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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

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$$ - $$$
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296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

only came here for a beer, we did not have any food, though the menu looked good you can not buy hard liquor drinks here, which was not an issue for us service was friendly and the patio was a chill place to hang out

Thank Kai S
Northport, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this off the beaten path casual restaurant for dessert. Not disappointed! Looked over their two page dessert menu and was so impressed by what they offered. I ordered the berry cobbler with ice cream and hubby ordered the shanty pie. Servings were enormous , but the real treat was they used fresh berries and all home-made. Shout out... More 

Thank Barbara D
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Who goes to a seaside town for a burger? Me! After days of seafood this place has the best burger I've ever had.

Thank Izoom3
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

What a great spot - welcoming, laidback atmosphere, friendly service and generous, good quality food. As visitors from Australia we found this place had a really fun, authentic vibe. Would definitely go back.

Thank JaneTalei
Rosamond, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

walking distance from our motel, Cypress Inn, good food, fair prices, great atmosphere, indoor/outdoor dinning. Had fish & chips first night and the salsa chicken the next night. WOW that was a meal, backed potato, salad, chicken with salsa & topped with cheese, toast. Would have been nice if the patio dining was set up so one could see the... More 

Thank kerribug
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If your like us and didn't stop to be raped by one of the few restaurants/shops thru big Sur, this place will hit the spot. Fried shrimp as good as San Francisco at a fraction of the cost. Burger and fries very good and filling (starved after long beautiful ride) great bargain and quality

Thank clampet79
Long Beach, California
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was great, with the outdoor, dog friendly patio packed! We shared a shrimp cocktail and a steamed artichoke...which was the BEST steamed artichoke I have EVER had! We shared a great bottle of Chardonnay, and had the salmon and snapper tacos as our entrées! The desserts looked AMAZING, but we were packed! We will go back for dessert before... More 

Thank Fay T
Kerman, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Quick service, wide selection, dine in or outside, good quality fresh food. Quiet atmosphere, good parking, casual dress

Thank Cyndy S
Carlsbad, California
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327 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this place since they opened in the early 1980s. Food is always good, and the experience is always reliable. The most recent visit was for breakfast. Took a while for the initial service to start, but once we started everything was great and the food was quite good. I will continue to go here for... More 

Thank Adam M
Auberry, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This was my first visit. I had the fried calamari and shrimp. It came with a delicious salad with mixed greens, cukes, tomatos and seeds. The fried calamari strips were huge, fresh and flavorable. The shrimp were big too. it came with 2 excellent sauces, a shrimp and a homemade tartar sauce.The waiter was pleasant and helpful. Fun place and... More 

Thank naturelovergirl4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cayucos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-995-3272

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