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Shell Cafe

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1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
805-773-8300
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Hometown Atmosphere

We took a takeout dinner from here one night back to our hotel. Ordered the tri-tip and shrimp, but I expected more than 3 shrimp. My husband had the clam chowder and a pulled pork sandwich. All was good. We decided to go back for breakfast the next morning. If you stay at the SeaCrest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took a takeout dinner from here one night back to our hotel. Ordered the tri-tip and shrimp, but I expected more than 3 shrimp. My husband had the clam chowder and a pulled pork sandwich. All was good. We decided to go back for breakfast the next morning. If you stay at the SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel you can obtain... More 

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Whittier, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Two eggs, crispy bacon, fruit and toast. just like we like it. Good service too. Great place to walk to from our hotel.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was recommended by our motel, we had dinner here three was a band on Friday evening, good atmosphere, relaxed and friendly. Rebecca was our server, she as great and very helpful. I had the tuna tacos they were tasty. Went back for breakfast, again, excellent food, great coffee

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

won the taste of pimso best food for 2015!!! very good ahi tuna tacos with that mango salsa was amazing ....thats what i had also the dessert menu is tiny but i guess

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Merced, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Cute cafe on the outside. Once you get inside don't expect any staff to be friendly. Very poor service and food was mediocre. Nothing special at all. The best part was the big whale outside.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a group of about 20 "pop in" for breakfast Sunday morning without reservations. The staff was great. They seated us all together at 1 table, with a smile and a welcome! The food was great, although it could have been a little warmer. None the less, everyone got their meal at the same time and it was delicious.... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went there for lunch today and had...breakfast! So delicious. The bacon was some of the best I've tasted, so were the pancakes and eggs. The Coffee was good, too! Atmosphere was friendly and home-like. This place is worth checking out!!!

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Redwood City, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were looking for a great local breakfast joint and this is it! There's some fun history surrounding the restaurant and property. We've had breakfast here twice and I look forward to going again on our next visit. Best of all they took a reservation for a large group (10 people) on a Saturday morning. Go for the eggs benedict!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,052 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This place serves breakfast all day, so we expected something above the ordinary. Instead, we got mostly mediocre food. I ordered one egg, which came with one slice of burnt whole-wheat toast and slighly burnt country potatoes. A second egg was also on the plate, but they took it off our tab. The coffee was quite weak and had little... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came here for dinner during spring break. Service was fine. I had the surf and turf tacos, my wife had the ribs and my older son a bread bowl of clam chowder. I sampled all three and thought that the clam chowder was the best of the three, and one of the best clam chowders I have tasted. The... More 

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Additional Information about Shell Cafe

Address: 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
Phone Number: 805-773-8300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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