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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn pudding” (15 reviews)
“abalone” (30 reviews)
“scallops” (55 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here close to closing time as we couldn't find much to eat in downtown that was still open. We were hesitant because we weren't really dressed up and it looked a little fancy. We decided to go in and was greeted very...More

Thank Shari G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the dinner and experience here! Great salad, clam chowder, Caesar salad and duck. They made a wonderful healthy meal for our child and provided fresh, quality food. Would definitely recommend !

Thank gd2go00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of driving from San Diego, we headed to the cooler coast after checking in to our Paso Robles motel where it was still in the high 90's. Based on great reviews and seeing duck on the menu, we headed to Black...More

Thank PR_Bride
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wished that I enjoyed this place more! The food was SO GOOD- and their clam chowder was really the BEST I've ever had! But the portions are just SO SMALL that practically everything that they brought to the table (although not the clam...More

Thank Heidi B
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The dishes we ordered were oddly inconsistent, with things spanning from delicious to bland and uninteresting. Not much in the middle of the scale. This was best exemplified by the scallop entree. The scallop themselves were absolutely tasteless, undercooked and barely lukewarm.... but the corn...More

Thank momo-colorado
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I tried this restaurant based on the positive reviews. I was not impressed. The prices are very high. I have had much better dinners in Cambria for less.I had an arugula salad to start. The arugula was very wilted.I have had a wilted green salad...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed April 25, 2018

we picked this place for dinner after reading so many good reviews. I must say that while we had a good dinner overall, I felt that food was a bit overpriced for what we had, and especially since it was not that mind blowing at...More

Thank streetfoodlover2014
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We just stopped by for appetizers and boy they did not disappoint! We had the fried olives, brussels sprouts (wow) cheese plate, and clam chowder (a big wow) Everything was fantastic but the wow's really stood out!

Thank Brie118
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a cozy little place, intimate and quiet. The service was prompt, pleasant and polite. The menu quite varied, offering a nice variety. The cheese plate appetizer was delicious as was the polenta and seared tuna. Alas, too full to sample desert, but the...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I feel bad for the Cambrian locals who probably can't afford to eat here... it's definitely a visitor's or special occasion restaurant. I was there to visits a friend, though, and treated her for both our first visit. Ambiance: Cozy and intimate Service: Impeccable Food:...More

Thank Maureen S
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July 28, 2016|
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Response from sdrnek46 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the Black Cat Bistro directly. I'm really not certain of the answer to your question and don't want to give you bad advice.
Sandra A
August 16, 2015|
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Response from janet350 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600
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