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Sanderlings - Seascape Resort

4.2
532 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Sanderlings Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort offers elegant, casual dining with a spectacular ocean view from sunrise to sunset.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: 11:00am -2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Buffet (Seasonal): 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 662-7120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karl Staub
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Private party facilities
Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
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Private party contact
Donita Branson: (831) 662-7122
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Catering
Our award-winning catering menu features traditional and contemporary dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sumner Ave.
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Entertainment
Sanderlings Bar Lounge features musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights 8:30pm until midnight or later.
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Special events & promotions
Whether you are hosting a Rehearsal Dinner, Holiday Celebration, Baby or Bridal Shower, Business luncheon or dinner, we can help make your event special.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 532 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

I used to enjoy this place for lunch on the patio (and inside by a window). This time, we met friends for "brunch". Our reservation was for 1:45. We got to the check-in desk at 1:42 and were 3rd in line. NO STAFF showed up to check anyone until just before 2:00. Yes, we stood there for 15 minutes unacknowledged, which is unacceptable. I ordered the "American" breakfast, with eggs poached and fruit instead of potatoes. One of my eggs was cooked hard and the other as runny and broken and water-logged. The toast on the plate was burnt and unbuttered; the "mixed" fruit cup was 10-12 grapes with 3/4 of a strawberry, one cantaloup cube and 1 pineapple chunk. One of my friends ordered the eggs benedict - they had put hot sauce on top before serving it to him...he had to scrape it off. His wife ordered an omelette "light on the cheese" - they served a dried out omelette with NO cheese and the filling was completely raw "farmer's market" vegetables. As this place is attached to Seascape "Resort", customers deserve and probably expect better. But if they WANT better for breakfast, I suggest they dine elsewhere; even Denny's serves a better breakfast! Kudos to the wait staff and the bartender who made a decent Ramos Gin Fizz (needed orange flower water, tho).

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Jillt (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The view is always incredible. You can walk to the beach afterwards which is a bonus. Food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had the appetizer special - crab cakes. It was a generous portion and tasted great. My husband had the fish special which was good. I had seared day boat scallops with lentils...the scallops were good but the lentils a bit too salty for my taste. The view is very scenic. Our waitress asked if we wanted dessert before we had even had our main course...otherwise service was good.

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Boom47 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed Valentines dinner here. Wonderful as usual! We both had the filet steak and both were cooked to perfection. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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CarolynL (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our lunch was good but the female serving us was not friendly at all and didn't come to check on us. At dinner, our server was much better, but literally no ambiance in that room. It really needs to be updated. The hostess seemed overwhelmed and confused at both at lunch and dinner and acted annoyed when we said we would like to wait for a table outside.

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GreatView (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

For us, this is a local restaurant.

The ocean view, beach, and trees, especially at sundown provide a spectacular view, and even more spectacular during winter with clouds.

For a resort, the food is near par, not something for which you should extend your drive or go out of your way. The wine list is NOT what you would expect of a high-level resort. The service staff is always helpful and friendly.

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vipDdubb76 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Restuarant staff was very accomodating. Beautiful view from gorgeous outside patio. Food was great, view was amazing, would definitely go back.

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vipchaslin (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A little pricey and not a big menu, but food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

I've been here many times this was the first time I ate lunch outside. I got a cheeseburger it was very hard and chewy and the bun was saturated in butter. The server only came to the table three times never came to.check on food or refill drinks and disappeared while we waiting for the check

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JudyR (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This is not a great place for dinner unless the weather is nice and you can sit outside. Then, the view is spectacular. But, on a rainy night seated inside, you may as well be in a hotel cafeteria. No ambiance here at all, other than a beautiful fish tank at the entrance. Food was so-so and very pricey. Would come back for brunch, but not for dinner.

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vipPaula (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Neighbors having dinner , walk to restaurant for fine dining... walk home. Great place

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointed in the food. It was a set menu for Christmas, so I understand that challenge but wasn’t impressed with food for what we paid. I gave ambiance only 4 stars because our table wasn’t even set, just plain white cloth and again, it was Christmas. All that said, the service was excellent and everyone was very personable. I would recommend the restaurant to others, just maybe not for a Christmas/set menu

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

First time eating at the resturant for Christmas, we were seated outside the restaurant near the entrance to the left just underneath the stairway adjacent to the lobby so there was a bit more noise. Since there was 2 of us we were seated in high back bar style chairs at our table, not as comfortable as a regular table. I was surprised there were no candles of any kind or flower arrangements although there were two long empty tables with nothing on them. With the exception of the lovely trees in the lobby you would have never known it was a holiday. The food was good but overall I was disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't feel like a holiday dinner except for the inflated prices.

