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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

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$30 and under
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American
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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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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.
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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 1181 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was ok. We went for lunch. The ambiance was great! Food was overpriced for what we had. The caesar salad was bitter with literally ONE anchovy. I've had better salads at that price and portion. The kids meal was listed as pasta and meatball. No mention of sauce. While the portion was great, it was way too tangy and saucy for a toddler. The service was ok. She seemed busy so not as attentive as I would've liked.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went there for Sunday brunch at 10am and learned their brunch doesn't start till 11:30am. Why? Overall experience was overpriced and underwhelming.

- Service was indifferent. Not directly rude, but certainly not friendly or anything that would make me want to return.
- $16 for Chilaquiles. That's chips, an egg or two, some cheese and chorizo, folks. I expected something fantastic for that price, but I've had better from a taco shop.
- $12 for a mimosa. That's maybe 3 ounces of OJ with a splash of the cheapest champagne ever... for twelve dollars. You can get bottomless mimosas at other brunches for 15 bucks; so one weak mimosa for 12 dollars was enough to realize the ripoff I was drinking.
- Our small group had a very simple breakfast (one alcoholic drink mentioned above), yet somehow we wrapped up a bill of well over a hundred dollars and still had to pay extra for parking.

The view is nice but there are a hundred other options at San Diego beaches that provide comparable atmosphere but with awesome food, better service and greater value for the price.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful! Just what I was hoping for. Lovely view and great service. Our server, Susana was exceptional!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service, great views

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I wouldn't go back there, place is too tired looking!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The view of the ocean and the warmth of the surroundings made for a special dining experience
Will definitely return and possibly eat
At the bar which looks
Straight out to the sea

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice restaurant but food overrated. Most of entrees were too sweet. Wine was good.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place for conversation with friends - quiet

Wonderful ocean view!

Sourdough dinner rolls are great

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

San Valentine’s day, was perfect!

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent service, incredible view and a surprisingly tasty menu.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My go to restaurant .

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

New years dinner

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas family dinner with buffet. Lots of good selection

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3.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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