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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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Denver
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Wonderful dinner spot. Nice to see the sun go down. Nice wine list. On the expensive side, but so is everything else.

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

I'm thrilled you were able to enjoy your meal outside. You really can't beat that view! Thank you so much for the review, and hopefully you can join us again! Take care, John, Owner More 

John Seymour
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

The view is the thing! The restaurant has a great patio directly across from Moonstone Beach. This is a perfect place to visit at sunset. The food was good but priced very high; probably for the tourists at all of the nearby hotels.

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

Glad you enjoyed the view, John! Watching the sunset from the patio never gets old. I just wanted to thank you for the review, and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Cheers, John, Owner More 

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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Ok, I expect to pay high prices on the beach, from food to gas to other amenities, but when I order the special, I guess I expect it to come with sides...............really??? $5 bucks for mashed potatoes???? When I spend $25 for "The Special" it should come with something besides the main dish........$.30 for a 16 oz water not a... More 

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2 Thank Tobyl20
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry you were taken off guard by the pricing, Toby. We create all our dishes from fresh, high-quality ingredients, which is reflected in our pricing. As for the water, we are forced to charge for the bottled water due to the area being in a severe drought. It sounds like you enjoyed the yellowtail special, though, and I hope... More 

Wageningen, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

service is extremely fast! order your desert and it will be on your table in less than 5 minutes, really! good service, friendly staff. Very nice ocean view. Food is not perfect but also not bad at all.

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Thank Onno1976
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Dessert is always the best way to end a meal. I appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback, and I hope you'd be willing to join us again in the future. Take care, John, Owner More 

Carmichael, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

The location is across the street from the ocean with views that make your heart stop. Unfortunately, so do the prices. Beware that everything is a la carte, down to the charge for water. I expect with the California drought to have to ask for water to avoid wasting it, but paying for water with a $30.00 entrée rubs me... More 

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

Thanks for joining us the other day, Jarret! I'm sorry the water situation took you off guard, but the charge is only $.30 per bottled water. Until the drought in the area is over, we are forced to serve water in this way. As for the entrees, our more expensive dishes all consist of seafood, which is generally a very... More 

California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Best ocean view on Moonstone. This place is one of a kind. BUT you must sit on the patio to understand. Any time of year is great as they have heaters and blankets for fog catchers. Great cocktails beers and local wines. Their clam chowder is amazing. But the view...Sip a glass of local wine, break open a hot loaf... More 

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

The outside patio definitely has the best view! I'm glad you're such a fan of the clam chowder, especially since it's one of my personal favorites. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Elgin, Illinois
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151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

There are not many restaurant choices in Cambria, but Moonstone was just two doors away from our hotel. It is a little on the pricey side, but the views are great and food was good. We sat at the little bar while we waited for our table. We were seated within 10 minutes and enjoyed our meals. The meals are... More 

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1 Thank lynn s
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, Lynn! Thanks for taking the time to leave us some great feedback. As for the water, the area is currently in a severe drought; therefore, we're forced to serve bottled water for $.30 each. If you're in Cambria again, we'd love to welcome you back! Take care, John, Owner More 

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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Liked this place..good food but a bit expensive...hubby and I had seafood and it was good..waited about 30 minutes for table as they do not take reservations..forgot our camera at table and went back next day and they had it in lost and found! Loved the blankets they bring to you if cold..overall good food and good environment .

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

I'm so glad you were able to get the camera back! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave us a great review. It sounds like the seafood dishes were a hit. Hopefully we can have you join us again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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165 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We ate here on a Sunday afternoon...very busy needed to wait about 20 minutes..complementary champagne but charge for water. They have a varied menu, salads, breakfast, grilled items, etc. Food was very good, well cooked and good portions. Would come again if in the area,

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1 Thank slr_7
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon! Nothing beats a nice meal and some champagne to end your weekend. See you back in soon to check out even more of our menu! Take care, John, Owner More 

Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

It's the only place opens till 10 PM on the drive (out of 2 places). A nice place and very convenient to guests of the hotels on the drive. A nice ocean view from the patio during day time. A little bit more expensive.

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

I'm so glad you could relax on our patio for a bit, Michael! Hope you enjoyed your visit to Cambria -- see you next time you're in the area! Take care, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?