The Sun Deck Bar and Grill, Coronado

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    Hotel Del Coronado Restaurants and Bars: Noshing and Tippling at the Del

    by goodfish Written May 31, 2013

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    Sunset on the Sun Deck
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    Having lunch or a drink at America’s legendary hotels can make you feel like a million bucks even if you don’t have it, and you can certainly do that at the Del. The roster of bars and restaurants range from wear-your-church-clothes fine dining to casual outdoor decks for the shorts-and-flip-flops crowd, with a few in between. And like everything else at this historic old dame, there’s nothing “budget” about them. Lunch for two at Sheerwater, with a couple of drinks and tip, can easily run three figures, and Sunday brunch at the Crown Room is a staggering $80 pp. Mixed drinks at stately Babcock and Story, with its original 19th-century mahogany bar, run around $14, and a 12-oz, plastic cup of beer at the Sun Deck bar and Grill will set you back $7.50.

    We split a chicken sandwich with fries on the Sun Deck, and with one beer and a coke the tab was $35. Ouch.

    But it’s all about the experience, eh? That particular deck has a great view of the beach and glassed-in sides to keep the wind out so is a very nice spot for a sunset cocktail. Sightseeing families with children in tow can stop into Moo Time Creamery for a ($6+) cone, and honeymooning couples might choose ENO Pizzeria and Wine Bar (10” wood-fired pies $15 - $19, weekday wine or beer specials) for a romantic evening at one of the fire-pit warmed tables on the patio.

    The hotel’s website includes menus for most of the restaurants but not for the Sun Deck, Cabana or B&S bars.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Food and Dining
    • Luxury Travel

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    Sun Deck Bar and Grill: What a day for a day dream...

    by lmkluque Updated Sep 11, 2011

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    On the Sun Deck at the Hotel Del Coronado, umbrella covered tables and chairs are available for resting, having a drink ordered at the bar or to take a meal of hamburgers / hotdogs while enjoying an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the nicest places to spend time in the California sun.

    Steps lead down to a pristine beach, protected with great boulders from the ebbing of the Pacific Ocean tides.

    Favorite Dish: A Bloody Mary is my favorite.

    Fare warning the grill offers little more than hamburgers and hotdog. No fries or salads to go with them.

    Update:

    It seems that for the summer months there will be a sunset dinner offered here too! This includes new items on the menu such as soup, salad, skewers as well as hamburgers and all that.

    I haven't tried the dinner, but know the food will be excellent as well as the sunset view, so if you're near, give it a try.

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    The Sun Deck Bar and Grill: How much is it?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    EXPENSIVE?

    Enlarge my picture to see how much they are (in April 2003) - isn't it a little bit expensive? Hmm... location, location, location.
    As I know you must add 7.5% sales tax to these prices (food is free of sales taxes but only food in stores/supermarkets) - am I wrong?

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    The Sun Deck Bar and Grill: Fast food by the beach

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    HOT DOG OR HAMBURGER?

    Not much choice but if you are hungry and you are not going to spend a fortune in restaurants of nearby Hotel Del Coronado...

    Favorite Dish: Charbroiled Hamburger $7.50 + tax (chips included).

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    The Sun Deck Bar and Grill: Junior Menu

    by matcrazy1 Updated Oct 21, 2006

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    CHEAP  OR  EXPENSIVE?

    You can choose Junior Menu - enlarge my picture. Is it only for juniors? Who is that? Could I order this? I am definetely senior :-).

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