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Pacific Coast Grill

2526 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (26 reviews)
“sea bass” (34 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2526 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This seaside restaurant offers great view of the ocean, impeccable service, and surprisingly, three menus: regular omnivore, vegan and vegetarian, and gluten-free. Valet parking only ($5), unless you can find something along the Pacific Coast Highway. Excellent wine, beer and liquor offerings.

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch was delightful. Views of surfers great food served to our liking Children were accomidated nicely. A little noisy on the second floor but well worth a try.

Thank WebsterFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A five star experience. You can’t go wrong with anything you order. The short ribs and seared ahi are winners. The prices are reasonable. The view of the ocean is unmatched. The only unreasonable thing here is they charge you for parking (forced to valet...More

Thank Evan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is gorgeous, and it is really a treat to come here. The food was delicious, and the yellowtail poke appetizer is always great. The servers and kitchen are truly inexperienced, especially for this level of restaurant. It would not have been appropriate for...More

Thank GoBearsinSD
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had dinner at about 8.30pm and the restaurant is fulled and very noisy. The pork rib we ordered is overcooked and almost 30% is burnt like charcoal.

Thank hui88
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner so we could watch the sunset, which was spectacular. Restaurant was busy but the service was good, our waitress was extremely attentive and she paced things very well. Cocktails were delicious and the food was tasty. All in all a great...More

Thank uniquelyme
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were sent here by a friend. A little skeptical about the menu (we are vegetarians) but overly impressed with the tofu dish!! Prices seemed a little high but hey! San Diego beach front comes with a price. Also the amount of food we received...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with my Birthday wife. Been here before but not for lunch. It was marvelous! Sat outside by the beach and enjoyed a great meal. The highlight for me was the Lobster and Shrimp chowder. I would come back for that alone. Our...More

Thank DebDaveS
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great service, seating isn't very comfortable, but the outside area for a sunset view is beautiful. Love the fabulous menu- always delicious!

Thank jlouisville
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have been here many times, with family or friends. The food is consistently good, though a bit on the meagre side. Today, my lobster roll on a mini hot dog bun served with just a handful of fries was definitely not worth Usd23.00. Even...More

Thank KFM214
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13 August 2017|
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Response from maruchi911 | Reviewed this property |
I ordered a vodka martini and it was awesome. Don't know about the beer
25 October 2016|
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Response from TominCA | Reviewed this property |
It's a nice restaurant but it's also the beach - nice casual seemed to be the norm when I was there.
8 March 2016|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
Do check the menu online with prices. The appetizers start around $ 7 and move up from there. Lunch items, mostly being seafood, are higher in price than the burgers they also have on the menu. For the experimental food... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2526 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-0721
  • E-mail
Now on the ocean in Cardiff, PCG is a hip and artistic trip for your senses. Feast on extraordinary Pacific Coast Cuisine in visually stunning surroundings. The Pacific Coast Grill is a place to see and be seen and most of all, to enjoy.
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