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“Relax” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Splash Cafe

Splash Cafe
Ranked #4 of 103 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

For a relaxed lunch in Pismo Beach head to Splash Cafe, Order clam chowder in a bread bowl to go. Then go to the Pier with your packed lunch and just relax and enjoy the view. Fishermen cleaning their catch, surfers, birds, tourists, ..... There is loads to see on the Pier and doing so with a great bowl of chowder makes it even better.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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235 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Still good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Haven't eaten here for several years, but was in town and thought it was time. There are many places advertising clam chowder in Pismo Beach, but I think this is the best. Others must think the same way as Splash has been voted best in Pismo several times. Having said that, the chowder is great whether in a bread bowl or just in a bowl. Ordered calimari and fries as something else to eat. Calimari was lightly breaded and fried well. And the taste is okay, but the portion is small and the calimari itself is very tiny. The fries are like end pieces...small also. I will have chowder there again and again, but probably skip the other stuff. I can't speak for many other things on the menu, just what I ordered; so do what you want. But don't miss the chowder. Place is small and narrow with not a whole lot of seating so you may need to wait a while if it is busy. Take the time to walk down the street and out on the beach or Pismo pier.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bakersfield, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“yummy goodness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

best clam chowder ever. and the bread bowls are great. in fact all there sea food is wonderful. I wish the building was a bit bigger

Visited April 2014
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Small good quick”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Small home town place with great chowder in a bread bowl. Not fancy but a good stop on the beach strip. Decent prices. The burgers looked good too

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“yummy...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

SPLASH CAFE HAS THE BEST CHOWDER EVER... The recipe is the BEST, every bite you can taste the butter and cream. So darn yummy.

Visited February 2014
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