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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what a great eclectic restaurant. It had such a great menu we had trouble deciding what to have.If in Cambria a must

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Cambria, California
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spouse and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary. Food (roast duck and scallops) were delicious and attractively presented, as always. The one drawback is all rooms except the patio are smallish, painted floor, no window coverings. Consequently, the noise can be disturbing if a bulky guy with a boom-box voice happens to be seated directly across from you,... More 

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Los Osos, California
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been getting good reviews for a while. It really is excellent--food, service, atmosphere, location. Excellent burgers and fries, superb NE clam chowder.

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Cambria, California
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142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live in Cambria and drive by Black Cat Bistro all the time but don't eat here often. We did go there in early September for my wife's birthday dinner. Wow... what a wonderful surprise. Both of our dinners were excellent. I cleaned my plate and had a few bites from my wife's delicious polenta. The service was prompt and... More 

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Berthoud
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my own for one night in Cambria, I saw this place across the field from my hotel. It looked like nothing was happening at 4:30 pm.; I wondered if it would be open for dinner. But when I returned around 7:30, the dining room was purring. The restaurant occupies what used to be a private home, and it's rambling... More 

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Pauma Valley, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and gave us a coupon. Turned out to be a great meal and excellent service.

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Cambria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to BC Bistro for a just the two of us dinner. Warm day so the restaurant was very warm. A ceiling fan or two would have been welcomed. We brought our own wine and discovered it was $18.00 for corkage fees. Not $10.00 or $15.00 which is tolerable. I enjoyed the presentation, all looked beautiful.... More 

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Thank Leili M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with Hubbie & sister & her Hubbie . Quirky place that was not busy on a Sunday evening. Food was very good and service was fine if a little different. The Sancerre was wonderful, but they gave you iced water and then a warm bottle of water that didn't seem to match. The sticky toffee pudding was great... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner at the Black Cat this summer and the food was exceptional. Very fresh and the staff was very nice. Would recommend the fresh catch of the day, the lingcod was so tasty. Also the rack of lamb was yummy.

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Pasadena, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love being outside and in Cambria many of the restaurants have a patio - both totally outside and some enclosed. The one here at the Black Cat was partially enclosed and perfect for the somewhat chilly afternoon. The food was delicious, the service friendly, and we were not rushed away when we finished our lunch. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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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Topanga, CA
Manteca
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?