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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” (150 reviews)
“cioppino” (87 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (61 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

This place is a classic. We have dinner here every time we are in Cambria. Great food and very friendly service!

Thank jms92648
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had West coast oysters, clams linguini, and scallops a la sea chest.. very tasty and extremely fresh. Dinner came with a choice of salad or Boston style clam chowder. Very attentive and friendly staff. Get there early for the best seat in the house!...More

Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since the restaurant does not take reservations, our group of five enjoyed a bottle of wine at their ocean view fire pit while waiting for a table. The wait was worth it, as we got seated at a corner ocean view table. Of course we...More

Thank jimpD4831TK
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed next door for the first time and watched as the crowd grow for the opening of this Seafood restaurant. Oysters on the half shell along with a glass of white wine started the meal. The escargot is perfect and the service is both...More

Thank Campbell2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sea Chest came highly recommended from different people. The food was very good, although wouldn't say exceptional. The service was only fair as the severs were very busy. The staff was very friendly. Be aware they don't accept credit cards;only cash and checks and...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the appointed time by the restaurant 8:00PM, but we had to wait for 1 hour more. The menu is written scampi, in reality serve shrimp .The dish uses not fresh Basil that spoils the taste. The cooking recipes is primitive, and the...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the service and the food, my fish and my wife’s fish was so blend no flavor. Was there for my birthday, told the host about it, not even a happy birthday from the waitress. Being there before and it was excellent NOT...More

Thank Jesus A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 4 had dinner in this restaurant because it was recommended by this site and our hotel front desk. Very popular place and usually has a long line. We arrived at 4:45pm and the place opens at 5:30. There was a long line...More

Thank LDY24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty fish offerings, sides average, chowder so-so. Locals line up for hours to eat here at 530. I guess because some dishes are limited (10 halibut dinners on hand when we ordered). Waiting outside. Cash only. No split tags. No substitutions. No reservations. Not what...More

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at 530 and knew we would have to wait. We were told an hour for the 3 of us, however it was 2 hrs 25 to be seated and 3 hours for our main course! Fish was really fresh and great, but...More

Thank shortbreakslondon
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Vicki S
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Response from plumcrazy2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a full bar and wine....great drinks!
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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