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Shades Restaurant, Hilton Waterfront

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21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (Huntington Street)
(714) 845-8000
Today
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great filet

medium done just right... better for adults, not kids. our son fell asleep waiting for his kids menu meal... otherwise good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

medium done just right... better for adults, not kids. our son fell asleep waiting for his kids menu meal... otherwise good.

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent brunch. Display is amazing, variety of cold and hot buffet as well as desserts! We'll certainly go back. Do not stay more than 3 hours otherwise will have to pay $15.00 all day valet parking even if validated by restaurant.

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great range of food cooked to how you'd like it. Delicious deserts - the peanut butter one was Heaven! Cocktail menu is small but bar staff will deviate and make you what you want. Recommend the apple martins. Great place for lunch too. Fully heated so you can eat under the stars. Lovely fire pits to sit around.

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Huntington Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Indulgence at it's best. When I lived in HB, literally blocks from the Hilton I'd frequently enjoy a cigar and a Loise XIII outside the restaurant or near the pool. I even stayed there a few times just to get away from my place. Yes, I know it's odd but hey, I was doing well ;) Go. Enjoy yourself some... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took in the pre brunch breakfast and found the pancake offerings were quite good. Although a bit pricey, the cost is reasonable for the location - and better than the brunch

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Huntington Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I live in the downtown area in Huntington Beach and this restaurant is a place I like to frequent because of the ocean & pool views, outdoor fire pits , good food & drinks, and sometimes live music. Shades restaurant is in the Hilton Hotel on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. The pool & restaurant areas are located in... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food and service was good, but expensive. There are lots of restaurants within a 10 minute walk from the hotel with better prices and good food.

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westminster
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Although I have eaten dinner here several times because friends try to be loyal to Hilton, I have yet to have a meal that I enjoyed. On our most recent visit, the hanger steak was swimming in a heavy, salty sauce and was lukewarm. The sweet potato fries were soggy, tasteless and barely warm. This hotel has a wonderful location... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The portions are very big, but not the quality described in the previous reviews. All the meat is covered in heavy souces. The duck wings appetizer was bigger than the main course. So please plan accordingly. ..

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Brighton, Michigan
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had the opportunity to eat at Shades during a recent trip. Overall, the restaurant had very good food, but I thought was a bit overpriced. Another minor negative was a relative lack of selection of beer on tap. i ordered a grilled cheese and pork BBQ sandwich, which came topped with pickled jalapeno peppers. It definitely sounded unique, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    (Huntington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: (714) 845-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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