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.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
American, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (231)
Filter reviews
219 results
Traveler rating
85
73
45
7
9
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
85
73
45
7
9
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed January 14, 2022

Every time we go to Pismo Beach area we come to this place for their Bucket O' Squid, fried tubes and tentacles with both tartar and cocktail sauces. It's enough to easily feed 3 or 4 people.

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 20, 2021

My partner and I had bowls of clam chowder, at least that's what we ordered. It tasted more like library paste with potatoes added. There were a few very chewy clams.

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 17, 2021

I ordered the one half quaterdecker plate and still had leftovers and that was after sharing the clam chowder with my wife

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed December 31, 2020 via mobile

Food was ok via a take out order. The issue is the mandatory 18% tip For takeout. Every other restaurant nearby let’s you choose your tip. 18% seems too high for take out with no service. Buyers be ware try the ones around the corner.

Date of visit: December 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed July 31, 2020 via mobile

We ate here twice. Great service. Several choices of seafood, salads, burgers, beverages. They did a great job dealing with Covid limitations

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 18, 2020

A short walk from the Best Western. Friendly service. A good menu but the whole place could do with an update. My southern fried chcken was overcooked. I would probably go elsewhere next time.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed January 12, 2020

A popular restaurant close to our hotel. There was a wait for tables so we opted to sit at the bar. Service was good as were the fish tacos. Wine prices were reasonable for California. A nice experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 22, 2019

The "excellent" rating this establishment gets is simply for their Happy Hour....one of the best around. Tuesdays and Thursdays feature fish tacos for just 50 cents each. That's it. And I don't mean barren mini-tacos. These tacos had it all and were delicious! What's the...catch? Well, you need to order a drink in the bar. That's it. I guess it's assumed you're there for the tacos because the server simply asked, "Are you ready for tacos?!" We will definitely return!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

We arrived as a group of 8 but sadly they couldn’t seat us together so we had to break up. Staff were friendly and helpful. Could have been a little more attentive. Lots of choice on the menu. Everyone was satisfied with their meal but...were not overly impressed. Prices were reasonable. It was fun watching the cruise ships pull out of the port and watching the surfers. You have to pay for parking but relatively cheap (I think it was $2 per hour). The restaurant seemed clean but little dated.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 5, 2019

I had the fish and chips. The portions were small and the oil seemed stale so I would not recommend their fish and chips, yet the wait staff were pleasant. Maybe another dish would be better to order.

Date of visit: April 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed November 5, 2019

Excellent service, food and value. The senior afternoon menu is a real bargain. We are locals who eat there at least once a week.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was walking distance distance from our hotel so we chose to go. The service was very good and there was a large menu with a great variety. I had the seafood pasta the sauce was good but the shrimp and scallops had very...little flavor. I doubt that we would return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 30, 2019

This place needs to have Robert Irvine come here and update the decor. It looks all seafood but they had burgers, steaks ect. Way too much stuff on the menu, that is why, in my opinion, the food isn't fantastic. I had the fish tacos,...2 and it doesn't come with rice and beans, and why not, you get them on the lunch menu. Way too much cabbage on it the juice just ate through the 2 corn tortillas, Husband had seafood pasta, needed salt, way too watery but did have enough seafood, he said it tasted much better when he added salt. The broccoli and peppers in it were cooked very well.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We live about 45 miles south and were driving through Arroyo Grande on our way north. My husband had heard that Quartedeck has the best fish & chips around so being fish & chips fans, we decided to stop in for lunch. We were seated...promptly, and our server was very friendly and got our order going as soon as we were ready. We ordered two entrees to share: fish & chips and calamari (squid) with clam chowder on the side instead of fries. The seafood all tasted fresh and was cooked perfectly. We really like fried squid, but sometimes it's hard to find with tentacles. There were plenty of crispy tentacles on the plate! The clam chowder was a little bland and thick for my personal taste, but I imagine that's how many people prefer it. The restaurant was very clean and decorated in a classic retro-nautical theme. As to the question of whether it was the best fish & chips we've had, I will leave that up to each diner, but we would recommend Quarterdeck.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Great food and a fun experience! Excellent menu options. Familiar restaurant with lots of options for a family or couple.

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hampton Inn & Suites Arroyo Grande/Pismo Beach Area
1,013 reviews
.10 miles away
Pismo View Inn
14 reviews
.15 miles away
Best Western Casa Grande Inn
1,385 reviews
.20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Grover Beach-Pismo Beach Area, an IHG Hotel
276 reviews
.27 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Ember
390 reviews
.65 miles away
A J Spurs Saloon & Dining
310 reviews
.21 miles away
ManRock Brewing Company
44 reviews
.28 miles away
In-N-Out Burger
114 reviews
.36 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Locked Inn
32 reviews
1.56 miles away
Ron's
31 reviews
1.15 miles away
BJ's ATV Rentals
70 reviews
1.55 miles away
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
65 reviews
1.53 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Gloria C
September 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from SleepyNKat | Reviewed this property |
Arroyo Grande is about 2 miles south of Pismo Beach and east of Grover Beach along highway 101 Also check out Avilla Beach just North of Pismo Beach and Morro Bay north of Pismo is a nice place too! Have a great time!!
0
Votes
Gloria C
September 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from aer8301 | Reviewed this property |
Pismo Beach is a bit north of Arroyo Grande Im not sure exact directions sorry :)
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Quarterdeck

Yes, Quarterdeck offers takeout services.

Quarterdeck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4