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Shell Cafe

1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
+1 805-773-8300
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Soups, Cafe
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1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Stopped by for breakfast during our stay in Pismo Beach. The place is located just off the freeway before entering the downtown area. No parking lot but plenty of street parking. Food was good and plentiful but a bit on the expensive side. Omeletes run...More

Thank Srprotect
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Not sure if they changed ownership since March but we came here then and food was so great. Then we come again 6 months later and ordered the same thing, Chicken n Waffles. First visit they were the best ever, second visit completely different and...More

Thank twhan
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We were just here after a very busy Labor Day weekend. The breakfast was fantastic - I had the California Benedict and my companion had a omelet. Yes, it's expensive but I haven't found anything in Pismo to NOT be pricey. We paid around $40...More

Thank sarahbl00m
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Very was forgetful and slow food was good but expensive.beer was $7.50? Onion rings 8.50 paid over $50 for lunch clam chowder was good. Won't be going back

Thank MalissaC26
Reviewed August 24, 2016

My family used to always have breakfast here on our trips to Pismo when it was called Steamers. They had the best breakfast around. Their homemade muffins, jams and salsa were delicious and the parmesan sauce on the omelettes was amazing. When new owners took...More

Thank SheBear63
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The story of the restaurant is interesting. The price point is higher than you would anticipate from the exterior and the name. The food was good, but the delivery was odd at best (some salads before entrees, others and soup with), and ordering was impeded...More

Thank momw2013
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Lovely ocean view, fast & friendly staff, and by far the BEST breakfast ever. They also have an Italian dinner menu where the food is just like Mamma used to make. Get there soon and score some great food. Did I mention the ocean view?

Thank redwinedrinkers
Reviewed July 27, 2016

So disappointed. From the exterior this seemed to be the spot for our family. Outside patio on a beautiful California beach evening, the smell of the smoker in the parking lot, convenient location. Shell Cafe fails on so many levels. The service is staffed by...More

Thank drosen85
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I The signs outside say grilled steak and seafood. Nothing on the menus was even near a grilled steak. The tri_tip and shrimp were ok the best part was the mashed potatoes. Tri_tip was reheated on the flat top.

Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there for both. Dinner was pretty good. Had the chicken. Breakfast just plain terrible. Omelet was greasy vegs cooked with eggs scrambled in grill and plopped on top. They forgot cheese so brought me a slice of melted cheese on a saucer to scrape...More

Thank trinnybell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-8300
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