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“Great Fish and Chips” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shell Cafe

Shell Cafe
1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
805-773-8300
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Ranked #30 of 90 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Fish and Chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We enjoyed a late breakfast on a Sunday morning and sat on their patio. The parking was fine and we only waited for 5 min for a table. The Service was great, and the food was very tasty. We had the fish and their own in-house made chips. Wow those were great. We also had a bread bowl of clam Chowder, which was average. I would recommend this place and will return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arroyo Grande, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Creative recipies...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

From their clam chowder Gallon Challenge to their amazing eggs benedict, this place rocks. I love to eat here!

Visited August 2012
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Santa Clarita, CA
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“Outstanding Clam Chowder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

OMG, Hands down, best clam chowder ever! don't miss the seafood topper, too. Sourdough bread bowl was the perfect compliment. Nice view, friendly service. Can't wait to go back.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food, popular spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Doing a little research while in Pismo Beach gave us a good selection of places close to the beach and having local flavor. The Shell Cafe is a popular spot and has a good basic selection of seafood and burgers for a reasonable price.

Visited September 2012
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Bloomington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good tasting food - friendly waitress”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Wasn't the cleanest restaurant- but the food was good
Waitress was very friendly and attentive.
Enjoyed a nice local beer while eating fish and chips

Visited August 2012
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