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American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a celebratory meal here and the setting was very nice. There was a bit of a scuffle between servers. One stepped in to help us get served food and drinks; another came back to assert that they were our server. But overall the...food was good, the setting was very nice and the staff were helpful. Would recommend for overall setting and ambience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 21, 2022 via mobile

We wanted something romantic for our Anniversary. This hit the mark. The sunset view was amazing. My husband had the swordfish which was cooked perfectly. I had the Lobster pot pie. Big chunks of Lobster in a light sauce. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

Great location. Right on the beach.dining room very dark and unappealing at night.some colors on the wall candles on the tables would do wonders.we were 11 and our server was really great.took great care of us.the food was very good.the swordfish was really good.again they...should brighten up the dining room really would nt take much to do it.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

We are locals and love to frequent local restaurants. What a disappointing meal we had at the Shores Restaurant. How can you ruin a burger? The bun was stale and cold. There was not a smear of any kind of dressing on it. The beef...was not at all seasoned and topped with cold cheese, ice cold tomato and lettuce and a "more raw" than cooked slice of onion and cold pickles. No flavor at all. Everyone knows you don't refrigerate tomatoes!! The fries were marginal, no seasoning. The mussels were semi warm and I will give kudos to the broth. Lots of ill mannered children running around which did take away from the sunset ambience. There were clumps of hair or dust all around under our table. Large clumps. Ick! This place has never been known for its marginal at best food. What a shame to have such a gorgeous location and view and waste it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021

Beautiful location and view. Run down facilities. Really uninspired menu that tastes pathetic. Completly ruined our special day. Just with improving the food they can make this place special because the view is phenomenal. Totally wasted waterfront opportunity

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

The staff was very friendly. The hote/restaurantl needs updating and refurb. The mussel steamers were excellent. All other food was average. It's a great location on the beach and walking distance to shops.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 18, 2021

The patio was set up with distancing. the beach is very active so there is always something interesting to watch. For lunch, we had fish tacos and smoked salmon flatbread. Both were very large portions and very tasty. There was a ton of salmon on...the flatbread.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021 via mobile

I had dinner here last night and although the service was excellent, the food was not at all. Baja fish tacos were ok but the beans and rice were truly awful and tasted like they were days old. My glass of wine was pretty bad...as well. The location and view are hard to beat and perhaps the menu has better offerings- the burger at the table next to mine looks good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 10, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was under lockdown way too long. Now has an all day menu from Noon to 7:00pm. A great place to stop in during or after the beach. The view is spectacular. The menu is uncomplicated but very creative. Plenty of selections; enough for...your satisfaction. The Tuna Poke Bowl is awesome. Colorful with all kinds of textures and flavors. Loaded with ahi tuna sashimi. Pickled ginger, wakambi seaweed salad, avocado, garnished with garlic chips and a red "caviar-type” roe. Much more tuna than rice. A substantially tasty dish. Be sure to ask for the wasabi aioli which comes on the side. I’ll be back......as always for the food, atmosphere, and always personable service.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 7, 2021

Great views from our table, watching the beach and tides but the food was far less than anticipated for the price we paid. We split a Caesar salad to start - easy and crisp so this was fine. The entrees were both disappointing. The swordfish...lacked flavor and was a little dry. Not much going for it as the couscous was the best part of the whole dish. The salmon was well cooked. The flavor and sides were better than the swordfish but nothing special compared to many similar priced meals we've had before. Definitely not a place we'd revisit if we came back to the area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 26, 2020 via mobile

Great spot for brunch right on the sand! The menu is great and the service and scenery is equally as nice.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

Lovely place for dinner! We had a birthday dinner at the Shores recently. The hotel is seating on the open patio that looks over the beautiful beach. We were there right at sunset, which really adds to the atmosphere. We were hoping to be seated...closer to the edge with our reservation and notes about it being a special occasion, but we got seated about as far back on the patio as you can go. We could still see the sun setting over the spectacular ocean anyway, just looking past many tables. The food was all delicious and service was attentive. We had cocktails, some of the poke bowls, their NY steak, and a couple other dishes in our party. We were all very happy with our order and with the drinks! We did ask them to help us with a birthday cake, but they were obviously cautious with the pandemic and they just provided items for us to cut/serve our own cake. It would have been nice if they offered to sing or something, but I guess even that could be dangerous these days. I’d love to return! I’m even intrigued by the hotel it’s in because of its perfect location.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

We had dinner at The Shores Restaurant (in the La Jolla Shores Hotel). The views were great, the food and service were very good, and the drinks were good. When you are at a window table overlooking the La Jolla Shores beach as the sun...is setting, you tend not to pay attention to much else. But, for a mid-week dinner, The Shores is a great option for a lot less than many other restaurants in La Jolla. Note: they have a parking garage below the hotel, so you don’t have to try to find a parking space on an always crowded street.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

We ate in the bar area overlooking the Pacific Ocean and La Jolla Cove and indulged on ahi ceviche and ahi nachos with a bottle of pinot gris. Our server was attentive and friendly. A wonderful evening.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

I don't think you could get any closer to the water without being in it. Right on the ocean with lots of windows. At breakfast high tide is in and wow the water is right there. We had an excellent server. food was very good....Enjoyed the French toast. Nice size coffee cups and we never had to ask for more. Even saw some dolphins going by. Husband had eggs and bacon and said he didn't want the hash browns. They brought fruit instead which was nice.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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The Shores Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5