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Pacific Coast Grill

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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Opens in 16 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hwy. 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food and service with great wait staff. Valet parking, not validated. Good views from throughout. Food fresh and nicely presented.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to dinner with friends and we had a wonderful meal. Sunset was really nice as it sits right on the beach. Definitely go again when in the area.

Thank G G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us had a lovely late lunch here on a sunny Saturday. The appetizers of crab topped guac and calamari were both outstanding. Everyone was very pleased wth their mains. The snapper was good, the Mahdi sandwich great and salads with crab and shrimp...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want great food, service and an awesome view this is the restaurant to go to. It is right on the beach. The atmosphere was very good also but a little loud. We had a great time.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic view,of the Pacific, fun atmosphere, helpful wait staff and amazing food! Wev'e also been with friends and reserved the private room upstairs for a birthday party. SO, nice to have your own space. We love PCG!

Thank Reece J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a whirlwind 24 business trip, staying at the Omni la costa, inland. By chance, my husband was on the phone that afternoon with a colleague from Denver who stays at the Omni often: he said to make the effort and get to...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Valet parking $5. Food was excellent and so was the view! wow! Great service too, friendly, knowledgeable.

Thank MOTAG87
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had friends visiting from Michigan and we wanted to converse, enjoy the beautiful view and delicious food. I made a reservation a week in advance and requested an outside table. I was told they could not guarantee the seating. We ended up with an...More

Thank Treesah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated upon arrival and had a very nice ocean view. The food and service are not in line with the pricing. Server was not very helpful with menu items and was not very cordial. When paying the prices demanded by PCG I expect...More

Thank Garen818
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely you will find a restaurant with great food and an amazing view. You would dine overlooking the beach. The food is tasty, great service and excellent drinks. Great place for family gatherings, birthdays, any occasions. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen B
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14 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
26 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
USD 30 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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16:30 - 21:30
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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
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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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