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The Shores Restaurant

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8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108 (Avenida de la Playa)
+1 858-456-0600
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07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To put the review title in context, here is a short intro. My wife and I were meeting a friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We had a short list of favorites in La Jolla and Del Mar. The short list didn't work out -- no reservations were available. As a consequence, we ventured outside of the "familiarity zone"... More 

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Thank Chaptak
Algonac, Michigan
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331 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located within a hotel. We had a family brunch on Sunday. Road construction made it a challenge to find the place. Food was very good, both breakfast and lunch choices. Enjoyed the crab sandwich. They advertise free parking but it's only for an hour.

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Thank BigDMI
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A $95 dinner + $17 parking fee (including the $5 validation from restaurant) divided by 3 hours spent in the restaurant = $37 an hour. This is much too high a price for this casual restaurant. Do they really expect restaurant guests to park on the street in the evening (if any spaces can be found) when the neighborhood is... More 

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Thank SoCalGal11
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hotel restaurant on a lovely beach. The staff and service were professional and attentive. The food was good but not fine dining. But then again you don't come with shorts and flip flops for fine dining... you come from the beach and get treated very nicely and fed well. They start with freshly baked bread and butter,... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located inside the hotel. We decided to eat lunch here because it had a view of the beach. The setting is fancy and the views were great but the food - nothing special, so you are paying a "high price" for the view. The veg tortilla soup was acceptable. The fish taco - ok, the kale salad... More 

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Thank Bintbatoutta
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good view of the beach. Good variety on menu, food is decent. Husband ordered swordfish and he said it's good not overcooked. My Jambalaya was ok. The service is really good.

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Thank Lisa K
San Diego, California
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70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have enjoyed La Jolla's Shores happy hour for more than a decade. It is a real "find" in a part of San Diego often over-priced. We head for the bar and happy hour rather than the restaurant because we can enjoy a cocktail and a couple choice appetizers and be out only $40 to $50. Our favorite wait person... More 

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Thank whereiscookie
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has gone downhill. Customer service is terrible as well as the food. Our waitress was nice but the service was slow and the rest of the staff was unfriendly and unprofessional. I accidentally left my parking ticket on our table so I could get it validated. Upon returning to retrieve it had been thrown away but was advised... More 

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Dennis R, Manager at The Shores Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept my sincere apology for the lack of quality guest service on your last visit to The Shores. You have been a friend for a number of years and I would hate to lose your friendship. My staff could have done a much better job in handling the parking situation. I would ask that you give us another opportunity... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nothing special; a little overpriced for the quality of the food. Had the fish tacos and they were decent.

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Thank Robert B
Spring Valley
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Three of us enjoyed cocktails at the bar while looking out unto the shoreline before dinner. Two TVs aired football keeping everyone happy ( no to low volume, good for atmosphere) Dined with calamari, filet migon, sea bass, scallops. Only two drawbacks I tasted red coconut rice dry or reheated and my beet salad soaked in dressing. However that said,... 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$ 10 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108
    (Avenida de la Playa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0600

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