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6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
+1 805-927-3859
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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La Quinta, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stop for lunch. Lobster was good, service above average; view was fantastic of the Pacific. Outside dining was wonderful.

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Thank Henry C G
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit, Henry! Thank you so much for the review, and it's great to hear the lobster and view were a hit. Hope we can welcome you back again soon! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

Southport, NC
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We had a nice meal with great service. Oysters and mussels were reasonable and very good. You might get lucky and see a gorgeous sunset from their street-side patio. We visited during the water shortage/drought. They sold bottles of water at their cost....30 cents. I was impressed!!!!

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

Nothing beats catching the sunset on the patio! It's great to hear you enjoyed the oysters and mussels, and I can't thank you enough for the review. Hope you can stop by again soon! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

If your not a tight wad, you will love this restaurant. Get the flat iron and lobster with a side of pistachio butter. You will love it.

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

So glad you loved the Flat Iron Steak and Lobster, Eli! Your feedback is much appreciated, and I can't wait share your compliments with the kitchen staff. Looking forward to your next visit! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I got the impression that the restauran is complacent due to its fabulous location and limited competition. Moonstone Beach has a number of hotels but only two places to eat. The most popular one gets a queue outside about an hour before it opens. So I went early to the other, The Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill. After a short... More 

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1 Thank NormO46
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

While I'm glad you enjoyed the location, Norm, I'm sorry the food detracted from the evening. Everything we serve is fresh and made in-house, so I'm not quite sure what happened there. Also, you're right, the server should have mentioned the drought when you asked for water and I appreciate the feedback. It's completely understandable why you were frustrated. I'm... More 

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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Steps away from our hotel, a perfect location with a gorgeous view, recommended by a dear friend - we had such high hopes. We were seated immediately (6 pm on a Thursday) in a booth with a beautiful beach view. The layout is well designed to maximize the view from most tables. The $6 Caesar salad was really sad, just... More 

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

Thank you so much for joining us! I'm so sorry you weren't impressed with the salad or fish, but we always appreciate customer feedback. If you're ever in the area again, we'd love to have another opportunity to show you our best! Sincerely, John, Owner More 

Ojai, California
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191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Huge fried oysters with a view to match. Friendly and attentive staff made this a great place to stop and enjoy the sun, view and fried indulgence. Don't go if you're on a diet. Do go if you want to enjoy a fantastic view from the outside patio.

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

Glad the oysters were a hit, Lydia! Sounds like the view was right up there, too. Hopefully you can join us for another meal again soon! Cheers, John, Owner More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

My wife really liked the salmon. Raved about it being one of her best meals on the trip. I had a pork shank in a marinara sauce that was good but not great ( the shank was a bit dry) for being braised. Wine selection could have been better, but we found something we liked. It's across the street from... More 

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

Thanks for joining us, Jim! It's great to hear your wife enjoyed the salmon, and I appreciate the feedback about the pork shank as well. As for the wine, we like to keep it local, which is why we generally only carry California wine. Thanks for the wonderful review, and I hope you can stop by again soon! Cheers, John,... More 

Taft, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

They close at 3 pm and open at 5pm and change menues from a lunch medium priced one to a dinner over priced with very little selection. only resterant on Moonstone drive

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1 Thank review46
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry you weren't impressed with your experience here, but I appreciate the feedback. There are many factors that go into pricing, but one of the main factors is ingredient quality. We only use fresh, high-quality ingredients in all our dishes, which are made in-house. If you're in Cambria again, we'd love another opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, John,... More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We had been to the Hearst Castle and were driving down through Moonstone Beach before heading into Cambria for dinner. We had spent some time on the board walk looking at the setting sun and bird life when we spotted the Moonstone Beach Bar & grill. The outside eating area was already packed at 6PM so decided this may be... More 

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

It sounds like you had a wonderful visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback, and I can't wait to share your dining experience with my team. The next time you're passing through Cambria, we'd love to welcome you back again! Best wishes, John, Owner More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Delicious food and the best Bloody Mary I've ever had. Great choice to sit outside. I had the fish and chips which was amazing. Light and flaky, without the greasy batter usually seen on fried fish. My boyfriend had the Ruben which was equally delicious.

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Thank jeanine-marie
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Best Bloody Marie you've ever had? We're honored, Jeanine-Marie! Thank you so much for stopping by and giving us a try. We'd love to welcome you back for another fish and chips and Ruben 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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 93428-1810
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?