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Chart House

American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111 (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
(760) 436-4044
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there for dinner a couple of times. Sunset is amazing at this restaurant. We loved the food and the drinks. Reservation is highly recommended.

Thank Davidg8113
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

More by accident we ende up havion gdinner with a party of 6 at the Chart House. We had a table right at the window window with a great view over the beach and the oceon. Getting the breathe from the ocean, hearing the waves, good food and perfect service that was a great evening and I can honestly recommend... More 

Thank Larsary
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Celebrating friend's 50th from UK and our waitress was exceptional. Party of 8 and all food beautifully presented and tasty! Views wonderful. Next time we're here, will definitely be back. Thank you.

Thank B7517QRjane
Encinitas, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to the Chart House many times and never disappointed. Special occasions, guests in town, birthdays etc. great food, great service. All valet but top notch service. Right on the beach with waves wafting back and forth. Beautiful ambiance and scenery of the Pacific at your doorstep.

Thank 1Eeyore99
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took friends for a retirement dinner here. We asked for a window table and even better, the window opened up to a patio on the water. The food was inventive, the service good, and our friends loved the celebration.

Thank cheshirecat226
Encinitas, California
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The minute we sat down at our table and the ocean breeze wafted over us from the completely open ocean-side of the restaurant, I loved it. Ocean breeze, salty air, waves, surfers, the whole So Cal nine yards. Heaven!! The food lagged far behind. My Chart House special omelette was totally mediocre. Its advertised shrimp and lobster innerds were just... More 

Thank Patty8888
Elk Grove, California, United States
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE had dinner at the Chart House in Cardiff by the Sea. The shrimp was very good and the creamed spinach was great. Linda had an excellent spinach salad and bowl of clam chowder!! We are in the bar as we didn't have reservations but that was no problem as we had a great view of a sunset on the... More 

Thank JohnZehn
Fort Worth, United States
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood, steaks, wine everything was great! 15 minutes to be seated by a window. Lobster bisque was awesome. Free bread

Thank Tami W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Chart House many times, but this was our first visit in a few years and it was really fantastic. Beautiful location, excellent service and great food. The crab legs are awesome!

Thank Chuck M
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here to watch the sun go down, at 7.30 and we had a table booked for 8pm. It's a fantastic Restaurent, right on the seafront, and it was an amazing the Restaurent was packed earlier in the evening, but by the time the sun had gone down it became almost empty. People obviously eat early in this State.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
    (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: (760) 436-4044
You’ll have a front-row seat to catching waves & panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House located near San Diego. A modern and open decor makes the most of its location with windows that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?