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Moonstone Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A small upscale restaurant with ocean views offering a nice variety of dishes, including vegetarian options.

Thank paulapY5540TV
Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the last two years, I have probably eaten at the Moonstone Grill at least 15 times. This is where we bring our out of town guests and business associates and where we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The view is spectacular. The food is always enjoyable. They have a good variety of options: fish, fowl, beast, and vegetarian. I have... More 

1 Thank sodalake
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Humboldt County. Great wine, fabulous food, great service. Their salmon is second to none. Would go here multiple times a week if finances allowed.

1 Thank Anamarie F
Greater Cincinnati
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place close to where we were staying. We ate there twice! Appetizers made the meal the first night when we weren't starved. Returned the second night so my wife could try the fried oysters; I enjoyed the shrimp and pasta. The tossed salad with the candied walnuts was wonderful.

1 Thank mtaylor7859
Eureka, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The best service from the Maitre d' to the servers. Excellent fresh fish and vegetables prepared in a way to highlight good food. Not overdone or over-cooked. Fun bar service if you are alone or want to socialize with others. Stick to standard drinks. My Negroni was odd. And, lime pie was lacking zest, but otherwise, I'd recommend any of... More 

1 Thank julesofthesea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A friend who lives in the area suggested this restaurant to us. Wow, we were impressed with the food and the views. It seemed like every table had a nice view. Service was timely and professional.

1 Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were camping and decided to eat out. Found Moonstone Grill and decided to give it a try. We had no reservations, but they graciously accommodated us right away. We had the fresh salmon and the Alaskan halibut for dinner, both were excellent, as was the service. Will definitely return here.

1 Thank rick m
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a day of exploring the Redwood National Parks and are so happy we found it. The chef did a fantastic job with everything we tried - clam chowder, spinach salad with a local cheese, wild caught Alaskan salmon (SO HARD to find), wild caught Alaskan Halibut, lime and toasted coconut pie, and delicious cocktails!! Oh, and... More 

1 Thank 8veryprettygirls8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We had wanted to go to another local highly recommended restaurant BUT they were full! How pleased are we now! This was great food, great service with stunning views! Highly recommended - it's such a shame we won't be able to revisit as we move on and ultimately home but we will surely tell friends to make a detour &... More 

1 Thank PeterPost
Trinidad, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Great food - have been coming here since it changed hands years ago. The service is good. I wish they still had the extensive appetizer menu - we used to just order 4 or 5 and call that dinner. The view is wonderful and looks right out on the beach.

1 Thank KDfromCali

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: 707-677-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?