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Bill & Carol's Sea Shanty

296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
+1 805-995-3272
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (45 reviews)
“cobbler” (7 reviews)
“red snapper” (7 reviews)
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296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for breakfast! So surprised, I could order 1 egg. Eggs were done perfect, biscuit was so tender had to eat with a fork! Bacon cooked really crispy as I ordered. Returned for dinner, Fish and Chips of course, excellent! And the desserts! There are...More

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for a late breakfast. She had seen this place the day before and wanted to eat here. We wanted to eat outside but it was to cold so we went back to the counter to eat. We waited for a...More

1  Thank gottcoke
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually stop here for breakfast when we're in Cayucos. It's a typical Mom & Pop place with consistently good food, great homemade biscuits & enormous cinnamon rolls. This time when we arrived, the power was out, but they said "no matter" we can fix...More

Thank spikeandchopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently revisited this restaurant after a long absence from Cayucos, CA and it was such an excellent meal that we came back a couple of days later. They have a varied menu with leanings toward the sea, probably because Cayucos is a small, charming sea...More

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have heaters on the patio, blankets on the wall, and hot chocolate to keep you warm. The staff are friendly and take great care of you. The deserts are huge. The Olalliberry cobbler was delicious.

Thank Ted T
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

They serve a variety of seafood, dinners, breakfast, desserts and sandwiches. Great fish tacos. Children's menu too. Can be busy on weekends and may have to wait to be seated. The outside dining is great, but it faces the street. So on busy seasonal weekends,...More

Thank ChrisnCA
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for 25 years. This is our all time favorite restaurant. Their food is delicious and consistent. However, between last year and this year our bill increased by $30.00 for the same meal. The desserts are wonderful but the serving is...More

Thank Ziggy801
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

What a nice surprise! While in Cayucos on a chilly evening we chose the restaurant for their pet friendly, heated patio. Our servers were very friendly and attentive, and our food was tasty, tasty. We had the artichoke appetizer, their burger and a hot pastrami...More

Thank Danny330
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We visit Cayucos every few years and this little restaurant always delivers a satisfying meal at a price you can feel good about. I consider it to be family dining with good fish & chips, desserts, burgers and breakfast.

Thank randogm2011
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Our party of 8 had breakfast at the Sea Shanty before heading back home. All of our breakfasts were really tasty. The potatoes were thick cut slices and really good. I especially liked my chorizo burrito that was served with fresh fruit and homemade salsa....More

Thank Sandy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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