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$23 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront, BYOB
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even with covid 19 restrictions still wonderful food and great service. Our food was wonderful came to the table hot and delicious as always.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sea food was fresh (raw oysters, grilled sea bass, clam chowder) and delicious. Staff was more than accommodating (all wore masks, attended to our every need). Very clean restaurant with only outside seating with heaters for each table.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food. Great service. We recommend the seafood marinara and the roasted halibut. Wine is good as well.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Menu is simple, but good. They serve all seafood from oysters to clam chowder to shrimp scampi. They open later in the day, around 5:30. You order at a window and enjoy your meal outdoors at tables distanced 6ft apart. If you like seafood, you...must try it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 5, 2020

This is THE place to get seafood in town. The mussels were quite good. The white seabass was tasty, but just a bit overcooked and the chowder was tasty. My wife had the calamari (the panko breading was just a touch too thick). Perhaps, I...am a tough grader as a fisherman myself who expects the best from fish and how it is cooked. On the plus side, it was a walk from just about any place on Moonlight beach. They don't take reservations and a long line waited in front of us on arrival just before opening. This was fine though as we wanted a later sitting. They took our phone number and called us to let us know when a table would be ready and we walked back at that time. As noted by others, they only take cash.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent birthday dinner at the Sea Chest. We arrived rather late but were seated within 30 minutes. The clam chowder and service were wonderful!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 25, 2020

I've lived in Cambria for over 33 years, and there is no better seafood restaurant. Yesterday the Sea Chest opened for takeout meals during the coronavirus pandemic. We ordered the scampi on pasta, and the very famous calamari garnished with potatoes. We also had the...clam chowder and garden salad. It was the best as is always the case. Very friendly and efficient staff. Chefs Marco, Lalo and manager Steve do a great job. The Sea Chest is the best seafood in the county as evidenced by several out of town residents who pack the place on a daily basis. Yesterday I met a couple from Pasadena who come to Cambria primarily for a meal at the Sea Chest. That is NOT unusual. I will return!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed April 5, 2020

Like other reviewers have said, you need to get there early and you will sit outside to wait. Also bring cash. The calamari steak is something I've never seen before and it was easily the best calamari I've ever had. The clam chowder was good....I got the scallops with linguine. The scallops were incredible, the linguine was sort of inedible. The atmosphere was cozy and the service was very good. It would be my kind of place to revisit if we lived nearby.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

If you love oysters, or seafood in general this is the place to be. They open at 5:30 but you got to get there early because you’ll be standing in line to get in. They don’t take reservations. Cash or check, no credit cards. If...you can get to the bar you will see a show of food prep that’s insane. Best place in the county.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Great ocean view and friendly staff. We got lucky and were able to walk right in. We brought our own wine which was politely served with a modest corkage fee. We both had variations of scallops and both were delicious. We were quite surprised at...their no credit card policy, but they have an ATM on site. All-in-all, a classy place to have a nice evening.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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September 17, 2020|
Response from teabee34 | Reviewed this property |
When I visited in July they had small outdoor tables (maybe about 15 tables or so) in the front parking lot area. The tables were small, but probably could be moved together to accommodate a bigger group. There’s no canopy... More
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