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Beach House - CLOSED

2530 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
+1 760-753-1321
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
Aug 25, 2016
“We miss this restaurant which had such wonderful outside seating on their upper and lower patios”
Sep 2, 2015
“Awaiting Completion of Renovations”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2530 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
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Reviewed January 26, 2008

I have lived in Encinitas for 10 years, and I want to tell readers who are visitors to this area to not depend on the allegedly top choices listed on Tripadvisor for restaurants in Encinitas. No one who lives here would agree with the recommendations...More

5  Thank mspups
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Reviewed January 9, 2008

I will probably try to limit my return visits to Sunday brunch (unlimited champagne, waterfront deck). The interior atmosphere has the nice-factor of an El Torito.

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Reviewed December 26, 2007

Love the view of the ocean hitting the rocks and a very romantic sunset. Service was great, food was ok.

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Reviewed August 16, 2007

I have eaten a number of times with family and friends, and every time the food has been consistently wonderful. Seating by the rocks outside, looking at the ocean, and watching the sunset--it will become an experience that you will always remember. A special menu...More

1  Thank Emil-by-the-sea
Reviewed September 29, 2006

We love to to sit at the upstairs bar at Happy Hour prices for drinks and a limited but tasty Grill Menu, watch the sun go down and listen to the local musicians play old Top 40 stuff and the like. We park on the...More

2  Thank SanDiegoScott
Reviewed January 19, 2006

Not a bad cuisine choice, but the atmosphere is what makes up for the not so great food. Looks right onto the ocean and the sunsets are amazing. Great place for that happy hour, sunset watching crowd drink.

1  Thank cjennt
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San Diego
Reviewed December 30, 2005

Service is non-existent except for one waitress. If it were not for their view of the beach, this place would fold in two weeks. Let me be specific. My wife and I arrived in the early afternoon to have a drink and lunch upstairs outside....More

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Reviewed November 8, 2005

We arrived on time for our reservation, only to wait 45 minutes to be seated - seated at a very stuffy, indoor table (when I had requested one with a view) - extremely poor service - it was my birthday, and because of the late...More

1  Thank AlfaJudy
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Orange County, CA
Reviewed October 12, 2005

I took my mom here for Mother's Day and we both enjoyed our visit. We went around 4pm and it was nice and quiet. We sat out on the patio and had a beautiful view of the ocean and a wonderful meal. Our service was...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2005

Sorry! I live in Carlsbad just a few miles down the road & after giving the Beach House chance after chance after chance.........well let's just say the food is just so-so, the service is nEVEr great & it is way overpriced. It has a wonderful...More

6  Thank lilnell
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$35 - $35
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2530 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
    (Highway 101)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-1321
A relaxing afternoon watching the surfers at Cardiff Reef or a romantic evening with the sun setting over the sea...the exciting new cuisine of recently-arrived acclaimed executive chef Michael Ingino...the value of our famed daily Happy Hour and nightly Sunset Specials...two heated outdoor patios so close to the sea you might just get splashed, al fresco dining at its finest...the energy and excitement of the Top of the House Grill, the comfort of our dining room...Lunch, Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch, and Dinner...Cuisine, Service and Value to match the stunning views...The Beach House...Lobster, Fine Steaks, Fresh Fish...World Class Wines, cool Libations and Martinis...on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea, two miles north of the Del Mar racetrack.
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