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“WORST FOOD EVER!!!!”
Review of Shoreline Restaurant - CLOSED

Shoreline Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Clayton, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“WORST FOOD EVER!!!!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I know this place is hard to resist...great location, awesome views, the siren song of the sea. But you need to resist the inclination to eat here. We have tried the Shoreline several times and the food is always HORRIBLE. They would be better off selling frozen food from the grocery store. The mystery-meat steaks are as tough as road kill and they must fight the sea gulls for the "fresh" fish. Their idea of cooking is simply to apply heat to the protein. Everything is too dry, luke warm or tasteless; most items are all three. If you are compelled to go to the Shoreline, do yourself a favor, have a beer or a glass of wine and enjoy the view. Then go anywhere else in town to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
3 Thank Phil L
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  • English first
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English first
Gualala, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Shoreline Restaurant”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Gave it several tries....service always good but the food is inconsistent....great place for sunset cocktail on the deck

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank judivalentine
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Sacramento, California
Level 6 Contributor
62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Simply.....awful”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Overwhelmed was the staff of two (2) working the front of the house on a very recent Saturday afternoon at 130pm. We stopped for drinks and a salad at the bar, and had to wait to even be allowed to sit at the bar. One hostess was working, and she and the barmaid were unable to coordinate anything- drinks, food, serving, orders, etc. And they both RAN from table to table, acting completely overwhelmed. The only thing that kept us here was the television that was showing the news about the airline crash at SFO. Two salads, two drinks and an appetizer took over an hour from start to finish. And this was with a total of twenty people in the place. By the end of the hour, another 25+ people came into the place. Good luck...no more help i sight. The setting is tellarm, as others have said. The food is tasteless, service is pathetic, and prices or outrageous. Apparently they get enough one-timers in there to make ends meet.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank DaveC95818
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Sacramento, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Expensive!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We enjoyed dinner here one evening where the salads cost more than an entree. Although the food tasted good it was extremely over priced. The next night we decided to enjoy a drink at the bar. For two beverages the bill was amost $40. The inside of the restaurant has a cozy fireplace in the waiting area and a beautiful view of the ocean. While we enjoyed our over priced drinks, we watched one of the employees at the end of the bar drinking and eating perhaps after her shift. Sadly she was a drunk and almost sliding out of her chair.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank LoveSLTahoe
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Middletown, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Amazing View and Outdoor Dining!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I just dined at Shoreline Restaurant and had a wonderful experience. First, we were given a tour of the restaurant by the hostess, Marianne who is very sweet. It is a very inviting place. Because it was pre-dinner, we had drinks and an order of the fish tacos for appetizers. We sat outside and had a wonderful view of the Gualala River meeting the ocean. Perfect way to end the day! Wish you all the best and thank you for a lovely time.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Diana T
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