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“Authentic and amazing oysters”

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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Paso Robles
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic and amazing oysters”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

When in Cambria, one must go to the Sea Chest. Cash only, long wait, very casual, and all worth it so one can indulge in the oysters casino. It is our getaway romantic date after a walk along the water. We love sitting at the bar and watching the chef's work.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chino, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant in Cambria”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We eat at the Sea Chest whenever we are in town. It is the best restaurant in Cambria for sea food. Always fresh and a variety offered make it the perfect choice for fish heads. From the oysters to the salmon to shrimp with clam chowder or the salad with the blue cheese balsamic dressing....let's not forget the sour dough bread, it's the best!

  • Visited April 2014
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California
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on Moonstone”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

There aren't many restaurants on Moonstone, and truth be told, I only had dinner at one. LOL This one. I ate here years ago with my family and we loved it. I returned again this June with a friend. We weren't that hungry so we only ordered two appetizers to share. The shrimp cocktail and the steamed clams. We also had a glass of wine. No reservations are taken, and they do not accept credit cards. Cash or check only. There is a wait, but with the gorgeous view you have, the time seems to fly by. A fire pit is outside where you can sit and drink your wine and look at the ocean. Or they have a small bar area with decks of cards laying around for you to use.

  • Visited June 2014
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San Jose, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent fish”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I each chose fish and they were two of the freshest fish we've ever had. We were staying at a hotel on Moonstone, so it was a delightful walk along the wooden path to and from dinner. We'll definitely return to the Sea Chest. Two things to be aware of: they do not take reservations and they do not take credit cards. So go early and go prepared with cash.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dinner every night”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Culinary orgasm. Food was amazing. Fresh ingredients and all prepared at the cooks counter. Great staff too!

Visited May 2014
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