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Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff, Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

4.7
4.7
6311 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood

Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Private party facilities

    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,311 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Scenic View

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very Good Service. Nice View! Menu was a bit too eclectic. I think if you are an avid restaurant explorer you might be able to decipher what sounds good. We lucked out on ordering the sliders.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated 67th birthday lunch with my wife and daughter … we had a great time … totally recommend the Blood Orange Margaritas 😉

  3. NT

    NevilleT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pacific Coast Grill was amazing, I took my wife for her birthday and from the host to the servers they said happy birthday and made her feel special, food was great. We went when the sunset was at it's best and gave a little extra for her birthday. Overall experience was excellent

  4. R

    Rich

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was very good. View of the ocean was wonderful whether dining inside or outside. Delivery of meals was prompt by support staff. Actual server for our table could have been a little more attentive and checked on us more often as we had to flag her down for additional beverage requests.

  5. SC

    ScottC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply. great food. Beautiful views. Great service.

  6. K

    Kato

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They have a good selection of vegan alternatives and they are all cooked to perfection. My friend finished the ahi salad and enjoyed ever morsel. Our server was attentive and didn’t forget our special requests. Could use some vegan desserts.

  7. D

    Dozzar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Food is amazing, great drinks from the bar and of course the views are breath taking.

  8. BK

    BarbaraK

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and ambiance Dan our waiter was the BEST!

  9. CH

    CarolineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always. Stunning view as always. Brilliant sunset as always. Delicious drinks as always. 4 stars for value because it’s very expensive, but we still come back as our favorite place on the beach, as always ❤️

  10. RC

    RonC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Birthday celebration.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are outside and sat at the beach wall. Cannot have a greater view to eat by. Food was excellent. Service was excellent.

  12. LA

    LuAnnT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary… everything is always great at this restaurant. Service, food, drinks and then there is the ocean to look at… hard to do better than that!

  13. TD

    ThuyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We went for Father’s Day and it was so awesome 🥹!!!!! I would recommend it. We had so much fun, and great service.🥰😊

  14. KT

    KatherineT

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was terrific. Service was great. My daughter had a blueberry margarita that was amazing! And the view, of course, can’t be beat.

  15. LF

    LanceF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went with my grandpa and he’s very picky. He just wanted basic stuff and was confused by the menu so the waiter sensed trouble and gave him a kids menu with some basic eggs and bacon and saved the day. They also have us a $50 gift card just cuz we were there, and another waiter took his time to take a good pic of the family on the beach. The valet parking was kind of a mess they should have had more people, but overall would recommend 10 times over!

  16. M

    Mike

    Tahoe

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and great service with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience. Great food. Great views!

  18. S

    Sherry

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a early dinner. The patio view and seating was amazing. The food was awesome. We got the lobster shrimp chowder, oysters on the half shell, Halibut, Mahi Mahi and the best chocolate custard dessert. Took leftovers home. Amazing!!

  19. P

    Pemb

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steve took care of is. Fantastic sushi, it’s big, don’t order too much. Loved the chicken tacquitos too. Watching the surfers while lunching, perfect.

  20. G

    Goodnessexplorer

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service by Adam, beautiful Pacific Ocean, eclectic cocktails and delicious halibut— what more do you want from an evening out with your spouse! We love pacific coast grill— totally worth it!

  21. EL

    ELLENB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    We really like this restaurant but this was a poor experience. We went for an early dinner, so the restaurant was not very busy. But the waitress never bothered to ask how the meal was. We ordered two separate dishes. One was okay and one was really not good. Despite only having two bites of the dish, the waitress never even thought of asking at the end of the meal whether everything was okay. We really like this restaurant but expect a higher level of service and attentiveness.

  22. D

    Dillon

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch with out of town guests was a highlight for everyone. Waiter was pleasant and efficient. Ambiance couldn’t be beat. All loved their dining choices.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch with a nice view

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday lunch was awesome!

  25. W

    Wine24

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Amazing seafood meal right on the beach! Casual dining with energetic atmosphere. Not easy to get a beach patio table even with reservation.

  26. SK

    SusanK

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Birthday dinner, food was amazing!

  27. l

    lindafoodie

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal with great attentive service! The halibut was fresh and delicious and our waiter made it a fun evening

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family dinner to celebrate daughter’s high school graduation Hostess Bella was able to arrange a great table outside on the patio for our party of 6 Our server ( sorry don’t have her name, but receipt shows:server 1066 Team Par) provided wonderful service. Recommended entrees and drinks for the group Food was perfect from the appetizers to dessert. Highly recommend Poke Tower for dessert Entrees delicious from the baby back ribs, Seabass, Mahi Mahi to the Wild Salmon The Apple Pie and Bread Pudding are great desserts Overall a great experience

  29. TZ

    TrudeZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We feel it’s special in every regard! Location, food, service, just simply outstanding and enjoyable!

  30. b

    bigmike

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food, great ocean view, outdoor seating with heaters.

  31. AM

    AnneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Can’t beat the beachside dining! We had a great lunch.

  32. JM

    JamesMackayJMM

    San Diego

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly excellent restaurant with excellent food, wine and service

  33. s

    sandiegovicky

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    PCG is always a great experience. We took out of town guests and they loved it. Location, food and service top notch.

  34. DP

    DavidP

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a great time - service was attentive, the drinks were well done, and the food was very tasty. For dinner at the surf line, it's always a great choice.

  35. JP

    JaniceP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Our waiter was very businesslike, not that friendly, seemed to be impatient with us. I has written open table thay it was my sisters birthday. No acknowledgment of that. Food was not as good as in the past, all for 250.00 not including tip and valet charge and their tip. Won’t be first on my list next time we have out of town visitors. Sorry, used to love place

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing ocean front dining experience today.

  37. DJ

    DeeJ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server,Dan was attentive without being intrusive. The food was fresh and delicious. The ocean view is spectacular. Love this place.

  38. RW

    RobinW

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    This was a birthday celebration. The restaurant is practically on the beach so there’s the benefit of crashing waves and surfers. The ambiance is more sophisticated than beach bar. The food was so delicious! I would definitely return.

  39. RB

    RaphaelB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best restaurant in San Diego. The location is best in class, the food great and the staff incredibly personable and hospitable.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Good made the whole party sick. We all had seafood dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff using the Order Online button. Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 479-0721.

Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff is rated 4.7 stars by 6311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 116 times today
Google Map for Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff

2526 South Coast Hwy Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cardiff By The Sea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet for $6

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Israel "Izzy" Balderas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 479-0721

  • Private party facilities

    Party for 2 or 200 on the beach? Pacific Coast Grill has multiple options for your group. We have a private room that seats (12), upstairs patio that seats (46), downstairs patio that seats (30) or buy out the entire upstairs or downstairs. *Please note, due to Covid-19, we are not accepting groups over 10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Bennett: (858) 481-8040

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