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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.3
4.3
2000 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by Executive Chef Mike Minor. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beachside cocktails, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 456-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Minor

  • Catering

    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Avenida de la Playa

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

  • Public transit

    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.

  • Entertainment

    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Esra

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!!
  2. v

    vipink

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went half an hour before sunset, the views are amazing. Requested to get an outdoor table. Enjoyed the view so much and the waiter and staff are really friendly and professional. Just loved the date night with my wife. On top of everything the food was excellent.
  3. h

    hd4baja

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to go to lunch, and especially to bring people who are visiting from out of town! The food is great and you can't beat the view. Underground parking is a huge bonus!
  4. WO

    WilliamO

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was OK - You can tell they cater to an older crowd with food that is bland with not a lot of herbs and spices. Service was just OK - Waitress didn't introduce herself; just sort of casually walked up and stood there waiting awkwardly then began to ask if we were ready to order. Perhaps this day and age, wait staff don't go the friendly, get-to-know-you route since pandemic but it definitely felt a bit off. Views from the seating area were very nice, which makes up for a bit of the shortcomings but don't believe we'll make our way back.
  5. S

    Smitty

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We were very disappointed that the wonderful fine dining establishment to which we have been coming for years is now a Mexican food restaurant. With the present menu we will not be returning.
  6. CS

    CatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service outstanding! I had 9 guests in the bar I overlooking the ocean! We had excellent food and ambiance!
  7. GP

    GeetaP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Awesome! I would definitely go again.
  8. CD

    CDS702

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I was disappointed. They got two out of 3 orders wrong. The told me I had gotten lobster tacos when I received fish tacos (one is fried, one is not). And our food arrived at different times. The view is unbeatable. It’s too bad the experience doesn’t match the view.
  9. CC

    ChrisC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall fantastic experience! Service, food and a stunning view. What else can you ask for?
  10. AA

    AntoinetteA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our waitress was a pleasure. The only comment I would have would be that the service was too slow and getting out the food. Other than that we had a good time, great view.
  11. JC

    JillC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Just very mediocre. Almost diner ish in the food choices. Nothing innovative or memorable. No reason to visit. But nice view.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Manager absolute great
  13. L

    Lqp729

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I had the Baja fish tacos. I had to eat around the slaw because I couldn't taste the fish. Too much onion for my taste.
  14. KC

    KristenC

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time and an amazing view of the sunset!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took family that was visiting from out of town and to celebrate a birthday. The brunch menu items and drinks were delicious. The service was impeccable. Thank you for making our visit enjoyable.
  17. CC

    CrissyCupcakes

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We planned a brunch for my sisters birthday, this place was perfect! The service was top notch and the food was amazing! They even sang to my sister and brought her dessert. Highly recommend!
  18. KH

    KatrinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location, great service. Wonderful!
  19. M

    Mike

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Unbeatable view, good food, friendly staff!
  20. GF

    GFiskey

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Great gracious attentive servers... Wonderful manager - Michael
  21. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good value with excellent service! The steak was perfectly cooked.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for happy hour, sat inside because it was so hot but the views were still nice
  23. GS

    GST2

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice business environment to have discussion
  24. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome birthday celebration for my mom! We love the restaurant.
  25. KH

    KaitlynH

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The view was great; we even saw dolphins in the ocean. However, once the sun goes down the ambiance of the actual restaurant is poor and feels outdated. We got seated quickly, but it seems the servers were never told we got seated. We waited 20 mins before anyone came over and it wasn’t a busy time. Once we got their attention they didn’t apologise for the long wait, but they did check in frequently after this. The food was okay, but not priced well. It seems the price really is just for the view and that you can get for free by sitting by the beach.
  26. PJ

    PamelaJ

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    You cannot beat the view here. It is right on the beach front. The food is just average
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First off, we were not allowed to park at the hotel like I have in the past when eating at the restaurant, only hotel guest. So I had to pay $20 for a parking garage a quarter of a mile away. Service was mediocre for a high end restaurant. We had two waitresses, one nice and one who acted like she didn’t want to be there and it was an imposition to wait on us. The nice waitress was the first one and the last, but we barely saw her so we had deal with the grumpy one for most of her meal. No one really checked on us for more drinks, dessert, or anything we really needed. They just brought us the check and we wanted dessert. We ordered dessert and waited over 25 minutes for 3 coconut flans and the restaurant was pretty empty. Service was very slow and food was meh. I had the lobster Benedict and it didn’t have any flavor even with the chipotle hollandaise. Overall very disappointing and won’t be back for brunch.
  28. BB

