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2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111 (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
+1 760-436-4044
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reston, Virginia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in Southern California for a quick birthday visit and were looking for a nice dinner for two couples. We saw the Chart House while driving up the Coastal Highway and decided to give it a try. Glad we did. Everything about the dining experience was great. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent, and the view overlooking... More 

Thank Douglass D
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great setting for dinner. The food was really good. I had the fish of the day, what a pleasant surprise, it was prepared exactly the way fish should be done, slightly moist with a touch of complementary spices. The service was good, a tad on the slow side.

Thank Clemoli4
new haven, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with family. Slow night, service was good until entrees. Then everyone disappeared. We shared 3 apps, all good. We tasted each other's entrees again all good. Nothing exceptional. On my visit, I paid for the view.

Thank X4405GRpeterg
Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday lunch recently. Weather permitting, the entire restaurant is open to the beach and the sea; the view is magnificent, and the sea breeze contributes to a wonderful indoor/outdoor experience. The menu is largely comfort food, prices are very reasonable, and the food is good. Service is friendly and reasonably prompt, but with the view, who wants to... More 

Thank satcomjoel1
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is right on the beach, amazing view from my table watching the sunset. Food was great and service was awesome. Will definitely eat here again when in the San Diego area.

Thank TES-PA
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business meeting at the Chart House and was pleasantly surprised by the vast vino list as well as the food selection. The view is amazing and we were able to get a table facing the Pacific Ocean. The Shrimp appetizer is delicious and well presented. The NY Steak was not on the list bit they made it... More 

Thank KurtisThrasher777
West Linn, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chart House sits right on the Beach, feet from the Ocean, the views are stunning with plenty of Beautiful Sunsets :) Add to that the modern, airy feel to this restaurant and the huge glass windows which slide open, it feels like indoor/outdoor eating in the best way. If you miss the Sunset, don't worry they floodlight the Ocean... More 

Thank TeeC100
Bluffton SC
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caught happy hour last night and it was great. Happy Hour menu has some really good selections like beef sliders, shrimp or fish tacos, lettuce wraps and much more.

Thank ElaineFrench
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had family brunch at Chat House and the food was not that great for the price we paid. The waiter was very polite but forgot to bring four plates from our that we ordered. We had to have the server bring our side dishes out. The view was the best part of our brunch.

Thank vjonna24
Tustin, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love watching the sunset over the ocean at this place. My daughter is vegetarian and there was nothing for her on the menu but they had a few things on the bar menu she could eat. So we tried to order her something and we were told we would have to go sit in the bar if we wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
    (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-4044
You’ll have a front-row seat to catching waves & panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House located near San Diego. A modern and open decor makes the most of its location with windows that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

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