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197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
+1 805-773-4653
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Merced California
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the definitive clam chowder in Pismo. Creamy, buttery, hot, and lots of clams and potatoes. This is a wait in line to order place - and good luck finding interior seating. Get it to go and find someplace on the beach nearby to eat. Or take back to your lodging. You can call in your order and pick... More 

Thank Bagpipemarshall
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellence food and service. Especially the chowder- yummmy. The service was phenomenal. I have been up and down the west coast and this by far was the best chowder.

Thank MS-dreams
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped in here for clam chowder in a bread bowl based entirely on the reviews. It did not disappoint. The chowder was creamy and buttery, although it was a little light on clams. The bread bowl was spectacular. Great casual spot for lunch.

Thank Brickskeller
Pasadena, California
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235 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone kept asking us if we had been to Splash cafe! Well now we have and The chowder was delicious! Get it topped with crab! We enjoyed the Fish and Chips as well. We had to stand in line as it is a small venue but the line went pretty fast.

Thank ValentineRosie
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had the best clam chowder. If you get the clam chowder, add the seafood topper. Great customer service. There's always a long line, but it moves very quickly.

Thank Deb H
Onaway, Michigan
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended for the clam chowder. I didn't have it but my family member did and said it was "good and salty". I had the chili cheeseburger. It was huge and tasty. The onion rings were crisp and crunchy. The decor of oyster scenes on the walls was cute. It was busy the whole time we were there, right... More 

Thank Karen O
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53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they have a varied menu, the clam chowder at this eatery is the best in town. It is served as a cup, bowl, or bread bowl. There is often a long line but staff has mastered the art of moving customers through quickly. Eat in customers are shown a table and food is delivered. Pick up/take out customers wait... More 

Thank SunflowerDay
Topeka, Kansas
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I get close to Pismo Beach my thoughts go to the Splash Cafe and clam chowder. You can tell how good the food is when people line up to eat there. There is another cafe in a town close and it's another great place to eat. I have eaten at both and both are great. Had a breakfast burrito... More 

Thank hereintop
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tourist attraction for sure! The food is great and it's fun being so close to the water! I think the reputation is what makes it so popular! Good food, good service.

Thank N1HOkellya
Dardanelle, Arkansas
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for 10 years and always have to have a bread bowl with seafood topping when we get here! It is always as great as it was last time and we make everyone traveling with us for the job go there and have one and they always go back and have another. Love this place. If... More 

Thank Bruce B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-4653

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