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Pacific Coast Grill

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2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

This place is well worth the $$. Never disappoints. Third time here during a trip out to this area and we will always try to include it. Still trying to duplicate a drink I had there and I admit, I'm no bartender and I'm unable...More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed August 9, 2017

lst time trying Pacific Coast Grill's Cardiff by the Sea's location. Fortunately, we'd requested a window table at 6:45pm and did get a great spot to see sunset view over the ocean. Food was good not great, and way too rich, had short ribs, husband...More

Thank 21Ellen1958
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

From the moment we called to make a reservation ('Jordan' explains that we can't book a table on the patio, you have to physically be present and then wait) to the horrible experience when we actually arrived (to be told the kitchen closes in 15...More

1  Thank prtscsandiego
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is incredible on every level. The location is wonderful.... the view is out of this world, the service is always great and the food is delicious. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. It's on the top of my list of...More

Thank TerryEgan
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We were on a family vacation and I made reservations in advance. Asked for patio table but we arrived early. They asked if we would like to be seated early but inside. We said sure as long as we can still have a good view....More

Thank toddc879
Reviewed August 2, 2017

This is the perfect place to dine with an ocean view. Not just an ocean view, but right on the beach! The specialty drinks were pricey but delicious. I enjoyed a berry mojito. Our favorite dish of the night was the seafood pasta. Pretty much...More

Thank Heather N
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed sitting on the back terrace while dining on the catch of the day! Stayed for 3 hours with a full moon and wonderful breeze at my back.

Thank scottsfarm
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with a family member on a Wednesday. We didn't have a reservation but we were seated promptly. Wine by the glass was very limited & too expensive so I passed on that. Service seemed a bit slow but our server was quite...More

1  Thank Gr8Accountant
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We asked for a table on the upstairs patio which has a great ocean view from any table. We were greeted warmly by all staff and our server was exceptional, spending extra time to guide our menu choices. We ordered the Churro Waffles which were...More

Thank smebeb
Reviewed July 20, 2017

This restaurant is one of the very few, where you actually get an ocean view because it is literally on the beach. The second story outdoor deck is magnificent. What a stage for Sunday brunch! But why oh why is it so impossible to find...More

1  Thank SobremesaStudios
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from maruchi911 | Reviewed this property |
I ordered a vodka martini and it was awesome. Don't know about the beer
October 25, 2016|
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Response from TominCA | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice restaurant but it's also the beach - nice casual seemed to be the norm when I was there.
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
Do check the menu online with prices. The appetizers start around $ 7 and move up from there. Lunch items, mostly being seafood, are higher in price than the burgers they also have on the menu. For the experimental food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-0721
  • E-mail
Now on the ocean in Cardiff, PCG is a hip and artistic trip for your senses. Feast on extraordinary Pacific Coast Cuisine in visually stunning surroundings. The Pacific Coast Grill is a place to see and be seen and most of all, to enjoy.
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