The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.3
1662 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 1662 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BradleyJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak w/ chimichuri, good food, good service and great views!

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ozzy
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every table has a great ocean view and the food are delicious. We would definitely come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great views and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The view was amazing. The food wasn’t anything spectacular, unfortunately, but it photographed nicely! The lobster, crab and shrimp dip was cold! Like ice cold and purposeful. It should be called a seafood salad. It was good, but shocking at first bite.

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vipMagoo
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful dining experience. All of the staff were welcoming and friendly. I highly recommend one of their intimate booths with an elevated view of the oceanfront. Great comfort food in an intimate setting. This venue did not disappoint.

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vipnobu
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I visited for my wedding anniversary.I asked for an ocean seat, but there were no seats.

"The food was delicious, but I asked for medium rare steak, but it felt a little overcooked."
It was a bit disappointing.

And it was a bit disappointing that they didn't ask for another drink.

Overall, it is highly rated.

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randall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ocean view, easy parking under the hotel (otherwise impossible to find) and good food.

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ColleenP
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great location :) We had an awesome experience

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The views are amazing, the food was delicious. Farmers Flatbread had fresh ingredients. The mushroom ravioli was wonderful and not heavy. I was worried about ordering the mushroom ravioli but it but it was amazing and it was served over greens. I am looking forward to going back and trying other items.

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KathrynM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stayed at the hotel and decided to have our first meal here since we didn't want to look around. The lunch/dinner menu was the same but seemed to feature more lunch-like items so initially was a bit disappointed. We ordered the shrimp cocktail - HIGHLY RECOMMEND and a burger as well as the cobb salad. Everything was delicious, and the atmosphere was spectacular. I am glad we stayed and would dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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HelenG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice - would have liked to see another fish entrée (like seabass or salmon) as only swordfish or poke offered. Food was very good - mussels were delicious but could use more than 1 pc bread before charging $1 for 1 extra slice.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We were staying at the hotel and wanted to get a drink and quick meal while watching the sunset. The setting is always lovely, but the food and service is not consistent!

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karim
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Easter lunch with friends & family. Fabulous food + drinks + amazing beach front table.

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Princess
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for lunch! outside patio very nice ! Food good, service good!

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Foodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The shores restaurant is level with the beach and every table has a view of it. We dined here for Easter, no buffet, just order from the brunch menu. For a hotel restaurant food wasn't bad. I think they might've made it more occasion classy with white table cloths.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting on the ocean; menu was fantastic.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service wasn’t good at all. Could of went to rubios and paid a quarter of the price. Drinks are super watered down and service was super poor. The upside was the view, it distracted us from the food and bitter waitress

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Kevin
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon flatbread I've ever had. Service was pleasant and very attentive, too!

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GailC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cobb salad ever! I also recommend their LCS appetizer - delicious. Can't beat the view. Tables and chairs cleaned between customers. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We like the food and the service of Sabrina but my request a day before to put us on a table with a view didn’t happened. First time eating here and we chose this hotel because of the view which i thought would be perfect for a special birthday celebration. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant.not so happy about it.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The staff was overwhelmed and we rarely had anyone paying attention. It took forever to get a refill on coffee, and for my guest requesting decaf, it never happened. The food was not up to Shores standards. The restaurant has opened too soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Under staffed. Server missed some of our orders.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My mother and I were staying at the hotel and wanted to have dinner at the bar while watching the sunset.
The ambiance was good but they were short staffed so we had to wait a little longer than we wanted for our food. Mine was cold but it was too late to send it back.
On the whole though we were very satisfied with the drinks and food the rest of our stay at La Jolla Shores Hotel!

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BarryC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Views were terrific, food was average, service was average. Server was spread too thin over lots of tables. Half of the dinners came and the remaining dinners were over 5 minutes later. Staff seemed anxious to clean up the restaurant and leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere right on the beach. The strawberry salad and the swordfish were outstanding.

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vipPrebirthday
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot for a perfect San Diego breakfast. Food was almost as good as the setting, maybe better. I’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hidden gem in San Diego.

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JamillahJ
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It took someone 25 minutes to acknowledge me but my server was funny and cool.

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LeticiaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very attentive to us and our needs and while the kitchen was very slow the waiter showered us with additional free drinks and desserts even without us making any complaints.
Food when it came out was good though!

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Sierra
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The food is amazing!!!

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JulieC
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice wait staff. Great service. Beautiful views. Would recommend for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & view!
Loved the people and the ambience 🤩

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AngiB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great view , very accommodating to us and food limited but wonderful!
Drink prices a little high

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order the fish tacos. Views can’t be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Josh took a picture of our group with the sunset—you could tell he’d done it once or twice before because he captured the sunset perfectly. The food was great and they let us sit and talk after our meal enjoying the ocean views.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Stayed at the hotel and it was my daughters birthday so we had dinner at the hotel . Unfortunately it took a long time to get served I had to go back to the hostess and let her know no one has been to our table . The menu items very short I had the California burger only ate half .. Later on that night I felt sick to my stomach from the burger . I also feel that since you were closed for a year it would have been nice to have updated your facility as it needs TLC .

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat for 15 minutes without anybody so much as pouring us water. They completely ignored us so we decided to leave

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was nasty

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Sunday
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a great time! great servise spectacular view

it a favorite for us

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 4.3 stars by 1662 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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