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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
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Cayucos, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go for the fish & chips or any of the fish...it's all good. Parking can be a problem, but it's worth it.

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Thank CayucosSteve
Lake Isabella, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch and service at the Sea Shanty. Food was very reasonably priced and the onion rings were fabulous. Fish tacos was served with lettuce, would have preferred cabbage but still good.

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Thank Kmartin1260
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy cafe with excellent clam chowder, broiled snapper, shrimp cocktail, shrimp scampi. Relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank TIna R
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite after a busy day exploring the central coast. Everything we ordered was delicious. My daughter said her clam chowder bowl was tasty, my son enjoyed his chili size aka open faced chili cheese burger. Hubby enjoyed his prime rib sandwich. My Chinese chicken salad was the best I've had. Really. Then dessert. We... More 

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Thank J L
Atascadero, California
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625 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Just had a very nice lunch at the Sea Shanty in Cayucos. I opted for a Billy Burger and found it to be and excellent burger with all the fixins to make it a top choice for a burger. Really I know it says sea shanty and sure looks like a seafood place. and you can almost throw a rock... More 

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Thank CharleySays
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13 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

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Thank Kai S
Northport, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Barbara D
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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.

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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.

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?