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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 44 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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Bhm
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We ate here since it was next door to our hotel. We weren't really sure what to expect. Only had to wait about 10 minutes. We picked the fresh fish and shark of the day and we were very happy with the flavor and quality of the food. The salads that come before your meal are really good. it would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Loved going here, saw the line up 20 groups deep at 5pm and got a bit worried we would not get in but all was ok! We returned at 6pm and were told there was a 45min wait and offered to wait in the bar for a drink. Bar super cute, we ordered a bottle of local Pino Noir and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Know before you go: (A) They don't take reservations and there is always a wait, but you can put your name on the list and go elsewhere for a bit (such as back to your room if you're staying on Moonstone Beach Dr., stroll along the breath-taking boardwalk along the beach, or relax around the outdoor fireplace across from the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ordered halibut but they were out. Disappointment very short lived as I had an excellent scallop and shrimp on fettuccine instead. Good service, good wine. Sometimes there is a long wait but you can take your glass of wine and gather around the firepit outside.

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california
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

The line began at 5 for their 5:30 opening. We had high expectations. What a let down. The best part of the meal was the salad. Very nicely done with radishes, cucumbers, beets and shredded carrots. Nice house dressing. I had the petrole sole ($27) and me husband had the Alaskan halibut. Both were cooked the same...pan fried in butter.... More 

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Upland, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Wow! I cannot say how much my husband and I loved this restaurant! When we think back to our weekend away to Big Sur, The Seachest Restaurant is one of our favorite memories. We had no idea where we wanted to eat one evening, so we looked up local restaurants on Yelp!. Someone mentioned they truly had the best fried... More 

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

the cioppino is amazing! whenever my husband is craving it we come here for his "fix" we live 6 hours away and it's worth every mile!

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aberdeen
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It all start with the cold reception at the front desk and follow with very average food. I doubt that kitchen see a lot of fresh product and their dessert are definitely not homemade. We were not asked if we wanted coffee as they just put the bill on your table as soon as they can :( The bill came... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place was recommended by the docents at Hearst Castle and were we not mislead. We got to the restaurant 10 minutes before it opened and the line waiting was probably 25 + couples long. We were seated quickly and the greatest surprise was that there was no delay in service. The food was excellent. If I had a negative... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We started our week long California coast journey here. Great seafood, biggest mussels we have ever eaten. We loved sitting at the bar and watching them make everyone's dinner. We loved our server Andy! A few tips: Get there at 530pm for the first seating. We arrived at 5:50pm and had to wait until 715pm for a table. Portions are... More 

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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 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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