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

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.2
4.2
1974 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 56 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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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

  • San Diego

    Scenic View

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  1. MA

    MARISAM

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. JC

    JaniceC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Roxie

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. j

    johnh

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 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!
  6. 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
  7. AD

    AmandaD

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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!
  8. BM

    BlueMargo

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    Reginalampert

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 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.

  10. 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to take a big group for good food and a beautiful view! It was a little loud but there were seven of us so we didn’t mind! Service was good too!
  12. DM

    DianeM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We love the restaurant at the Shores. However, with the new menu very Baja Mexican, we now find we can't go there as off. Very heavy on the spice, beans and rice. Would love for it to have a combo of their previous menu that was popular for years. I'm pretty sure guests staying there are heading down to Piatti's after their first dinner at the Shores. Not like you can eat that two nights in a row.

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022Hi Diane, thank you for your feedback! We have passed your suggestion for more options along to the team. We hope to welcome you back soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was cold and steak have so much fatty. Disappointed. Prices are not good reasonable for those foods.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s birthday celebration he wanted a nice family dinner. Best place ever to create this memory. Great food, service, ambiance and most beautiful beach front view. We all really enjoyed our evening!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great location and great food
  16. WB

    WilliamB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A nice little place on the beach in a good hotel, the food was fine and the service was OK, all in all a good meal
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Too loud, really slow and distracted servers, don’t like the new Mexican only menu

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022We strive to exceed our guests’ expectations and we apologize that your experience was less than perfect. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review because it is your feedback that assists us in continually improving. Thank you

  18. MT

    MrsT

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    It was my birthday lunch with my husband. I listed it was my birthday on my reservation. I mentioned it again when we checked in with the hostess. Not one person ever mentioned it to me the whole time we were there! We went for lunch since their website says “lunch served daily (in addition to brunch). Well, their website is NOT CORRECT. The photos on the website are NOT CORRECT. Such a big disappointment. My brunch was horrible, our waiter was horrible, but my husband liked his brunch.

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022We are sorry to hear that your overall experience fell short of your expectations. We always strive to make each experience special, and are so sorry this happened on your birthday. We will do better in the future.

  19. JH

    JanetH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to visit my son on his birthday. Had the Saturday brunch, dood, service and ambience all excellent!
  20. PB

    PBbrit

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Well apart from trying to kill me it was all very mediocre. We were eating dinner with family from England so we wanted a nice beach view which we got. I did tell the server Margarite that I had an allergy to avocado so no avo or guacamole on any of my food! They achieved this with the appetizers so I was therefore confident they had understood. After taking one bite of my lobster tacos I realized I had taken a big bite of guacamole. Definitely not an experience I want to repeat. The manager did apologize and said he would not charge us for my meal. We had to have all our meals boxed up and leave rapidly to get me medical attention! They still charged us full price for my dinner. Plus my nephew was very ill too, so think hard before eating here as the food handling standards appear to be very low.

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We are so sorry this was your experience while dining with us. We take food safety very seriously and are investigating this manner to ensure it does not happen again.

  21. PO

    PaulfromOB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time at the Shores Hotel. Lovely Menu. Great staff. Flexible with changes to your order. Steps to the beach. Love tgis for sprcial occasions or just spending quality time near the sand and ocean. Magical La Jolla Shores!

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022Paul, thank you for the review! We agree, La Jolla Shores is magical!

  22. JD

    JohnD

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Quesadilla was way too salty as was the Mussels broth. We ate them because we were hungry but we will ask for all food to be less salty next time and turn them back if they are as bad as they were last night. Don’t chefs taste their own creations?
  23. AR

    ARLANAK

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels are to die for. I’ve been craving them ever since! Thank you for the wonderful meal!

    The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelResponded on August 4, 2022The mussels are one of our absolute favorites as well! Thank you for dining with us - we look forward to welcoming you back next visit!

  24. AW

    AnnaW

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Martini didn’t have any cucumber flavor. Kale Caesar salad was really mayonnaise-y.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    I went there with my husband a couple times and we always had good services an food. This time i went there alone and the service was terrible! They did not even check on me, ask me if I wanted dessert! They just drop the bill when I finish my dish without even asking me! Did I got bad services because I was alone?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The swordfish dinner was excellent and worth the medium price. The menu is a little heavy on the spicy, but the chief will provide to your taste.
  27. AP

    AntonioP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Shores offered great food selections. Service was a fast and provided an awesome experience. Met with greetings both coming and going. Environment in and outside was nice. Would definitely return.
  28. p

    palmbeachnative

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    A typical hotel restaurant, overly priced, mediocre food quality, and long wait for guests. The evening I was there the manager was putting fires out at several tables. We never had refills on water or asked about second drinks. One meal at our table was forgotten, and the food was just o-kay. The kitchen was extremely skimpy on steak inside of the 2 orders of quesadillas l, one piece for each triangle, my wife had carne asada fries to share and it was the large for $26, it was on a 10" plate, and their were 3 small pieces of meat stuck under the guacamole, Pico, etc... we did send it back. It was a nice view on the beach, but completely lacking for delicious food and quality. Unfortunately, the moms and pop restaurants on the street deliver the unique quality rather than the hotel.
  29. KZ

    KathleenZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious as always. There are a couple areas of the hotel that you can tell could be remodeled, like where there are broken tile, and at the time, the restroom could have been cleaner, but overall a very positive experience, as always.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    The hostess put us in the quietest spot in the entire place when the outside was fully open and would have been a way better place to be seated. The waiter spilled a drink on one of the guest with me. Just was not I was hoping to celebrate a birthday
  31. T

    Travis

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I'd recommend this place only if you don't mind overpaying for a great view of the ocean/sunset. The menu is small and everything -- like everything, even the drinks and kid's menu items -- are quite overpriced, but the food was good, our server was great, and the view was lovely.
  32. C

    Chris

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a delicious breakfast here. We sat at a table directly facing the beach, with a clear glass screen in front of us-- we almost couldn't tell there was a glass plate in front of us because it was so clear. The servers were attentive and helpful but not intrusive. Other staff were very nice too. I had the omelette -- it was not a combo I would normally try but I am very happy I did. The hash brown potatoes are fabulous (I usually do not eat the potatoes at other restaurants). The location is fantastic, the staff are lovely, the price is similar to other good restaurants in the area, and the food is delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better breakfast on the day we were leaving La Jolla.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Great view. Mediocre food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great views and delicious food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Nice place but the manager asked us to leave because there was another party coming in and they needed the table while we were having after brunch drinks. We had a reservation as well with open table. There were other tables around that could accommodate the incoming party. We were not loud and we were just enjoying the afternoon. After a 500 dollar bill, it was tasteless and rude. We will not go back.
  36. JW

    JamisonWriter

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We love this restaurant. It is a bit too pricey for our taste, but it's nice. Great service, beautiful view.
  37. J

    Joanna

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful views and location, but food is way overpriced for what you get. Also, parking is horrible on weekends!! In addition, we were there for dinner starting at like 6:15 and the sun was so bright in the dining room and they have no shades on the windows so I had sun in my face during the entire meal.
  38. GB

    GiavonniB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was amazing! The swordfish was tasty as well!
  39. BD

    BrittaniD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was perfect view. Food was good. Service was fantastic!
  40. D

    Donald

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not like the music playing outside, it was too loud. Jesse our server was awesome.

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 4.2 stars by 1974 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 56 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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