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Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill

6550 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
+1 805-927-3859
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (164 reviews)
“coconut shrimp” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6550 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill
1. Upscale Oceanfront location!
"Totally cool restaurant...........very tasty food"
LTtravelllin
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2. Great Food!
"The service was splendid. We enjoyed everything that we ordered"
Bensus
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3. Only Full Bar on Moonstone
"Love the clam chowder and the Bloody Mary's are the best!"
BarbararaeS
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1 - 10 of 2,287 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a glass of wine and small plates (mussels were great) in December. We were in Cambria for the Christmas market, and afterwards stopped by for a late dinner. The bartender was very friendly and service very good.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank RussontheRoad
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's wonderful to hear the wine and small plates hit the spot, Russ! We appreciate the compliments -- look forward to having you and your wife back again next time. Till then, John, Owner

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Been on a three week road trip from the UK which has involved us visiting and eating at multiple venues in..... LA, Joshua tree park, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion national park, death valley, Yosemite and San Francisco......this place the best meal we had anywhere........More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mark c
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Mark, Wow! What a great complement. We are so glad to have been one of the highlights of your trip.Thanks for taking the time to let everybody know. All the best, John/Owner

Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food. Waiting list. Right on the beach, if taking a table on the patio outside, you can watch/hear/smell the ocean and admire the sunset. Crowded and noisy. Good service.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank iloredana
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm pleased to hear the service, food, and view were the perfect recipe for a stellar experience! Thanks for the compliments. We look forward to having you back again. Till then, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to watch the sunsets. decent wine selection great food. Never miss a chance to visit for a glass of vino or lunch or dinner. Grat place to cool heels after a walk along the beachwalk

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank howandbev
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You're always welcome here whenever you need to kick your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine! We'll see you the next time. Until then, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a good menu and excellent food. The 4 of us all had a variety of dishes and were happy with everything. The service was excellent. It is an easy walk from all the motels along Moonstone Beach Drive.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ClaireWilson36
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for letting us know our menu and service made your beach trip brighter, Claire. There's plenty more to try, so I hope your family will visit us in Cambria again soon. Sincerely, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didnt end up eating there because it was ridiculous. It seemed like there was rib eye dinner for 2 but it was just a $60 14 oz to share then you have to pay for all the sides. My man can eat 14 on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Staci C
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Staci, while it's nice to hear you were a fan of the cocktails, it's a shame you didn't get to try the food. We have a good reputation for high quality food served at a great ocean front location. Many find that combination a good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had cocktails in the bar so cannot comment on the restaurant or food. The drinks were good value and arrived quickly. The barmen seemed very capable. The restaurant was packed but we had fortunately rebooked dinner elsewhere. Good location on Moonstone Beach.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 149ka
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're pleased you were a fan of the cocktails. Thanks for the compliments -- hope you'll come see us again soon for a meal! Till then, John, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best location in Cambria, within walking distance from many hotels and the beach. We sat on the patio (with heaters) and watched the sun go down. Great bar and drinks menu. The food is very good, and the service was perfect. They are attentive...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank vegantravelms
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It means the world to hear you consider us the best spot in Cambria! Thanks very much for the compliments. We can't wait to have you back again. Till then, John, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for on a traditional trip to Cambria. Been here many times, but this time stood out. I have claimed for years that this place has the best chowder not just on the central coast, but anywhere! I can't believe it got even better!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Kendu24
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kendu24, Thank you for your detailed review! Our clam chowder has been a favorite for the 25 years we have been in business, and I'm glad it never disappoints your palate; and you are right, we have made a few adjustments along the way....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked into our hotel in the row of several of Moonstone Beach spots just in time for gorgeous sunset. Didn’t feel like the whole reservation bit and crowd control, walked down here without a resv and as had been here for lunch couple years ago...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank MikeandSarah
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike and Sarah, We are glad that you were pleasantly surprise. We are always happy to hear that. Hope to see you again soon. John/Owner

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Lisa B
10 July 2018|
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Response from PeterF_Syd | Reviewed this property |
I just walked in. Didn't need a booking. Be sure to leave enough time to explore Cambria Main St which is a 5 minute drive away from this venue/coastal road. The Main St is very quaint with a number of galleries, etc.
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Pwalk164 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a full bar.
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1 January 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Dr, 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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