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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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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San Mateo, California, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fresh and service was friendly. Fresh oysters, clam chowder, garlic bread, and wine was perfect sea side meal. Only beer and wine available.

Thank Terry A
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent. Small wait time in which we had cocktails in mini upstairs bar area. Crab legs were amazing. Plenty of fresh fish to choose from as well.

Mission Viejo, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great sea food restaurant. Located right on Moonstone Beach. The food is fresh and well prepared and they have a full bar. Now the not so good stuff? They don't take reservations, not even for large parties.The line usually starts forming outside the door about 45 minutes or so before they open. Get in line early because the wait can... More 

Thank Gina M
Decatur, Illinois
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the inn next door, and we could not believe the line of people at 4:00! They brought lawn chairs and bottles of wine to enjoy before the 5:00 opening for dinner. The decor is very quaint, and the food was quite good. I did like the halibut better than the California sea bass.

Thank Marilyn D
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is great and the view is the pacific ocean! Sunsets are beautiful. Seafood, fish, fresh grilled vegetables wine,

Thank jani701
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Anton S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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194 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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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
Seafood, Soups, American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?