We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Clam Chower with crabmeat is FABULOUS, fish & chips NOT” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Splash Cafe

Splash Cafe
197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
805-773-4653
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Newport Beach, CA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Clam Chower with crabmeat is FABULOUS, fish & chips NOT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Clam Chowder is excellent and a "must have" add-on topping of a generous pile of crab meat for an extra dollar puts it over-the-top fabulously delicious! Avoid the fish & chips - just plain awful.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

682 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    377
    163
    93
    31
    18
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great Food At A Reasonable Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Splash has had the Central Coast’s BEST clam chowder for many years now. The fish & chips are very good, but the fries could be better. They’re small and curly, and fit well in the basket, but something closer to a steak fry would be better with this combination. The sourdough bread, toasted, was delicious. One of the best values is the frozen clam chowder to go. There are four 16 oz. packets in a box for $17.95, a great deal. If you’re on your way home and have a cooler or ice chest, this is a great item to serve at a later date to bring back memories of your trip.
Before you rush over you must know this... Going at a 'normal' meal time, especially during peak season, will mean a wait in what could be a very, very long line. Be prepared to wait as much as 20-30 minutes to order. If Splash has more seating, either inside or some outside tables, I would have given it a 5 star rating.
Splash is now open at 8 am for breakfast..

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bellingham
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Chowder! Best Food! Best Value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Best clam chowder ever!!! All the food is fresh, delicious and inexpensive. Would eat here every day if lived in Pismo Beach.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great chowder! I give it a 5!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Order food at counter, find your own table. We got a table by the front window, fun to watch all the people coming in. We added bacon to the chowder (.50 more). Yum! Bowl of chowder plenty even without the bread bowl. We also ordered the fish and chips. Wouldn't do that again... no taste even with the tartar sauce. Stand in line people the chowder is worth it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Datchworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“not at all bad - quite good in fact”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

very typical restaurant, basic menu but good service and exceptional shakes make this worth a visit if you are in the area, the service was very good and this is an ideal stop if you have young children. not exceptional in any way but recommended

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Splash Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Splash Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Splash Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.