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The Restaurant food was awesome and great services friendly employees. I use to go to woolys every week or every other week but now with the new manager Mattie she is not respectful to her own employees or guest bad hire. but other then this...the restaurant is a wonderful place to goMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I, and two kids, stopped here for lunch and a break during our long drive from LA to Santa Cruz. The beach area was very busy, but there was not a long wait at Wooly's at 11:30 a.m. We all loved our...food. There was a good variety of options - hubby and I had shrimp and fish tacos, the kids had burgers and fries. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine, the view, and the fun vibe of the patio. I would go back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

We ordered a burger and tacos- both were yummy! Sitting outside was beautiful! The restaurant was clean and the service was fast. Wish there were more healthy options. Would go back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

Counter service type place but need to go to 2 counters if you want beer or cocktails. They are separate. Great location on the beach. Fish tacos were good. Very busy spot with okay service. Employees seemed either bored or annoyed.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

We’ve recently relocated to the area and have been here at least 10 times already for lunch, dinner, snacks or just to watch the sunset with a cocktail. Great food and service. Bar staff is particularly pleasant and welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 8, 2022

On a recent trip to Pismo Beach we were told of another place to have clam chowder but the line was long and we didn't want to wait. Instead we ate at Wooly's and we are glad we did. The clam chowder was excellent but...the Fish Tacos we amazing. The place is on the water so the view is great. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. I would definitely go back again and again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

After moving, we had not been to Pismo Beach in about 5 years. We visited this weekend and tried Wooly's for the first time. It sits right at the beach and pier. The food lived up to the potential of the location. My wife had...the fish tacos and I had the fish and chips. The fish was really fresh. There was no greasy residue like some places. Just crisp, fresh fish. The Tarter sauce was the best that I have ever had. The Tacos had a really great sauce as well. This is not "fine dining". It is high end, beachfront pub food. They use the best ingredients and prepare it well!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 24, 2022 via mobile

Came here because of all the good reviews around 7 pm on Tuesday. But we feel like all the hype is mainly because of the location close to the beach/pier. The burgers we ordered were mehhh! It was plain and didn't taste like a burger....We even asked for our bacon crispy (almost burnt) and it wasn't crispy at all, the price is alright for the place and being close to everything. Would rather eat at In-n-Out than here. The customer service is alright, you order at the front/counter and seat yourself.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 7, 2022

Wooly's is right by the pier with indoor and outdoor seating. It is order at the counter service and is very popular. So beware with lines. All the food is good, ALL OF IT. Well portioned and so many options to choose from. You will...be eating and admiring the other dishes passing by still. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

We went on a cold, wet day and sat outside and we loved the atmosphere. We loved to stare at the ocean while we ate our food. I had the shrimp, which were good, and my husband had the carne asada fries and he really...liked those. This is definitely a solid place to grab a meal in Pismo!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

All in all the food was good. Didn't try the cocktails. Cool atmosphere. Their menu has something for everybody, they even have a special dog menu, which I thought was prett funny.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 28, 2021

Wooly's is right next to the pier in Pismo Beach. It's the super-casual lunch and dinner place beneath the related Oyster Loft. Wait in line, order at the counter, and receive a numerical sign for when they bring your food to you. If possible, find...a table outside to enjoy the incredible ocean view. We shared Asian Shrimp Tacos and Chowder Fries, both dishes uniquely prepared. The shrimp were the crispiest ever, with rice noodle crust, and eel sauce adds really good umami. The chowder fries are like a seafood poutine--so good that it could be the next big thing. Both dishes were about $14 each, reasonable for this town. We're making plans to meet our southern CA friends in Pismo (we're from northern CA), so we plan to visit Wooly's again. Good luck finding a parking space, though. Your best bet is to just cruise around the block until you find someone leaving. Whatever it takes, though, pay a visit to Wooly's.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

Came here on our visit up from San Diego and was impressed with the food. Shrimp Taco is awesome, other food was very good. We came with kids and had an incredible view of the sunset. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

We had our dog with us and were searching for a seaside restaurants that allows dogs. Woolys delivered! They brought out a bowl of water and even had a dog menu! We had the fish and chips and the clam chowder, and it was all...wonderful. Fun atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021

Good casual spot on the water. Great fried seafood and good adult drink options. Fun spot for the entire family.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from calmish | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do, they take Visa debit
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Yes! And it’s awesome! You can also add bacon, shrimp, cheese, etc....to your chowder. Pretty yummy!
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Wooly's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4