When your overbearing aunt is in town and demands to be “on the water,” Moonshadows is exactly where you take her. Located off the PCH, this restaurant’s dining area juts out over the ocean, making it a great spot for wrap-around sunset views and feeling like you’re on a Carnival cruise liner, minus the all-inclusive cocktails. The dinner menu is just OK, with the creamy lobster and crab linguine being a safe pick, but brunch is undeniably pleasant with the ocean breeze and diner-style omelets. It’s Moonshadow’s prime location that ultimately make it worth visiting for a pineapple mojito at sunset, with or without your aunt’s company.

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