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The Shores Restaurant
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Ranked #80 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Avenida de la Playa
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We've had a lot of our family events here. Good views, and they're accomodating to parties with a lot of guests.

Visited January 2013
Thank artichoke78
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best View of Beach”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Best view of beach while eating your meal. I've eaten here many times. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Wonderful food.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank TJ F
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Westlake Village, California
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Right on the beach in La Jolla but a little dated”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a quick vacation in Del Mar last week but got caught in Restaurant Week in San Diego which made it tough to get good reservations. I had been to the Shores about 20 years ago and it is one of the few that is directly on the sand and in La Jolla so you can't beat the view. The interior and décor are getting a little dated and our choices of three course fixed price meals was interesting, reasonably well prepared, but not over the top. The wine list is quite reasonable and service was OK. Very reasonably priced. Go for the view.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank williamv186
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
315 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
“Ocean front dining, Mexican inspired food”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Given all the glowing reviews and remembering the old adage: if you have nothing good to say, say nothing, I hesitated to write this review. Having been a frequent visitor years ago when this restaurant offered excellent food, my wife and I returned for a special day celebration.

To mention the positive right up front, sitting on a window table one has a superb ocean view along with the active beach life but feet away.

The menu offers quite a variety of choices from which we selected Lemon Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup, Southwestern Caesar Salad, Line Caught Local Halibut, and Osso Buco on a Bean Casserole. To the credit of our waitress, she warned us that the salad is rather large, enough to be split into two, and also mentioned the New Mexico Chili dressing. Our idea of a Caesar salad dressing does not include chili, but the waitress saved the day by having a dressing without chili. Our entrées did not exactly tickle us pink in that the halibut was mushy, and the Osso Buco, once removed from the bone sunk and drowned in the soup like bean casserole, heavily flavored with smoked ham leaving no Osso Buco taste. Given the ample references to Mexican cooking, it did not take a large stretch to realize the kitchen staff hails from south of the border. For us, the dining experience did not quite meet our expectations, and we will not be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank silvergate
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La Jolla, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, Great view too!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very good food. Have had lunch there several times and has a nice selection. Prices are good, and of course, the dinners are pricely. The Shores is located in La Jolla Shores, close to the beach. It has a wonderful view. The parking is free with validation. Popular with
locals and great place to take visitors, or tourists.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank punky483
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