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About The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

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.

8110 Camino Del Oro
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
Avenida de la Playa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 456-0600

Website:
http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

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.

Parking Details:
Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

Executive Chef:
Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

Additional:
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

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.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

4.3

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4.3

value

3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
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Good for Groups (5)
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Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

Great food. I had fish tacos and ginger dumplings which were excellent. Food is all fresh from local farms and the view on beach is amazing. It’s a must try in La Jolla if you love fresh food with great options.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Love the shores restaraunt. Great ocean view with good food, can't go wrong.

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and presentation are exceptional, and of course, you can't beat the view and activity of La Jolla Shores. Parking under the building is so convenient, with one hour comped. Just wish it was for two hours, since it's rather expensive per hour, and one hour is not enough to really enjoy the food, view and each other.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2018

New years dinner

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas family dinner with buffet. Lots of good selection

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Buffet was not good. The food selection is small, much of it was for breakfast but this was diner, the quality was average, but the price was high. Disappointing...

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The Christmas Day buffet was fantastic. It’s a bit pricey, but felt worth it given the ocean views and delicious food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The buffet was good except the vegetables. Wish there was a larger selection of desserts.
Service was good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have eaten here many times, mostly for special occasions. This was for a Christmas dinner buffet. Nice selection of food; all very good and fresh. We sat in a booth towards the back, but being up high it still provided a great ocean view to the west. Nice sunset for dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch was nice. View was great. A little pricy for food selections.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really great buffet. But we found it odd that in such a nice place so many were casually dressed, esp on Xmas! nice beach but the view wasn't so great bcz of all the casual people on the beach right in front of windows... also we were perplexed that we were seated so far from the buffet, with an 80-yr-old; there were lots of tables available closer!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was great, the food interesting and very tasty. The ocean view was fantastic, and the room quiet and comfortable. Will definitely going back again.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The view is amazing from The Shores Restaurant! The Ocean is just steps away. The Christmas buffet was good but the Thanksgiving buffet had a better selection. The wait-staff is very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My family and I had a very nice Christmas Eve Dinner there. The big round table worked wonderfully for 6 people and then we had another guest join us making our party 7. We all enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The place was great, on the beach, nice ambiance... only downside was the place was very cold inside.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a delicious meal. My husband and I both ordered the short ribs. Very tender and very large portions. We both took home leftovers which were great the next day. It was my birthday and they brought out a complimentary dessert with candle. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Beautiful ocean and sunset view. They do validate parking, but only for one hour so if you stay over an hour it will cost you $5.00. You could try to find parking on the street

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I am a long time San Diego resident and we had some out of town visitors that we wanted to take to lunch/brunch on a Sunday. We wanted a place with ocean view, reservations, and a good menu. This place met those requirements. It ended up for the first time in our lives we were the only party in a big restaurant. The decor is outdated. Why there was no one else there on a Sunday at noon in La Jolla in a hotel restaurant on La Jolla shores beach still concerns us and puzzles us? The food was good, the service was very good, but the environment was almost haunting! Our experience was further dampened by learning on leaving the garage that we need validation at the restaurant, so we had to park and go back to the restaurant to the hostess and get validation. Then upon exiting we learned, even though we were the only customers, the validation was good for only an hour and we had to pay $5 additional for parking. A very puzzling experience that I could not recommend to others without explanation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. The selection of food was great, and a great value too. Our server was thorough and attentive. Appetizers and diners offered presented a varied selection. We were too full for deserts, but we were tempted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner: We terribly regret choosing this restaurant from the many restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner. Although the menu looks interesting, the reality was one of the most unappetizing meals, even allowing for a buffet.

The meats on the carving station were all poor. Even though there was a beautiful-looking whole turkey, the only meat served was cut from a slab of dry white meat. The ham was salty without the flavorful smokiness or spice expected. The prime rib was tough.

Most cooked items in the buffet looked overcooked. Pumpkin pie had little spiciness and a too soft consistency.

Good food items making up for the disappointing main meal: chocolate desserts, cookie. Pasta bar was good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Lovely Thanksgiving buffet with beautiful views. Good value too!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We’ve been coming to Shores Restaurant for years on Thanksgiving. It used to be amazing... this year it felt like the restaurant was ill prepared and the quality of the food was no where near the $58 + drinks per person price. Have no problem with that price point would like to see service and food quality much improved to justify another visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Beautiful ocean view and perfect weather for Thanksgiving buffet. Variety of food choices were available, in addition to traditional holiday fare. View outstanding, quality of food and service were a little below average this year.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Spending Thanksgiving Day in La Jolla, we selected The Shores, right on the beach, for our Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The staff, bar none, smiled, were pleasant and helpful. The turkey was delicious!!! And, the sides, for us, were well prepared. There was a good variety. It was encouraging to see that they had a list of all the foods and whether or not they were Gluten Free. It appeared that the large crowds/tables were handled efficiently. Although crowded it was manageable. The only downfall, and it is significant, is the parking. THERE IS NO PARKING. The hotel's parking is, naturally, reserved for the hotel guests. It took us 40 to find a parking space in a public lot and walk up the beach walk to the Buffet. And we were anxious that we would miss our reservation time. The food and service took the edge off of a rocky start!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

second time dining for special occasions, very competitive food quality, not very cheap, but definitely worth it, nice, spacious, good view, good service, so so coffee.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing location ... can't be closer to the ocean.
Unfortunately, everything about the restaurant is date and is overdue for an update.
This location combined with a modern look and a great chef is a recipe to a great restaurant.
The good news is that location is the most difficult thing to find ... and this restaurant has it.
Will they be able to get management to invest to make it great?
Time will tell ...

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice location on the beach for great sunset views. Menu is smallish and not much out of the ordinary but great ginger pork pot stickers. Good service.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great views. You will need to put up with decent service and bad food

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I took my daughter here for her Birthday. It was a wonderful experience. The waitress and the ambiance was fantastic with the Ocean Backdrop.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The view from the restaraunt was great. Nice laege, wife Windows allow for almost unblocked ocean view from any table. Even got to see the sun setting from our table. Wait staff was extremely friendly and helpful and answered all our questions. The food was ok, not the best cuts of meat. The desert was very good. Flourless chocolate cake was amazing. Overall a great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a great dining at The Shores Restaurant. ❤🎉⛵

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Restaurant Week special menu was good and good value. Service was medium to poor and parking was expensive.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The photos made it appear that we could dine in the right on the sand. It was disappointing to find the outdoor patio was off the pool. I had to step outside to get this photo.

We had also hoped that San Diego restaurant week menu was available at lunch.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a wonderful experience with The Shores. Great food and service, not to mention the ambiance !

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service as always! Will be back again for our usual dining and drinks

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice location, good food, attentive service. We had 4 seated at the window for sunset. Very reasonable prices with good quality. A little dated, but a nice place!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of the best views of any place I've been! Too many weirdos who didn't dress appropriately. Great food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

You really can't beat the view! And the food is varied and delicious. This is such a comfortable place to dine and visit.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great wait staff with a world class view. The meal was nice. Wonder why the interior and hotel are so dated, but in a way, kind of liked it.
Thank you!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I hadn't been to the Shores for several years, but a friend of mine suggested we go to celebrate my birthday and watch the waves. Such a beautiful view. The food was even better than I remember; so many choices and everything was delicious. I'd really recommend the scallops. And they gifted me with a wonderful birthday dessert. Such a wonderful afternoon.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything was great at The Shores restaurant! The poke was very good. Loved the taro chips that are served with it but wish they gave more! This restaurant is clean with a great view!!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic
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