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“Famous Clam Chowder Bread Bowl” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Splash Cafe

Splash Cafe
197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
805-773-4653
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Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Clovis, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Famous Clam Chowder Bread Bowl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Splash is our family's go-to place for clam chowder, whether we're in Pismo or San Luis Obispo. It's creamy and full of clams. You know a place is good when there is always a line! For an extra special treat, have the crab topper on the chowder. It's great!

Visited November 2012
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Malmö, Sweden
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Charming place. Great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

There's a reason why people go on and on about the clam chowder. It's amazing. I tried it in San Francisco a few days later but it didn't come close to the one at Splash Café.

Visited October 2012
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Washington, DC
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Gloppy chowder -”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The chowder was way over rated. We found it to be a thick gloppy mess with little flavor. Fried clams were pretty good. It's a casual beach town atmosphere so that is fine. I guess to each his own when it comes to chowder.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Clovis, California
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“WOW, WOW, WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My son and his bride were married this weekend at the Pismo Beach Hotel. Splash Cafe Catered the reception. We have eaten at Splash Cafe on visits but have never had them cater an event. There is only one word we can use 'AMAZING'! They could not have been more professional. The people that made the cake delivered and put it in it's place but never ask if my son or his bide were satisfied. The cake was leaning! It was just before the wedding and the people with Splash Cafe took charge and possioned the stand making it less noticable. We could not give higher praise to the staff of Splash Cafe! This hasn't even gotten to the food, which was totally amazing also! If we ever have another even on the Central Coast, rest assured we know who to call. One last thing, this review is not coming from someone who gives this type of rave review easily.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riverside, California
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“Best Clam Chowder!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everytime that we go to Pismo, my first stop is "Splash". There clam chowder in fresh baked sourdough bowl is fantastic.... The long wait in line is always worth it. Best Clam Chowder in Pismo!!

Visited October 2012
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