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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430
(805) 995-3272
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Ranked #11 of 19 restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This ocean-themed restaurant serves great breakfast although they serve lunch and dinner, which are also good. It seems they have live music some nights. It is located toward the end of downtown Cayucos.

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Brea, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

So cold and windy we could hardly enjoy our food. Should have eaten inside but we love to eat outdoors. Food was fair, nothing to brag about. Service was good. Nice area on side of building for larger parties.

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Fresno, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went in for a 'take-out' crab salad for lunch. The salad was 96% lettuce, a couple of tomatos and a pinch of crab! The price $15.00. If that salad is representive of the remining menu.....don't bother ordering there!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Was here about a year ago, the food was ok, this time I ordered the fish tacos, 2 small tacos, the fish was extremely tasteless,this is the type of taco you may find in Ohio, but we are in Calif. they should make more authentic stuff. these were nothing to rave about very pricey for what you got, then again... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had the chowder. Lots of clams and very flavorful. We both love our chowder and would recommend it over some of our favorites in the Bay Area.

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Moreno Valley, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We recently had breakfast here and I must say that the pancakes were outstanding. I ordered the Baby Cakes with blueberries which is a smaller portion than the short or tall stack. I had to wait a long time for my order to arrive but when it did, I was very pleased. The pancakes were light and fluffy and prepared... More

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Cocoa, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food was just OK. We were seated outside and there was a loud table of about 12 near us. Very distracting.

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Bakersfield, Ca
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Not sure why there are so many good reviews. Prices are way higher then what is posted on their website. $14.95 for a large fish and chips and they weren't all even in size. The fish had no flavor and there was what looked like breading on the inside of the fish?? How is that possible??? The large had three... More

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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Always busy, patio seating is great! Service is consistant and the food-we havn't gone thru the menu, but the calamari is great! I also love their mushrooms and sausages, then their is desserts! Boom!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The Sea Shanty surpassed any of my expectations . We had 37 people on one of the busiest weekends in Cayucos. Our food came out hot and delicious and the service was fantastic. Our coffee stayed filled and the orders came out correct and timely. Thank you for a fantastic end to a great weekend! I would highly recommend the... More

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