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2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111 (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
+1 760-436-4044
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. Now it is too much of a hassle to try and get a window seat. The food is getting over-priced while not as good as in the past. This was probably our last visit there sine there are so many other great rated restaurants in San Diego area.

Thank pennstfan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The valet service is a nice touch and needed touch due to limited parking. Table not ready with reservations not good. Attentive servers and a varied menu was well recieved. I had the seafood salad, that was excellent and generous. If your looking for good seafood and every table with a view of the beach, surf and ocean. This is... More 

Thank Stacheck
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to walk in and get a table on a Wed. night. The good we ordered was really good and wait staff was helpful.

Thank croppingbunny
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular location on the water on Old Highway 101 in Cardiff, between Solana Beach and Encinitas. The happy hour -- Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 -- offers 12 tasty items on the bar menu from $4 to $7. Our favorites: truffle skinny fries ($5); ahi nachos ($5); and fish tacos and prime rib sliders ($7). Happy hour wines... More 

Thank Tom G
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Chart House per the recommendation of Mona, the concierge at the Grand Pacific Resort. She made reservations for us and requested a nice view. We arrived for our reservation and wondered about parking. It appeared they only had valet parking for $5.00 but it was not an issue for us. We left the car and proceeded... More 

Thank Ronald Y
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chart House offers some of the best seafood in Dan Diego. Always fresh, and innovatively prepared, there is nothing on he menu that would disappoint even the most discerning palate. My favorites are the lobster bisque-phenomenol; the Chilean sea bass; the macadamia crusted mahi mahi; the seared ahi; the chopped salad, even the beef is fabulous. It is hard... More 

Thank Elizabeth L
Calgary, Canada
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370 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the dark bread at the chart house, so when we saw one as we drove by we decided to stop for lunch. Sadly we had to ask TWICE for the bread. My shrimp bento was missing the lobster roll, a main reason I chose this dish. I asked where it was and was told it was coming, then... More 

Thank bennybear
County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in a big group, including 3 unders 6 years old plus a baby. We had done some research online for menu items and they had pizza and some other child friendly options which when we arrived, were told the website was out of date and no longer available.... The waiter was very patient and accommodating, plus food was... More 

Thank Stephen R
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant! I don't write many reviews but the service was excellent and the food was delicious. We had a beautiful view from our window seat and were able to do some whale watching while we dined. Highly recommend!

Thank Kcaiafa
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother in law suggested this restaurant for our Valentine's Day dinner. The view was spectacular. We were there during sunset and the waiters were very accommodating with taking pics for the guests. The food was also delicious. We had oysters on the half shell, a filet and the sea bass. It was a really great meal and not too... More 

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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$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2588 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2111
    (Birmingham/ Lomas Santa Fe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-4044
You’ll have a front-row seat to catching waves & panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House located near San Diego. A modern and open decor makes the most of its location with windows that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, Miso Glazed Salmon & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines and decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?