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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (136 reviews)
“cioppino” (98 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate here and had to wait for an hour for a table. The food was good but the service was very slow. Thought the prices were a bit high for what you received with your dinner.

Thank captkb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and very efficient staff/service but having waited an hour for our table - you can't book - I was expecting something a bit more clever for the price. $30 for a calamari that was presented as a schnitzel and which tasted very plain....More

Thank vik1971141
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been coming the Sea chest Oyster Bar for over 20 years. It is by far our favorite restaurant...EVER. If is just the two of us, we always request to sit at the bar. We now know all the chefs and...More

Thank jaynedeva
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sea food is authentic. The restaurant has a daily selection of fresh sea food. The Shark and oysters on the half shell were second to none.

Thank mreeves2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 star for great service! My husband had Sea Bass. The fish was fresh but no flavor, the potato was still hard. I had Scallop and Scampi Pasta, again fresh seafood but no flavor. I guess it was an off night but costed us a...More

Thank gintzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I did the hour and a half wait. We walked on the beach then returned for my wine and her soda in the bar area, standing and playing the boxed trivia game provided by the restaurant for killing time. (They see this...More

Thank 56nash
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come early, bring some beach chairs and have a glass of wine while waiting in line. Opens at 5:30, but we arrived at 4:45 and we were about 20th in line and were seated immediately. I had the salmon and it was one of the...More

1  Thank PismoPat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservations taken, cash only, wait for over an hour -- and it was all worth it! We loved the freshness of the seafood and fish so much that we will definitely return on our next visit to the central coast.

Thank SoCalcruisegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Loved the food at this gem of a Moonstone Beach food destination! We went to Cambria for the first time for our anniversary celebration and came to eat here 2 of our 3 nights, it was that good! Portions are good and...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good atmosphere, good choice and quality of drinking (beers and wines), average to low quality the food, unexpectable, indeed.

Thank carlomarianianxanum
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Judy G
23 April 2017|
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Response from avoma42 | Reviewed this property |
The parking is "ify" I'd suggest google maping the street so you can see what's there - once there allow yourself time to find a place to park, and pretty much count on a small walk to the restaurant. But, it's a... More
6 February 2017|
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Response from Traveler29TT29 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not.
victoria t
22 November 2015|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
All of the answers provided are correct. However, if you want to dine later in the evening you can stop by early and they will put you on the list for around the time you want.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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