The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.2
1839 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 1839 people are saying
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FrankJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the mushroom ravioli, which was delicious.
Staff is very attentive and on time with requests.
Nice ambiance with great views. Can be a little noisy from hotel guests with kids also dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server could have been more knowledgeable about how food was prepared. I had a vey good dirty martini.

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TerryS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to have dinner! Would recommend dinning during a sunset.

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vcfoodie
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the lawn with the beach right in front of us. Great service from John and the food was fresh and flavorful.

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LAtoSD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jesse was our server and was great. Beautiful view of the sunset from our table. Wedge salad was delicious. Tuna wontons were so good. Would definitely go back.

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DodieR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious , but the staff needs 10 stars. We reserves for 8, but as more people arrived from the east coast and noon was late for east coast time ( already 3 pm), Suzana was our server and with a smile ad grace helped us fit 4 more people in, even though there were no more tables. The beach and ocean view are fabulous, it is Suzana who made it work!

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GraceG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the swordfish. Great food and service. Can’t beat the view.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food is C+/B- . The view is amazing and makes it just about worth it but don’t expect an amazing meal or great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was PHENOMENAL. I had the fish tacos and they were absolutely delicious. The quality of food was amazing and we were able to watch the sunset on the beach from our booth inside! Definitely a place you have to check out at least once. I’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I loved the view the restaurant was pretty empty and there weren’t many families. It had an older crowd but everyone was extremely
Friendly. The cocktails were delicious, food was amazing and everything came out quickly. We would not only eat here again but we would probably stay at this hotel.

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KeriB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat at an outside patio table on a cool, windy day but sunny day. The service was friendly, quick, and followed up as one would expect.
I had a chicken salad, which was tasty and well prepared.
Overall great experience for a Monday afternoon lunch with friends from out of town. The location is one of the best in La Jolla, San Diego.

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BrettO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We showed for our 7:30 Rez and the ambiance was bright lighting and it was very loud. It was hard to see the ocean view due to the glare from the bright interior lighting. Not quite what we expected but whatever. The restaurant was only about 30% full and yet they agonized over where they could seat us. Our server showed up within 15 seconds of us being seated and wanted a drink and appetizer order. We ordered a bottle of wine. A minute later she was back and wanted an order for appetizers. It seemed a bit rushed so we asked for a bit more time. We got another 3 minutes and she was back. Hmmm… we ordered an appetizer just to get some space. 3 minutes later she is back for a food order. We are starting to get a bit bugged by this and asked for more time. 3 minutes later and she is back. We gave her a firm no and said we wanted to take our time. We haven’t even seen our appetizer yet. Within another 3 minutes the manager comes by and tells us that we need to order as the kitchen is closing in a few minutes. This is a little after 8:00 PM on a Saturday night!!! WTF? So we order and receive our entrees and unwanted appetizer all at the same time shortly after. By 8:30 the staff is running around cleaning and making it uncomfortable enough that most tables leave. By 8:45 we had enough and threw our food in to go boxes and asked for a wine cork on our mostly un-drank bottle of wine. It was apparently not available. $150 for this crap experience and another $20 to get out of the parking lot. No idea why they were closing so early on a Saturday night and definitely no idea why they would take a 7:30 reservation and not tell you when you are seated that you only have a few minutes.

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MichaelS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a great view!!!

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Chowdown
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was not up to par

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vipDONNA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The entrée was the wild mushroom stuffed ravioli, and they were not fresh, the outside shell was tough, and the greens were soggy! We had to ask for complementary sourdough rolls which they did not have, so they gave us sourdough toast! Then we also had to remind them that this was a birthday celebration! Very poor communication!

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Alexa
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Waiter spilled water all behind us and never brought us the salad we ordered. They charged us the wrong amount and food was just ok. Great view. This place needs a make over for sure.

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JeanniH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Service was good but the food was not. Even if it had been good, it was grossly overpriced.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Loved my mushroom ravioli! Amazing view of the La Jolla Shores beach. A very special treat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great dinner

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MSTREETER
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food! We ask our server about validating our parking ticket, so he advised no problem he work take care it and took our ticket when we paid the bill. He returned with the closing bill and our parking ticket and thanked us for visiting The Shores. As we attempted to leave the underground parking area the gate meter read $10 due for parking. Since we were at the restaurant for less than 2 hours, parking was suppose to be free. Needless to say instead of going back upstairs and inside the restaurant to address the matter, we just paid the fee and went on our way.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my family’s first time eating here and overall the food was tasty and was priced just right. I especially loved the dessert options that we picked 🤤

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Foodie
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week. Wow..what an experience. Awesome view, food was great. Service was kind of slow but the server was personable and witty; that made a huge difference. Overall GREAT job everybody!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great experience for a special occasion! But $18 for a quesadilla is a little (a lot) spendy!

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JoeCLMT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view good food and free parking! A very nice place to eat and chit chat!

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vipStephanieC
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiki tiki drink was tropical. Wonton chips poke appetizer was fresh. Caesar salad with grilled salmon was delicious. Turkey Cobb was a happy salad nice full serving. Service was pleasant. Beautiful location looking out on La Jolla shores beach. Nice evening. We will be back.

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ShantelS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambience, the view of the beach everything about this restaurant was amazing.

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VikkiJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Beautiful views!!!

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Anonymous
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had great service snd enjoyable evening with family. Loved being right off the beach.

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vipPatD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Inside the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Wonderful Spanish architecture. Great location right on the beachfront. Menu selections good. Recommend the Ginger Chicken Dumplings. Nice bar. Windows all around to take advantage of the ocean view. Parking on the street limited

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LocalDiner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ocean view, excellent and attentive service! The swordfish dinner was superb!

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LeslieY
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, beautiful lawn seating.

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PaulM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was between very good and excellent. Service was mediocre. The waiter never asked for drinks and went straight to food. No specials were mentioned. Finally my son wanted cappuccino, my wife wanted decaf coffee and i wanted regular coffee. My son got the correct drink, and my wife and I also got cappuccinos (at least she got a decaf)!

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geegee
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The view and ambiance are great. However, The food was just ok.

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vipNordk
Phoenix
112 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food prepared to our liking. Beautiful beach views. And wonderful staff.

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Bryce
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice server and really good food. Loved the outdoor seating right by the beach.

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining had the same wonderful views as the indoor restaurant. Everything was terrific.

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PlayhouseFolk
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great to finally get a beach front view when the restaurant promises one! We also had special arrangements and these were catered for by our host, the very hospitable Elda. The concierge staff were very helpful. Underground car parking was ample and part-comped. The food, service and ambience were all delightful, some wonderful pasta by the way. We asked to dine on the upper terrace, which was great. We noticed a charming grass lower terrace. The indoors bar and the formal restaurant were both delightful. We have decided to book in at the Shores for the evening when we visit La Jolla Playhouse, we hope to enjoy a late lunch in the Shores main restaurant beforehand. A truly wonderful and relaxed evening spent by the sea. Thanks, guys.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice view

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

You can’t beat the view, but the food is mediocre, the espresso is just coffee in a small cup and there was only one bartender on a busy Saturday night (drinks were served very late). Also made a reservation for outside, but when my party arrived, on time, they could not seat us outside.

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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 4.2 stars by 1839 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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