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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

4.4
4.4
2316 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by Executive Chef Mike Minor. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and beachside cocktails, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-4660
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Mike Minor
  • Catering
    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    Avenida de la Playa
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
  • Public transit
    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.
  • Entertainment
    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

2,316 Reviews
  1. Katie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family, 4 adults and 2 kids, had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my birthday on Sunday night. The Shores is our go-to restaurant for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, scholastic or professional milestones--even a gender reveal awhile back. The food is great, the service always friendly and professional and the sunset views of the beautiful beach are the best. The restaurant is just a few steps from the sand! Two of us had the salmon--delicious, one the Cioppino--very tasty with a spicy kick and I had the delectable Corn soup followed by Tostada salad--perfectly dressed and right for a light main dish. They brought my dessert with lit candles and I was serenaded with the "Happy Birthday" song. All in all a special family memory.

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  2. Rosander

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The view was fantastic. Right on the beach. Food was good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible view and delicious food! The service was a little lacking however but overall great time!

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  4. NYCMomof3

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Food was great. Service was attentive and thoughtful. Beautiful spot for dinner/cocktails on the beach.

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  5. Marty

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, view and ambiance were excellent. Our server was not professional or attentive. Additional training is needed.

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  6. MAMP

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday Brunch Menu is excellent. The Monday through Saturday is not! Lots of people have told them how it is but they don’t seem to be listening.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Has a wonderful view. Host and server team were great.

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  8. AliS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was great and super friendly. The food was Nicely done. The view and ambiance was great

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  9. DianaH

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Always our go to restaurant, for entertaining guests from out of town and VIPs! Our only disappointment was we were expecting a peaceful conversation. Instead the entire restaurant filled up surrounding us with six large tables, populated by kids and teenagers on summer break. The cackling and laughter was deafening! But that couldn’t be helped. I wish I had known ahead of time. We would’ve sat in the bar instead, but it was too late to move as our food had just arrived. Otherwise, always our favorite.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food Was Absolutely Amazing and So Was The View! Definitely Returning In The Future! Hats Off To The Chef Last Night!

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  11. Dave

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic beach views. Plentiful and good food… Never saw my 94 year old mother eat so much!

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  12. Loma

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Easter brunch was fab-u-lous! I chose The Shores because the view is so spectacular and parking is easy (always a consideration when we are blessed to have our elderly family members with us) but the brunch itself exceeded our expectations. Delicious, creative offerings in addition to the traditional carving stations and omelettes-to-order. Plenty of service staff helping out. Beautiful, well-refreshed buffet stations. Yes, it was pricey but one doesn't object when the experience is so exceptional.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is excellent! Eight of us went for Easter Brunch, food was average. All in all it was great.

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  14. PeterA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service in Ocean views. The food was cooked to perfection as well.

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  15. Carrie

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great buffet with an assortment of foods. Fantastic and enthusiastic service. Ocean view = wonderful. Only disapointment was the buffet desserts. Frozen carrot cake barely thawed, not very creative or home made.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The view was amazing & the food good. Not very ADA friendly for bathroom, entering the restaurant, and getting to the beach

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is okay in terms of taste. Not great but not bad. I've eaten different fish dish here and it's always fresh. But I keep coming back here because of the ambience, value for your $$ and most especially the service. Never had a bad or just okay service here. The staff always goes above and beyond our needs in all of our visits here. I can probably get better food elsewhere but I mainly go here coz I know I will have a pleasant experience every time.

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  18. TIZIANAF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are guests at the hotel and having a wonderful time aalso with your amazing staff just twice the quality of the food wasn’t too great (sorry we are chefs from Switzerland:)

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  19. BethC

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The view is fantastic! Our sunset seating was gorgeous. The decor of the restaurant is in desperate need of a refresh.

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  20. JaclynS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful breakfast views! You can’t beat the views and the service. Food was okay nothing spectacular but were there for the view.

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  21. StephanieM

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service, beautiful view, delicious brunch, easy parking. Crab and avocado omelette is a San Diego classic.

