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Sea Cliffs Restaurant

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The Cliffs at Shell Beach, 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, CA 93449
805-773-3555
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot

Good service, great food and great atmosphere and easy parking. Beautiful location for sunrise and sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
JimMacari
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good service, great food and great atmosphere and easy parking. Beautiful location for sunrise and sunset.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We love going to The Cliffs for a meal, drinks or just to relax. The brunch menu has always been great but lately we have noticed that the quality has definitely deteriorated. Service is great. Everyone tries their best to accommodate the guests' needs but they really need to upgrade the quality of their food. Can't beat the mood or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was graduation weekend for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and hotels & restaurant throughout the area were booked. We were there to celebrate our oldest son's graduation with all of our immediate family, 8 adults and our 15 month old grandson. Late Saturday afternoon we were discussing dinner options when our daughter mentioned a friend recommending the Sea... More 

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Redwood City, California
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56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

For dinner fish tacos had a great combination of flavors, but too much fish that was over cooked, dry and not edible. The cocktails were an adventure! Breakfast the following morning of waffles with strawberries is one of the best waffles I have had in a LONG time!

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Sacramento
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16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We thought this spot would afford beach views as it is right on the cliffs, but you have to go outside to see it. The bar was packed with all the Sunday games, but the food was delicious at very affordable prices. Would definitely come back here.

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Danville, California
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

The seafood is excellent the view at sunset is special. The atmosphere is casual to dressy. The best does not need a fancy name or appearance. They let the food do all the talking. Enjoy the food, and relax while the sun sets.

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Carpinteria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Really nice location.Room was nicely decorated and clean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Loved the Monday night football specials. Can not wait to return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

We just had brunch at the Cliffs, and while the location is great, the dark dining room doesn't take full adavantage of the Pacific views. The brunch buffet smelled strongly of seafood, not that appealing first thing in the morning, and the brunch entrees were a bit of a mishmash. Mexican food, king crab legs, u-peel shrimp, bagels and smoked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2008

Foods is ok, very nice views though

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

Beautiful view of the Pacific, so peaceful and romantic. Great seafood too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Cliffs at Shell Beach, 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, CA 93449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: 805-773-3555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?