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“Where not to eat in Cambria”

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
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!
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Where not to eat in Cambria”
Reviewed October 16, 2008

This is in an area which prides itself on seafood, We ordered fried oysters which were greasy and overseasoned followed by sea food pasta which was clams mussels & shrimps & fish on linguini pasta. The sauce was reminicent of pot noodle with a strong aftertaste of monosodium glutinate, How you can ruin fresh ingredients is a mystery. Also have Americans not yet learned that "less is more" This would have satisfied at least 3 students hungry for pot noodles. The wine was OK but excluding drinks $70 for two very mediocre meals was more than rich. I have eaten excellent food in California. I think this chef should head back to burger king to find his or her true vocation.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent service”
Reviewed October 14, 2008

We are from Europe and eating at this restaurant was a great experience. The food was excellent, and the service also. Thanks Angie, and till next time we visit the USA.

Paulus Eijkenboom.

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Alpine, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Not as good”
Reviewed September 23, 2008

We love Cambria and stay on Moonstone Beach. We usually eat here and the fish and chips were always to die for. This time, the fish was ???? no telling what it was. No flavor and very disappointing as I have recommended this to many people. The service was above average. I must say we arrived before the dinner crowd and ate inside because we don't like having the seagulls on our table. It was uncomfortably warm. We will try again next time, hope it is better.

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Cambria, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 20, 2008

My mother and stepfather live in Cambria, and have so for over 20 years. My husband and I were married there, and we stayed in Cambria for our honeymoon. We went to Moonstone Rest. many times during our stay. We loved dining outside, and believe me...I am picky. The waitstaff was very friendly, and the food was great. (the drinks...awesome!) Just for anyone that visits Cambria, California....water is to be asked for.

Please respect water shortage, we are all in this together! Great place, thanks to the whole staff!

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Quaint, great view, good art, great service, OK food”
Reviewed September 18, 2008

We loved the place - the view, the sunset, the low lighting, the great service, the nice wine and the art gallery on the walls. For some reason, based on our B&B's recommendation (the highly recommended Trinidad Bay B&B), I thought it would be an old stuffy place but that was not the case - it was nicely decorated, very 'California coast' and was exactly what we were seeking that evening: a nice quiet place for dinner with atmosphere and a view. The food was not spectacular but with the very lovely evening they provided us we enjoyed the experience nonetheless.

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