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“Consistent”

Sea Chest Oyster Bar
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Reviewed April 5, 2014

When we are in the area this is our Friday night go to, food is consistent, as is the staff, remember bring cash

Thank Ron R
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I walked here from the hotel we were staying at because of the good reviews. For a Friday night we only waited 5 minutes to be seated which was faster than expected. Ordered the shrimp cocktail app which was good and spicy. Beer and wine is priced well. Those are the positives. Ordered the calamari steak and king salmon for entrees and was super disappointed. Both lacked flavor and could be easily made at home - nothing exceptional. You have to pay for water, which they then pour in a plastic cup - odd when you're paying $30 a plate. This was because of the draught, understandable but give me a real glass please? Lastly, when we ordered waters and another beer they just set them on the table and we had to open them and pour them ourselves. All in all it was a big bummer and we won't be going back.

Thank Tia S
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had the BEST crab legs here! All the food was delicious, and the service was excellent - fast & friendly. We did have a long wait on a Saturday night about 7 p.m. But we waited outside on their lovely deck, with a clear glass windscreen that protected us from the ocean breezes but allowed us to see the beautiful view. And there was a firepit in the center which was hypnotic as well as warm. They do not accept credit cards, but do take checks or cash.

Thank chj54
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fabulous food, don't let the wait throw you off. The service is excellent and the food is exemplary. FRESH Seafood is the key and it lives up to the name. The calamari is GREAT!!!

Thank RhoGia
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were staying nearby and wanted a restaurant that we could walk to, and chose the Sea Chest.
They open at 5:30 and we were in quite a long line for a table. When they started seating people, we were lucky enough to be in the first seating. Hearing the people in the line raving about the place set our expectations high. It had a pleasant atmosphere, but no view, at least from our table. I imagine that those early in the line had tables with a view of Moonstone Beach. They had a list of 5 or 6 fresh fish, we chose Halibut and Snapper. They only prepare it lightly sauted and only have one type of potato along with a choice of soup or Salad. The crab chowder was good, but I had better at The Franciscan Crab House in Frisco a few days earlier. The fish was very fresh, but didn't seem to be seasoned at all and the Snapper was a little dry. I guess I expected a little better for the price and the hype. A decent meal, but nothing special.

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Thank OshkoshTraveler1
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