well.

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TracyD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food- love their seared ahi. Oceanfront table on the patio. Can’t beat the location!

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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.8 stars by 4990 OpenTable diners.

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