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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.3
4.3
1934 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 Executive Chef Mike Minor. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beachside cocktails, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 456-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Minor

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Avenida de la Playa

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

  • Public transit

    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.

  • Entertainment

    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

  • Additional

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

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What 1,934 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

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  1. CP

    CindyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The Shores Restaurant is casual elegance with a fabulous ocean-view! Comfortable enough to be kid-friendly but attentive service. My 2 young children loved the appetizers - guac, chips, street corn and my husband loved the carnitas tacos. I loved the fresh ocean air without any of the strong sea lion? odor further down the Cove.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Date with friends. Service was bad. Food is overpriced and our bill was wrong. Beware! It’s inly nice bc it’s by the beach.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    Quality ≠ price Outdated 70s hotel look if you’re looking for that.

  4. PM

    PamM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We very pleased to have a window table on Father's day and the food was delicious!

  5. CD

    ChristineD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great view, live music was fun, very casual, hotel restaurant.

  6. S

    Solstice

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    The process of making an online reservation went smoothly. The service was attentive . The accommodations for eight were perfect a d the request to be outside was honored. In our party of eight, two were splitting one plate. Their meal came quite quickly and the other six meals came 15 + minutes later. Food and portions were adequate in size and taste.

  7. DN

    DalidaN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clean and welcome place for family and friends. Foods was delicious

  8. MH

    MargeH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful views of the ocean and elegant dining room without being too formal. Food was delicious!!! Would definitely go back.

  9. I

    Ilikesteak

    San Diego

    57 reviews

    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The service and food were very good.

  10. JG

    JacG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great place to take a large group. They were very accommodating, the food was excellent, and the views are spectacular

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great staff!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    View was great, service was ok, appetizers basically came out 1 min before entrees did, the Puerto Nuevo lobster was absolutely not worth the price point

  13. L

    Lynn

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Love the new menu! The Baja fish tacos were fantastic!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful beach setting with great views of the ocean. Cocktails were tasty and everything we ate was good. The menu was a bit small with not too many options and the tuna tostado was huge pieces of tuna rather than cut small but other than that the food was quite tasty.

  15. GB

    GaneshB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great ambience. Good views of the sunset. Food was good.

  16. e

    ericb

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good food. Great service. A little dated

  17. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat in the grass patio overlooking the beach. What a lovely scenery ! Our waiter Jesse was a delight. The food was excellent. We were there for brunch. We highly recommend it.

  18. EL

    ELENA

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Too bad you had to deep fry the lobster tacos. Ruined good lobster. Everyone else in our party enjoyed their food. We were a party of 8 and bill was close to $500 and we paid $10 to park our car. My advice to everyone, park outside because restaurant only validates for 11/2 hours. Probably will not return.

  19. KR

    KarenR

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was awesome and food and drinks were great.

  20. N

    Nomnom1

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor patio so nice by the beach

  21. m

    mach2

    San Diego

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Choice of a window table for the million dollar view for our late Memorial Day lunch. Clean and well spaced tables. Appreciated, as always, the parking garage and validation, particularly today as there was no street parking for miles. Everything was fine, the service a bit slow at the start. Somewhat surprised as a veteran there was no offer of a discount or something like a free dessert, or or even " hey thank you for your service ". On memorial Day?

  22. TA

    TimA

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!!

  23. s

    sfrist

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    The only good thing about the restaurant is the view. We watched the sunset and it was gorgeous. Food was horrible, mango jalapeño margarita tasted like straight mango purée, and we didn’t even get a chance to talk to the server about it because he never came to the table to check in. It is very much a casual hotel restaurant. People walking through in bathing suits and towels. We paid $170 for 2 entrees, chips and guacamole (salsa tasted like ketchup) The prime rib was all fat, overly salty, and the chilaquiles were soggy from the grease. The lobster tacos were overly salty and very tough. And on top of that the glasses we got were dirty. I would recommend you go at sunset, sit at the bar, get a beer, and call it a day.

  24. d

    dahlias

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the food, the view was awesome! We got the sunset view. The only thing kind of negative experience was when we line to use the bathroom. The line was super long since there was spring fling happifrom Ucsd and there were 2 bathrooms only.

  25. M

    Myrtle

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Made a reservation to be seated outdoors but hostess refused to set us at a table with shade or an umbrella although some were available. The hostess was unfriendly and rude and made the experience terrible.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Food was subpar and on top of that there was a hair at the bottom of all the food discovered at the last bite … staff gave disgusted looks as we left.. and it was also run down and desperate need of a face lift… we were there for a college graduation dinner and there was no mention of our celebration even tho it was mentioned

  27. AD

    AileenDavid

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a gem. The food and service was great. We ordered a bunch of small plates and shared. The churro dessert is delicious. We sat by the window and what a great view. After dinner, walk off the calories on the boardwalk. Love this location. Parking is underground. The first 90 min are free. Check this place out. You wont be disappointed

  28. JM

    JeanneM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Our meal was very good (cioppino and mussels) - so much we couldn’t finish the meal. The views are amazing, but what really set The Shores apart was the great and friendly service.

  29. RL

    RickL

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice experience

  30. k

    kyrstenb

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Kids in tow, meal took 25 min to serve with basically empty restaurant. Lovely view just not best for time sensitive diners

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mom here for a beautiful sunset view Mothers Day dinner and it was everything we had hoped for. Great food & service with a view worth a million dollars!

  32. D

    Dei0910

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    There were a few mistakes made to our order not by the waitress but my the bar tender and the kitchen staff. Otherwise everything else was good.

  33. B

    Btwo

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Came here for Mother's Day, didn't realize it was a mandatory buffet situation. Got an amazing table out on the grass across from the beach. Service was quite attentive even though staff was snacking in the service station in view of guests. The buffet was solid but not spectacular, missing some fairly obvious entries but included a carving and omelet station. My biggest issues were two-fold: 1. If you're charging me $70 for a breakfast buffet, how are you then charging me MORE for orange juice and coffee? Like the buffet price only includes food but not non-alcoholic drinks, that makes no sense. 2. They charged a 5% surcharge on the bill without ANY explanation what it was for or who it was going to. When asked, the server said, "I don't know supply chain and food costs or something like that." A beautiful setting but after tax and surcharge pretty hard to justify $400 for 4ppl.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Went for Mother’s Day Brunch. The food was good but not worth the very high price.

  35. AR

    ARIG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Mother's day brunch was great. All of the food was great. I didn't enjoy the hidden up-charges included in the bill. Several times I was told that the price was $60/person for the buffet. The final bill showed an extra $8/person. There was also a random 5% surcharge that was never discussed. The ambiance was amazing, but for those prices, I could have gone to a top notch steakhouse with the whole family. Might reconsider where I go next year.

  36. RA

    RobertA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambiance and excellent service. We'll be back! For Mothers day buffet - Not too crowed, we felt you were mindful on the spacing of bookings, which added to the enjoyment.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day was very enjoyable!

  38. MA

    MAMP

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The have taken many popular items off the menu:ginger soup, rolls, onion rings and mud pie. This makes for a less satisfying meal. Still the view and service almost make up for the menu.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary Everything was excellent! Great way to celebrate!

  40. SD

    SanDiegoAndi

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The dinner on the he patio was lovely! The glass wall protected us from the wind & heaters were available if needed. Server received our special requests graciously. The food was very good. The sunset was awesome!

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
  • 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

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 1934 OpenTable diners.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 50 times today
Google Map for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

8110 Camino Del Oro San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenida de la Playa

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 8:00 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

  • Public transit

    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Minor

  • Entertainment

    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (858) 456-0600

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

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