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Moonstone Grill

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100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
+1 707-677-1616
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 20:30
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

great food, beautiful location I am probably always really hungry when I get here since I am always traveling up or down highway 101 seafood, drinks, dessert - yummy yum yum

Thank Spreck R
Oakland, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place fills up fast, so reservations are a must. Bar seating is limited, but you don't need a reservation.

Thank 2jur
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there with another couple. We made it in time for sunset. The view was spectacular, the service was great. Our waitress was wonderful but very busy. I agree with other reviews i would go back for drinks and tapas. The dinner was ok, but not knock your socks off. Ribeye was good but standard, the filet was... More 

1 Thank Visitingsandiego
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This restaurant has the perfect location to watch a beautiful sunset. They open at 5 PM, and usually people line up at the door before opening. They have a happy hour, but everything on their Happy Hour menu is fried, high carb/high cholesterol. I ordered the pok chops with some apple relish from the main menu. The food came out... More 

Thank tigrris
Medford, Oregon
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service and eye on the small details to make an excellent dining experience, good menu selections, excellent ocean view setting.

Thank rmuckey1
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Set with far reaching views across the beach and ocean this worth a detour ! Bar is friendly with a mix of tourist and locals and food is good! A lovely experience especially before sunset.

Thank richard g
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255 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a lovely dinner here. From being seated in a perfect place for viewing the sunset to the luscious dessert we had to share because we were so full of the other amazing courses, this meal was declared one of the best we had shared in our many years together. Delicious chowder, unbelievable... More 

Thank Mary V
Northern California
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

South of Trinidad, this restaurant is reached via the crumbled, winding Scenic Drive, one lane in places where the other has fallen down the cliff into the sea. Or by Highway 101 via an indirect and not well marked entrance and exit. The service was friendly and attentive. The bread I recall was white bread in a torpedo shape, and... More 

Thank ronks
Eureka, California
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257 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Here fancy attire is clean jeans with your vest. But, the food here is top notch. We take out of town guests here and its always sure to wow and please. Do start with the oysters. For entres two of us had the prime rib. Its exactly how prime rib should be, moist, rare, slightly salty and very tender! Our... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Service is EXCEPTIONAL, here. Everyone treats you very special, as if they've been waiting all day for your arrival. The bar was buzzing with happy hour guests. I had a Scallops Rockefeller starter and a salad with apples and nuts and a nice, light citrus vinaigrette. Wish I could say more about the menu but I ate light that night.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +1 707-677-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?