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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%
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“oysters” (146 reviews)
“cioppino” (90 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (60 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 3 days ago

My wife wanted seafood for dinner. I did a review on TA and saw the high ratings for The Sea Chest. In perusing the menu I noticed that there were no meat dishes and confirmed this with the restaurant.. They also advised me that it...More

Thank touchstonecontra2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a hoot!! We went on a Wednesday evening - walked from the Sea Otter where we were staying. We noticed a line starting at 4:30 so my husband joined and I went back to get the car and our wine to join the others....More

Thank DivechickFairOaks_Ca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait was too long. As others have stated no reservations. Best dish of the night was the calamari. Cut into strips. Reminded us of abalone. Available as an appetizer and entree. Lots of food. Tables were close, but not annoyingly so. You could carry on...More

Thank wagsmidwest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GREAT location, silly rules: No reservations and cash only, but the food was good. Not the "to-die-for" i was expecting from the recommendations. We arrived at 5:15 and waited in line because the place doesn't open until 5:30. Then, we had a 90 minute wait....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I heard that this restaurant had great ratings so we wanted to give it a try. I am so glad we did because the food was fabulous. There is a wait to get in but so worth the time. We started with...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at the Sea Chest is pretty good but not worth the trouble. They do no take reservations nor credit cards. It is overpriced so you need to bring lots a of cash. Ridiculous! And the staff was not very friendly. I really do...More

Thank Dick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Third time there. 1st review. Very nice dinner. Well worth the wait in line. We will definitely be bak.

Thank Walter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place reminds me of how seafood is supposed to be prepared. The portions are substantial, and fresh and in my opinion, a good value. Everything we had was and delicious (calamari steaks, seafood marinara, steamers, shrimp louie). Their homemade sourdough rolls are really good....More

Thank thomasjE274TA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I felt like they were a bit pretentious, we were lucky to have them serve us. Cash only? Really? The food was ok but was pretty expensive for what we got. They were busy so the service was pretty poor. We placed our order, received...More

1  Thank 999kendallm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this restaurant - best seafood - super fresh choices. Fun standing in line waiting to get in -- great place a must try

Thank SYG_60
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Sue L
17 February 2018|
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Response from Kathy R | Reviewed this property |
Beer and Wine only. . . .and don't forget they take checks and cash only. . .great place
17 December 2017|
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Response from cotodoll | Reviewed this property |
Call them to find out
Lara W
22 October 2017|
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Response from cindycamps2 | Reviewed this property |
Didn't know they did it but the wine on sale was lovely and not too crazy price
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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
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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