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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (49 reviews)
“cobbler” (8 reviews)
“turtle pie” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We were staying nearby and almost everything else was closed by 8pm, so we ended up here. The food was just so-so, but the desserts...AMAZING!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LibLadyB
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Stopped for breakfast on a busy Friday morning after Thanksgiving. Parking tight. Didn't have my initial request (crab omelet). They were out of crab. Restaurant got busier the longer we were there. Coffee was good. Fruit looked old and dried out. Restrooms clean. Likely would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gdr23
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I've had breakfast and dinner here several times, never disappointed - even when they're busy, it's a small enough place that you always get waited on in a timely manner, and the food is BOMB!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Roving32398398603
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have eaten here several times. The desserts are great but the food is so so . It is hit or miss. It's not a place I would return to except there are not many choices in Cayucos and there dessert are really good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tami S
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Fun place filled with historic pictures that serves great fish tacos and delicious clam chowder! Sit outside and soak in the town: Surfer tweens and friendly neighbors.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TruthtellerTraveler6
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The food is always good at any meal, but breakfast seems to be a cut above. Have had many a leisurely morning at the Sea Shanty and always enjoyed every bite!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fearless730216
Reviewed September 6, 2018

If it is too cold to eat outside here, we get our meal to go and take it back to the hotel (across the street). Great fish and chips !

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jazz-Molly
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I didn't expect too much from it, but was positively surprised. I had a salad, my wife had the fish and chips and as a desert we had a Fudge Cake and shared it. Service was good, we sat outside and we enjoyed the lunch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Stopped here for some dinner, the queue as out the door but thats a good sign right!! When we got seated we were met with a friendly waitress who explained the menua d took our drinks order, even the restaurant was packed she made sure...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Im_no_Crazy_Canadian
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The Sea Shanty upstairs resturant is a great hole in the wall place to have good food & drinks while viewing the ocean and activities before you. It is only a few short steps away from the beach and pier in Cayucos. The clam chowder...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank MarcM1937
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August 15, 2018|
Response from spikeandchopper | Reviewed this property |
They have fish, various meats (without the bun of course), fruit, vegetables. Their fried aren't that good anyway so you won't miss much.
April 17, 2018|
Response from 351allanas | Reviewed this property |
They are I believe.
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Tomhinkens | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-3272
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