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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” (147 reviews)
“cioppino” (91 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (61 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

The Sea Chest is an absolute must if you like sea food! I would say this is one of the best sea food restaurants in the state. Their oysters and clams are super delicious! Even though the pricing is a high, the portions are big...More

Thank RKtravel1
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very busy and well run place to get fresh fish. We had clams, oysters, calamari, steamers, some fresh swordfish, and mixed seafood linguini between 4 of us and it was all great.

Thank Rory I
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are only two downsides to this place: no reservations; and cash only (ATM on site). That being said, everything else is amazing. The menu offered six fresh fish options and many traditional seafood items. The escargot was delicious, as were the petrale sole and...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent sea food. No credit cards,cash check only. Line starts at about 4pm. Take a beverage with you. I ate too much.

Thank BigdogAZ2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and had drinks by the bonfire! What a wonderful fresh seafood meal and fun night! Met couple from nearby Inns and had fun socializing by the bonfire.

Thank reginamrogoz10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Melt in your mouth scallops. Fish of the day cooked well. You won't leave hungry. All five of us ordered different entrees, and sampled one another's dishes. Scallops and sea bass came out on top. Gina's Cioppino was good too. Come before opening as the...More

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the sword fish, which was good, though a little dry. Service was excellent, the place was packed, but not loud. Lighting was dim. Good romantic ambiance. My date is not a fish eater, so she a the dinner salad which was huge, but...More

Thank Creditpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun spot to discover on Moonstone Beach! The regulars get in line with folding chairs, plastic cups and wine as early as 4:30. This cash only restaurant serves huge portions of delicious fresh fish from their open bustling kitchen. Dinners are full plate...More

Thank zabeanerchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the top, be ready for a long wait, but you can order drinks inside at the bar, take them outside and sit by the fire to watch the sunset while you wait. Or if you forgot that they only take cash you can use...More

Thank H2ocamping
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meals here are delicious and all entrees include a huge salad or chowder. The place is cozy with a rustic seaside vibe. Just be aware that they don't take reservations and it's very popular and usually crowded. Also, they only accept cash. However, I...More

Thank BeverlyRae
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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 H2ocamping | Reviewed this property |
The sign on the door is $15
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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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