Carlsbad >Food & Dining > Koko Beach
2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA | Directions 9200833.159552 -117.351900
Mon - Fri, 11am - midnight; Sat - Sun, 10am - midnight
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.
I just wished we lived closer! Classic steak house, Excellent meat, great service, prices and ambience. We always have a great time at the bar, meet fun people. We bring family and friends as often as we can. Never had a bad meal.
Woohoo! What a nice surprise! I'd been here once before for drinks @ the patio bar! Was trying to get people together for my birthday and someone suggested we go here... Yeeeha! I was running late, my friend Sue put our names in so they could seat 8 of us. We had a nice round table so we could talk! I didn't hear any complaints! My friend got the French onion soup some others got the clam chowder! One of my friends said this is the ONLY place she has liked the clam chowder from Chicago to Cali!
Good food for good prices. Interior has not been re-decorated since the opening - but the food has been good for every visit. We will continue to patronize. Good specials with steak and prime rib.
Old yes! A bit worn, yes! service good YES!, Food good YES! Price right YES! This is a real staple for the locals. If you are looking for trendy and flashy, go somewhere else. If you are looking for old fashion good service and food and a reasonable
price stop in.
Prime Rib is my favorite, house dressing on your salad and some of the homemade swirled bread they make... A San Diego staple
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