The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.3
1757 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 award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving lunch, dinner, and beachside cocktails, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1757 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachelT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We came here for my husbands birthday. The service and drinks were good, but the food was not. 3 of us had the turkey club, and it was so dry I couldn’t eat it. The bill was 250.00 for 4 people and 3 kids. Way overpriced for so so food. Probably will not return.

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vipPLEater
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sadly, the Shores seems to have gone downhill. It was our fairly regular haunt, but last night was disappointing. The hostess seemed overwhelmed, but the waitress was fine. The menu has changed, and no there were no specials. The salad with shrimp was meh, and the flat iron steak was just OK. The cucumber martini was not good at all--super sweet and very weak. I'll likely not be back for a while with the hope that in time, they'll be back to their pre-pandemic food/serivce soon.

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BillF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

1st time there and the food and location was good. Service provided by Nick was great. Will definitely go back. Mussels appetizer was scrumptious!

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vipEthan
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and drinks were average. Seated at the bar area for dinner. Nice ocean views but wouldn’t go back for the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Double fried Buffalo Wings ...not even and raw. Smoke salmon flat bread was ok.
Great bartender

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MichelleS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and service - even though they were busy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Slow service at table.

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Shell73
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was just ok. Great view and waiters were attentive. This was our first time. We would probably go back for happy hour.

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Rocky
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place to watch beach life and eat good food.

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VirginiaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is much better than I recall from the past. Still confusing is the validation of parking while in the restaurant. This needs to be more transparent and free parking in the garage should be good for 2 hours, not 1.5. Fine dining in most cases cannot be done in 1.5 hours when leaving and going back to the garage.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are from out of town looking for seafood and an ocean view- perfect date😀

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vipRobN
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem. All these years I didn't think of this place.
Views are phenomenal and surprisingly the food was great too. Some places lean on their great views and don't step it up with the food- This place did both.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
120 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Old and tired. The food is really awful! Fish taco was smelly with dried out tortilla. Truffle potatoes was dripping in oil. Ordered cappuccino and it came like hot milk (no foam and no coffee taste)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Pretty view but restaurant is dated and food is not very flavorful or good. Limited options and overpriced.

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Sharee18
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and quiet with beautiful views. The food and service were both great. The restaurant wasn’t over crowded at all so even if we didn’t have a Rey we would have gotten in right away. I will be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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LauraI
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I was not happy with the staff. The food was Not that great!!! Way too pricy! $17 dollars for truffle fries and pot stickers that tasted like it came out of the frozen food isle at Costco-not worth it. Me and my family came from all over the country to have dinner here, will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love the view from this restaurant of the La Jolla boardwalk, it’s perfect for people watching. Jessie was an awesome server. The food was decent but nothing spectacular.

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LoriE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The swordfish and the avocado flatbread were very good. Our server knew the menu well, including the wine list, and her suggestions were spot on. Our table overlooked the beach and we enjoyed the sea breeze while watching kids play in the waves.

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DanielG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cool fine glad we went

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JennyP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, great view, good food, great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food and great service. It had drizzled in the morning so our table had water on it and it seemed that no one had been outside to clean the area. Our view was construction workers working on a new patio. The ocean was visible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday ! It was amazing! Loved everything!

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vipCancellation
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful view. Food was good. Waiter kept disappearing and we sat for long periods of time before he came back. Bus boy brought us our dinner and waiter didn’t come back to check. Luckily there was nothing wrong with it and it was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for 9 people on a Tuesday was so relaxing, love the atmosphere, and the food was great (except for the poke bowl, not my fav)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ocean view without blockage. We really liked the food and their cocktails were amazing! Definitely recommend it, and we will return there for sure!

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NickD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated quickly, and the food was tasty. Seemed that we paid a “hotel-restaurant” premium, but overall, a positive experience.

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MichelleK
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful too. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I enjoyed a lovely quiet lunch on Memorial Day. Beautiful table right in front of the window. Basically every seat has an ocean view. Lovely restaurant and delicious food, great server as well

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vipBythesea
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Outside dining by La Jolla Shores. They do a good job and overall it was very enjoyable and accommodated my electric chair bound friend with ease.

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EveF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view, we’ll be back every time we visit!

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TrevorJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good visit. They had a memorial weekend menu, however, they didn’t tell you that before hand. I was expecting to try things on the menu but that was not possible with the menu. Food was good and employees were friendly.

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MrsSummers
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very friendly and the place is great. Food is really good and with reasonable price. The view is wonderful. This is a great place! We love it !

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SteveS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it’s a beautiful location right in the beach. all four of us enjoyed our meals and all had something different. definitely on the list to revisit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great view. Wonderful lunch choices. My friend had a perfectly executed hamburger. My wife had a classic Ceasar salad with white anchovies. My steamed mussels in coconut broth with chorizo were as remembered and yearned for since our last visit. Memorable and crave worthy. Oh, and the ocean view is spectacular. Try it. Great wines by the glass list, too.

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vipKmac
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. View is great!

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KarenA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My son turned 26!!!! This was a very welcomed and pleasant experience after this past year of no dining out for us! Our waiter, Jesse, was awesome and brought a fabulous bday dessert and sang Happy Birthday and all the patrons were happily clapping, as were we!!!! Very fun!!

😄Karen, Mike, Connor & Samantha

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Annie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, especially the ahi tuna won tons and the mussels!

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vipEvalynO
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It took almost 2 hours to receive our food which were hamburgers. We had been told multiple times that our food was coming, but it did not show up. The manger stated that he was 'taking care of us' which we thought meant we were not paying for the bill, but that was not the case. The server and anyone else decided at some point in time that even though we were very gracious about the situation and kept stating that it was ok, they stopped approaching our table. The entire situation was unacceptable. I would never recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent and the view can’t be beat!

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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 4.3 stars by 1757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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