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Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

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American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue
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6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-3859
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sit back...Relax...Enjoy Open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and great location

My wife, two teenage daughters and I spend one night in the area and there are few eating options directly to the ocean so we tried the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill. They do not accept reservations but we got a table after 15 minutes. We had an outside table so we could watch the sunset. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Yesba
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife, two teenage daughters and I spend one night in the area and there are few eating options directly to the ocean so we tried the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill. They do not accept reservations but we got a table after 15 minutes. We had an outside table so we could watch the sunset. They have a great... More 

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Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The only thing this place has going is the location and the view from the outdoor seating patio. Our server left us feeling that he is doing us favor by serving us, he does not seem to like his job for sure. The food was bellow average and the prices did not corelate to the quality. Unfortunately there is not... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to eat, fantastic food with a brilliant sea view. We stumbled on this place as we were driving up the Highway 1. We had missed lunch and stopped for an early dinner, and good job we did as it opened at 5pm and by 5.15pm it was practically fall and we now know why. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food here was excellent. I had the chicken tacos which were delicious. My wife had the crab salad sandwich that she stated was delicious. The view of the ocean is also excellent.

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

The Grilled Chicken Taco Plate is one of my favorite dishes, Jonathan. Great pick! I just wanted to thank you for the review, and I hope we can have you join us again soon. Take care, John, Owner More 

Oceanside, California, USA
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were staying at the Cambria Shores Inn (walking distance) and didn't want to drive after a day of wine tasting. We had eaten there year's ago and had a bad experience. Thought we'd try it again. Place was very busy for a Friday night (they don't take reservations). Grabbed a drink at the bar and had about a 20... More 

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm very thankful you decided to give us another chance, John! It sounds like you enjoyed your meal with us, and I appreciate the feedback about the service as well. If you're in the area again, we'd love to have you visit! Take care, John, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We did not have a good experience here. We had to wait for about 30 minutes before we got a table, which is fair enough since the place was busy. But it was not worth the waiting. The food was nothing but ok and the prices was extremely high- the most expensive meal so far in California. If you want... More 

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't satisfied with your visit, Marie. We want to make sure everything from the food to the service is spot on. Also, it's never our intention to make you feel rushed. We want everyone to take as much time as they need, and we only provide the check early for your convenience. I appreciate the feedback about... More 

Kingsburg, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hubby and I went here for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! The service was fantastic, the food was delicious and plentiful and the scenery was beautiful. We highly recommend this as a date night dinner.

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great date night, Felcia! Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience, and I'll be sure to pass along your feedback to the team. We'd love to have you join us again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Sacramento, California
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We walked along the trail from our nearby hotel to this restaurant for dinner. Our experience here was a little off. We noticed the waiter took the order without writing it down. My friend had ordered oysters on the half shell and the waiter brought her a different type of oyster dish with spinach which she does not like. We... More 

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Sorry about that initial dish mix-up, Sheila! I'm glad it was all sorted out in the end. Overall, it sounds like you had a great time and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful review. Hopefully we can have you join us again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Munich, Germany
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a nice dinner seating outside with view on the ocean. The food was very good. We enjoyed oysters, shrimp salad and seabass. The wine selection is good. I could recommend Paso Robles Viognier Maddalena.

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Sounds like you really enjoyed the view! How could you not? We're so lucky to be right across from Moonstone Beach. Thank you for the review, and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Temecula, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were not staying on the beach on this visit to Cambria, and after eating at Linn's (which is great) the night before, we came out to Moonstone. We didn't have to wait long, though on a Tuesday they recommended we come early since the restaurant down the street was closed, giving them more traffic. We were seated promptly. Our... More 

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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you were a fan of the location, and I appreciate you writing us a review. First, I'd like to apologize if the interaction with the manager came off as rude, and I can assure you this was never her intention. I do understand why this was frustrating, and I'll be sure to share your feedback. As... More 

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Additional Information about Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $32
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $32
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Sit back...Relax...Enjoy Open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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