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Shell Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
+1 805-773-8300
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Today
08:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food here is excellent. We'd recommend it to anyone & everyone. It was close to where we were staying.

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Thank Carol B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a pork belly sandwich that was written on the board as special of the day. It read generous portion pork belly sandwich. When I got the sandwich it was not a generous and when I open the sandwich to spread the meat around there was a big piece of what looked like a large vein. That's all it... More 

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Thank ruthann h
Bend, Oregon
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we just happened to stop as we were driving down 101 had a nice lunch. recommend their muscles and clams and spinach salad.

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Thank bigredmachine1975
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious. The food sizes are big and tasty. We had the clam chowder, breakfast with thick bacon, potatoes, well cooked eggs and fresh orange juice. Everything was great. Our waiter was wonderful and down to earth.

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Thank jama4ca
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast here after staying a night at the Seacrest. The food was ok but a bit pricey. The waitress was very friendly.

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Thank LetsGo303
Destin, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was a nice find. Great food. I had the chicken fried steak and eggs. The gravy is to die for!!My husband had the chicken and waffles. He really enjoyed his. Not a thing to complain out. The friendliest service was the icing on the cake!! Will return before we go home.

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Thank Jacqueline R
Halifax, Canada
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have eaten here in the past and greatly enjoyed the experience but we were a little disappointed this time. We were there for breakfast and ordered pancakes and waffles. The food is just not up to previous visits and the prices have gone up making it a double hit. The service was good and the food came quickly. There... More 

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Thank philmccracken2015
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Walking in on a Saturday night....no problem getting a table. They are very interested in your opinion on the food, which is very good. Recommended dishes: sausages and pasta, any of the home made ravioli and the chicken picatta. Lasagna is wonderful too. Good Chianti. Fantastic service. They appear to be going through some kind of a remodel and new... More 

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Thank Bill N Lisa J
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Good service with a friendly staff and solid breakfast. I stop here anytime I am in town. They have a patio that is very enjoyable.

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Thank tegbug2016
San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I ordered a veggie omelet with no cheese. It came with cheese. I decided, since it took so long to wait for food to arrive, that I didn't want to send it back. I asked for water, and my friend got her water in a glass, mine was served in a plastic cup. I ordered dry toast and waitress forgot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?