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Black Cat Bistro

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1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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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Bakersfield, California
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Camrbia is in no way lacking in good food. It certainly has it's share of fine dining. That said, Black Cat Bistro is one of my absolute favorites and we make sure to always visit for a meal when we're in town. We are never disappointed and always leave with happy bellies. The chicken piccata is a perennial favorite (surprising... More 

Thank ColleenQD
Boynton Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank poppaluggy
Cambria, California
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Cambriariter
Los Osos, California
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183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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.

Thank harold b
Cambria, California
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142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 

Thank panoramarick
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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 

Thank Chuck C
Pauma Valley, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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

Thank Howie72
Cambria, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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 

Thank Leili M
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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 

Thank Carol C
Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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.

Thank MihaelaGruia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?