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“Rather quick they served big, big burgers”
Review of Shades Oceanfront Bistro - CLOSED

Shades Oceanfront Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Shades is a family owned and operated restaurant located in beautiful Ocean Beach California. We're lucky enough to have the world's best customers, and a fabulous view (unfortunately, we can't take credit for either!)Shades specializes in great food, unique cocktails,generous portions, and friendly service.We have indoor and PATIO SEATINGOpen Daily 6:30am - 9:00pm(10:00pm in the summer)Offering Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,and a really rockin' Happy Hour!We're a casual place, so come as you are. We don't take reservations and you might have a bit of a wait,but hey, it'll be worth it!
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We aren't that specialized in burgers with our family but we recognize the good ones. These were very good, taste, accompanied with tasty french fries and a home made ketchup. They put a smokey taste to the ketchup that I guess, Heinz will copy one day.

At the end of the day as everybody is hungry, we don't want to wait too long and at Shades they served fast enough. They didn't argue about the glasses of water either and kept refilling. As water isn't that special this sounds common but we don't see this quite often.

Don't take the largest burger if that doesn't leave place for a desert. The super brownie and the cinnamon role were delicious as well.
And on top of this the nice view on the ocean.

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1  Thank Caj O
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A treasure right across from the ocean !! Incredible eggs .....and I'm a picky egg eater !! Very Dog Friendly with great customer service too !! This place has it ALL !!! We will be back SOON !!

Thank Elane M
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

The place has a menu for your dog. Granted, a limited one, but they do bring the food out in a nice bowl with a placemat. The pet section is the outdoor seating, which you want anyway, for the ocean views and breeze and smell.

The human food was good, not great. Well prepared and tasty. But you get a great ocean view, and a sunset if you time it right. The service was energetic without being overbearing. Prices were not as high as I feared, given California.

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Thank WhiskeyPriest_2012
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

Can't beat the direct view of Ocean Beach at a great price. I've come here before for lunch and dinner but never tried their breakfast. This time around, I ordered the Big Breakfast with 3 eggs, 3 pancakes, bacon and home fries. The scrambled eggs were perfectly cooked, the bacon was crispy and pancakes were nice and fluffy. The home fries were also really tasty but this was waaayyy too much food to finish for one person. It was also a bargain coming in under $10. Service was also very efficient and quick.

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Thank Scottism
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Right across from the Ocean Beach pier, great view and beautiful sunsets. Patio is pet friendly and even has a special menu for 4-legged guests. Food is very good with a little twist on ordinary restaurant fare. Very enjoyable spot for lunch or dinner.

Thank Belle_3B
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