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Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
+1 805-927-3859
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (144 reviews)
“seafood” (99 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
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Reviewed yesterday

Service, food and location is outstanding! Love sitting on the patio and when it is cold, not only do they have heaters, but also offer blankets. Really good clam chowder soup! They have a very reasonable wine list with local wineries.

Thank _dcwitteman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat outside and enjoyed the beach view and fresh breeze. While having delicious food and great drinks. The scallops were my favorite.

Thank kvianeym
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great time and the food was great along with the sunset. the long island ice teas were very good and after a few the world was great again. the service was excellent and outside seating was wonderful recommend anyone to go.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We read all the other reviews and frankly didn't fancy spending time at The Sea Chest with people in deckchairs queuing so we took a chance here as it was the other walkable option. We had super food and service. The scallops were perfect. Portions...More

Thank Fan-of-great-places
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the feedback --- I'm glad you found us. It sounds like you all had an overall wonderful experience with us despite feeling a little rushed which I apologize for. I assure you that was not our intention. We have had to take on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove down from San Francisco checked into our hotel and was given two recommendations for dinner that evening. The restaurant we chose was within a short walk from our hotel, we arrived and I guess timed it perfectly as we were seated immediately outside with...More

Thank garymF7706JF
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gary, thank you so much for the feedback! We loved having you here. Hope to have you back soon. Safe travels, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent seafood! It's always been fresh and properly cooked. Waits are really long on the weekends; go early, have a cocktail while waiting or walk along the boardwalk. The last time we were there they didn't take reservations. That may have changed.

Thank fewsl
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the high rating! We still currently run on a first-come, first-served basis -- sounds like you've got a great system down for when we're really busy! Hope you'll be back our way soon. All the best, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very impressed. Over priced, not great service, though the food tasted good. Tried several times to find my server. He spent more time chatting w/ other servers than serving and the place was pretty busy.More

Thank Randy K
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Randy, while your feedback is appreciated it comes as a surprise. We normally hear great things about servers -- I'll be sure to follow up with the staff here. With that being said, I'm glad you enjoyed the food and hope you'll give us another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, everyone seems to point visitors to this restaurant. We a great salad, but awful clam chowder! We were super nice about it, but then our waiter gave us terrible service. No water, never came back to check on drinks, or anything. It was a...More

Thank Pat B
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Pat, your feedback is appreciated but it comes as quite a surprise -- our clam chowder is one of our best sellers and we normally get great feedback on our friendly service. I will be taking this up with my staff right away. Hope you'll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited there for dinner and had the catch of the day, which was Halibut. It was served in a mandarin orange ginger sauce with rice pilaf. Most of the entrees are in the 30.00 range with all sides separate and salads extra. Everything was...More

Thank NM_Travel_Mom
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you in again soon. -John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here on our first night. It is highly recommended by guide books, locals and other business owners, but we didn't feel that it altogether lived up to these ringing endorsements. The service was nice, the room smelled of fryer and the portions were...More

Thank brockcork
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's disappointing we didn't live up to all the endorsements by the locals. We put a lot of thought and passion into our food. I think if you give us another chance, you'll be pleasantly surprised. All the best, John, Owner

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19 June 2017|
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Response from calcam95 | Reviewed this property |
You're perhaps thinking of Moonshadows, on the beach in Malibu.
28 November 2016|
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Response from jbell3 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do. Suggest you call the restaurant directly. 805.927.3859. Opens at 11am.
25 August 2016|
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Response from yodzo | Reviewed this property |
No they don't
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859
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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