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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Filling breakfast

Busy restaurant with filling food. Service was a bit slow but the food was good and prices fair. I think the servers could have been a bit more attentive, but I don't think it hurts the atmosphere too much. I would go back for breakfast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
bloomingone
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California
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English first
Fresno, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews
8 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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Fresno, California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited a few days before the 4th of July, it was very very busy to say the least. They only had one Waitress, She did an Excellent Job, Great Seafood, burgers too. We always try to stop by when in Cayucos, never had any problems, great Food overall 👍👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Perfect spot to have a real good lunch with your family. Beautiful place with so many lovely details you can explore during your visit and super friendly stuff! Meal was also very good and we enjoyed our quick lunch stay very much!

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Fresno, California
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Been there many many times Huge menu serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Family owned and service is great Order a desert. Is right across street from Cayucos Beach Inn

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California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Busy restaurant with filling food. Service was a bit slow but the food was good and prices fair. I think the servers could have been a bit more attentive, but I don't think it hurts the atmosphere too much. I would go back for breakfast.

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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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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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