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The Shores Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special; a little overpriced for the quality of the food. Had the fish tacos and they were decent.

Thank Robert B
Spring Valley
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Three of us enjoyed cocktails at the bar while looking out unto the shoreline before dinner. Two TVs aired football keeping everyone happy ( no to low volume, good for atmosphere) Dined with calamari, filet migon, sea bass, scallops. Only two drawbacks I tasted red coconut rice dry or reheated and my beet salad soaked in dressing. However that said,... More 

Thank Denise J
Sunnyvale, California
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364 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was our last day in La Jolla and we wanted to end it with an awesome happy hour with a stunning sunset view. The reviews of the Shores led me to believe it would be so. First of all, the outside seating is not on the beach as I mistakenly understood from some reviews. It's on the beach line... More 

Thank ohdonnaoh
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We invited friends of ours who live in Oceanside to dinner at the Shores Restaurant in mid-December -- selecting it based on its proximity to where we were staying in La Jolla as well as on other Trip Advisor reviews. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations. When we arrived on a Thursday evening around 6 PM, we found that... More 

Thank J K
La Jolla,CA
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Steps from the surf, this California casual place has surprisingly tasty fare. The view at sunset is something else.

Thank ManOLaJolla
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Seven months after a previous review, the rating stays the same. The location is still first-rate, right on a major San Diego/La Jolla beach. The food is still of good quality, though not of gourmet quality. Service is fine. The most noticeable fault with the restaurant is not of the restaurant, but of parking. Parking in this area is always... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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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
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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