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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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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Shrimp and Clam Chowder

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Keithw80
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Palmdale, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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Lompoc, CA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Short walk into town from our hotel. Good food, friendly service. Dog-friendly, sheltered outside seating.

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Yorba Linda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is my go to breakfast and dinner spot when I'm in Cayucos. Love it! The food, price and staff is great. Don't get me started on the deserts YUMMY!

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Fresno, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?