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“Unbelievably Rude!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill offers our diners breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Diners may choose to sit outside on our ocean front patio or they may sit inside where our large picturesque window allows a vast view of the ocean. We offer fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta. Our specialties include our creamy clam chowder and mouth-watering sauces that compliment every fresh seafood entree. For meat lovers, we offer a variety of juicy, delicious steaks. If you're a fan of onion rings be sure to order our Pork Chops; you won't be disappointed. We are known for our delicately battered fish and chips and our scrumptious fish tacos that make for a delicious lunch plate. Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill also boasts a full service bar where we have a variety of beers and a wine list that features central coast wineries. For the adventurous drinkers, be sure to try something from our special cocktail menu. We take pride in our excellent service and being a kid-friendly establishment with a free toy for every child. While we love pets, we do ask that you leave your pets at home when dining at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill. When dining at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Modesto, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Unbelievably Rude!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

My family & I went to this restaurant for dinner one night. We ran up a relatively large ticket (drinks & dinner). The service was ok, nothing spectacular (or horrible). The waitress dropped off the ticket, we paid her and tipped her about 10 - 15%. A few minutes later the manager approaches us and asked if we were happy with our service. We all said "yes of course". He then continued with, "Oh well judging by the tip you left, I assumed that you were unsatisfied with your service." We were like "WHAT?!" Are you kidding me? I have never EVER experienced such a rude establishment where it is acceptable to talk to their customers in such a manner!

We will NEVER go back to them again! We ran up a very large bill, they are lucky that we choose to give their restaurant a try. Next time we will stick to the Sow's Ear Restaurant there in Cambria. They are SO much more professional and hospitable.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kari B
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
After contacting this reviewer, she revealed that her visit to our restaurant, in which this incident occured, was somewhere back in 2008 or 2009. We are under different management now and have invitied her back. We train our staff to never discuss the tip with a customer (good or bad), as tips are always optional. Our customer's are important to us, and my hope is she will revisit us again in the near future.
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food great staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I had the new york steak. Best steak ever, grilled to perfection. Juicy and lots of flavors and the gravy was very tasty. Kind and service minded staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Roy-Arne R
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Thank you for your response and time to write a review. Your experience is important to us!
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great views, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I spent a very pleasant afternoon here having a late lunch and dessert in the sun. The burger and sandwich we ordered were great (fantastic fries too), and very nice red velvet cake and cappucinos. We were too late for lunch, but they still served me the vegetarian sandwich from the lunch menu when asked. Very pleasant atmosphere; I can't think of a nicer way to spend a few hours on vacation!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Clem78
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you back again soon.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food - great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The evening we dined at the Moonstone Bar and Grill we were offered the option of sitting outside - but the wind was just a bit to strong and chill for us. However, we did notice that those brave enough were offered lovely blankets to keep warm!

If you don't make a reservation expect to wait a bit for a table - this place is popular. But there is a bar area, so your wait doesn't have to be awkward.

The food was good - nothing particularly spectacular, but good. My partner had the steak, and I had the veggie pasta option, and both were nice.

The ambience is nice, but given it is busy you are perhaps a little bit rushed.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mis88
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your opinions and do not take them lightly. We strive for good food and good service. Your comments will be discussed at our next waitstaff meeting. Thank you.
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“Excellent food, Varied menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

You can dine inside or out. The food is excellent with a nice variety on the menu. If you dine outside you'll have an even better view of beautiful Moonstone Beach. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and ready to answer your culinary questions.

Visited August 2012
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Thank MtDavid
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MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate your time and business and hope we see you again soon!
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