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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
(805) 995-3272
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Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Fresno, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here many, many times--breakfast, lunch & dinner. The food is always delicious. This last trip I was with a large group of friends. We had dinner outside on the deck (they have heaters) & I ordered the crab melt. OMG it was delicious! Clam chowder got rave reviews from everyone at our table. We all ordered a different... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We were staying in town and wanted to good breakfast. The Sea Shanty breakfast was perfect along with outstanding service. Be sure to try the home-made biscuits!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had the small beach town vibe with hundreds of baseball caps hanging from the ceiling. Had clam chowder and salad which was perfect for a cold winter day after a long travel to our destination. Nice house wine.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We arrived at Cayucos at around 5.15 on Christmas Eve at our vacation rental. When we went to get dinner, this was the I only place open and was about to close in 30 min. We quickly placed an order for 6 people for takeout. The lady helping us, seemed more interested in closing down. She didn't take kindly to... More 

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Never go to the Central Coast without finding a way to have breakfast here., Both the town and restaurant are funky. Although they serve lunch and dinner as well (and people rave about the deserts) it is more a diner than a place for a dining experience. On he other hand, the breakfast is just what you'd love to find...great... More 

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Burbank, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a great dinner here and decided to have dessert from their huge menu. When dessert came I almost wished I hadn't had dinner....it was huge. Dinner was soooo good

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in the seaside community of Cayucos, CA. Good selection of items on the menu and excellent service. Seating inside and on covered and heated outside deck. We'll definitely be back on our next visit.

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Templeton, California, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As a local, I have been coming to Cayucos for over 25 years. Because of home repairs, this was the first time we stayed at a motel there. Unfortunately, my favorite restaurant in the county, Hoppe's, had closed ( in my opinion due to mismanagement and changing of the menu by the new owners from Schooner's...more about that in another... More 

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Cayucos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stopped by here during our recent stay in Cayucos and were pleasantly surprised considering its ranking on Trip Advisor. There aren't a lot of choices in restaurants in Cayucos, and this was a little further out. We sat out on the patio, and when our order arrived, I was shocked when my significant other said "this is the best... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We got into town late while driving up the Pacific Coast. This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel and it was still open. Service was fine but then again we were close to being the only ones there. Dinner was all good comfort food and the dessert was awesome. Price seemed a little high for this type of... More 

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Additional Information about Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

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

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