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Shell Cafe

1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
+1 805-773-8300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“brisket” (2 reviews)
“clam chowder” (20 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
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11 - 20 of 180 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2017

I went to breakfast here with some friends that were visiting from out of town. The menu has changed a little but the food was still as great as ever. Really friendly service. They just got their liquor license and will be remodeling to add...More

Thank JenV65
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Located on the North end of the Pismo business area, this is the best breakfast spot. Good water views, casual, outstanding chicken fried steak and very decent eggs benny. We were there mid-morrning so service was immediate and attentive.

Thank rockySeattleArea
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Whenever we get to the central-coast ,we try to have at-least one meal at the Shell Café...Service is usually good with friendly staff, attentive to your needs ...offering suggestions...The view is excellent ..within sight of the beach...boardwalk and pier... You get the full "beach-treatment" with...More

Thank bbiken
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Typical breakfast menu but prepared very nicely with excellent service. Lots of history to this place, so be sure to check out the old photos and write-ups on the walls.

Thank calyptephile
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

Thank ruthann h
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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

Thank bigredmachine1975
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank jama4ca
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

Thank LetsGo303
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...More

Thank Jacqueline R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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