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Pacific Coast Grill

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Hwy. 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time in San Diego area and wanted seafood. Our hotel gave us a list of restaurants which included the Pacific Coast Grill with beachfront dining. Great reviews sent us to the restaurant even though it would be dark at 7 pm, so no beach view. When we arrived we were given the choice of indoor dining, or the outdoor... More 

Thank mulliganshores
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got taken here on our last night in San Diego area and it was truly fantastic. The location is perfect, the view over the waves (which are lit up) is a breathtaking way to enjoy what is brilliantly prepared food. The menu is varied, lots of vegetarian and gluten free options and my hint if love deserts is eaten a... More 

Thank Paul F
Yucaipa, California
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday celebration and what a place. Seated at a table overlooking the ocean. Although it was dark there are lights to light up the ocean. Beautiful. I had the ahi, fresh and flavorful. My husband had the seabass and enjoyed it very much. The service was efficient and friendly. Great place to celebrate life!

Thank Dartravelgirl
Granby, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rude hostess and entitled valet. The food was great service terrible. However, when we arrived at 4:24 pm for the 4:30 dinner menu we were directed to sit at the bar because they were not able to seat us in the dining area until 4:30. We sat ordered drinks at the bar and watched ever person that walked in get... More 

Thank spitfire000
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glen and I often visit PCG (Pacific Coast Grill), especially on sunny days when there's surf crashing on the beach. The outside, upstairs seating is our favorite. Excellent view of surfers at Cardiff Reef and people playing on the beach. The food is excellently prepared and have never been disappointed. The breading pudding with caramel sauce is my fav. The... More 

Thank kris s
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch twice here during a recent visit to the San Diego/Del Mar area.Food and service both excellent. Valet parking is $5. Reservations are a MUST - particularly if you want to dine outside overlooking the beach. Reservations should be made for lunch as well as dinner - and any day of the week. There are 39 million souls in... More 

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Tampa, Florida
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a nice restaurant to conclude a week of business meetings before heading home. Pacific Coast Grill did not disappoint. The views of the Pacific Ocean are breathtaking. The staff was exceptional. The food was fabulous and there is something no the menu for everyone - gluten free AND vegan. I highly recommend a meal here; there... More 

Thank B A
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yeah ... so, with weather and food like this I don't want to leave CA. I had the lobster huevos rancheros and the churro waffles - they were to kill for. My wife had the ahi poke bowl and said it was amazing. The weather was perfect and it was an amazing brunch. We sat right by the ocean ....... More 

Thank Matthew P
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So wonderful! Incredible view, great service, delicious food, valet parking and fabulous customer service.

Thank Patty S
Walnut Creek, California
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Right on the ocean with really nice views. Great fish dishes and deserts. We had a great time.

Thank FredN47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?