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“clam chowder” 3 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 #6 of 93 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout
San Jose, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“clam chowder”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

i little salty for us. it can get busy here. $3.85 for small cup. i think it's over price. not much clam that you can taste mostly potatoes.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“There is a reason they are very busy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Don't get scared of the long line to get in. They are worth it. Lots of choices my favorites were the clam chowder and onion rings. The line goes really fast and there is a lot more seating than it appears from outside.

Visited August 2013
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San Jose
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12 restaurant reviews
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“So crowded, but also very good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I think everyone who visits Pismo Beach stops here for lunch. And, to my disappoint there really is no good time to go, but it is still a must-have. I tried to beat the crowd by going between lunch and dinner on Tuesday. It actually got more crowded from 1pm to 2pm.

The food... My wife has stated on both of our visits that this is her favorite clam chowder. I'm not as easily convinced, but the crab and shrimp topping do make it stand out and special. So, please don't skip the extra topping. Also, the Fish and Chips was better than average.

At the end of the day, this is a great stop to break up the drive from Disney to San Jose.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Clam chowder is to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Splash cafe is little local fish place right in Pismo. The locals love it and so do the tourists! they have excellent fish tacos, and fish and chips! But they are known for their clam chowder which the best I have ever had!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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“coffee good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

this was ok for our coffee stop and we had a nice cake..large portions and endless coffee cup special offer on
was nice attentive staff

Visited July 2013
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