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The Shores Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108 (Avenida de la Playa)
+1 858-456-0600
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We found this restaurant while just walking around on the beach in La Jolla. What a wonderful surprise. The service was excellent. The food was very delicious. I will definitely want to return next time I am in the area.

Thank sharonl123
La Jolla, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Restaurant inShores Hotel. Right on beach, serves breakfast lunch and dinner. Expensive, but worth it. Locals favorite.

Thank marion f
San Diego, California
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Any chance I get, I love eating here and love bringing new friends here. The food is always excellent and the view on the beach and ocean is spectacular. Always a hit when I bring new guests here.

Thank TJ F
Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is the place right on the beach where I've spent many pleasant Happy Hours, enjoying Magaritas, half price apps. and the sunset. DIshes like like fish tacos and quesadillas were tasty. Had lunch once years ago, Place has changed ownership, maybe more than once, over twenty-five years.

Thank barbarapC4814MC
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Shores is a restaurant located in a hotel right on the beach in La Jolla. The dining area is very large (and beautiful) and stretches across the beach side of the hotel so you can sit right by the window and watch everyone enjoying the beach. The only downside to this is there are a lot of people...a lot... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located at the La Jolla Shores Hotel and has patio seating overlooking the beach. Love the atmosphere, and the food was very good. Not too pricey and great service. Definitely recommend.

Thank Kelli B
San Francisco, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The outdoor patio has a pleasant setting, but the inside dining room seemed very dated and even smelled stale -- which is quite a feat, considering that it's located beachfront with ocean breezes just outside. Fish tacos were over-breaded and fried, guacamole and black beans seemed over-processed and like they probably came out of a frozen food package and/or can.

Thank SuzanneDu
Placitas, NM
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Shores restaurant, upscale without being pretentious, offers fine dining right on the beach at the La Jolla Shores hotel -- one mile north of the touristy press of La Jolla proper. It is an especially delightful experience to arrive in time for a gorgeous Pacific sunset. The menu is broad and the food is fresh, tasty, and well presented... More 

Thank Vito M
Denver, CO
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not impressed at all. The food was terrible, service was so slow and it was so expensive for what you got. I ordered fish tacos and they had zero flavor. The kids meal was $11.50 and was gross. Would not recommend this restaurant.

Thank Gina123
Columbia, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wonderful views of ocean. Food was very expensive. It was good but not exceptional. Drinks are strong.

Thank BananaRed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3108
    (Avenida de la Playa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-0600

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