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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
(805) 927-4514
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bring cash or a check! No credit cards accepted.

This is a very popular seafood restaurant right next to the Moonstone Landing where we were staying. Along with another couple, we had a lovely dinner here. We all had different entrées, and everyone seemed happy with the meals. However, it is a little pricey. Also, it is inconvenient not to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular seafood restaurant right next to the Moonstone Landing where we were staying. Along with another couple, we had a lovely dinner here. We all had different entrées, and everyone seemed happy with the meals. However, it is a little pricey. Also, it is inconvenient not to be able to use credit cards.

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Cambria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Wow! Calamari Steak is the best I've ever had! It's so fresh and tender and not fishy! The dinner salad is always yummy too. The Salmon with Dijon Glaze is another one of my favorites. There are a few downsides though. No reservations are taken, they don't take credit cards (cash only), and not open for lunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Moonstone Landing next door, and the Oyster Bar is only one of two restaurants on the waterfront. The seafood is great, in a very casual setting. Two things to watch - they don't take credit cards (the only place on the planet that doesn't ?); and you cant book. The place opens at 5:30, and the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Popped in while I was walking on Moonstone Beach to make a reservation for the next night, but since they were close the following night, I decided to eat right then, by myself. I sat at the bar, and watched every dish go by, the wait staff were great and let me order half Halibut and half Salmon. Delicious food... More 

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Prepare to have a little wait. You can enjoy the fire pit out front and watch the sunset while you wait. I think they are closed Tuesday's. Good food

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My party of 4 were staying in a local hotel and this place was recommended for dinner. We were aware it would be busy and was cash only from reviews on here but were prepared for that. On arrival I entered the restaurant to ask if a table was available that evening at any time. I was told very rudely... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were staying at a nearby hotel and decided to go to dinner here. We were told no reservations were accepted but did not know about the cash only requirement. Signs also indicated personal checks were accepted which I though odd as not a lot of establishments I know of accept personal checks. Dinner was good. We were not able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

No reservations at Sea Chest but So worth the wait! Enjoy a glass of wine, enjoy the view and chill by the fire pit. A short walk from our hotel. Cash only.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Top quality seafood here! Friendly and helpful. Great Oysters. Very good clam chowder, and the Calamari steak is tender and delicious. Closed Tuesdays and they only take cash or check, not a big deal if you are prepared. A lot of places in Cambria only take cash, odd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Devils on Horseback. Nuff said. Everything else is Quality. Cash only. Get there early on the weekends. Amazing. After, take a nice evening walk across the street. It is just beautiful.

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Additional Information about Sea Chest Oyster Bar

Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
Phone Number: (805) 927-4514
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $23 to $30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: (805) 927-4514

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $23 to $30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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