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“FRESH New Zealand mussels!Fantastic Food.”

Sea Chest Oyster Bar
Ranked #5 of 47 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Ventura, California
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“FRESH New Zealand mussels!Fantastic Food.”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

we are big seafood eaters and this place was recommended by the locals.It was the best Dinner we had in a long time.We ordered NZ mussels as an appetizer ..we have been to NZ and know when they truly ARE fresh.Then scallops....big tasty ...so many ! And also a Seafood stew (choppino)that had crab,mussels ,calamari,fish,tasy broth...there was so much quality seafood we had to take some home!..no room for desert
AND AWESOME CLAM CHOWDER TOO!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Terrible food”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

On our unplanned stop at Cambria, we were told that Sea Chest is the best seafood restaurant in the whole county........really hope that's not true!!! The service was good, the wine selection was excellent, but the food....one of the worst meals ever! I ordered scallops and my husband ordered calamari steak. My scallops were tasteless, gummy, without butter...not good. I can make better scallops and I don't cook. My husband's "lightly breaded calamari" might as well have been anything else deep fried....disgusting. The potatoes and pasta that accompanied our meals were not any better. To top it all off, we were given dirty silverware. We didn't even try desert.

  • Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Our favorite dinner spot in Cambria!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Perfect sunset dining with amazing locally caught seafood! Don't miss the pearl in the oyster of the central coast. Come in and enjoy the delightful nautical atmosphere and local favors. Out of towers and local mingle in the friendly confines and the setting is wonderful. Did I mention the fantastic Morro Bay Oysters and the multiple fresh caught filets from the Monterey area... Must dine here!

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Onw of the best meals we ate when travvling. great ambience...reminded me of an old Cornish pub with fresh fish and great wine.....

Visited May 2012
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Irvine,CA
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great seafood place”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Very fresh seafood.
Not the best service. They broke my beer glass
with 1/3 of the beer left,charged me a full price.

Visited September 2012
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