    BruceB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great view of the ocean. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  29. EP

    EliP

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was above average. The mussels were amazing. Service was probably the worst in San Diego. We waited 1.5 hrs and did not even get to place our order, the waiter came by twice the whole time we were there. It was not even crowded. Food and view is worth a try, but will never recommend.
  30. JA

    JulA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I decided to book at The Shores Restaurant for my family. They offered Mexican food for lunch. We selected outdoor dining. It was hot last week but the patio was shaded so we ate our meal without getting sunburnt and with an exceptionally attentive waitress. Will definitely recommend to my friends.
  31. MA

    MARISAM

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table just before sunset and the view was incredible. All three entrees were delicious and I will definitely be back when I return to San Diego.
  32. JC

    JaniceC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great view, service and fish tacos.
  33. R

    Roxie

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to The Shores in at least 5 years and was surprised to find that the menu is focused on Mexican cuisine instead of seafood. Once I got over the surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed the lobster tacos and watermelon salad. Our waitress, Margarita, was phenomenal, very attentive and able to make great recommendations when asked. The view of the beach is great, making the ambiance one of the highlights of the evening. We were celebrating 2 birthdays, and 2 anniversaries, and we felt very welcomed and celebrated by the staff.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Server was kind, but the kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed. Our food order was slow to arrive at about 45 minutes later as the server explained all orders came in at the same time. Food flavor was decent. View of La Jolla Shores was great.
  35. j

    johnh

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Food was not as good as I expected. We had the steak and my friend had the lobster. Both were at best average. The kale salad was good!
  36. IG

    IrinaG

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    great setup, very blah food. i do not care to make this review 50 characters long
  37. AD

    AmandaD

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This entire experience was great! We had just flown in that day and were all super hungry so walked to the restaurant from our hotel near by and they were able to seat us early in a great spot on the outside patio. The entire staff were so kind and we never felt rushed. Our son had refills on his soda before he even had to ask. The food was all delicious and we all enjoyed our meals! On top of it all, the views from this patio are spectacular! You are literally a sidewalk away from the sand on La Jolla Shores! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  38. BM

    BlueMargo

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved dining Oceanside! Business dinner with folks from several landlocked areas! Delicious food and good service.
  39. R

    Reginalampert

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    For some reason my watermelon salad came without ANY dressing or pepitas, but the waitstaff was very helpful, even if they did question whether I was correct in my assessment, they brought me a container of dressing and a tiny bowl with pepitas. My husband’s huevos rancheros was very good. My blueberry muffin was warmed, but had not so many blueberries it was quite small for the charge, and the butter that I asked for when it was served without any, was whipped, so it looked like it was enough, but it turned out to be a very tiny pat… and even though I needed more, I felt as if I had asked for so much of the waiter by then,that it was just more than I should ask for. The waiters were very nice though, which is why I gave the service such a high rating.

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022Hi Regina, thank you for your review! The staff will be happy to hear you enjoyed their friendly service. Thank you for the feedback about the various breakfast items - we will pass that along to our team as we are constantly striving to improve.

  40. NA

    NancyA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for Sunday breakfast at 9am on July 31, and sat outside on the beach/boardwalk level. There was a lot of beach activity with groups being trained for kayaking, snorkeling etc. but it was far enough away from the restaurant that it was not a bother. The boardwalk which is right next to the restaurant was not that busy and made for interesting people and dog watching. We liked that we were on real grass, but it was quite sparse and dead in areas so they should fix that so it does not look so shabby. We were not guests at the hotel and had a tough time finding parking because the hotel lot had a sign saying it was full so we drove around for 10 minutes but could not find any spaces and decided to drive into the hotel lot anyway and found a space despite the sign. The food was very good, service was fine. We would go back.

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022Hi Nancy, thank you for taking the time to leave this thorough review! We are so happy you enjoyed the people watching and beach activity. Our lawn will get a chance to recover during the fall, so hopefully next time you visit it will be lush. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 456-0600.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 2000 OpenTable diners.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

8110 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenida de la Playa

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

  • Public transit

    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Minor

  • Entertainment

    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 456-0600

  • Catering

    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

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