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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (154 reviews)
“cioppino” (88 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (62 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at accommodation next door to the Sea Chest, and were intrigued at the line up of people waiting to get in for dinner at 5.30pm!! - so we thought we should give it a go too. Even at 8pm when we arrived there...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If and when you go to Cambia you must go the the Sea Chest .Great food Great service you must get at 430 to get a good seat they don't open till 530 but its worth the wait

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were told about the Sea Chest while turning Hurst Castle. So knowing they open at 5:30 we arrive at 4:50 and got in line.There were about 30 people in front of us. We picked up a conversation with two local couples in front of...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice, for a romantic dinner on Moonstone Beach, food to die for, fresh and delicious . Closed on Tuesdays, opens at 5:30pm other days, get there early, even the wait is pleasant listening to the waves and breathing the ocean air. My husband and...More

Thank jenniferwcasson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are never disappointed! Get in line early for a million dollar view and front table! The calamari is the best and freshest in CA!

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My recommendation for this place you need to go early they take no reservations and can only hold so many people in their restaurant. Food is fantastic little pricey. Best mussels I have ever had was here.

Thank nancyzalzalah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit in three years, and we still love this place. It might be a bit of a wait to get a table, but we've never been disappointed in the food or service. This trip, I had the Scallops & Scampi dish,...More

Thank JBLagos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place but no reservations so put your name in then head to beach with cocktails in hand. 1 hour waiting for table by window but we passed the time on beach. Restaurant only serves beer and wine. Very popular and no surprise oysters and...More

Thank marynaturelover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve heard about Sea Chest for years and finally had the opportunity last week to enjoy this wonderful restaurant. The staff was amazing, oysters and food fantastic... Beautiful setting on the beach over looking the ocean, the perfect place to watch the sun set.

Thank kathykeilrogers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some of the best sea food we have had anywhere! If there is a down side to this place it is that they don’t take reservations so people bring beach chairs or stand in line for an hour or more in the...More

Thank barrsd
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from Campbell2 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a full bar. The hot spot for a lot of folks is to have their meal at the bar. A very social crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$23 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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