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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

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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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San Ramon, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here many times. The food is always good and there is a lot! Love the casual beach atmosphere. A well visited local place!

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Thank Fun4us4
Walnut Creek, California
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167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was super friendly and provided good service, it's just too bad the food wasn't that good. I am always leery of ordering fish and chips but the reviews were very positive. I must have been there on a bad day because the batter was soggy, the fish was dry and there was absolutely no seasoning whatsoever on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the few places in town open late, AND the food is good! Desserts are amazing and the artichokes can't be beat.

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Thank Maggie M
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 20. It was too windy to sit outside, so we were accommodated inside. The staff was great -- friendly and efficient. The fish and chips were great! The small portion is large.

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hollywood, california
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206 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great fish and chips and the wife had a nice fish taco plate for lunch. Great food (locally caught snapper), great service, great atmosphere. Really enjoyed it!

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Thank Jack C
Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service! We had an overnight stop here and were so pleased to have chosen the Sea Shanty to eat at. Definitely recommend.

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Thank C0rnwall1
Cayucos, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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 30 December 2016 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?