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“Food is good, not customer friendly policies.”

Sea Chest Oyster Bar
Ranked #9 of 50 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 23 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner
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 I'm looking for in a nice evening out.

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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 this seems to be one where the owner could do all his customers a favour and take reservations and credit/debit cards!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really don't have to wait in line at 4:45pm to get seated at 5:30pm... you can stole in at around 6:30 at the bar... and get seated within 20 minutes. Portions are generous! Their calamari... top notch!

Thank Brie118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and i were directed to this gem of a place from our receptionist next door at The Moonstone Landing Hotel. We were advised to get in line early which we did! (And good thing we did!) We stood in line for about 45 mins but, it was a great time to socialize and meet new people with a beer in hand! Once open, we were seated quickly and from the moment we sat down, the wait staff was awesome! Very prompt and friendly.... The food is by far some of the best food i have ever eaten!! My fiances crablegs stretched across the table I ordered the oysters rockefeller which was AMAZING! The evening at The Sea Chest is a night we will not forget!!! Thank you for a fantastic night!!!!!

Thank afreitas1023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got there 10 minutes before they opened and the line to get in must have had 50 people in it. We stood in line as they opened and we were the last to get a table... the place was packed. Even so the staff was helpful and attentive and got our order right away. Appetizers and salads came early and the food was very good. We had fresh oysters, shrimp and scallop linguine, and the Cioppino. This is the place to eat good seafood, just go early to make sure you get a table. Also, cash only, ATM on premise.

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Thank Shaan S
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