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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (140 reviews)
“cioppino” (99 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (55 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 via mobile

This is well worth the wait in line the best food we have ever had. Service is impeccable we so enjoyed meeting the other people in line everyone has a great time getting to know each other Clams casino was excellent and calamari melted in...More

Thank Mary Frances B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One star just because it's cash only, this is totally unacceptable in 2017, it's not like there is no internet in the area to connect the POS. They have an indoor ATM but it's a scam, you get charged $2 and the exchange rate is...More

Thank max13101
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Cambria we walked over to this place for dinner one night and there was literally a 1 1/2 hr wait. There was a waiting area/firepit outside where folks put name in , open wine and sit and chat. We were hungry so...More

Thank sck1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife visited Cambria as part of our Californian road trip & we decided to have dinner at the Sea Chest Oyster Bar. It has an amazing location just off Moonstone Beach. We both decided on Alaskan halibut with salad.I had creme brulee and my...More

Thank IAIN M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best sea food and chowder! Come hungry and bring your cash, no cards accepted. We've been here several times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Gena S
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had alaskan halibut - which was lush. followed by carrot cake. good food, nice coastal location. would recommend

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great choice of fresh fish and seafood Very good quality. Extensive wine list. Right at the sea. Book a table in advance. Very crowded.

Thank petersuperior
Reviewed 1 week ago

No reservations, it's worth the wait, but don't go instarving! We had almost 2 hours wait and they do not serve appetizers in the bar or outside wait area. Nice wine list so we had a couple of glasses while waiting and some chowder crackers!...More

Thank EuroTravelLover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was absolutely perfect, all drinks were served quickly and the dinner dishes came out hot. Wait time was a little long but to be expected on a Saturday. They are very busy no reservations here you come and wait in line.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing seafood... line up by 4:30 or 5 to get in at 5:30. Otherwise you get to wait till 7ish. Either way it is worth it. The menu was fresh, the shrimp cocktail was ridiculously good. My Dijon glazed salmon was not as good as...More

Thank Pamela N
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Questions & Answers
Judy G
24 April 2017|
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Response from fjc_in_SB | Reviewed this property |
No... your best bet would be to park at Leffingwell Landing and walk... the walk is nice and the food is worth it!
7 February 2017|
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Response from Traveler29TT29 | Reviewed this property |
No it does not.
victoria t
23 November 2015|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
All of the answers provided are correct. However, if you want to dine later in the evening you can stop by early and they will put you on the list for around the time you want.
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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
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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