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Pacific Coast Grill

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Hwy. 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
10:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went for lunch, no reservation,short wait. We sat at a banquet overlooking view of the Pacific. The food was top notch and our server Monique was outstanding.It was by far the best meal of our west coast trip.

Thank Tiny86
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife had the seabass, I had the chili-rubbed filet. both of which were fine. I skipped having a cocktail as my usual, a Manhattan, was $16, which I though was too much. Also, they have mandatory valet parking even though they have a parking lot, which just seems like a way to squeez an extra $5 out of the... More 

Thank DBDoty
Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was superb and the service was amazing. Jonas and Isaiahs at the bar were icing on the cake. We will definitely return.

Thank foxsteff
San Diego
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83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy the food at this restaurant, it is indeed in a great location, and we have always had attentive wait staff; but what does one have to do to get a table on the outside patio and away from the noise of the indoor seating? I have eaten here three times now (lunchtimes) and, although I have reserved well... More 

Thank Jennyx
Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife got the paella and I got the lobster carbonara. Food was wonderful. We didn't have room for dessert, so we ordered the bread pudding and took it with us. It was also wonderful (has a bit of a cinnamon crumb topping on it). The views are wonderful: it is right on the beach. Service was wonderful, helpful and... More 

Thank Analog T
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spot was recommended by a local for amazing value to a delicious meal & bonus is the view if you catch it @ sunset & we did! Outdoor seating Latonya is an awesome waitress. Food was a 10! Must try!

Thank Smoreno1859
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pacific Coast grill is the best ocean front restaurant in Cardiff. With a variety of seafood dishes to choose from. Those who prefer their beef will not be disappointed. Everything is delicious . Plenty of window seating and heated outdoor patio so everyone can sit, dine and watch the ocean play of kayaker, surfers and on windy days the kite... More 

Thank debera2016
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience was that it was nice. But, it was very crowded when we were there which, made my date and I feel a little cramped. It's important to us to feel comfortable and relax a little when we go out. The food was very good. Service was good. A little on the pricey side. Location, Location, Location!!! We are... More 

Thank vhstoldt
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No better place in North County to have a craft cocktail, wonderful seafood and incredible views, right on the beach!

Thank bellyupbeth
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is spectacular. Appetizers through main courses. Great service, valet parking, and the most spectacular ocean and beach view.

Thank Cary F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?