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Chandler's Restaurant & Lounge

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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
+1 760-683-5500
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Encinitas, California
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172 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first and last experience at Chandler's was poor on several levels. The space is very casual and very noisy. The food and wine are over priced and not special. Being a glorified coffee shop in a hotel it should offer standards like hamburgers. The service was beyond slow - it was painful. The food once arrived was good but... More 

Thank TominCA
Moab, Utah
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to Chandler's several times for lunch, dinner, and happy hours. I have always received excellent service inside and outside on their patio. There's a diverse menu with choices to satisfy every palate. I love the open feeling when walking into their restaurant. It's located next to the Carlsbad State Beach with easy access either before or after... More 

Thank Vendrizzi
Encinitas, California
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First, the food was 5 stars. Second, do NOT eat inside unless it's with your family or you like families with young kids. The inside restaurant was really noisy with a lot of families. There is nothing wrong with that if you are also a family. But if you're on a date, it would not be pleasant or romantic. While... More 

Thank sdfamilyof5
United States
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172 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Excellent Ebi roll, had to have more than one, and breakfast is awesome, best egg whites with cheese and more on a fresh croissant, we stayed there and had several breakfasts, and dinners , everything we had was cooked perfectly, and the service was the best, Isabel, Austin, Tyler, and Herman stood out.....

Thank melanie94588
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to Happy Hour recently with a friend and was surprised they didn't have Happy Hour deals. I think it was only $1 or so off. I guess because they are inside a nice hotel, they can charge more, but for locals, it is a bit pricey when there are so many other places to go. But to sit outside... More 

Thank Happyincb
Temecula, California
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Breakfast was ok, the other meals we passed on becuase of limited selection. Juan is best server in Chandlers.

Thank CaliHawaii
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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580 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Excellent for lunch-great salads, tuna poke. Nice outdoor seating. Very good breakfast buffet. Nice area to sit as the layout is open and airy. Good bar area, and very good to excellent live music in the evening.

Thank MarkO95
Hemet, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A beautiful restaurant & Lounge. Clean, great ocean views, amazing food and drinks. The servers were also fast and friendly.

Thank Maria M
Encinitas, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We came here for lunch--I had been here before for happy hour. The restaurant has a beautiful view, and is a great place for outdoor dining. The menu Is great, and our salads were delicious. This is a great place for people staying at the hotel, and for locals. It felt like we were on vacation. The only issue is... More 

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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I dined here 3 times during my stay. Every member of the restaurant staff was friendly and professional. The menu options were mostly "sea-food-centric". The shrimp-lobster tacos were my favorite. Followed by the kale Cesar Salad, to which I added a side of grilled salmon (not on the menu, but easily added by request.) Pretty pricey-- but it is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-683-5500

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