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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“sea bass” (33 reviews)
Opens in 15 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 4 days ago

We asked for a table on the upstairs patio which has a great ocean view from any table. We were greeted warmly by all staff and our server was exceptional, spending extra time to guide our menu choices. We ordered the Churro Waffles which were...More

Thank smebeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of the very few, where you actually get an ocean view because it is literally on the beach. The second story outdoor deck is magnificent. What a stage for Sunday brunch! But why oh why is it so impossible to find...More

Thank SobremesaStudios
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salmon is the best anywhere. Five of us went to dinner there on July 6 and all of us had the Salmon. It's like eating candy. Great restaurant, great food and the best view of the ocean. And the service is outstanding!

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a group of twenty for a business dinner. The food was excellent and the prices we surprisingly reasonable. Sunset is picture perfect and the staff was very attentive. Fast service with a smile. I would defiantly recommend this for a group or...More

Thank Lane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun place to for a drink at the up stares bar have an appetizer and watch the sun go down... I haven't been for lunch or dinner The place is right on the ocean in Cardiff the sunsets are amazing

Thank sara m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family celebration with three generations for a birthday celebration and this was a perfect pick. All the tables have fantastic ocean views and the restaurant was easily able to accommodate a large group ranging from 1 year old to 95. They have...More

Thank VSRonson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit and it was very enjoyable. We went for late lunch and had a beautiful seafood pasta, sea bass delicious, and my vegetarian roll. All very nicely presented. Will go again.

Thank laura s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought visitors here on July 3. Although our reservation was incorrectly put in for another date, the lovely hostesses accommodated us on the downstairs patio. There is a $5 valet charge as there is precious little space and you are right on the beach. Dont...More

Thank gardencoach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bit of a work reunion at Pacific Coast Grill. Four of us got a cozy table next to the windows, and watched the sun go down. The menu had options without being confusing. We got a couple of jalapeño margaritas which were...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up the coast from San Diego after a conference with no destination in mind - ready for a snack, we picked "a place with a view" and it turned out great! We were seated outside right away. Service was fast and friendly. We...More

Thank Jenny S
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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
Kent B
7 March 2016|
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Response from SVO98023 | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I actually split one order of fish and chips, which was $16.50. It was plenty to share, and delicious! I think most lunch items range from $12 to $18.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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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