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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
(805) 927-4514
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Ranked #3 of 43 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $30
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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert

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New Providence, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

They do not accept credit card and no reservation either. So you have to have cash and ready to wait for long long time. I think we waited over one hour. However worth it. The boiled fresh sea food is really tasty. I had mahi mahi and my husband had linguine with clam. They serve warm sour dough bread to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Liked Everything, disliked nothing. Oysters perfect, scallops sublime, mahi mahi cooked to perfection

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The portions are huge and they come with soup or salad so you can easily share. The calamari steak is very very good. But everything else we had was kind of bland and did not have much flavor.

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Placitas, New Mexico, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I've always been skeptical of restaurants with waiting lines, especially in resort communities. Kind of an "Emperor's New Clothes" syndrome, but I had to see what all the hype was about. I went by myself on a recent Sunday, @7:30 and got a seat at the counter right away. I overheard there was still a 45 minute wait for parties... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had an excellent seafood meal in this restaurant. Probably one of the best seafood meals either of us have ever had! The main meals (calamari steak & mahi mahi) both came with the option of clam chowder or salad, vegetables and potatoes, meaning we felt no need to have a starter. The only options on the menu are seafood.... More

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Stockholm
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Pros: - Great sea food, make sure to try the cioppino. - Good prices - Large portions - Cosy fire pit outside when you wait for a table Cons: -Busy -Cash only

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hard to believe a line forming at the door a full hour before opening, especially at a restaurant that takes neither reservations nor credit cards. Well, it does, each and every night. The wait is worth it. The sea food is fresh, the service is very attentive. The atmosphere is relaxed and the prices are moderate -- especially for the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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287 reviews 287 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They don't take reservations so those ' in the know' show up early to get prime tables. Very good food and an excellent location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Champagne Taste on a beer budget!!! If you are driving between LA and San francisco the place is a MUST. Sensational seafood at great prices. This is 5 star food in a local haunt. This restaurant should not be missed. You can sit at the bar and watch the cooking! I cannot recommend this place enough! On top of the... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had to wait around 45 mins for a table so went for a walk along the front as no bookings are taken. It's very popular around sunset and opens at 5.30pm so be prepared to wait. The menu has daily fish specials which included Alaskan halibut and sole which my wife and I had. Both were sublime and were accompanied... More

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