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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

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 award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.
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319 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(319 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 319 reviews
5 stars
(147)
4 stars
(112)
3 stars
(43)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
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  • good for groups(81)
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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Reviews List
Review 1 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Beautiful view, but as a table of 4, you get a second row. Tables of two get the direct window to their gorgeous ocean view!"
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
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Review 4 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 5 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 6 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 7 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 10 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 11 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2007
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Review 12 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
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Review 13 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 14 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Everything great but parking fees

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This has been one of my favorite places to share with out of town guests. Great view, service and food and appreciated the convenience of the parking garage and validated parking. I was surprised to learn that validation had been changed to only one hour and thus because we had a leisurely meal of more than one hour, we had to pay $4 for 45 minutes above one hour. While not an exorbitant fee, this new policy is not very welcoming to diners and will cause us to reconsider dining at The Shores."
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view
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Review 15 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Restaurant week find

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were hunting for something affordable with a nice view during SD Restaurant Week, and The Shores was among the few that met requirements and had a reservation at a reasonable hour on short notice. Food was good and unique, but probably not unique enough for foodies, especially with all the competition in SD. Dining area reminded me of a Midwestern country club...a little old school, but there was nice ocean viewing from the window tables. We felt it was a good value, but not exceptional."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 16 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 17 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 18 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dinner for Restaurant Week

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"3 of us ate dinner with a Restaurant Week offer. I imagine this value will not likely be available at other times.
But we would certainly consider returning because of the pleasant eating experience. The view of the ocean from the dining room was superb- even at night.
The service was good.
We had the wine pairings dinner- and the wines were good.
The foods were well prepared and plated well.
I found the quinoa (with my mahimahi) a bit too dry and flavorless. Other than that- the food was fine.
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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 20 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Shores Restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went here for date night, and it was great. Our server was very cordial and let us stay. She promptly brought our food as soon as we were done with each course, and made sure to check up on us. The atmosphere was great too, and we had a wonderful view of the beach."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 22 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Like everything but the street closure.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2014
 2015
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2015
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Review 24 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely evening at the Shores

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Met with friends for restaurant week. The food was tasty and the service friendly."
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 25 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2005
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 28 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2009
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 29 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Kristine, our waitress, was very good. However, her helpers could learn to gently ask if we are done and is it ok to remove the plates, instead of beginning to remove and then ask if it's ok. Small gesture, but makes it more pleasant."
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2006
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Review 30 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had an early table that had a great view including a beautiful sunset. Ordered the Restaurant Week special. The food was disappointing. The soup was not hot and the fish was overcooked."
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2008
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 31 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 33 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Right on the Ocean

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"All of our lunch food was very good, the shrimp/lobster/crab sandwich was huge and great pieces of seafood! Fish tacos, turkey sandwich and hamburgers were also very good. Big portions. Only downside is the waiter mumbled and was difficult to understand. Road is torn up so was hard to get to. Parking is expensive!"
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 36 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 37 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Not just for tourists

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"While The Shores is a hotel restaurant, its location on the beach at La Jolla Shores makes it a convenient lunch or dinner spot for the many residents and visitors to the area and particularly appealing at sunset, which was our plan when we arranged for friends from Coronado to dine with us--on what turned out to be a cloud-filled twilight. Nevertheless, we were there early enough to be catered to by several wait staff and even with a birthday party near us, we were able to hear ourselves in conversation. Dishes were beautifully presented. Fish, particularly the seared scallops, were perfectly cooked and vegetables too arrived at table with just a bit of crunch rather than wilted. My husband had the three course menu with wines and commented that the dishes were very good, though not memorable. Last year we were there during Restaurant Week and enjoyed their three course offerings, though we felt then, as we do now, that sometimes the mix of ingredients and the saucing could have been better."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view
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Review 38 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 39 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 40 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2011
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Review 41 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 42 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice, Oceanide Dining

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This restaurant is located on the first floor of the hotel. Food was very good - nothing hands down amazing, but very good nonetheless."
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 43 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A terrific view of La Jolla Shores beach from almost any table. Portions were generous and food was acceptable. Ambience and decor were quite dated and n need of a makeover. Overall a good dining experience, but rather pricey for lunch."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2002
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Review 44 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 45 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Special Features: great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 46 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

New Years's Eve at the Shores

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a very lovely dinner with pleasant service, though the main course came out much too quickly after the appetizer. (I don't know if they wanted to be sure that we were finished so later patrons could be accommodated.) The selection was good for a set menu, and our appetizers were excellent, especially the crab. The main courses were also good. Overall the value was excellent for a very tasty three-course meal. Many places charge a lot more for New Year's Eve and are not as good. Overall we were pleased and would return.
Our only complaint is parking. When you spend this much for a meal, garage parking should be fully validated. We opted to park on the street and were lucky to find it."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 47 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

excellent food and drink options, very pleased

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 49 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Disappointment

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The policy of the restaurant has changed and parking is no longer validated and totally free as it was and this was one of the great attractions.
The garage now charges $10.00 per car and this was embarrassing as re yesterday had two carful of guests who didn't expect to have to pay.
The Shores Restaurant will lose business fromits old patrons and the change in policy is a mistake."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 50 for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2005
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