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“Adequate food and service...nothing special except the view”

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: Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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!
San Diego
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4 reviews
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“Adequate food and service...nothing special except the view”
Reviewed June 13, 2010

The food and service was adequate. The location was very nice and a nice walk from our hotel. It was all about convenience for our first night in Cambria. High priced for what we got....would not recommend this restaurant.

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“Inedible”
Reviewed June 8, 2010

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We went there because it was within walking distance. Just looking at the menu gave me trepidations. It was so expensive and it all looked like it was going to be frozen. We asked the very nice waitress and she assured us it was all fresh. No, I don't think so. And if it was it had been overcooked beyond belief. The prices are astonishing. The food was inedible. Really, the worst food I have ever seen in my life. If you are staying in Moonstone Bay go into Cambria and have edible food at Robin's or some other place. Do not ever think you are going to have a decent meal here.

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Ojai, CA
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“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 5, 2010

Smack dab on the beach! We enjoyed the view, atmosphere and the food. The staff was courteous and attentive. I would go back anytime. Because of the popularity of the restaurant, parking can be a bit of a challenge.

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“Great Location, Barely Mediocre Food, Indifferent Service”
Reviewed June 3, 2010

The Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill is in a beautiful location, but it is a disappointing dinner destination. The food is not worth the fairly expensive price, and the service we experienced was lackluster. Our food was a bit greasy and bland (we had shrimp and calamari). Once we were served, our waiter disappeared and we had trouble even getting a refill on our water, and waited a long time for our bill. I think this would be a beautiful spot to sit on the outdoor patio and have a beer and maybe a burger for lunch, but dinner is a dud. We won't be returning.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Amazing view, but order carefully!”
Reviewed May 22, 2010

Just returned from a trip to Cambria and stayed in an inn next door to this restaurant, so it was extremely convenient. I loved the warm spinach salad so much that I ordered it again the next day and the sweet potato french fries were very good! The filet mignon? Not so much. It was mediocre at best and at $33, I was expecting much better quality. The broccoli was mushy and the new potatoes were doused in a heavy sauce that did not compliment the dish. Very disappointing to say the least.

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