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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (137 reviews)
“cioppino” (98 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (54 reviews)
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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

Everything is fabulous, from salads to desserts. Service was exceptional. Sat at the bar, felt like you're sitting with your friends. Our group had the shark, salmon, halibut and calamari and oysters and desserts and everything was excellent. we will certainly be back!

Thank Eva-Marie A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Minor disclaimer: our hotel room was 50 feet from the entrance to the Sea Chest Oyster Bar. Monday evening we wandered over and put our name on the list, then went back for 45 minutes. Our wait wasn't very long as a result: 15 minutes....More

Thank Joan_Crenshaw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Sea Chest after getting mostly good reviews about it. As expected, the lines were long and prices were high. You have to be ready to wait 1.5-2 hours for a party of 4. Fresh fish and oysters were delicious. However, pasta dishes were huge...More

Thank A C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This quant little resturaunt has the freshest and most delicious sea food.. Get there early and stand in line before it opens and don't be discourage at the line its SO worth the wait.. Great views of Sunset while your eating if your in the...More

Thank Vintage2c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here and had to wait for an hour for a table. The food was good but the service was very slow. Thought the prices were a bit high for what you received with your dinner.

Thank captkb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and very efficient staff/service but having waited an hour for our table - you can't book - I was expecting something a bit more clever for the price. $30 for a calamari that was presented as a schnitzel and which tasted very plain....More

Thank vik1971141
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been coming the Sea chest Oyster Bar for over 20 years. It is by far our favorite restaurant...EVER. If is just the two of us, we always request to sit at the bar. We now know all the chefs and...More

Thank jaynedeva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sea food is authentic. The restaurant has a daily selection of fresh sea food. The Shark and oysters on the half shell were second to none.

Thank mreeves2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 star for great service! My husband had Sea Bass. The fish was fresh but no flavor, the potato was still hard. I had Scallop and Scampi Pasta, again fresh seafood but no flavor. I guess it was an off night but costed us a...More

Thank gintzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I did the hour and a half wait. We walked on the beach then returned for my wine and her soda in the bar area, standing and playing the boxed trivia game provided by the restaurant for killing time. (They see this...More

Thank 56nash
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Questions & Answers
Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from avoma42 | Reviewed this property |
The parking is "ify" I'd suggest google maping the street so you can see what's there - once there allow yourself time to find a place to park, and pretty much count on a small walk to the restaurant. But, it's a... More
7 February 2017|
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Response from Traveler29TT29 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not.
victoria t
23 November 2015|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
All of the answers provided are correct. However, if you want to dine later in the evening you can stop by early and they will put you on the list for around the time you want.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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