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Moonstone Grill

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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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Northern California
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South of Trinidad, this restaurant is reached via the crumbled, winding Scenic Drive, one lane in places where the other has fallen down the cliff into the sea. Or by Highway 101 via an indirect and not well marked entrance and exit. The service was friendly and attentive. The bread I recall was white bread in a torpedo shape, and... More 

Thank ronks
Eureka, California
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256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here fancy attire is clean jeans with your vest. But, the food here is top notch. We take out of town guests here and its always sure to wow and please. Do start with the oysters. For entres two of us had the prime rib. Its exactly how prime rib should be, moist, rare, slightly salty and very tender! Our... More 

1 Thank norcalhummingbirds
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is EXCEPTIONAL, here. Everyone treats you very special, as if they've been waiting all day for your arrival. The bar was buzzing with happy hour guests. I had a Scallops Rockefeller starter and a salad with apples and nuts and a nice, light citrus vinaigrette. Wish I could say more about the menu but I ate light that night.... More 

1 Thank wildwest739
Guffey, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to take reservations late 8pm so if you plan to go call early. The food was prepared the way we ordered it. I like my steak well done and they were able to cook it so no pink and melt in the mouth taste. The view would be great if you get there before dark. The staff was... More 

1 Thank susieatblackbear
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We only had cocktails and snacks....and we sat at the crowded bar. It was very nice and the view of the beach is awesome.

2 Thank Marc L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

2 Thank paulapY5540TV
Arcata, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 Chunkletron
Greater Cincinnati
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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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238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?