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Pacific Coast Grill

2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bass” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, the dining room faces a huge glass window framing the blue ocean and crashing waves, spectacular sight that readies you for the fantastic California fresh cuisine respresented by this restaurant. Excellent service, excellent brunch options. Happy hour also are...More

Thank Rhondi W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We’ve had great lunches and dinners here. Picture perfect ocean view. Lovely service. The sushi rolls and salads are great for lunch. Dinners were on point. Fresh seafood. Love the view stay for the food. Great wine list. Yum.. nice splurge in Cardiff.

Thank radli
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this place!!! Service and Food fantastic! Get the dumplings with port wine sauce! This is the ideal place for taking out friends and family. The view cannot be beat!

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting from Illinois to escape the cold.Table by the window watching the surfers ride the ocean. Service great, food very good. Highly recommended for lunch.

Thank Allie284202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Pacific Coast Grill tonight for what should have been a romantic anniversary dinner. The food was quite good and the setting is great, but the service was very disappointing. Right after our dinners were served, our server whisked away my plate as...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance, great views and excellent food. We stopped in for lunch and were told there was a short wait for a table. We made our way to the bar and ended up eating there--a great decision in that we had terrific service by Katie....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprises like great ocean view, menu choices, fantastic cocktail drink menu, fun deserts and can't forget the wonderful food... Great ambiance and friendly staff make this another one to come to again and again...

Thank shchristy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrimp Dumplings in a Port Wine Sauce! Decadent and there is nothing like this! Make certain you order the bread along with it as the sauce is great dipping for the bread! Sea Bass is always a go-to, but everything on the menu is fantastic!!...More

Thank DKool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hadn't been to the Pacific Coast Grill since they moved to Cardiff (used to go to them when they were in Solana beach). Went with a friend and his family (from out of town) to celebrate his 60th birthday. Located right on the coast down...More

Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pacific Coast Grill has a prime spot along the ocean between Solana Beach and Cardiff by the Sea. We visit the area 3 to 4 times a year, and this is a usual stop for us, but I must say it is sliding down...More

Thank MonasTable
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Response from maruchi911 | Reviewed this property |
I ordered a vodka martini and it was awesome. Don't know about the beer
26 October 2016|
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Response from TominCA | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice restaurant but it's also the beach - nice casual seemed to be the norm when I was there.
8 March 2016|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
Do check the menu online with prices. The appetizers start around $ 7 and move up from there. Lunch items, mostly being seafood, are higher in price than the burgers they also have on the menu. For the experimental food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-0721
  • E-mail
Now on the ocean in Cardiff, PCG is a hip and artistic trip for your senses. Feast on extraordinary Pacific Coast Cuisine in visually stunning surroundings. The Pacific Coast Grill is a place to see and be seen and most of all, to enjoy.
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