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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

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296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
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08:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything we had was delicious! The fish was excellent and fresh; the fries were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The service was a bit on the slow side though.

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Modesto
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on 3-11 and 3-12. We had Teriyaki Sticks both nights. On the 11th, they were AMAZING! The meat was a little rare but tender and juicy. The rice was delicious. We ordered the Chocolate Mousse afterward. I don't know what this dessert was but Mousse was not it! It was not light and whipped, it was... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it might seem strange to order a beef sandwich in a place known for its fish, I simply wasn't in the mood for fish the night we were there. I just figured that at its worse, a French dip sandwich would be the most tolerable after a long day of traveling. It was the best decision I could have... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here many times. The food is always good and there is a lot! Love the casual beach atmosphere. A well visited local place!

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The staff was super friendly and provided good service, it's just too bad the food wasn't that good. I am always leery of ordering fish and chips but the reviews were very positive. I must have been there on a bad day because the batter was soggy, the fish was dry and there was absolutely no seasoning whatsoever on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

One of the few places in town open late, AND the food is good! Desserts are amazing and the artichokes can't be beat.

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Thank Maggie M
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of 20. It was too windy to sit outside, so we were accommodated inside. The staff was great -- friendly and efficient. The fish and chips were great! The small portion is large.

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Thank Jackie E
hollywood, california
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Had a great fish and chips and the wife had a nice fish taco plate for lunch. Great food (locally caught snapper), great service, great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it!

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Thank Jack C
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service! We had an overnight stop here and were so pleased to have chosen the Sea Shanty to eat at. Definitely recommend.

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Cayucos, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Go for the fish & chips or any of the fish...it's all good. Parking can be a problem, but it's worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?