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“Amazing view + Great Bloody Marys!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
805-927-3859
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Ranked #9 of 44 Restaurants in Cambria
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sit back...Relax...Enjoy Open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.
Amarillo, TX
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Amazing view + Great Bloody Marys!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Each time we visit Cambria, my husband and I make it a point to go here, sit on the patio and order a bloody mary and fish and chips. If you get a chance, sit at the bar on the patio--there's a view of the ocean across the street. The wait staff is friendly and everyone is always in a good mood due to the mild coastal weather. My mom always orders the cajun shrimp tacos and I know they are great as well! The real winner though is the Bloody Mary--spicy, strong and with pickled asparagus!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 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, January 16, 2014
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Glendale, California
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114 restaurant reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Very dependable - never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Our favorite meal at the Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill is lunch. My husband and I order the bowl of spicy fresh clams and an order of the green salad with gargonzola and sweet walnuts and share them. He has a beer and I have a glass of white wine. This year on New Year's Day, we met friends there for dinner. No reservations were accepted, so we ordered drinks at the bar. We were given generous pours of scotch and gin. This time, my husband ordered the same menu selections, but just for himself, and I had a delicious rack of lamb. Our friends ordered fish, and everyone was pleased with their meals. We ordered wine by the glass, since we didn't want to share the same bottle. Moonstone is friendly and casual. We always feel comfortable there.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thank you for your great rating and wonderful comments! We appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you dining with us again soon.
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Fresno, California
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food in a fantastic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Dined at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill last Saturday night for the first time and it was very good. We had seats inside right against the windows facing the beach. Enjoyed watching the beautiful sunset over the ocean before we went inside. Even though it was a Saturday night, we didnt have to wait long at all for a table - only a couple minutes. However, we did arrive around 5:30 to beach the crowd. I noticed on the way out there were several people waiting for a table, so a reservation might be a good idea.
Food was good all around. Between the four of us we had steak, scampi, salmon, and crab cakes. Everyone was pleased with their meals. The sides were all very tasty as well. Good food and good atmosphere for beach side upscale dining.
The only negative is that the restaurant is a little pricey, but I guess most everything in Cambria is on the pricey side. Our meals were about $35 each and that's without the wine. But if you're in Cambria, you cant go wrong with this place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thank you for your review and highlighting your dining experience. We appreciate your time and comments and hope you can dine with us again soon!
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Atascadero, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“The Best Place to Celebrate New Year's Eve!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a most spectacular New Year's Eve celebration on the deck at Moonstone Bar & Grill in Cambria. We went early as we were a party of six and did not have reservations, but we were seated right away on the beautiful, heated deck. It was a gorgeous night in Cambria-by-the-Sea and altho we were offered lap blankets, did not feel the need. Drinks were ordered and arrived promptly! The wait staff was extremely attentive and positive toward the small children in our party. Everyone was made to feel right at home. The food was delicious (as always) and arrived in a timely fashion. Seafood is their specialty, but there are steaks and other choices. Dessert was I n c r e d I b l e! Cheesecake from Heaven! This visit confirms how consistent Moonstone Bar & Grill service and food remains - holiday or not. (We also drive over for lunch on occasion.) This place never disappoints! Pricey this particular night, after all it was New Year's Eve..

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for your review! We appreciate the time your took to write it and thank you for your loyalty. We hope to see you dining with us again soon!
Happy 2014.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful New Year's Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We always try to eat here during our annual Cambria vacation. The food is good and the patio view can't be matched. We went there for lunch Jan. 1, 2014 and decided to eat inside since the wait for the patio was 30+ minutes. An inside table was a 10 minute wait. We still good a great view and were rewarded with a terrific server, Richard. He made us feel that we were his only customers, checking on us, making sure the food was prepared the way we wanted. The Salmon Sandwich (excellent!) was $16.95 and the Cajun Shrimp Tacos (excellent) also $16.95. A split of sparking wine was $6.75 (Tobin James Dream Weaver - yumm!) and a Double Barrel Ale is $4.50. We had a very enjoyable, relaxing lunch. There is a lot of seating inside and out and you can expect to wait. The restaurant doesn't take reservations and closes between 3-5 pm - check the website for hours.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. We appreciate all of your comments and hope to see you dining with us again soon!
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