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Shades Restaurant, Hilton Waterfront

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Californian
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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    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
Most recent review
Excellent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
TheWeatherheads
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sidcup, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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374 reviews 374 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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Philadelphia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

While staying at the hotel, we book a family dinner at Shades, which includes 4 adults, 2 babies. They are very accommodating and give special attention to the children while we enjoy full nicely served dinners from their delicious menu. Prices are a bit on the high side, but not out of line for a beach resort hotel and a... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had vouchers... so the price was not a factor. Breakfasts (full buffet or made-to-order eggs/toast etc were pretty good. Relaxing atmosphere. Responsive servers.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?