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  22. KCR619

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice quiet romantic breakast with my wife. Sat outside on the grass area, view of beach and ocean were amazing. Food was delicious!

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  23. sonjac

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not very good

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  24. SDKiki

    San Diego

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Go for the location! Food is good. Service just ok.

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  25. Bud1

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ocean view Great food normal selection Great service Good prices for La Jolla

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  26. BrittanyG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The service was even better and the views are exceptional. Definitely recommend!

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  27. Oside

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location and delicious food too! We would highly recommend this restarant!

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  28. LauraA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ocean views and wonderful service. It was crowded for valentine's, but they handled it well. This is somewhat of a hidden gem, although plenty of people knew about it last night!

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  29. Ceeja

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was great, service was lack luster. Spent a good portion looking around for my server to be able to order.

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  30. NickH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was mediocre and overpriced, definitely paid for the view and not the food. Waitress was very inattentive even though it wasn’t too busy. I was never offered a refill nor was my wife. Just an overall bad experience for our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. Great view but that’s about it.

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  31. MaddieC

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    View was beautiful!! Very fast service but food was pretty expensive for its value.

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  32. lynda

    San Diego

    192 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music could have been quiet. Food was ok. View was fantastic on this monochromatic rainy day.

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  33. DavidD

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful brunch spot. Location is perfect and the food delicious. Been here a few times, and always consistent. Staff is professional and friendly.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Charming Beachside restaurant overlooking the ocean. Would dine there again, but with a smaller party.  I found the food to be terrific, and the chef did a great job.  Pros: Waitstaff was very accommodating for any special dietary needs that one or two of our guests had. The staff was polite and professional. The overall word that comes to mind was accommodating. They made sure our drinks were always filled, and timed all of our dishes to come out simultaneously, not an easy feat for a table of 14. Drawbacks: there was a bit of an attention or retention problem (language barrier?) with our server. She brought the wrong dish (twice) for two of our guests. We had a party of 14 and only one server for the whole patio. I give credit to the kitchen for having hotel staff help out with clearing and meal delivery, but the cashier system is outdated and it took over 45 minutes for them to generate separate checks for our party even after we finished and asked for the check, despite the fact that we let them know, we needed separate checks at the time of ordering.  At the end of an already long day after the birch aquarium, and a two hour social luncheon, everyone was getting a bit cranky, waiting almost an hour for the check.

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  35. SunnyW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Delicious food Amazing ocean view Highly recommend

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  36. Taffy

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were surprised to discover that the dining room was curtained off - there is evidently work being done onf the floor, etc. We didn't see anything on the website to warn us that we would be eating in the bar area. My omlette was OK, but the French toast and club sandwich were below parr according to our guests. We've dined at The Shores least a couple of times a year and the food, ambience and service have always been quite good so we will return, but we would hesitate to take friends again until/unless we're certain of the quality.

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  37. SophiaV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 will eat here again. Very accommodating and there are beautiful views of the ocean

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  38. AndreF

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was really good I really enjoy the oceanfront view and the food was very good and wasn’t expensive especially considering the destination.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. No lunch menu available- which was disappointing - but brunch was amazing.

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  40. LindaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt the restaurant needs some updating. Table top finish was coming off. My husbands ribs were tough. I ordered a plate but was brought something different. The service was slow even though there were not many customers.

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FAQs

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 551-4660.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 2316 OpenTable diners.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

8110 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenida de la Playa
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–8:30 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:30 am Bar Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel for a nominal fee. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
  • Public transit
    *Please note, Avenida de la Playa will be closed to vehicular traffic through September 27, 2020.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mike Minor
  • Entertainment
    Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 551-4660
  • Catering
    The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private party facilities
    Plan your next event against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean in a semi-private dining venue just steps from the sand. Creatively prepared dishes and an ever-changing seasonal and California coastal-inspired menu will wow your guests in every bite. Our waterfront setting and laid-back beach vibe inspire great conversation. Mingle as you sip cocktails and savor fresh seafood. Let our friendly staff coordinate seating arrangements and menu options for a memorable event.
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600
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