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Splash Cafe

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 120
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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good claim chowder

The quality remain top notch around Pismo beach. I will they can do a little less salty. I order 1 lb of steam claim & pretty good. The price is very decent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Steve H
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Buena Park, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had an ok meal here but didn't have the chowder bowls. We ordered ahead which saved us a ton of time because there's always a long line. The food was good but not great and a lot of it is fried which we didn't really expect. It's not too expensive and you get a lot of food for your... More 

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The quality remain top notch around Pismo beach. I will they can do a little less salty. I order 1 lb of steam claim & pretty good. The price is very decent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure about standing in a line around the building but the wait was worth it. I had the clam chowder with extra clams and green onions with the grilled sourdough round. Took it to go and enjoyed it on the pier. Pismo as a whole is too touristy but will be back for the chowder.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

They had just what we wanted. We were wanting fried fish taco's. They had fried Hallibit fish taco's. They were delichious. I wish we had gone back for dinner. I would have loved to try their lobster tails. I wish they would open a Splash Cafe near our home.

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Pismo Beach CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I Have been eating at Splash since it originally opened. I phoned in an order to eat on the pier; however, we changed our minds when we saw no line and no crowd so informed the counter person that we would be eating inside so they would not waste the take out boxes. A tall skinny blonde with a bun... More 

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

ONLY go here if you want the best clam chowder anywhere...and I have tried calm chowder all over the United States! Creamy, tasty, and perfect in bread bowl or regular bowl. Call ahead to pick it up as takeout and skip the lines and crowded little cafe.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Food was greasy and low quality. Its almost like they know they will have a lot of tourists coming here so why try? Place is extremely crowded and no tables were clean when we were there. Flies everywhere! So if you want a touristy place just to say you had the experience, then this is the place for you. Very... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing clam chowder in the best sourdough bread bowl we've ever had. My daughter had a scrumptious hamburger with a generous portion of yummy seasoned fries.

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San Gabriel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service is the only thing lacking at this place. Very slow especially when your hungry. It is chaotic but the food is pretty good as one can tell from the line. So don't come too hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We used to come here a lot in college. I was excited to take my fiancé to have the best clam chowder on the west coast... The line was 40 minutes long! As long as you plan ahead, maybe worth it. We went across the street and it was still pretty good chowder with no line. Amazing food but oh... More 

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?