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Beach House - CLOSED

2530 South Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Price range: $35 - $35
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 101
Description: A relaxing afternoon watching the surfers at Cardiff Reef or a romantic evening with the sun setting over the sea...the exciting new cuisine of recently-arrived acclaimed executive chef Michael Ingino...the value of our famed daily Happy Hour and nightly Sunset Specials...two heated outdoor patios so close to the sea you might just get splashed, al fresco dining at its finest...the energy and excitement of the Top of the House Grill, the comfort of our dining room...Lunch, Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, and Dinner...Cuisine, Service and Value to match the stunning views...The Beach House...Lobster, Fine Steaks, Fresh Fish...World Class Wines, cool Libations and Martinis...on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea, two miles north of the Del Mar racetrack.

216 reviews from our community

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English first
Oceanside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Used to have a good happy hour priced menu with decent appitisers. You could tell long before they closed they were doomed. They had no gas for heaters and things were getting shoddy. Hope they come back because everywhere else is overpriced. All in all bc it was on beach directly and had a good happy hour I'd give it... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place and the one in Laguna Beach have been closed for some time and am hopeful they will re-open some time soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Sorry to see this place close down. It was a good place to visit after a day on the beach. The décor was in need of a refresh. The place next door as reopened, it was once Charles on the Beach, really good. The Charthouse is still there if your feeling flush.

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San Diego
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Restaurant has closed down. It was a great place with an excellent oyster bar and view. Don't know what happened

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Top Contributor
605 reviews 605 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Went here last year on a short trip to SD County ... It was a nice place to bring my significant other for a romantic meal. The seafood was good ... but unfortunately the exorbitant prices warranted the seafood being superb and it was not. The view however is amazing ... so maybe if you just have a couple of... More 

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San Diego
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The sign says, "closed for remodeling", but from what I've heard it's closed for good. It used to be a terrific place. Great reasonably priced brunches right on the water. I forget the manager's name, but he was outstanding and always remembered me, even though I visited infrequently. Apparently, he left or was released and things went downhill in a... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We've been to the Beach House for lunch, appetizers, and for dinner on various occasions. We keep coming back because you simply can't get a better view of the ocean on a sunny day. It's spectacular. Unfortunately, we're consistently disappointed with the quality of food. The decor needs an update. You'll love the view, but don't have high expectations for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We went today for lunch - the service was good although the inside dining area was almost empty due to the amazing weather we are having here at the moment, everyone was seated outside. So we got served pretty quickly and the food was served within a reasonable time. My dish was the Chopped Veg Salad with Grilled Chicken and... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had glorious experiences in the past, of a classy place with superb food and spectacular view. I tried to rekindle that feeling in the last few month with several dinners and yesterday with lunch for four. I had hoped that my recent mediocre experience was a fluke of a slow night; I was wrong. Recently I have been disappointed... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's unfortunate that the owners of this restaurant haven't spent any money on the upgrade of the very sad looking interior décor. I have eaten here a few times but only for lunch and drinks at sunset on the balcony and it was fine. This time we decided to take out of town guests because of the location and view... More 

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Additional Information about Beach House

Address: 2530 South Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: 760-753-1321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood

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