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216 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, CA 92672-3602
+1 949-498-3400
11:00 - 21:00
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Dana Point, California
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188 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've tried Surfside a few times, and each time, I'm left with the same impression... it's average pizza at best. Convenient location near Poche Beach. Restaurant is very small. There are 4 tables, but effectively only 3 because the owner always seems to be working on one. Pizza is modestly topped, and had almost no sauce though I requested extra.... More 

Thank Tom M
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We were on spring break with our family and found this restaurant. The owner is new and so friendly. We ordered a pepperoni, buffalo chicken and supreme pizzas. They were all so delicious!! They gave us coupons to come back. Definitely recommend this restaurant. They deliver, too!

Thank Kpmortensenrd
Laramie, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were in San Clemente for a week and a couple of nights we just wanted to stay at our VRBO and eat in and Surfside was called twice as it was just that good. Great pizza with fresh flavor and thin new york style crusts. The wings were big and breaded and tasted great as well. We had a... More 

Thank Rob S
Aiken, United States
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Deep dish was very good! 12" was plenty for 2 people. Service was quick and friendly. Do not judge from the outside. We would come back.

Thank Mark M
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

While in town for the Labor Day weekend, we were at the beach at Dana Point with some friends and their kids. Everyone wanted pizza and we found this place on TA. We ended up ordering this 30" pizza they have. It was way too much food as it has 30 slices but the kids loved it. We also got... More 

Thank RJ O
Dana Point, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This place is less than a mile from my house, seems to have gone through several owners over the decades. I tried it tonight, turns out there are new owners and the pizza was very good. Service was friendly and it appears to be family run. Great to have something good this close to home

Thank Mark M
San Clemente, California, United States
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215 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I went here as an afterthought since it was next to the liquor store . When I walked in I could tell it had changed for the better , it was clean and had a new menu. The tables had glass on them and it seemed much friendlier. I pleasant young man took my order an a couple of minutes... More 

Thank Kelly C
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We went here as a last minute decision the night before our friends wedding. It doesn't look like much from the road but their pizza is some of the best I've had in California. Service was great, they let us bring in our own wine, and their vegan pizza for two friends who can't eat cheese was delicious. Great little... More 

Thank Triciammh
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

It looks like just another little unassuming pizza place but is so much more than that. The service was efficient & friendly and the pizza was delicious! 1 of the best gluten free bases I've ever had. Was also impressed with the torn fresh basil on the margarita. Yum!

Thank jodestar79
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Pizza tasted like cardboard. Had a coupon and the cashier told me " Oh, you're one of those people". Our dine in order came in a to go pizza box. Restaurant had no ice, and he had to run to the liquor store to get some.

2 Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 36
Pizza, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Avenida Vaquero, San Clemente, CA 92672-3602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-3400
Pizza restaurant. Casual indoor and outdoor dining. Dine In, Carry out and Delivery. Classic and gourmet pizzas. Chicago Deep Dish and stuffed crust pizzas. Slices, appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, calzones, stromboli, cheesecake and cannoli.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?