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vegan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Our upstairs table had no ambience and was extremely noisy. The prime rib dinner was very good. The salmon dish was very mediocre at best. Our server was really efficient and pleasant.

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JdCheri (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner with girlfriend was fabulous. While it was a little nosier than our last time here the food and the service was absolutely wonderful. I will be back again and would definitely recommend to friends.

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jetlag64 (Memphis)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Late lunch was very good. Can be noisy but we were seated away from large party. Brought our own wine and expected a charge for this, was 18.00, normal for us.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

very knowledgable waitress

ciapino was too heavily salted but fish was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I think that if Sanderlings continues to improve on their food and trains their staff that Sanderlings will come back to its former glory.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Truly excellent food (skirt steak and artichoke starter) and great wait service from start to finish.

We dined after sunset so it was dark outside. We dined inside and the lighting was oddly bright and the noise level was pretty loud.

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GaryK (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our school district retirement group meets here once a month. This past Friday it was sunny and warm on the patio. When inclement weather strikes we are happy to dine indoors. Always enjoy the Local's Lunch Specials in the off season. A couple of our members are happy to have breakfast, which is served until 2 p.m. Fresh, wholesome food.

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vipAnonymous (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was nothing exceptional. I ordered their fish special with tamarind sauce. It was flavorless and not worth the price. My husband had the cioppino which was spicy and watered down. My daughter had the award winning clam chowder which tasted sour. Other than the attentive bus boy and waiter, dinner was pretty much disappointing.

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caligirl93619 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We went to Sanderlings for Thanksgiving dinner....knowing dinner out for any holiday is not quite home cooking! But we were pleasantly surprised with the food. The appetizers were good, and plenty of options for main course. It was buffet, so no real service!! the food was good, we were in an upstairs room that was probably used for meetings, so it was just OK! I would go back for a regular meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was as lavish this year as last with the usual turkey plus salmon, crab legs, shrimp, beef and ham. The salads and deserts were outstanding. The only issue that I had was with the turkey gravy which was thick and not as fresh tasting as you would expect from an upscale resort. Freshly made natural turkey gravy supplemented with the usual savory seasonings would have made the meal outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Loved the food on the buffet, we had a group of 6 and it went very well . Although it was Turkey day they ate prime rib, very tender. Sides were traditional with a modern twist. Smoked salmon required 2 helpings. Dessert were sliced small so you could try them all. One cookie was concave and filled with almond paste topped with shaved almonds to die for
Staff very attentive and took photos for us. Very nice. Worth every penny
Would recommend try the buffet.

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vipArthur (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

I went to Sanderlings for my girlfriend's BD. There is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from the restaurant so I would recommend coming early before sunset to enjoy the view. The service is extremely helpful and friendly. We had the Cioppino and it was excellent; it is big enough for two. Because we arrived early we waited at the bar has many stools and a good appetizer menu. They have created their own signature drinks and it would a good idea to inquire with the bartender. For dessert we had the creme brulee and it was a good as any I have had in good French restaurants. The manager came to greet us at the table. Very friendly service. I am coming back to this restaurant to try other plates.

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vipout2eat2much (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was execellent, however, this restaurant needs a major remodel. The resort is situated in beautiful suroundings yet the restaurant has no ambiance. New paint and furnishings is all that is needed.

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vipJonathanZ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Love the atmosphere. And the food is terrific. I wanted to go for a work event, so we took the staff. Very accommodating and easy to spend quality time over good food and with great company. I recommend the Scampi and the Filet.

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RfromCA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Fun 'get together' spot with good food and attentive service. Completely foggy when we arrived, so we sat inside, but the fog cleared and the view was stunning. Nice to walk around outside after lunch. Lots of folks eating outside, and I did see some folks having a meeting out there (I'd get distracted by the ocean). Would definitely return.

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vipSarah (Central Coast)
1.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Waited over an hour for food ... gave up and went elsewhere

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Harley (San Joaquin)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

This is a favorite of ours, however the service was lacking today, especially considering it was not that busy. The waitress forgot to place our appetizer order, so it never arrived. And we ended up waiting a good 20 minutes after lunch for someone to bring us the check. Hopefully they can get their act together.

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