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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
4.7
7067 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 72 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Private party facilities

    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. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,067 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • North San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. RA

    RolandA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and delicious food. We will be back soon.
  2. JD

    JaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service in a beautiful seaside location.
  3. f

    foodgirl

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite when we visit SoCal! The food is fresh and always delicious. The revive is professional and unhurried. Beautiful ocean view. Jose Lou was a terrific server
  4. AM

    AliceM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful. Katie is an amazing server! We will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at a phenomenal location !
  6. L

    Luvlobster

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food always perfection
  7. RK

    RobertaK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Dan was wonderful, recommending different plates and always checking in with us. We were visiting friends we hadn't been with in over a year. All other staff were also great, especially the guys who fixed the heaters on either side of us on the outdoor patio. We'll be back.
  8. M

    Mxking

    Phoenix

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday. Calamari, salmon, short ribs, seafood pasta. All wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Beautiful place but be the food was less then average and we were actually very disappointed
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and service!
  11. EL

    EthanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were a bit disappointed in the selection of desserts.
  12. p

    pickyfoodie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was exquisite. The sushi, taquitos I highly recommend, as well as the sashimi that you can slightly cook on a hot rock. The lobster was cooked to perfection. It has been an unseasonably frigid this Autumn in San Diego. We were seated in the patio, where there were heaters, but the ocean wind after sundown was too uncomfortable despite the heaters. However, they did move us inside in the bar area. They also offered blankets.
  13. JP

    JosephP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I kind of expected a little higher end restaurant based on the location. The filet and the halibut dishes had really good flavor, but had way too sauce. Less is more.
  14. HZ

    HeddiZ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food is delicious! I love the Rock appetizer. It’s so good! The lobster will never disappoint. The staff is great! The valet are great and very accommodating. Mikey is the best! Go and check out Pacific coast grill! I guarantee you’ll be back!
  15. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Mixed feelings. The location and service were great, but the food was much more mixed in quality, and rather expensive. The sea bass was good but over sauced, ribs were good but unexceptional, the lobster likewise was good but a little tough. Biggest disappointment was the Dragon Roll, rice was over cooked and mushy, too much sauce, too many elements; if you are going to offer sushi it should be done properly.
  16. s

    sadie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend PCG! We sat outside and enjoyed an incredible view of the ocean along with our delicious food.
  17. DW

    DonnaW

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love coming to Pacific Bar and Grill - food,staff & ambience are always fantastic & you can’t beat the location and view
  18. DT

    DawnT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I ate the best Halibut with carrots, broccolini and risotto that I have ever had in my life!
  19. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my wifes birthday and she is tough to please but all was very special for her!!! Thank you!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Disappointed in the food quality recently. Revamping the menu and quality for the price would be a great improvement.
  21. MB

    MickeyB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Have been going to PCG for well over 10 years. Food and service is always good and the view is about as good as it gets in Cardiff by the Sea. I had filet sliders and our guests had a sushi roll and cobb salad. All were excellent and we'll be back soon.
  22. S

    Steph

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was mediocre. No smiles from staff. Did not find value for my $.
  23. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent! We chose to sit inside at a nice window seat because we thought it would be warmer. It turned out that it would have been smarter to sit outside on the patio to have a heater. The door to the patio was left blocked open and the front door to the parking lot was blocked open. We let our server know that we were cold and were told the doors would be shut, but they never were. Great dinner, but cold!! It might be ok if you are a worker moving around, but not a pleasant experience sitting at a table.
  24. JY

    JYLeucadia

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two large birthday parties raised the noise level beyond what I would have liked. Otherwise, everything was fantastic, even the valet! He even asked whether we were headed north or south and headed our car in the best direction!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here about 5 times since moving to San Diego this past year. I love that you are always accommodating to where we sit. The service and food is never a disappointment.
  26. FM

    FrankM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have enjoyed Pacific Coast Grill for many years. It is like going on vacation without leaving town. Food, service and ambience is always exceptional. It would be nice if the breakfast menu came back on the weekends.
  27. JS

    JeanS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and server was very attentive.
  28. w

    williaml

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way from appetizers through to dessert! Excellent service in a beautiful setting.
  29. T

    Tyler

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, friendly staff, great location, definitely worth it
  30. 1

    10marinlocals

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great night, great place, location excellent. Just missed sunset. Waitress was very good and helpful.
  31. BF

    BoulderFoody

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We tried 4 different sea food/fish meals and they were all outstanding. Very nice views right on the beach. Great to watch sunset. If you’re going to do desert: the white chocolat bread pudding is the one to get!
  32. JM

    JaneM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We sat outside and had a beautiful view of the ocean and all the people and dogs roaming the beach. The service was excellent. My friends and I hadn't seen each other for awhile and the waiter was very patient with checking up on us. The food was also excellent. I've never had a mediocre meal at Pacific Coast Grill.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Seeing friend after 5 years
  34. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautiful view, magnificent sunset
  35. r

    robertpaulmay

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service!
  36. C

    Cardinalfan

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Out of towners came to town. Been friends for decades… middle school. Picture perfect day. Great views. Great food and service. Love this place!
  37. CS

    CraigS

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have eaten at PCG for many years. Great food, Great atmosphere, Incredible view, Great service.
  38. ML

    MavenLane

    Seattle

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Our fish was good the view spectacular - but overall, I would not recommend. We were not greeted warmly by the hostess, and then a surprise parking charge of $7 at the end of the evening.
  39. SH

    StephenH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment, great food, the best service!
  40. KB

    KenB

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Specifically went their because of some of their menu items. The food was very good and the service was very good. They even brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. The major drawback was the noise level. It could be that we just had loud groups in the booths around us, but it was almost impossible to talk at any normal level.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff using the Order Online button. Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 479-0721.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.7 stars by 7067 OpenTable diners.

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 72 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

2526 South Coast Hwy, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Private party facilities

    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. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

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