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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

1172 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (32)
  • Scenic View (31)
  • Romantic (16)
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 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast (Daily): 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Brunch, a la carte (Sunday) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner (Nightly): 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Happy Hour (Sunday - Friday): 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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Phone number
(858) 456-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani
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Private party facilities
The Shores Restaurant puts you and your guests at the ocean’s edge. Located along the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with fresh ingredients in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting.

Our culinary team will create the perfect menu to suit your event. Then, our full-service catering staff will carry out your ultimate vision to assist you in planning all the final details and finishing touches. The result - a gathering that is both delicious and breathtaking in every way.

Plan your next special event at the Shores Restaurant today: * Rehearsal Dinner * Graduations * Showers * Milestone Birthday or Anniversary * Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600
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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 today.
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Cross street
Avenida de la Playa
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Parking details
Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
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Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
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Special events & promotions
The Shores Restaurant hosts a variety of events with special menus, including seasonal holiday menus. The Shores Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list make for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try the monthly Sip & Savor menu, weekday Happy Hour, Divas that Drink wine special every Wednesday, and much more.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1172 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodyFit (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food was OK. Service was fine. The place needs serious renovating.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place for conversation with friends - quiet

Wonderful ocean view!

Sourdough dinner rolls are great

geezer101 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Seated in a quiet banquette far from a loud group. Wait staff very competent and responsive. The cuisine is creative and tasty. We go frequently because it is the best value in La Jolla.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

So our server was very gracious and the restaurant ended up comping our meal. Unfortunately the Filet we ordered med. Well came out rare. We sent it back and this time it came out medium rare, not even close to med. Well. By now my companion wss preyyy much done with her meal. Oyher food was ok, nothing to write home about. Restaurant appearance seemed tired. Agsin server and oyher staff were good but overall not a grest experience on a prefix Valentine dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner was awesome great service as usual and very tasty food

vipsash (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Love The Shores. Go there often and always enjoy the view , food and service. Great place to take visitors.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

San Valentine’s day, was perfect!

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food, a little dated decor, but great views of beach

JesseM (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Nice cozy ocean view booths and happy hour deals. Cocktails were weak on the alcohol, but tasted great, and the small plates were creative and yummy.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Old hotel. Very dated. Food was mediocre at best. Will not return. Services was fine. Noisy sitting outside due to proximity of pool and many children.

FoodieMama (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Enjoyed our first time dinning here!! The food was amazing and our server was even better. Not loud, which was good considering there were children and it still wasn’t loud! Definitely worth it!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Beautiful table with a view of the ocean for the birthday girl. Hostess and waiter were very friendly. They gave her a bday cake and candle that made her day. :)

We ordered the flight of mimosas and they didn’t have the orchid flower garnish and that was a bummer. Also glasses of champagne were not full and the pineapple slice was on the OJ not the pineapple juice. I saw a pic of the mimosas and that’s what brought me to the shores so I was a little bummed about that.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy the Shores and try to snag one of the 3 booths in the bar if possible. You have great views of the beach, ocean and setting sun while you sip your drinks and eat reliably good food. The burgers and fish tacos are good, and the roasted Brussels sprouts are fantastic. The best I’ve eaten anywhere in San Diego.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

What a great time we had at The Shores restaurant. It was a busy Friday night, but all of the staff were on their game. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious. And let's not forget that view! Wonderful experience I hope we can repeat soon!

MsVerde (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

One of the most creative menus for Restaurant Week. They showcased their pacific rim cuisine. Our meal was delicious, especially the poke and butterfish. You can’t beat the view literally on La Jolla Shores. The decor is definitely dated, but I am more interested in the food and outstanding view of breaking waves on the beach

MrsMc (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I was disappointed to find that even though I made a reservation through Open Table, my table was not ready when I arrived. They said, "ten minute wait to clear & setup tables." So, we went to the bar to wait... and wait... and wait. After 25 minutes, I went back to the reception desk to see what the delay was, her reply was, "were almost ready." My friends and I really enjoyed the bar waitress. When she saw our frustration at the wait time, she quickly suggested that she could move 2 tables together and we could enjoy the same menu and sit right by the windows/view. The night was fine but with so many amazing restaurants in LJ/SD, I wouldn't recommend The Shores Restaurant.

vipGrumpyoldman (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Due to circumstances, we had lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The view of the waves at lunch, made in worthwhile, because evenings in January are not the best for seeing the beach, unless you are lucky enough to get a sunset. The food was great (I am a big fan of mahi-mahi) the waitress was fairly attentive (she kept my water glass full, which is a great thing for me. It was fairly quiet, which made the romantic lunch, nice. We would go again. The only drawback to me was that the menu said broccolini, which was what I wanted, and the plate came out with asparagus, which I would have asked to change, if the menu had said it. The waitress brought some broccolini, but I was pretty much done with my meal when it came.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We went for restaurant week but the food and service were still so good that we will go again. The location is great, right on the beach but parking is scarce if you are not staying at the hotel. We highly recommend it for its variety of dishes and especially the Mudd-pie ice cream dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great spot to watch the sunset just off the beach. Food is very good.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My go to restaurant .