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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

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296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
(805) 995-3272
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good meal & good service

Last ate here three years ago and was not impressed. Had lunch today with a large group of friends and I was pleased with my food as well as all of the members in our party. I had the fish sandwich made with snapper and a mixed green salad in lieu of fries. Our server did a nice job. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
traveldog149
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Los Osos, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Osos, California
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Last ate here three years ago and was not impressed. Had lunch today with a large group of friends and I was pleased with my food as well as all of the members in our party. I had the fish sandwich made with snapper and a mixed green salad in lieu of fries. Our server did a nice job. If... More 

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Somis, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

WE never miss our early morning breakfast to start our daily fun, it keeps us going all day. Oh their pies or to die for. we usally get them to go for a late night star watching on our patio.

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Cupertino, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Every time we visit Cayucos, we always eat at the Sea Shanty at least one meal a day here. They have wonderful breakfasts, lunches and dinners all served on a dog friendly patio. They even have a water bowl for our dog and usually give her a nice dog biscuit too. Make sure to save room for one of their... More 

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Cayucos, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is good and quick. The fish is the meal you came for and you will not be disappointed. Fish'n'Chips are a good way to go and the combo plates work well esp. if you're indecisive. There's usually a wait on weekends. That's because all of Fresno comes to the coast, but the meal is worth it. Thumbs up!

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South OC, CA, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were in town for the Seaglass Festival the weekend of Mar 13/14/15 and had only eaten at the Sea Shanty one other time in our 8 to 10 trips to Cayucos, so we thought we'd give it another try on Sunday, Mar 15. It was rather quiet when we arrived, waited for about five minutes to get seated, which... More 

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So. California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've had breakfast here twice, about a month apart. Space is tight and it can be very crowded but the food is good and the cinnamon rolls are probably THE BEST I've ever had. Good thing we don't live closer; I'd be here every week just for those.

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Clovis, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ate at the Shanty since we could eat outside with our dog. The food was okay but for the price we expected better. Our waiter seemed stoned so we had to remind him a couple of times about different things and then our check. Probably won't go back there.

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California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a group of 25 or so head out to dinner. The Sea Shanty was right across the street from our motel. The outdoor seating was just right for us. They have heaters so even though it is close to the beach and in January it was still comfortable. We had many different food orders and no complaints about... More 

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san francisco, ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Life is best spent with loved ones eating delicious food and sharing some laughs. This is a great place to do that on a laidback Sunday morning! We had eggs, bacon & potatoes. French toast. Blueberry pancakes (super delicious fresh fruit that was juic-ily delish!). Even was given a cinnamon roll in celebration of my b-day that morning. A must... More 

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Palmdale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

First night we ate shrimp and clam chowder, this place is really know for it's desserts...The service is good, it has a "in town" vibe. Great for just coming in an need something to eat. Get dessert here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: (805) 995-3272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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