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Pacific Coast Grill

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Hwy. 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
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Today
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
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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Roseville, California
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An anniversary celebration for one of the 2 couples! Reservations were made and really adviseable. We were seated one table back from the window still enjoyed dramatic views of the pounding ocean. Highly recommend the Shrimp Dumplings and Calamari as appetizers. We all enjoyed different entrees all of which were very good. (Kung Pao Rock Shrimp,Seared Ahi, Mahi Mahi,Scallops) Service... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing setting and view. Average service and food. Hope the expansion helps. Need to get back to the PCG roots from the Sooona Beach location.

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Thank thecardiffrooster
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant for dinner with a business group. The service was prompt and professional. Not one of the dinner party had nothing but praise for the quality of the food. Most enjoyable evening.

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Thank Clemoli4
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat out all over the world. We had a dinner that cost way too much for the adequacy of what we were served. Also, people should know that there is a mandatory parking fee, though the valet parks your car about 20 feet away. We could see the white surf from our booth, but it was not worth paying... More 

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BC
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

PCG was recommended as the "Best Fish Restaurant" in the area but failed to deliver on any level (except perhaps the view but as it was dark even this failed to add any delight) This is nothing more than a fast food restaurant, overpriced for what it delivers which is mediocre food, presentation and service. They managed to ruin a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a co-worker, so I was really excited to visit. The staff were suburb, the views are stunning. Worth visiting, just for the sunset. The food however was nothing special, I had the scallops with sweet corn and it's wasn't particularly satisfying. I'd visit again, but only for drinks.

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Dallas, Texas
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868 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you are here for lunch or dinner, you will be glad you chose to be there. Perfect, not just good view, right on the water, whether on the patio or inside. Dog friendly patio, and excellent foods. Creative presentations...try bag of bones....and every dish there should please. Always great servers, and call in advance if you want the patio... More 

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Montfort-l'Amaury, France
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner by the beach in the best place. I would say some plates are to die for... Kind service and good wine

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here at the recommendation of a local. Glad I did. Restaurant had a good crowd during the week, always a good sign. Atmosphere is nice and so is the view. I had a little service issue and the manager was great about correcting the situation and making sure I was happy when I left. I even went back the... More 

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Madison
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked into our hotel and asked the concierge for a restaurant with ocean views. He recommended this one and boy was he right. We were seated on the patio with the waves literally breaking twenty yards away. That would have been enough for us Midwesterners, but then the food and service were great as well. the waiter was courteous,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
Friday
11:00 - 16:00
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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?