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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for some fish and chips, delicious! It was unusually warm for September but we managed to get our meal down! Would definitely visit this place again!

Thank 954jme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After you have a delicious meal, you should try their delicious and creative desserts! I love the Kitchen Sink.

Thank IdaMB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long 4 hour drive to Cayucos, we arrive a bit late and our hotel host advises us to rush for a place to eat as most places close early. Our first choice is the Sea Shanty and we run there, enter the restaurant at 21:05...More

Thank Qarolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been my family's go to during vacations since the eighties. There's a reason we keep coming back. It's great! The Shrimp Hot & Nasty is a great appetizer. It's not too spicy, but it has a nice kick. The fish and chips come...More

Thank TheOpus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of three ate breakfast. The food was good. Efficient service. Good prices. We will definitely come back again. Extra star for being seated immediately and all the baseball caps on display

Thank David J
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Bill and Carols best business. Best food in town. Longest business owners.Yes they do it all. Weddings yes. They take care of everyone. I love the pony Carol added. So over 30 yrs going to Bill & Carols My kind of living

Thank D m
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there last night with my family and the food was quiet nice but a little pricey for the quality. I had the Chinese chicken salad which was OK, my husband has the sword fish it was a little dry, my son had the...More

Thank Fabienne B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had dinner here whilst on holiday. The food was really good (great menu) service was excellent and it was in a great location. Really enjoyed the ice cool beer too.

Thank TJB333333
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Outstanding club sandwiches BUT save your appetite for desserts. Huge strawberry shortcake and hot fudge sundaes. Highly recommend.

Thank Al K
Reviewed 21 July 2017

3 stars is too much but it is hard to be negative. How most places do one thing is how they do them all...so...their signature chowder complete with the owners name on it...comes from a can. We had a few bites and set it to...More

Thank blytheanderic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-3272
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