Pete's Sunset Grille

4.6
137 Reviews
$30 and under
American
It wouldn't be Surf City without Pete's Sunset Grille! This congenial, colorful restaurant is filled with all the surfing and beach memorabilia that make this area a beach lover's paradise. Located on the former site of the famous Mallory Surf Board Factory, the casual atmosphere is perfect for hanging out with the family or friends. Influenced by surfing destinations from around the globe, Pete's menu features your favorite satisfying foods, with a twist.


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vipWilliefam
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting in an open patio area of the hotel. Fun menu with a variety of seafood and comfort food options.

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BruceG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a white meal at Pete's Sunset Grille and it was very relaxing and beautiful. Food was tasty, our server was great, and the scenery with the setting sun was beautiful!

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Starfire
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The patio furniture was horribly old, not clean and outdated.

Our server was EXCELLENT and so were the cocktails.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Will be going again.

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EddySF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was great but the food really needs improve

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Neveragain
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was terrible. Slow for getting service, drinks, food and check.

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ChrisH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are staying at the Hyatt it is a great location and option for the family. Prices are a little higher for the convenience but in the current COVID era where seating must be outdoors, it doesn’t get any better. Ocean breeze, plenty of space outdoors and it is in a nice hotel plaza instead of a makeshift seating in a parking lot. Good food, portions on the smaller end, I would suggest the Lobster MAC, Green Bean fries and Portobello Mushroom Sandwich. They also need more cocktails on the menu.

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BrentB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pete's Grill is a really nice restaurant inside the Hyatt hotel. Using OpenTable made it easy to be sat quickly. The outdoor seating by the beach is very nice! The food and service was great too! The prices are little high because it is inside the hotel, but it was easier then leaving to go eat outside in downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice sitting outside... nice and dim.

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vipNettie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my six besties. They loved it.

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RosemarieK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service easy and convenient for hotel guests.

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TrishaE
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great! Very attentive. We were there to celebrate my Aunt's Birthday and the staff was so wonderful. Must have wished her a happy birthday at least 5 times.

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Lepe
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the alteration they’ve done, there is ample outdoor seating and the mai tai with the fish tacos were DELICIOUS

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac and Cheese w/lobster was outstanding. Waffle fries are also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Highly recommend the tacos

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SHok
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect beginning to our vacation. Outdoor dining was beautiful...Deelish😋

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RandC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

very expensive but that was ok for me made it easy to get a seat

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ChristinaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food. It was a lovely meal and evening.

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CharityA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was a little pricey. $20 for two tacos and no sides. But otherwise was awesome.

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SkiDiveFiend
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Poor view of the ocean because patio tables are set so far back on the property and view is blocked by the bridge to the beach. $17 Cheeseburger with waffle fries was ordered medium and came well done. Next time would pick the main dining room patio instead for a slightly better view of the water. Tried to use my Hyatt points and restaurant and they had trouble with computer system redeeming them but in the end manually applied a credit to my bill.

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CariF
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The servers and hosts were very nice. The food was good. The patio was very relaxing. Valet parking was validated. It was a nice dinner out. Nothing was AMAZING, but it was definitely good

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our experience was bad, service was too slow, food was okay nothing to brag about, over priced for the quality, tried to sneak couple of extra orders on the bill at the end, when we told our server she took them off the bill..we wouldn’t go there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We loved the food and place although portion very small.
Service very friendly and nice however I have a suggestion: have the waiters/waitress ask guests how is the food as soon as guest try instead of middle of the meal... I asked salt to our waiter and got the salt when I almost finished dinner.

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Karen
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance even with all the Covid-19 rules and restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service from Chase. Pleasant and engaging to make sure dinner was great. Food was great. Will be back for sure.

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GregL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Awesome service from Kiley. Food was good, large portions and overall quite good.

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AnthonyF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant in the resort of Hilton. Fish tacos 🌮 were very good with blackened seasoning. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was phenomenal and highly recommended

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AllenF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and service was great. Definitely recommend them!

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not overly busy despite being Valentine's Day. Waitress was very attentive, the food was very good! Fried green beans were amazing and were seen on almost every table nearby! Love the decor!

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Roscoe
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time sitting on the outside patio. Food and waiter was great. We will be back.

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DanielP
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a lovely setting, and the staff were very helpful. But the food was a little bland, and therefore disappointing considering the prices.

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ShawnV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The fish tacos that they claim where famous mediocre at best I would not go back there again

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JudyM
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was slow and food was mediocre. Price was very high for quality of food.

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San2cFoodie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big party so I wanted to go somewhere for our Easter brunch that takes reservations. We actually arrived earlier than our time and were seated in the patio right away. It was a beautiful sunny day with a slight ocean breeze. Our waitress was attentive and the food was delicious. I even got a custom made sangria which was very yummy. Took lots of pictures and took a stroll over the street bridge to the beach. Big plus is that valet parking is validated for at least 3 hours. Only critique would be that we were not able to take advantage of the happy hour prices since we were not seated in the bar. All in all, I would highly recommend Pete’s Sunset Grill (also a great date place).

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SandipD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went at 830 on a saturday nite. Was unusually quiet. Would recommend calamari and wings.

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vipWeekend
Orlando
139 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were finishing a long day of travel through several time zones. We were looking for casual dining close by. Pete’s was adjacent to our hotel, service was good. Food good with generous servings and the drinks were good. The whole thing fit the bill for what we were looking for. I recommend!

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vipKathleen
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bar food...noisy...good service!

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vipTerror
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Better value and service at the more upscale Water Table next door. Better quality also at Water Table from vermouth in cocktails to fish tacos vs lamb meatballs. Says they have great fish tacos - don’t bother. The best thing on menu was chips and salsa, though they were pricey. Guacamole - may be 8 oz/cup was $7 - yikes! Server was not attentive. We had to ask twice for most thing like turning on the outdoor heater to getting our check. Cocktails were even more expensive at this surf bar compared to the more upscale Water Table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. Food and service was amazing

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tpq1
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating, attentive staff, food selection and quality were excellent, locals discount, and all around wonderful place

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Pete's Sunset Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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