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

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.4
4.4
2080 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 Mike Minor. 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 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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) 456-0600

  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,080 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JoniM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement Brunch for a girl friend. The musician who played was very good! He played beautifully and had an assortment of musical selections.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Best fish tacos ever!
  3. G

    Grumpyoldman

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Good food, great view, great service. Jessie was great.
  4. DK

    DanielleK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Server was amazing, beautiful view, great food. Will come back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Decent service. Wonderful view!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were driving up the coast and did a quick search of places to eat on the shore so we tried it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna our waitress was fantastic!
  8. CH

    CrystalH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great view & the Mussels were out of this world good! Highly recommend!
  9. MA

    MAMP

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Love the view and the the Staff. However, they recently changed their menu to mostly Mexican items. Used to go go there much more often because it appealed to all. This menu does not. Sad.
  10. SS

    SarveshiSM

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome location, and quick and friendly service. Highly recommend
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New Years Day brunch with the family!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, but not great as soup could have been warmer, steak was cooked medium instead of the ordered medium-rare and sea bass was dry. Otherwise, service and ambiance was terrific during our New Year’s eve dinner. Would come back during daylight to better appreciate the views and to try other food offerings.
  13. LM

    LynnM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was really wonderful. Sitting and watching the ocean- really great. Good was good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Super nice view, however super expensive for such little food. The appetizer was $21 and came with maybe 10 chips total even though it was listed as a shareable. The food was really good but took an hour to get out to the table and there were only about 3 groups dining there so it was not a rush or anything. The hostess would not check on us and stayed at the bar talking with her coworkers 99% of the time and since we were waiting for over an hour for our food it would have been nice to get more water and updates about our food. Overall yes it’s a nice restaurant with nice food and nice views. However, the service was not the best and you are definitely paying for that view with $25 a plate.
  15. d

    demiz

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went here with my family and sat outside on a cloudy rainy day. It was still pretty.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service and food average
  17. CD

    CristyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing views right off the beach. Food was good and the server was polite.
  18. LN

    LisaN

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I am a La Jolla native, have been dining at your restaurant for many years and brought relatives to your restaurant that were visiting from out of town. We were disappointed that everything on the menu was Mexican. I absolutely LOVE Mexican cuisine, but feel that your menu should reflect more diversity in it's offerings.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was the last night of staying at the hotel for our Christmas vacation with family.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful buffet! They had everything you could want! Lovely staff who were warm, welcoming and wanting to go out of their way to make it special. Can’t wait to go again.
  21. SD

    SanDMoney

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Open table DID NOT show this to be a buffet style meal. We booked the dinner assuming it was a regular sit down meal. When we got there it was too late to go anywhere else and there was no option other than the buffet. For a buffet it was overpriced. The staff did give us a 20% "friends and family" discount but it was still just a buffet... The main reason this was an issue is that I am wearing a brace on my right leg that makes it tough to walk and carry food back and forth!!!
  22. DF

    DebraF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Christmas buffet may not be typical. The setting and service were good. The carving station meat was good and the carvers were great. The food on the buffet table was tired and lukewarm at best. For this I think we paid $75 person plus drinks.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The sunset views were amazing! And the restaurant was very comfortable. Service was ok. We went on Christmas Day and didn’t know it was a buffet. It was very expensive and the food was mediocre at best. We don’t visit San Diego often and with all the dining options available, we probably won’t be back to this one.
  24. CP

    CathyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Holiday Buffet! Top notch service. Make sure you have reservations. Very popular!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The brunch Buffett was not good at all. Extremely disappointed.
  26. P

    Pablo

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The location can’t be beat, but we hit the Christmas Day buffet without realizing that it would be $72 per person. There was so much food, but most of it bland and tough. The positive side is the staff, who went above and beyond to make our experience the best. A window table where we could watch the dolphins and pelicans was the delightful.
  27. L

    Lori

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Christmas Brunch! Our server Harrison went above and beyond to make our afternoon special
  28. AB

    AlesiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch! Everything was delicious. I highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monaco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Christmas breakfast with family. Food was great and loved the mocha coffee with the sugar cubes. The Oceanview was fantastic and calming.
  30. Y

    Yoyo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food!!! Best churros I’ve ever had!
  31. C

    Chelsea

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Have been going here for Christmas Eve dinner for 20 years. Last 6-7 years really hit or miss. I called earlier in the week to be sure we were seated in main dining room with nice window view for my out of town guests. Upon arrival we were seated OUTSIDE! On a damp 46 degree night. Lucky the hostess corrected this and we’re moved to type of table I had requested. But restaurant should not have make this error to begin with. Sadly the new menu, heavy shift to Mexican flavors, was uninteresting and had little variety. Menu was also fairly limited. And when we asked for just a simple green salad or if they could make a cheeseburger we were told no exceptions made. Menu used to be more upscale and sadly now was quite casual for a nice dinner. Everyone in party agreed it was good but average. Our server was very nice unfortunately the noise level made it difficult for her to hear us and she seemed annoyed. It’s sad to see this restaurant with such a beautiful setting and so much potential go down hill.
  32. SA

    SimonA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food has greatly improved! GREAT PLACE FOR A 1st class dinner with kids
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a Wonderful evening at this establishment. The fish tacos were great and the churro dessert was a hit!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beautiful views
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the last time I get to spend with my brothers before I move out of state.
  36. y

    ypinto

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, good service and good location with parking available.
  37. MM

    MarkM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Experience overall was good. Susana was a great server. The food was okay. Ceviche was missing the tang. The tacos were ordinary. The soup was decent. The flan is what stood out. This place use to have poke which was really good. It’s a nice place to dine while watching the sunset. Some of the treats we have here are the; - FOOD Ceviche Seafood soup Shrimp Tacos Coconut Flan - DRINKS Spicy mango Margarita 📍@theshoresrestaurant San Diego, California *** #foodie #food #foodphotography #foodies #foodstagram #yummy #foodielife #eeeeeats #foodpics #foodieforlife #foodiefriday #foodpic #huffposttaste #yum #foodieblogger #foods #tasty #foodietribe #foodie_features #foodoftheday #eat #foodgawker #instagood #foodaholicpro #foodporn @foodaholicpro
  38. SB

    StaceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and beautiful sunset! Wonderful location.
  39. A

    Anna

    Naples

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and so was the service. It was very cloudy so we didn't see a beautiful sunset. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  40. JV

    JosephineV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for a small group get together. Food was great.

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
  • 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

FAQs

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 456-0600.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 2080 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 40 times today
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

  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 456-0600

  • 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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