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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (141 reviews)
“cioppino” (88 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (57 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 yesterday via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. We're glad we took the recommendation. The restaurant opens at 5:30pm but there was a line already forming at 4:30pm. The atmosphere reminds me of a local pub but with GREAT seafood. It was worth the wait in...More

Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

So worth the wait, no reservations & only cash. We waited on line like so many others before they opened at 5:30pm! Gil got there by 4:50Pm & we got in! The food was excellent & the service was very good! I highly recommend this...More

Thank cotodoll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place gets high rating. But I think it is average and over priced. We had to wait over 2 hours to eat and we had reservations.

Thank Leigha F
Reviewed 1 week ago

After several years of visiting Cambria and wanting to go to Sea Chest but were totally not willing to wait 1-2 hours outside we got lucky last week. YES!!! Loved, loved, loved it. We might have to rethink the long wait next time we visit...More

Thank LovetoTravel202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little pricey but had a wonderful time here! Beautiful view and made me feel like I was a hobbit eating in the shire! Haha get the calamari, BEST I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE!!! Great service as well.

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner here on a Thursday night. This restaurant is way over hyped. Calamari was just average. Sea bass was mushy--and bland. Vegetables were bathed in oil. Shrimp scampi over pasta, dinner salad, clam chowder were delicious. Service perfect. We were disappointed, since prior visits the...More

Thank Virginia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pulled into Cambria for a night staying next door at the moonstone landing. After a big day on the road spotted this cosy little hamlet next door which was buzzing. It was full so sat at the bar and had an amazing Riesling and...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING ! We were recommended this fish restaurant by the reception at the pelican inn , it was very busy sat night 7-30 we were told an hour wait , offered a drink from their quaint bar or the fire pit area only waited 40...More

Thank cindycamps2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local restaurant on the beach 40 minute wait but it was worth it. Food delicious. Family friend with outdoor fire pit. Great service too, reasonably priced.

Thank ClaireHearron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time back in Cambria in 2-1/2 years...one night only...and this was the only consideration on my dinner selection. They open at 5. Still no credit cards and no reservations. The line forms starting sometime after 4pm; when I got there around 4:30, it already...More

Thank Bill S
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Questions & Answers
Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from fjc_in_SB | Reviewed this property |
No... your best bet would be to park at Leffingwell Landing and walk... the walk is nice and the food is worth it!
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
Child-friendly, 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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