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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“cobbler” (6 reviews)
“red snapper” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have eaten here many times and always for breakfast. The menu has all the standard breakfast fare. All is first class and good. My favorite is the Swiss sausage they serve. Quaint and nicely decorated it is a favorite with the locals.

Thank darwindan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by the Cayucos Beach Inn across the road and so glad we took their advice. Friendly staff, great food and casual at it's best. I had the fish tacos and others had the chowder and/or the fish and chips and we all were delighted...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, fun atmosphere. Fresh food that tastes amazing. Servers are very friendly. We always hit the Shanty when we are in town!

Thank kristinhall2008
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for a group of 10. Sat outside. This place is across the street from the Cayucos Beach Inn where we stayed with a bunch of other people. Food was really good. I love this town! Great weekend getaway!

Thank californianative1003
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We are so glad we came across this place while driving through town. It's a fun little place and very kind staff. We got there just in time because people just kept coming in. The portions were perfect for the price and the food was...More

Thank Mandy G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Love the breakfast here! Good choices and good portions. If you have room after your meal Carol's desserts are special. Only one way to find out. Have dessert. Nice people and great service. Fun place.

Thank scott123xyz
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great little restaurant in an awesome town. Breakfast was very good, prices were reasonable and the vibe from the locals was brilliant. You’ll look out of place without your shorts, flip flops and tie-dye shirt.

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for some fish and chips, delicious! It was unusually warm for September but we managed to get our meal down! Would definitely visit this place again!

Thank 954jme
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

After you have a delicious meal, you should try their delicious and creative desserts! I love the Kitchen Sink.

Thank IdaMB
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Long 4 hour drive to Cayucos, we arrive a bit late and our hotel host advises us to rush for a place to eat as most places close early. Our first choice is the Sea Shanty and we run there, enter the restaurant at 21:05...More

Thank Qarolina
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-3272
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