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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome seafood cooked to perfection. Tried oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and clam chowder both delicious. Then grilled salmon for the main entree. My husband and I shared. The portions were generous and the presentation clean and simple. The centerpiece was the freshness and e suction of the food. While waiting for a table waited outside in an open area... More 

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Thank 925Mari2015
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually didn't eat here because we just wanted a burger in town but if we had the strength after our drive we would have. Staying right next door at Moonstone Landing it was within 20 ft of our room!

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Thank Felicia F
California
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sea Chest Oyster Bar is so popular that people line up in the parking lot to gain entry before dinner. There are some views, but most of the restaurant has none. It is a very old place packed with tables and chairs and funky decor. The food is OK and the portions large, but it is not what people... More 

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Thank TJFLG42
Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to eat right over looking the water. You do have to get here early as the wait is LONG if you are not in line at 4 for when the doors open at 5 pm. Well worth the wait.

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Thank ValleyGirl1956
Oxnard, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our very favorite restaurants ever. We love to sit at the bar and watch the chefs' prepare the food. They are very friendly and give you lots of information on they types of fish and preparation. Everything is beautifully prepared and delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank tmreviews2014
Plainview, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh, delicious seafood and cozy atmosphere. The staff was helpful and friendly. Perfect location from our hotel.

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Thank Beth K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our honeymoon adventures continue.... Stuffed from our in-room "happy hour" at the marvelous Blue Dolphin Inn, we walked on the boardwalk in the drizzling dark of night. Fate pulled us to the Sea Chest. At the door, the hostess initially turned us away, but when we pleaded "Surely you have some oysters that you need to get rid of tonight?"... More 

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Thank Mark R
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good seafood restaurant. No reservations and cash only. Meals ran about $30-$35 each. My date loved it. He had white sea bass. Being a vegan gave me less options but if you like seafood, you will love it. Try to get there before sunset, it's a great ocean view!

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Diamond Springs, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there. Loved the atmosphere of the place. The food was all excellent. I had the halibut and my husband had the swordfish. Both dishes were excellent. We also got escargot for our appetizer. Amazing. The salad and clam chowder that came with our meals were both good. Great wine list. NOTE: They do not take credit cards.... More 

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Thank Lynn5065
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant many times and it is always an A+. Food is fresh and so good! atmosphere is casual and friendly. Make a note to get there early. They do not take reservations and there will be a line! It's worth it. And, cash only but they have an ATM onsite if needed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?