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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to go sea chest by the hotel as the best seafood place in Cambria. They failed to tell me you had to line to get a table they take no reservations. By 4pm people had deck chairs lined up to get a table. By 6pm the line was really long and I waited and waited. Finally I got... More 

Thank Whalerscove
Santa Barbara, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I and another couple were visiting Cambria this last weekend and had seen the reviews for the Sea Chest Oyster Bar restaurant. We were driving by on Sunday (5/21) and thought we would check out the menu. It was 3:30pm and there were already a few people forming a line (with picnic beverages and snacks in hand).... More 

Thank catherinesb2013
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was recommended to us by the hotel as the most popular seafood restaurant and to go there early as they served people first come, first served. So we went early and found a line of 26 to 30 people waiting for the doors to open. We waited and fortunately got a table for the first sitting. Service was friendly,... More 

Thank handal99
Santa Rosa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at this restaurant is outstanding. The only drawback is that they do not take reservations. The restaurant opens at 5:30 and you have to stand in line to be seated for that evening. Get there early. This is the only drawback and keeps me from revisiting.

Thank Matthew R
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time I've been here and it's again packed with people. We waited 1h30 for our table. But it's all fine; the waiting area is awesome a bar with few tables and a great list of wines. The food is okish; you can only pay in cash and they have an ATM inside. I'm very picky for... More 

1 Thank Wasaabi
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sea chest is a special place where u feel welcome & cared for! If u can sit at the bar & watch the chefs whip up delicious meals that are generous & wonderful! We felt so welcome...as always! These visits were our 4th & 5th times. Go - relax - & enjoy! You will be thankful u did!

Thank Strider05
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome! Need I say more about FRESH Fish!!! The Sea Bass and Calamari Steaks were Amazing! Only caveat...cash or check accepted only!!!

Thank Yadida B
Cambria, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The absolute best along the Central Coast! Sit at the bar to view the talent behind the creations!!!

Thank skm4253
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doing a bucket list holiday and so far been to Antigua and started out US trip in San Francisco out of the city this has been without a doubt the absolute best food we have had. The place itself is absolutely charming with excellent friendly, happy staff. Food portions where American ( far too big for us brits). Best sour... More 

Thank Helen B
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food... I was so so pleased with the sea food.. I'm from Wisconsin and we basically do not get fresh sea food. This place satisfied my desire. The entire experience was enjoyable.

Thank Steve K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$30
Seafood, Soups, American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?