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“Stay away”
Review of Cafe Shell - CLOSED

Cafe Shell
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stay away”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Read the other reviews, so went here for brunch, cute location, reasonable looking menu... Service was awful. Over an hour and a twenty minutes before food arrived. No waiter to check in on you, no bread, and no apologies. Staff could have cared less about delays...did I mention no apologies? Food was decent, but the service was so awful that we aren't ever going back. I hope this place improves because it could have been so nice.

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1 Thank Lawofkirk
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27 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great for breakfast (haven't tried other meals)”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

Sit outside and enjoy the view on State Street. Service is very good and the breakfasts are always enjoyable. Good Eggs Benedict and pancakes. Cafe Shell is a great way to start the day.

Visited October 2011
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Thank RM30139
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed December 14, 2011

Their salads were good and the service from Ricky was great. You would feel cared for in this restaurant. The owner is hands on in the service and very humble. Enjoy.

Visited December 2011
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Thank RCAlvarez
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Snow Hill, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a wonderful suprise to find this place!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

We were going to a concert at the Lobero Theatre, so we parked at the Lobero and walked up State Street to find a place for dinner. We stopped at Cafe Shell to read their menu and heard beautiful Irish/Celtic music coming from within. We decided to have dinner there. The employees and the service was wonderful, food was wonderful, and the music was awesome. Prices were good too. We met the owner and his wife, lovely people, who told us they just became owners of this restaurant 2 months ago. We cannot wait to go back, a lovely dining experience. Hope the music stays, very enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Terri G
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Southern California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely afternoon lunch”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Right next door to the Museum of Art. Great service. Good food. Nice place to people watch!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank 2fromcali
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