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Pacific Coast Grill

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Hwy. 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-479-0721
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 16:00
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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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want responsible, sustainable, fresh, clean and healthy cuisine, you'll revel in "Pacific Coast Grill." Now...if you just want downright yummy, delicious, creative food, you'll REALLY love "Pacific Coast Grill!" Excellent menu, imaginative cocktails and engaging professional waitstaff all fuse to make this a destination for dining delights. And if that's not enough, look at the indescribably enchanting view!!... More 

Thank Renee W
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Weather was very bad, however, decided to deal with the elements and go,ahead with our reservations. Arrived a bit early, however, we were seated quickly with a nice table close to window. Unfortunately, there was a table of 8 close to us that were VERY loud and boisterous which Made it difficult to carry on a conversation at our table.... More 

Thank Deedlv
Ferndale, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Breathtaking view lunch or dinner or sunset. Dined outside with spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Food Outstanding, Service Outstanding, View Outstanding. One of the best restaurants in S CA.

Thank Jay G
Oceanside, California
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wheelchair accessible table with great view of the setting sun (view even better from upstairs). Good service, excellent food. Expensive, but well worth it. Valet parking.

Thank George G
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Southern California is lacking restaurants on the water, but this one is worth it in every way. Be ready to pay valet parking, but the view and food are worth it. Not a tourist trap at all!

Thank thekfam
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just had lunch at PCG and was reminded that their view is unbeatable! Ate the sushi special which was delicious and very generous. In fact, I was unable to finish it!! Worth the trek if you are inland, great neighborhood hangout for those of us lucky enough to call this place home!

Thank Shawn R
Escondido, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

PCG is a great place to bring your out of town friends for a true taste of San Diego coastal dining! PCG is literally on the beach. We have been there for lunch several times as well as for a late afternoon happy hour and appetizers. There is $5 valet parking so it's easy to just drop in whether the... More 

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Sugar Land
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328 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch with a group of eight. Everyone loved their meal. We sat upstairs and had a gorgeous view of the ocean. The people that had the lobster tacos just raved about them. I had a Caesar salad, which was very good but not exceptional. Of course this restaurant is more about seafood salad so I deserve what... More 

Thank Greg W
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside, toasty under heat lamps, enjoying a beautiful view and delicious food. Recommend the lobster& crab guacamole, the ahi poke bowl (wonderful), lobster tacos (warm, unusual, tasty, and the coconut cheesecake (no crust) All delightful

Thank HRH921
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened by the PCG at sunset last Sunday. Oh My!! We scored a great table at this popular Sea Side spot, watched the sun fade away to tasty fresh craft cocktails and delicious appetizers. Seafood was truly wonderful, Contemporary Coastal Decor,

Thank Steve G

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?