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Cardiff Beach Bar At Tower 13

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American, Bar
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2633 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2112
+1 760-635-1200
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great time at Tower 13 with our large family (18+ people) listening to great local music and awesome views! I had the steak salad - which was awesome! Also enjoyed the Brushetta - which is more like a flat bread pizza. Highly recommend this place for casual California setting and good food!

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Santa Barbara, California
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154 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of my favorite spots to watch a game or come for some day drinking. They have a ton of TV's all over the place. The location is across from the beach on PCH and there is an outside area you can relax and take in some sun. Do brunch on the weekends with endless mimosa's for $15!

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This place was referred to us by some local friends. It is located across from the beach and they allow dogs on the front patio. We had our dog with us and were meeting another friend, so we thought we would try it. At first glance of the menu it appeared to be a decent place to eat. I was... More 

Thank MrandMrsBeez
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went at lunchtime and had a nice time. The bartender was friendly and welcoming. I had a great pina colada. Went back at night to see the band, but the band cancelled, so we were disappointed. My meatloaf dinner was yummy.

Thank Linda F
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We like to go here regularly on Wednesday nights as they have a country band and dancing! We usually go and get some dinner here first. They have a pretty good selection of bar type food. This isn't fine dining, but for Cardiff and for what it is, we always have a great time and always enjoyed the food.

Thank dbhenc
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a beer or bloodhy meet before thier excellent burgers n salads. Wednesday night is quiz night which is a bit of a challenge for Brits!.

Thank roggiesdad
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The food was excellentI love the way they do the chicken wings is so juicy and tasty and I can have a place for my dog to sit with me outside the patio❤️🍻🌅

Thank Kathy B
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very nice place with good food and excellent service. Music also at certain times. Try the crab stack or lobster stack depending on the season.

Thank Carl F
Arnold, Maryland
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great selection of craft beers. I enjoyed this place and can’t wait to return! Live music on a sunny Saturday afternoon, cold beer, good food in southern California! What else do you need in life?? Very casual as would be expected. I had a very good veggie burger that I will measure others against.

Thank John R
Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The bartender Darryl was great, the beer was cold, and the menu looked like normal bar food. We visited before lunch so there was hardly anyone there.

Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2633 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?