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Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

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6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
+1 805-927-3859
Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Falls Church, Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place was hands down the worst food we had in California. The menu read like it was straight out of 1987. Lots or Cream sauces, and cheese on vegetables. The shrimp sauce was made with those horrible little frozen things, and over salted. The asparagus was cooked to the point you didnt really need teeth. The only good thing... More 

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1 Thank James H
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't impressed with your meal, James. While I'm glad the fish and steak temperatures were spot on, it sounds like we fell short with the rest of your dishes. This is not how we typically present our food, and I hope you'd be willing to give us another chance to show you our best. With that said,... More 

Wichita, Kansas
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Even midweek this place was busy. That's always a good sign. We stayed a few doors down and so the Moonstone Beach was walking distance for us. We arrived at around 7 and were told a 45 minute wait for outside or 30 mins for inside. In reality it moved quicker than that and we had a great seat outside... More 

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Thank Steviebas
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and giving us a try! Sounds like the Swordfish was a hit, which is wonderful to hear. I'm glad you were able to catch the sunset, too! Hopefully the next time you're in the area, you can stop by again. Best wishes, John, Owner More 

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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was very busy (even though we were there for a very early lunch). This created a bit of a rushed atmosphere, even though our server was still friendly. The food is a little expensive, but the portions are huge! I couldn't even finish a salad on my own. I would definitely recommend the candied walnut and gorgonzola salad... More 

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Thank Isabella V
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Excellent choice with the Candied Walnut Gorgonzola Salad, Isabella! It's one of my personal favorites. Thank you so much for the review, and I hope you can join us again soon! Take care, John, Owner More 

Fillmore, California
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Almost everything on the menu comes with a garlic sauce. I am not one for cream sauces so I asked for it on the side so my boyfriend could have it. We had to ask for extra because I ended up eating it all! We decided to share an entree (pork chops with mashed potatoes) and a french onion soup.... More 

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Thank Melinda W
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

It sounds like you both had a great time, Melinda! From the garlic sauce to the French onion soup, it sounds like you've been exploring new tastes. Thank you for the wonderful review, and I hope you can join us again soon! Maybe you'll be able to check out the dessert menu next time. Take care, John, Owner More 

Ramona, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Great food and fun server. Went there with wife, sister-in-law and brother-in-law. They were very accommodating for a dinner seating despite our late request. Did a mix of food from Shrimp Cocktail, Caesar salad, French Onion soup New York Steak and Pork Shank. Great food, moderately priced and a sever with a fun, dry sense of humor that really fit... More 

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Thank Frank51Ctown
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and leaving us some feedback, Frank! It sounds like you all had a great time, and I'll be sure to share your compliments with the team. The next time you're looking for a meal while in town, we'd love to welcome you back! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner on a Thursday evening. We arrived around 7:30pm without a reservation and had to wait about 10 minutes before we were given an outside table with heater. We waited at the bar and had a cocktail. For the main course my wife had the catch of the day (grilled swordfish, served on... More 

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Thank Durkrovers
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for dinner! I'm glad the wait wasn't too long, and it sounds like you both enjoyed the meal. We appreciate the great feedback! The next time you're in Cambria, we'd love to have you stop by again. Best, John, Owner More 

Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The service and food was very good. They have outside seating with great view. But we were hungry so we choose to seat inside. Got booth with a nice view were able to watch the whale while we eat.

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Thank LaVonne P
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed everything from the view to the food, LaVonne! Thanks for the feedback, and I hope you can visit us again soon. Best wishes, John, Owner More 

Glendora
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Patio area had a beautiful view but the interior needs updating. Considering the a la cart menu, tablecloths and linen napkins should be provided. In addition, the clam chowder was average and the French onion soup tasted like beef broth. Seriously disappointed.

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1 Thank dhouck
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't impressed with your dining experience. Thanks for the feedback about the decor and food, though, and I'll be sure to share it with my team. We'd love to have you join us again so we can show you our best. Sincerely, John, Owner More 

Borrego Springs, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Great views and great food. We went early and didn't have long to wait for a table. They don't take reservations, so you take your chances on how long you will have to wait.

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Thank SunHope
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the view and food! Sounds like you didn't have to wait too long, which is also great to hear. Hopefully you can join us again soon! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

Temecula, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The food is great but it was a true surprise to find limited production wines on the wine list, we chose a 55 case only Pinot from Monterey that was fantastic and great value.

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Thank KellyBD
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Great find, Kelly! I'm so glad you enjoyed the wine, and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write us a wonderful review. Hopefully you can join us again soon! Cheers, John, Owner 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$32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?