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The Shores Restaurant

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8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108 (Avenida de la Playa)
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Shores is a restaurant located in a hotel right on the beach in La Jolla. The dining area is very large (and beautiful) and stretches across the beach side of the hotel so you can sit right by the window and watch everyone enjoying the beach. The only downside to this is there are a lot of people...a lot... More 

Thank Knb4evr
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located at the La Jolla Shores Hotel and has patio seating overlooking the beach. Love the atmosphere, and the food was very good. Not too pricey and great service. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kelli B
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outdoor patio has a pleasant setting, but the inside dining room seemed very dated and even smelled stale -- which is quite a feat, considering that it's located beachfront with ocean breezes just outside. Fish tacos were over-breaded and fried, guacamole and black beans seemed over-processed and like they probably came out of a frozen food package and/or can.

Thank SuzanneDu
Placitas, NM
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shores restaurant, upscale without being pretentious, offers fine dining right on the beach at the La Jolla Shores hotel -- one mile north of the touristy press of La Jolla proper. It is an especially delightful experience to arrive in time for a gorgeous Pacific sunset. The menu is broad and the food is fresh, tasty, and well presented... More 

Thank Vito M
Denver, CO
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Not impressed at all. The food was terrible, service was so slow and it was so expensive for what you got. I ordered fish tacos and they had zero flavor. The kids meal was $11.50 and was gross. Would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank Gina123
Columbia, Missouri
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Wonderful views of ocean. Food was very expensive. It was good but not exceptional. Drinks are strong.

Thank BananaRed
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Quality of the food and service was really not worth the price. We ate here 3 different times and it really didn't seem to be an isolated experience. It consistently fell short.

Thank Lisa B
La Jolla, California
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We first tried The Shores Restaurant because it was on the Passport Card, but now frequently go there for dinner, especially when we have out- of- town guests. People are always wowed by the view, as you sit level with the ocean. In fact, when the waves are to be exceptionally high, we head for the bar, and enjoy watching... More 

Thank Linda F
Austin, Texas
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583 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A lovely corner eatery right in the middle of La Jolla Shores village. Decent entrees and a reasonable price (for California, that is!) and blocks form the beach

Thank Tony H
Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We had a quick early dinner at this restaurant. We shared Salmon Crudo and then had Almond Butterfish and Loch Duart Salmon, both cooked to perfection. The restaurant is right on the beach, the view is superb and the service is attentive and efficient.

Thank GalinaCalgary_Canada

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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
$10 - $35
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108
    (Avenida de la Playa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: 18584560600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?