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“Expensive, Great View” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-3859
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Ranked #12 of 44 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sit back...Relax...Enjoy Open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.
Riverside County
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Expensive, Great View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This restaurant sits across the street from the beach and the ocean. The view is beautiful so request outside seating if you can get it and you don't mind waiting. We choose to sit inside as it was cool even in June. It is a busy restaurant most of the day as it is only one of two restaurants within walking distance of about a dozen hotels on the beach. We had a 30 minute wait at 9pm. The food is expensive and good but not great. I had a shrimp and pasta dish and I have had better for less money. They have an extensive beer and wine list. Service was attentive. I would eat here when in Cambria again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. Your comments are important to us and will help us improve our business. I am sorry we fell short of your expectation. My hope is that you will return and try another item on our menu such as our popular seafood pasta or our classic cove scampi. Our fish is fresh and we serve them with a variety of sauces to please a wide range of palates.
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Los Angeles, California
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“Standard Bar and Grill in a great location with a perfect server”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill serves standard fare and has a full and busy bar. We arrived on Saturday night at almost 9 PM and had to wait about a half hour. The portions were large and the choices were good and varied. We'd had a particularly difficult day and were tired and hungry when we arrived. My husband has food allergies and is very limited in what he can eat. Our server, Anita, was beyond terrific. She brought us the lists of ingredients so he could see what he could have, and then made sure that we were very well fed and within our budget. She was constantly smiling and I just felt like we were her only customers (although all the staff was very busy). She made our day. We enjoyed our dinner and dessert, and our experience.

There is a BIG outdoor patio with an ocean view which must be great in the daytime - too cold at night!

Visited July 2013
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! As a person also allergic to many foods, we made sure to have a book which lists every ingredient that goes into every menu item at our restaurant. We have just added a few new dessert items to our menu, so next time around I hope the weather will permit you to sit outside, enjoy the view and try some of our new items.
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Orange, California, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The wife and I ordered and shared a Smoked Salmon Quesadilla and Fish Taco Plate. I really couldn't decide which I liked more. The quesadilla was unique, like nothing I've ever had. The fish tacos were among the best I've had (beaten only by those at a place in Maui).

Visited July 2013
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. Our fish tacos are a popular item and a favorite of many locals in town. We hope you will be able to dine with us again soon!
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“Nice seaside location and meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were staying nearby and ate here twice during our stay so that we didn't need to drive. On both occasions our meals and service were good. Outside can be cold if wanting to sit there and enjoy the sunset, so rug up. Alternatively, eat indoors and wander outside as the sun goes down, you can see outside from inside the restaurant and when the cameras start coming out, it is time for a look yourself. We were there midweek and only had to wait a few minutes for a table. Salads are a good size and a reasonable wine choice. Is casual dining with a bar area to have a drink while waiting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your comments. We appreciate your business.
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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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“Great food, awesome view, blankets for chilly evenings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The drinks were well made. The wine list was delightfully tasty (we only had the whites). Our dinners were filling and delivered in a relaxed manner that let us enjoy them as the sun went down. Best of all, for the evening chill, they have blankets ready to keep you warm! The combination of service, dining quality and view are so hard to find these days. They have it all here!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We appreciate your time and thank you for your review. I am glad you took advantage of our blankets and enjoy the outdoors while dining with us. We strive to perfect our business model:
Sit Back....Relax...Enjoy - Good Food with Great Service in a Wonderful Setting.
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