Carlsbad >Food & Dining > Koko Beach
2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA | Directions 9200833.159552 -117.351900
Mon - Fri, 11am - midnight; Sat - Sun, 10am - midnight
Food was delicious!! Atmosphere was great for a seafood/steakhouse environment. Prices were wonderful considering it was steak and seafood less than 1 mile from the beach!!!
Always consistently great. Whether you want steak or seafood, you can't go wrong. Clam Chowder and French onion soup are always fantastic. Very big fish portions for a great price. Love the Cajun swordfish when seasonally available. Excellent service from everyone always. Excellent selection in bar as well. Why pay more at other touristy places nearby when you can dine with locals and friendly staff at KoKo.
We love this place.. Super great steaks salads seafood and lots more. The homemade blue cheese dressing chunky and delicious goes with anything ! ! Open late every day. Friendly family atmosphere . Phenomenal prices and specials. Huge long tables in back for large parties. Big high back booths for date night. Even a room dedicated for ultra private parties adjacent to lounge area. Nothing even compares in North County for frequent dining. A timeless gem and staple in our community for decades.
My husband and I have been going to Koko Beach for over a year and a half - We are always greeted with friendly and responsive service - Maria the bartender always has great attitude and provides great service. My husband loves the clam chowder!
I always go for the prime rib special with potato and salad with bleu cheese, and before current baby in belly I got a 7&7 to drink. Some day I'll be back to 7&7's, they are fantastic.
They don't make a weak drink that I've ever had so hold on.
The prime rib is so juicy and consistently delicious they can't help but slop some juice over the side of the plate as it's on it's way to you. Like one of our waitresses told us, you wouldn't want to see the carpet in the day.
I even love their horseradish and anywhere else I'm not a fan.
They have a room you can reserve for a private party, some of the booths are pretty small for a group of 4 so try to get a table if you can.
SUPER YUM-O-LISHIOUS! North county's place for prime rib, my NEW place for prime rib went this last friday night. It was packed and the bar was full. This is not a nuevo, avante garde steak house. What it is a local friendly quaint restaurant with quality food! good quality food. Everything on the others dinners table looked great, especially the crab- ill review that another time. Had: crab stuffed mushrooms, full cut prime rib, with steak fries, french onion soup, salad with blue cheese, every thing was great. The service prompt and timely food hot and cooked spot on! The crab in the mushrooms was sweet and flavorable. the primerib was mild smooth, soft and buttery! Horse radish creamed sauce was strong and creamy without being obnoxious. Asked for the fries xtra crispy and they came as expected - terriffic! 2 prime rib dinners appetizer, soup, sallad and table bread 45.00. I brought home 12oz of prime rib b/c i was so stuffed!
We ate here on vacation. It was so good we ate here twice. We were a party of 7 and they were able to get us seated within 10 minutes each time. Between us we ordered many things. The stand out items were the clam chowder, crab legs, steak, ribs and bread. They had real butter for the bread not some crappy margarine. The food was all delicious and fresh and cooked well. The ribs were huge and meaty and we had a bunch left over. Even my picky kids liked the clam chowder. The only thing lacking was the baked potato which they charged extra to "add" some bacon and a slice of cheap american cheese. The waitstaff both times was polite and able to keep up with our large crazy party.
Not a fancy place but neither are the prices. The prime rib is always excellent and my mom is a Prime Rib expert. Their specials have been great values. Love that they added windows with the last remodel and brightened it up a bit. Service was good, people friendly and we had 2 prime rib dinners, sides included, bread and each a drink for around $40. All the tables seem to be in use when we left so I think a lot of people like the place.
I've been to koko beach several times and I've never had anything but a pleasant experience. Maria (the bartender) is always very attentive and my beer never goes empty. She makes my visits enjoyable, the food is good but the service is way I keep going back....
First, they're open late, until midnight. That's always good. Second, their food is the best deal for the money. It may not be imaginative. It's simply prepared. A decent low fat meal costs less than $11. Their salmon is seldom overcooked, something that happens all to often in more costly restaurants. The lighting is subdued with nice booths and only a few tables at the back. Even those tables are along a continuous comfortable bench seat. With a drink (not stingy on the alcohol and often under $5), dinner for two is under $40. Not bad these days. But keep the lights fairly subdued, Coco Beach. Their sister restaurant put in harsher energy saving bulbs and ruined it.
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