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Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

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6550 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
+1 805-927-3859
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Auburn, California
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good selection, but pricey. Didn't try the steak, but other around us were not impressed. Fair wine prices. In the summer, with more customers quality better improve.

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Cambria, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place that gives you a magnificent view of the best of the California Central Coast. It is in the midst of Moonstone Beach's "motel row" and offers convenience for tourists. We locals take out of town visitors and on some of those golden California days gather for a drink and snack. The food is better than your... More 

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Fresno, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel next door so we decided to walk over for dinner. We were very happy we did. Excellent service both nights we went. The clam chowder was great, as were both their nightly specials. My favorite thing there was their chocolate martinis!! Great food a little on the expensive side, but so are most of... More 

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Thank JanaM07
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Jana, I'm so happy you loved those chocolate martinis -- a personal favorite! Thanks for dining with us, friend. Hope to see you again in the future! Safe travels, John, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was OK. But it was convenient. Not bad but not amazing. Service was a bit slow. It's close to Hearst Castle which is why we opted for this restaurant. Will I come back here? Maybe, depends how hungry I am. It's got great views though if you want to sit outside! But it was too cold for that.... More 

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Thank nlee1220
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dropping by -- glad you enjoyed that view! I'm bummed you weren't more impressed with your dishes, but I'm confident that we can wow you next time! Until then, John, Owner More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostess a bit snippy but they were very busy. They don't open until 5:00 which is a shame since the sunset this time of year is 4:45 ish. I ate light with the French Onion soup and Champagne which was nice.

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Thank Christina S
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Christina, I'm happy to hear you had a pleasant meal for the most part. Our service should always be friendly, regardless of how busy we are, and I'll be following up with the team about this. Hope to see you again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Santa Clara, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service here was incredibly slow and inattentive. I did, however, see other servers that seemed to be more on the ball, so maybe we were just with someone who had a lackluster sense of urgency. The food was good, though we would've liked a salad or some type of veggie to come with our steak and potatoes (that could... More 

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Thank NY4092
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad your meal hit the mark for the most part, but I'm sorry if your service wasn't up to our usual standard. I'm going to pass this feedback along to the team -- thanks for dropping us a line! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Until then, John, Owner More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I shared a pork chop dinner and salad. The pork chops were some of the best I have ever had. Our salad was packed with nuts and other tasty goodies. The service, for a busy night, was good. The manager came by to solicit our thoughts so I replied, "I wish we had time to come to... More 

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Thank mramos8556
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Amos, I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed your meal -- the pork chops are a personal favorite! Hope we get to see you again soon, friend. Until next time, John, Owner More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere! Staff is extremely attentive. If you are stopping at Moonstone beach definitely worth a stop.

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Thank 167rheap
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

This is awesome to hear, Rhea! We're all about the full experience here, so it means a lot that both the food as well as the atmosphere and staff hit the mark. We're certainly looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. All the best, John, Owner More 

Tracy, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the variety of meals and appetizers. Especially enjoyed sitting outdoors. Food was excellent! Prices high as would be expected considering the location across from the ocean. But well worth it!

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Thank Dawn C
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dawn, I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal by the ocean! We use high-quality, fresh ingredients, and we feel that's reflected in our prices -- happy to hear you think it's worth it! Hope to see you again soon, John, Owner More 

Pleasanton, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was excellent but food was ok. Wife had the French onion soup and was a tad to salty. I had the clam chowder which did not taste fresh made. The best hot sause in the world Pico Paca did wonders to it. My wife also had the clams which was good and she could have had more. The shrimp... More 

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Thank Bob J
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Bob, I'm bummed that you weren't more consistently impressed. Every dish should be delicious, but it sounds like you caught us on an off night. I hope you'll be back for dinner or brunch soon, so we can make things right. Until then, John, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859
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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