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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky

I had the Carolini salad and it was quite yummy. I also had a pineapple pie with a coconut crust and caramel sauce. MMM. Lots of funky decorations, including a carousel horse. VERY good service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Galadriel B
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Clovis, California
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English first
Clovis, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I had the Carolini salad and it was quite yummy. I also had a pineapple pie with a coconut crust and caramel sauce. MMM. Lots of funky decorations, including a carousel horse. VERY good service.

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Orcutt, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We split ribs, teriyaki rice pilaf, a side salad and a cup of chowder. It took 30 minutes to get our meal but our server and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good enough...average in taste and quality but we probably qualify as foodies. There were a lot of greasy and fried options that most people... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We ate here every day we were on our little anniversary vacation. Besides the staff & food, the most remarkable and memorable thing is the place itself...Besides an outdoor fire pit with eating area, an indoor eating area and bar, look at the ceiling...there are hundreds of baseball caps and hats on the ceiling--and a MOOSE HAT !,!!! You have... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had breakfast and dinner with great service. The waiter was very friendly, attentive to our needs & requests and polite. The food was delicious!

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Fresno, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I went here because I had heard that the Halibut was really good, which it was. The service, however was terrible. First of all there were two of us and a large party that came in after us was served their food and had almost finished by the time we got ours. We requested extra tartar sauce which was delivered... More 

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Lancaster, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stopped in recently to lunch on the deck having heard this restaurant was dog friendly. We had succulent fish tacos and fish and chips all served by lovely Amy. She was very kind to our pet(water bowl and biscuit) but honestly it was all about the great food. Returned a few nights later for take-out which was also excellent. Would... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The hamburgers and mushrooms were great but the fries we had were served cold. We had a 3 year old with us and they served her last a cold grilled cheese with no flavor and cold fries. The service was horrible the waiter had to be stoned we had to ask for menus and keep reminding him we need drinks... More 

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White Plains, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The hamburgers looked delicious but I ordered the fish tacos. They were so pathetic that I didn't eat them. A first for me!

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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Real kick back environment ,, nothing super fancy here ,,, relax and have some great chowder --the fish was fresh and portions ample . Service was good . Family run business so there are personal artifacts in the place ...like a million ball caps hanging from the ceiling . really good food here !

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great spot to have breakfast and watch the Portuguese festival parade. The staff was very friendly and the food wholesome. We would definitely go back.

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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?