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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (134 reviews)
“cioppino” (98 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

This restaurant is amazing. Locals and tourist stand outside waiting for 1½ hr to get in. Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection. Get there early and it's cash only.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had to wait in line for this restaurant to even open the doors and allow it's customers in. The locals go and wait in line, so you know it has to be good. The fish is super fresh and the ocean view completes the...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

The title says it all, really. Having been deeply disappointed down the road at the Moonstone Bar and Grill, we were dubious about trying another restaurant on Moonstone Beach Drive. The two places could not be more different - Here at the Sea Chest the...More

Thank GlynRB
Reviewed May 22, 2015

They don't take reservations and people start lining up at 4p for the 5p opening. You can get a drink and enjoy the outdoor fire pit while you wait. Great seafood and friendly staff. Worth the (sometimes long) wait.

Thank xfa
Reviewed May 21, 2015

The wait staff was fabulous!, we sat at the bar and watched them prepare the food... what a wonderful experience. and, the food was an AAA+++

Thank vekys
Reviewed May 20, 2015

What's the fuss and hype about this place? I wanted some fresh oysters and We were only staying next door so this was convenient. They don't take reservations so I put our name down. Hubby wanted to walk away saying a place not taking reservations...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was a Wednesday evening and there was a crowd. I wanted to see if the hype about this place was true. I was not let down. The service was very quick and pleasant. Our view of the sunset was amazing. I had the calamari...More

1  Thank nobodyblink
Reviewed May 18, 2015

we loved the atmosphere , it was busy, we had to wait around an hour, but no worries, the wine helped. Our food was nice, I had pretty good scallops with pasta and my husband had Alaskan halibut. Pretty good too, his fish was slightly...More

Thank Sofia M
Reviewed May 18, 2015

They don't take reservations or credit cards, so bring plenty of cash and arrive at least 45 minutes before they open if you want to have dinner while watching the sun set on the ocean (and get in when you want). However, bring along a...More

Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

unlike some other reviews i have no complaints with the staff who were all very professional and helpful. only the food was not that good and very expensive. the mussels were too chewy and overcooked and the broth was not very tasty. i ordered a...More

Thank muzzmashe
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Judy G
Is there rv parking
April 23, 2017|
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Response from avoma42 | Reviewed this property |
The parking is "ify" I'd suggest google maping the street so you can see what's there - once there allow yourself time to find a place to park, and pretty much count on a small walk to the restaurant. But, it's a... More
Does it accept credit cards
February 6, 2017|
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Response from Traveler29TT29 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not.
victoria t
i want to make reservation for dinner on nov. 26 2015 for 2
November 22, 2015|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
All of the answers provided are correct. However, if you want to dine later in the evening you can stop by early and they will put you on the list for around the time you want.
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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, Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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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