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Splash Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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, Takeout

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  • 112
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  • 33
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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
Clam Chowder!

Excellent restaurant but be aware of the long line it moves by fast but don't worry it's 100% worth it if you don't like clam chowder I suggest getting the Shrimp and Chips although you should at least sample their clam chowder it's the best and everyone goes there for the clam chowder! Fish tacos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lauren G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent restaurant but be aware of the long line it moves by fast but don't worry it's 100% worth it if you don't like clam chowder I suggest getting the Shrimp and Chips although you should at least sample their clam chowder it's the best and everyone goes there for the clam chowder! Fish tacos are amazing too!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This has the reputation as having the best chowder on the west coast ... I was so looking forward to trying it, and I was not disappointed! Incredible. I can see why they have the reputation they do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Most amazing chowder ever!! This place has great food and great view! The line can get long but it's well worth the wait!!

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West Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Was looking for some good clam chowder. Asked around and checked on Yelp. Got great reviews. Sad to say it wasn't good at all. Plus had fish and chips. Very tasteless. and not what we were looking for.

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Santa Fe Springs, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent clam chowder bread bowls with seafood topping! The steamers are amazing! The San Luis Obispo Splash is our favorite spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The clam chowder is the best that I have had in quite a while. The chipotle burger was all right. The line around the corner speaks for the popularity of this place. The inside is small and it was easier (and cooler) to order to go and eat at the pier. Good food.

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Fresno, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ordered the clam chowder bread bowl it is so good! I only eat clam chowder from Splash!!! We come every summer and I look forward to eating me some splash!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast there and it was great! Priced a little high for the amount you got, but it was good! The place is clean and has a line out the door in the afternoon for their clam chowder bowls.

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Venice, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Not sure if I need to bother reviewing this place as the line around the corner is evident of how good it is. Got the famous clam chowder bread bowl and a fish taco. Both items were superb and I wanted to go back for seconds. I know the line sucks but there are a couple of online ordering options... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you like your clam chowder garlicy then this is your place! This is probably my 2nd favorite clam chowder in California (1st is in Bodega Bay called Spud Point and is more traditional). While my family got the clam chowder bowl I decided to try the scallops and chips. It wasn't bad but it wasn't memorable either. The clam... More 

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Additional Information about Splash Cafe

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

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?