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Chart House

2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
+1 760-436-4044
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“shrimp” (36 reviews)
“prime rib” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting for this restaurant virtually at the waters edge really does take a lot of beating.The food in our opinion was of a high standard and well presented.We visited on a Saturday evening and had a wait time of almost 40 minutes from being...More

Thank calspickman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb location and view but the food did not meet our expectations. I ordered fajitas which were served like two beef tacos. Not the normal way to serve fajitas. My wife's sandwich came with lettuce and avocado but no tomato. Very disappointing meals and we...More

Thank JimH85641
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was amazing he knew how to make us feel comfortable. And the view wasn't bad either. Great experience.

Thank ajanc1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(11 pictures) We have visited here before, but love going for special occasions. It is almost 1 1/2 hours from home, so we don't get here often. We visited for lunch on a Wednesday. We only made reservations about 45 minutes in advance. The window...More

Thank Gil M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a perfectly wonderful birthday dinner at Chart House. Warmly greeted by valet when we arrived (complimentary valet) and since we chose to eat at an early hour we were seated immediately. Our server Tami took great care of us. She had fun being our...More

Thank AnnieBannie691
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located right on the coast. The waves wash up near the window to the restaurant. I have gone to CH many times overs the years. The food is good and dependable. It is an upscale casual place (Great meat, seafood and deserts)....More

Thank lorne f
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Chart House was our favorite restaurant in our stay in Encinitas. The food was delicious, tasty and fresh, prepared perfect, and presented in an appealing way, almost too pretty to eat. The service was exceptional, with our server knowledgeable on the entire menu from...More

Thank Bill13669
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Friends were visiting from Vancouver and we had a splendid time watching the ocean waves roll in from our window table. The cuisine was fabulous - Ahi, Ribeye, Shrimp/Scallops and a shared lava cake were our picks. You cannot miss at this place for a...More

Thank Kristin A
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Lunch on Wednesday. Location was subperb. Service was nice Food - chowder was cool. Hamburger was cool -excessively spiced Frys with burger were simply awful! (I have had better at McDonalds) Kitchen needs a kick in the pants

1  Thank mgreenlees
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Amazing beach location with a fun and yummy happy hour. We have seen CA grey whales spouting just off shore while sipping wine and noshing off the generous happy hour menu. As the say- location, location, location! Our only warning would be that service is...More

1  Thank Leslie K
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14 August 2016|
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Response from jpbla | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they really have an space appropriate for a dog. This is a fairly ups cape dining restaurant. I love taking my dog with me but there are time I just know better to bring him.
Sue B
21 June 2015|
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Response from Diane O | Reviewed this property |
They discontinued the legendary salad bar ages ago. This is still a great place to go for a drink at sunset but, as with most beach-side restaurants, don't get too fancy with your ordering. We like the mango-avo-crab stack... More
Sue B
21 June 2015|
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Response from dakota m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the salad bar, I did not see one where we were seated.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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