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6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
+1 805-927-3859
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here while staying at the nearby fog catcher inn. Biggish place so not sure if a reservation is necessary - we just turned up. A good selection of seafood dishes and other things. We enjoyed a huge plate of calamari for starter between us - don't order one each !!! My wife's seafood was great and my pork was... More 

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Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we didn't listen to some of the not so nice reviews of this place. We LOVED it. My salmon dinner and my husbands scallops were so good. Laid back waiter, not pushed through our dinner and just loved the outdoor atmosphere, simple and quiet. Other patrons kept their voices soft and no annoying music to yell over.... More 

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1 Thank KarmaKid
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Limited menu. Not a good value. I would eat there again. Not much else in Cambria. Clam chowder was tasty. Nice ambiance.

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Thank Bradley S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We just had their clam chowder with bacon, it was OK but clams and bacon really don't go together. We know good chowder... however, the view is great.

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Thank Judy C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long drive this was our first restaurant and it was great. Food terrific, view out of this world. We were well taken care of and returned the next day. Highly recommend!

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Thank Pvichi
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Music to my ears, Pvichi! There's just something about a tasty meal at the end of a road trip that makes any day better. It doesn't hurt to have a view, too! Can't wait to have you back next time you're in the neighborhood. You've always got a seat at our table! All the best, John, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, my friend was having back pain and wasn't able to move after our long drive up down the coast and the only restaurant open till 9 near us was Moonstone Bar & Grill...(it was 8:20-ish, everything else closed at 8:30). When I drove over to get an order of food to go, so we could eat together....They said "we... More 

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1 Thank Devoney W
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's back, Devoney, and hope he's feeling better. I hope you'll understand that our take out policies have been in place for as long as we can remember, and in an effort to maintain a certain atmosphere, we don't do take out orders. I'm glad to hear you were able to take some food... More 

San Jose, CA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

RIght on the other side of the road from the water. Such a beautiful view. Nice lunch that was reasonable considering most restaurant on the water gouge you. $13 for a BLT (with avocado) and $15 for pulled pork. $9.95 for kids Mel's that include ice cream but not a drink. Wine and. Ever very reasonable. $8.97 for a J... More 

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Thank sstlouis
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We're so lucky to be surrounded by such beauty! I'm glad you got the chance to enjoy a meal with us all while taking in a great view of the water. You clearly have great taste -- the BLT is a crowd favorite around here. We can't wait to have you all back for more next time you're in the... More 

Munich, Germany
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoying sitting outside and savoring the gorgeous view of the ocean. Although the restaurant wasn't full we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Perhaps the management preferred to wait for a table rather than have to make do with slow service. I had the seafood pasta platter and my wife had the shrimp plaster platter. Both featured... More 

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Thank fiddleman_12
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for great views and some tasty seafood! It makes my day to know you two had a wonderful night with us, and that our team took great care of you. It's not like us to under season our seafood dishes, and we hope to have the chance soon to prove that our flavors can be just... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are paying more for the view than the food. We had the clam chowder (good, on the peppery side), coconut shrimp (ok, so sweet, it was more of a dessert than dinner) and the "12oz" steak (ok, not good, and not 12oz more like an 8oz) with one glass of wine...bill almost $90 plus tip. Very nice and super... More 

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Thank Sabrina P
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for dinner, Sabrina. It's true, we have great views around here, but we're sorry to hear what you ordered this time wasn't quite up to par. I appreciate your feedback on that steak, and we'll look into ways we can tweak that recipe. We'd love to have you back soon to prove that our food can... More 

SoCal
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant in March 2017 and basically the food itself was completely underwhelming. Bland would be one way to describe it as well as overpriced. However, the views are AMAZING!! Eating while watching the sunset was a great dining experience. Really wish that the food could have been just as amazing. Would I recommend this restaurant? If... More 

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Thank jblossom12
MoonstoneBarAndGrill, Owner at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us a while back! I'm so glad to hear you all enjoyed the views from our patio, but I'm sorry what you ordered wasn't quite up to par this time. It's unlike us to serve dishes that aren't full of flavor, so I hope you'll give us the chance soon to prove that our food is just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6550 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria, CA 93428-1810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3859
Description
Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill offers our diners breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Diners may choose to sit outside on our ocean front patio or they may sit inside where our large picturesque window allows a vast view of the ocean.

We offer fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta. Our specialties include our creamy clam chowder and mouth-watering sauces that compliment every fresh seafood entree. For meat lovers, we offer a variety of juicy, delicious steaks. If you're a fan of onion rings be sure to order our Pork Chops; you won't be disappointed. We are known for our delicately battered fish and chips and our scrumptious fish tacos that make for a delicious lunch plate.

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill also boasts a full service bar where we have a variety of beers and a wine list that features central coast wineries. For the adventurous drinkers, be sure to try something from our special cocktail menu.

We take pride in our excellent service and being a kid-friendly establishment with a free toy for every child. While we love pets, we do ask that you leave your pets at home when dining at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill.

When dining at Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy!

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