from local diners to ocean front dining…

Pacific Coast Grill

Oceanfront venue features unique “Pacific Coast” cuisine, an oyster bar as well as select sushi rolls, black mussels, baked oysters and a plethora of seafood choices & more!

★★★★★ This was my second time here. Their blood orange margarita was perfectly rationed and flavored. Lobster tacos were great. Lobster was succulent and very fresh. Their brunch menu is fantastic as well. If I could add an extra star I would. -Lauren B.

More Info2526 S Coast Hwy 101 Cardiff, CA 92007

Ki’s Restaurant

Since the beginning, our belief has been that good health comes from eating real and whole foods. You will not find unnecessary additives and preservatives in our food. We serve the full spectrum of foods; fresh fish, naturally raised beef, pork and poultry, organic whole grains and organic veggies and fruits.

★★★★★ The view doesn’t get any better. 180 degrees of ocean and palm trees form the balcony outside seating, which has heating and plexiglass for warmth! Healthy food. -Alexandra C.

More Info2591 S Hwy 101 Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007

Pipes Cafe

To go to local spot for some great breakfast plus lunch too! Their motto: no shirt no shoes no problem!

★★★★★ This is definitely, definitely my go-to spot for some delicious breakfast/brunch food whenever i go back to san diego. -Jen K.

More Info123 Liverpool Dr Cardiff, CA 92007

Rimel’s Rotisserie

Farm to table is the way that we have been doing it for over 20 years, actually long before the term “farm to table” existed. Everything is based on being fresh, local and simple and he has been doing it this way for over 3 decades.

★★★★★ So happy they finally reopened the Cardiff restaurant with many of the same staff! Best post-surf, post-work, pre & post-weekend place to eat & watch the sunset here in Cardiff! -Carmela S.

More Info2005 San Elijo Ave Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

Zebu Sushi

Freshest and highest quality sushi that you can get in Cardiff. Great selection of rolls, appetizers, wine & beer.

★★★★★ I have been coming here for the last 4 years and have never had a bad meal.  Which speaks volumes for the quality.  I am a huge fan. -Melissa C.

More Info2003 San Elijo Ave Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Besta-Wan Pizza House*

Opened it’s doors with it’s classic pizza recipe’s in the mid 1960′s and to this day many of the menu items remain. The restaurant is located in the kicked back atmosphere of Cardiff, Ca. where many locals and visiting tourists enjoy fresh cooked meals and plenty of beers on tap.

★★★★ Great place to eat and relax. Family fun atmosphere with good music playing. The menus are cool and there is a ton of stuff to pick from. -Sandy H.

More Info148 Aberdeen Dr Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

Seaside Market

Named the #1 Best Gourmet Grocery in San Diego offering superior products and spectacular service. Get all of your grocery needs and even order hand-made sandwiches in their deli.

★★★★ Their tri tip is legendary and is locally known as “Cardiff Crack” and it deserves its reputation -Eric H.

More Info2087 San Elijo Ave Cardiff, CA 92007

VG’s Donuts and Bakery*

Full service bakery located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea specializing in the old-fashioned style of baking.

★★★★★ O.M.G. These donuts were bomb. Loved how soft they were and it’s like they melt in your mouth as soon as you take that first bite. The glazed are my fave! -Krystle A.

More Info106 Aberdeen Dr Cardiff, CA 92007

*Local Favorite