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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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service

4.3

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4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
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Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Casual (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (4)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

San Valentine’s day, was perfect!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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·Dined on February 10, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Sports
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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Antonio)·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

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (Austin)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My go to restaurant .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was abundant and delicious. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The view was incrediable being right on the beach. We enjoyed a lovely lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 1, 2018

New years dinner

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas family dinner with buffet. Lots of good selection

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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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 (Seattle)·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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 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

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 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 2, 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 23, 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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