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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.3
4.3
2340 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by Executive Chef Michael Vaughn. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beachside cocktails, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-4660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Minor
  • Catering
    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Avenida de la Playa
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
  • Public transit
    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.
  • Entertainment
    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,340 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

2,340 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty bad service (waitress heather was very nice) but the hostesses and bar staff were complaining about all the patrons and honestly pretty rude. View was stunning

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t come if they have an event. We waited 15 minutes just for water.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were surprised by the 20% service included to the tab. Wasn't mentionned anywhere and the credit card slip came with a tip line, the waiter did not mention the tip was already included. In addition there was 5% fee on top of the total... We won't go back. If you want to cover costs, do so by increasing menu prices, not by adding hidden fees; it is misleading and borderline dishonest.

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  4. Angus

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mother’s Day brunch with a 45% surcharge just did not seem like the best Mother’s Day surprise .. no notification or anything. Make sure to read the fine print before dining here.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, the food was very good for a buffet and the service (what little was required, as it amounted to clearing and bringing one round of drinks to the table) was also very good. This is what was disappointing...I specifically chose this restaurant as it did not specify BUFFET. I did NOT want a buffet. But, a little too late to make a change at the time of arrival (particularly with multiple cars coming from different directions...) on Mother's Day. My mom is 96 years old and not able to navigate a buffet...I, of course, waited on my mom. Which meant multiple trips to check things out and tell her what was available. This meant I did not eat much, or get to relax...(it was my Mother's Day, too). Btw, met a lady in the restroom who was equally as surprised as I was that it was a buffet. Please, in the future, clearly state the type of dining.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice experience for Mother’s Day celebration. The ambience was perfect and just what we wanted. The host was very accommodating on our preference of table which is at the lawn area. Food was great. Two thumbs up on that. Service - they need to more attentive to their guests, server and carving station, they need to be more professional & hospitable. We had an issue with the bill but the manager was able to resolve our issue. She was very accommodating and prompt to resolve it. Over all it was a nice experience. There’s always a room for improvement.

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  7. MissionHillsLocal

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for Mother's Day brunch which was from 10am-3pm. We had a 12:45pm reservation and had a lovely table on their front lawn, right in front of the boardwalk which made for excellent people watching. The food itself was good (good enough) for a buffet. However, we were glad we got there when we did because despite them replenishing things, it just got to looking very picked over about 2pm - yet it was packed! Crab claws were out (not surprising as I some some greedy diners taking a half dozen or more at a time) and the carving station was very mediocre. They had chicken stuffed with spinach and while it was ok, it was dry and odd. Just basic chicken, grilled chicken, baked chicken, anything other than their presentation would have been great. My husband did not like the filet, at all. I don't eat red meat. Everything needed lots more salt. It was like the chef was cooking for those with dietary issues. Final point - the bathroom situation was AWFUL but a big deal. Two small bathrooms for the ENTIRE restaurant, hotel, pool, lobby area with hundreds of women (many with babies needing changing or helping little kids in the bathroom), others changing their outfits for swimsuits in 1 of the only 2 bathrooms. The line to use the restroom was insane, over 30 minutes. That's simply unacceptable. For $89 bruch or $120 with unlimited sparkling wine, it was fine. They tacked on a 20% tip plus other surcharges. So 2 brunches at $89 and 1 with the sparkline wine came out to $420. Hard to believe brunch for 3 was $420 but it was Mother's Day. The weather was beautiful and made up for a lot of things.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great, as are the views, but ultimately, it’s a total fortune, and for the huge price ($45/kid, $90/adult), they don’t include the juice or coffee, and auto add the tip. It’s a very nice experience, but $400 for two adults and two kids is a bit much. They should at least give me a doggy bag and containers for dinner!

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  9. KariM

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. Our party of 20 lived it. Thanks...

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  10. NLPinsd

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely table with a view for Mother's Day Brunch. The food was very good, we really enjoyed the seafood bar. The potatoes were dry and the Halibut was a bit overcooked but we found plenty of yummy things to enjoy. We were quite surprised to see a holiday surcharge and the tip automatically added to the bill. It amounted to over 40%! We would have liked to have been made aware of this, it came as a bit of a surprise to pay $280 for 2 people with just 1 drink. I guess you have to read the fine print!!!

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FAQs

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 551-4660.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 2340 OpenTable diners.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

8110 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenida de la Playa
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
  • Public transit
    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Minor
  • Entertainment
    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-4660
  • Catering
    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600
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