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Splash Cafe

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
805-773-4653
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 107
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good chowder!

A yummy little spot on the main drag. Great chowder , clams and fish and chips. We ve actually been here once before even though we live in CO. Always busy, but they get you through fast. The clams come with a delicious garlic sauce. The chowder is creamy. The fish was lightly fried. There is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
COMountaingirl2015
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A yummy little spot on the main drag. Great chowder , clams and fish and chips. We ve actually been here once before even though we live in CO. Always busy, but they get you through fast. The clams come with a delicious garlic sauce. The chowder is creamy. The fish was lightly fried. There is a branch in SLO... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Was quite shocked at the queue outside but thankfully, the queue moved pretty fast. Service crew were wonderful in clearing tables! Clam chowder came in a lovely breadbowl and the steamed clams were wonderful! Dip the bread into the sauce, you'd love it!

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Pismo Beach, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

So, as everybody knows that Splash makes THE BEST clam chowder in Pismo Beach, guess what happens? A LONG line! Out the door and around the block! And just when you want to eat. Here's a tip the locals know--call in your order! Yes, give Splash a call and they'll tell you how long before your order will be ready... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Splash Cafe has the best clam chowder in the area. I recommend you get it in the bread bowl. Lines can be long on weekends, especially in the summer. Best during a cold winter weekday!

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Indianola, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited Splash based on a #6 position here on Trip Advisor. While the clam chowder in a bread bowl was tasty, it was more of a potato soup than a clam chowder. The bread wasn't as "sourdoughy" as Boudin in San Francisco, but still acceptable. The decor is decidedly 60's unkempt beach spot. The lines are long most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

just visited this place. the chowder is a must have!!!! the scallops were prety good too. burst in your mouth flavor. line looked long but went by fast. worth a visit :)

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Pleasanton, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Don't let the long line out the door scare you...it moves pretty fast. Had to see what the hoopla was all about and it was worth the wait. The clam chowder bread bowl was great (they actually ream out the inside pretty good) and they toast the inside section. Being able to add extra clams or shrimp to the chowder... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not sure why this place gets all the raves it does. Food, especially the chowder was ok but I've had so much better preparations up the coast in Monterey. Ours had lots of potatoes and not much else. We ordered in a sour dough bread roll with crab meat topping and that was a good touch but the service was... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A few people I know recommended going in to Splash Café for clam chowder when they knew I would be visiting in the area. We had been in the area a few years ago but did not go into the café because of the line out the door! This time we were down there around ten in the morning just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Busy but easy to find a seat. One orders at the front and the meal gets delivered promptly. We ate here several times and found that the bread bowl of clam chowder was our favourite

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-4653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?