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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 65
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  • 67
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  • 30
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Clam Chowder

Our hotel was across the street from the Sea Shanty so we had lunch there. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The clam chowder is really good. Our food was fast and fresh. Defiantly would recommend them to anyone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was across the street from the Sea Shanty so we had lunch there. Staff was very friendly and attentive. The clam chowder is really good. Our food was fast and fresh. Defiantly would recommend them to anyone.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is the first time we had dinner at the Sea Shanty. It was good. Service was a bit laid back, which isn't a bad thing. Both our meals were good. I had the grilled cheese. Why can't I make a grilled cheese like that at home??? The only problem was we didn't save room for dessert. We were going... More 

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El Cerrito, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Right off the beach. They smoke their own fresh fish and make delish tacos...what a find for a little beach shanty.

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CA Central Coast
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You know when your server has worked at a place for 20+ years, she loves where she works and knows a ton about it. We had a great meal and really enjoyed ourselves. We were super comfortable even out on the patio with the heaters they have... they could have made you feel as though you were in Hawaii even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Found a long hair in our sandwich. Sent it back. Came out a few minutes later. Waitress apologized. Noticed that the same ranch dressing that I spilled on my first sandwich was on the replacement. They took it off the bill but we were disappointed that they sent it out again after pulling the hair out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very pleased with the fish and chips. Added a feel of nostalgia to our seaside experience. Prices are reasonable, servers were amicable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We try to avoid the "typical tourist trap" restaurants when traveling, so I took the dog for a walk around the hotel's immediate vicinity. We have been to Cayucos many times but usually stay closer to the pier, so we had never eaten at The Sea Shanty before. The discerning border collie and I watched the early-evening crowd trickling in;... More 

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Big Bear Lake, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I stopped by here for dinner while visiting the area. It appears to be a locals' favorite and the service and food are pretty good overall. The service was a little slow and they appeared to be inadequately staffed to handle the crowd. While I wouldn't write home about any of the food we had, it is... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My father ate the Kitchen Sink alone. It tried to destroy him from the inside. Each breath he took pressed his lungs to his bloated stomach as he struggled for air. Ittook all of his energy to lay on the ground and maintain his weakening existence as my mother performed a live reading of the ingredients off of the menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

generous portions of good tasting food! We had breakfast there and we all ate off each other. Hash browns and eggs, pancakes, biscuit and gravy with sausages, and a Mexican style eggs and sausage.

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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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