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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bring your own bottle of wine to drink while you sit at their outdoor waiting space and watch the sunset. The calamari is the best you've ever had, its not a rubber hose. So tender and if you sit in the front of the house you can watch them cook because the kitchen is right in front of you. I... More 

Thank Mary M
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent seafood restaurant. Good wine selection. Attentive and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Thank Anton S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first heard about this restaurant having breakfast in San Simon.Later on the same day we heard about again from a couple who were out from Michigan to attend the Zin Festival.Too much of a coincidence . So we went to Moonstone Beach Road at 5PM on a Wednesday to check it out. Just as touted people were forming a... More 

Thank Donald S
Meadow Vista, California
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192 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked this place a year and a half ago, I still am thrilled eating there. It's one of the best in the area for seafood. Opens at 5:30 pm first come first served. If you want to eat in the first wave be there perhaps an hour before opening during crowded periods or weekends. I went mid week at... More 

Thank EffStop
Cambria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A++ Service is great especially at the bar. Never had a less than excellent food. Atmosphere is seafarer. The food is the best but if you arrive late when first open you might have to wait a bit

Thank stan555
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sea Chest was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. The food was outstanding!!! My wife had the fillet of sole and I had seafood pasta. The service was great.

Thank Rmoore754
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to the Sea Chest by family. They do not take reservations, you get there and stand in line to get in for the 2 seatings. Get there early this is a do not miss meal. The view is fantastic and the food is definitely worth it. We had the Scallops & Shrimp and Gina's Cioppino both were... More 

Thank Jroth924
Sonoma, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with 2 other couples and it was terrific. A few tips you need to stand in line a half hour before they open, it is a small restaurant and does not take reservations. You can ring a bottle of wine and drink it in line.. Also they only accept CASH . I had the most delicious petrale... More 

Thank foodiesonoma
Solvang, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE spot for a superb seafood meal. No reservations taken and cash only, but an unforgettable dining delight. All things that swim are good,and many fresh choices each night. A very nice salad is included, or chowder. If you get in the first wave of standing in line for the 5:30 opening, you probably will get a table.... More 

Thank Gary M
Nipomo, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we were expecting to wait to be seated. To our surprise we arrived at 730 on a Wednesday night and were sat immediately. We sat in the back part of the restaurant with no view but it was dark so it didn't matter. Our server was OK nothing special. We got the look when we asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?