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Shell Cafe

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1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
+1 805-773-8300
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have eaten here in the past and greatly enjoyed the experience but we were a little disappointed this time. We were there for breakfast and ordered pancakes and waffles. The food is just not up to previous visits and the prices have gone up making it a double hit. The service was good and the food came quickly. There... More 

Thank philmccracken2015
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Walking in on a Saturday night....no problem getting a table. They are very interested in your opinion on the food, which is very good. Recommended dishes: sausages and pasta, any of the home made ravioli and the chicken picatta. Lasagna is wonderful too. Good Chianti. Fantastic service. They appear to be going through some kind of a remodel and new... More 

Thank Bill N Lisa J
Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Good service with a friendly staff and solid breakfast. I stop here anytime I am in town. They have a patio that is very enjoyable.

Thank tegbug2016
San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I ordered a veggie omelet with no cheese. It came with cheese. I decided, since it took so long to wait for food to arrive, that I didn't want to send it back. I asked for water, and my friend got her water in a glass, mine was served in a plastic cup. I ordered dry toast and waitress forgot... More 

Thank rwerdja
Yucca Valley, California
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163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went by a couple of restaurants and they were really crowded turned the corner and we found it . The service was awesome the food was well worth the price and coffee was hot good and kept coming our waitress was one of the best we had she was on it . I had the farmer omelet and it... More 

Thank Tom H
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun restaurant with good food and very generous portions. Our server was friendly and attentive. They can easily handle small groups as well as large groups. It would also be a fun place in which to spend an afternoon sipping Bloody Mary's and watching football. We will be back again.

Thank daxgirl
Castro Valley, California
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped by for breakfast during our stay in Pismo Beach. The place is located just off the freeway before entering the downtown area. No parking lot but plenty of street parking. Food was good and plentiful but a bit on the expensive side. Omeletes run $15+ per plate. They have indoor and outdoor seating. The wait staff was friendly and... More 

Thank Srprotect
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not sure if they changed ownership since March but we came here then and food was so great. Then we come again 6 months later and ordered the same thing, Chicken n Waffles. First visit they were the best ever, second visit completely different and not edible. The chicken had to be returned to the kitchen, they did credit us... More 

Thank twhan
Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were just here after a very busy Labor Day weekend. The breakfast was fantastic - I had the California Benedict and my companion had a omelet. Yes, it's expensive but I haven't found anything in Pismo to NOT be pricey. We paid around $40 for our 2 breakfasts and coffees..I can see how it would be a rockin' place... More 

Thank sarahbl00m
Twain Harte, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very was forgetful and slow food was good but expensive.beer was $7.50? Onion rings 8.50 paid over $50 for lunch clam chowder was good. Won't be going back

Thank Malissa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1351 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-8300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?