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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (154 reviews)
“cioppino” (88 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (62 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got here about 6:30 and waited until 8 for a table. It was definitely worth the wait and we got to see the sunset from the front room. I got the clam chowder which was amazing with lots of clams in at and my...More

Thank Belgin L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Cambria for one night and the Sea Chest was recommended to us. It was during the week and early in the season so we put our name in, took a walk and came back when our table was ready. It is a...More

Thank noelheacock
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We try to get to Cambria every year. When we do get there, we always have dinner at the Sea Chest. Part of the enjoyment of going there is waiting in line outside before they open. We have met a lot of interesting, fun people....More

Thank warrcond
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place has to be the best and freshest seafood on the central coast. They have a wide variety of appetizers and fresh fish. They do not take reservations or credit cards on cash.

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes, there is a line; yes, there are no reservations; yes, it is cash only. Worth it? Absolutely!!! Best calamari we’ve ever had! ;

Thank selaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at accommodation next door to the Sea Chest, and were intrigued at the line up of people waiting to get in for dinner at 5.30pm!! - so we thought we should give it a go too. Even at 8pm when we arrived there...More

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If and when you go to Cambia you must go the the Sea Chest .Great food Great service you must get at 430 to get a good seat they don't open till 530 but its worth the wait

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were told about the Sea Chest while turning Hurst Castle. So knowing they open at 5:30 we arrive at 4:50 and got in line.There were about 30 people in front of us. We picked up a conversation with two local couples in front of...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice, for a romantic dinner on Moonstone Beach, food to die for, fresh and delicious . Closed on Tuesdays, opens at 5:30pm other days, get there early, even the wait is pleasant listening to the waves and breathing the ocean air. My husband and...More

Thank jenniferwcasson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are never disappointed! Get in line early for a million dollar view and front table! The calamari is the best and freshest in CA!

Thank Joe M
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Response from Campbell2 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a full bar. The hot spot for a lot of folks is to have their meal at the bar. A very social crowd.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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