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Black Cat Bistro

1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
+1 805-927-1600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“corn pudding” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (52 reviews)
“abalone” (28 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the weekend in Cambria and I am glad we came here. The staff was super friendly and the food was flavorful. I normally don't like lamb but their lamb was delicious. Their scallops were not fishy. We made reservations ahead...More

1  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit wary after reading the criticism about the amount of portions served. We found them to be just fine. I have been to plenty of places where they puree' the vegetables and drizzle the sauce. This was not at all true of...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I understand this is a sleepy town and all, and dining choices past 9 PM are limited if non existent. Our choice for a meal was the Black Cat on a recent Sunday night. First we were the the second to last couple in the...More

2  Thank Santamonica2574
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and owned the place. Had duck and a lamb shank. Both very inventive and perfectly prepared. Service was attentive and well informed. Excellent meal with attention to both meal and service quality. Wine corkage was reasonable, would definitely return...More

Thank ScotC22
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Black Cat Bistro is a cozy restaurant on Cambria’s Main Street. It’s about 5 minutes away from the J. Patrick House Bed and Breakfast, where we were staying. It has parking on the back. We were there on a Saturday night with reservations. It was...More

1  Thank Madeline G
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect food. Perfect team. Very romantic, quiet and clean. We really like it. Free parking next to the restaurant.

1  Thank BatEl812
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The Black Cat was among our favorite restaurants in Cambria several years ago, and we’re pleased to see that it’s still a good choice after its recent change of ownership. The fontina- and pancetta-stuffed pork chop could have been a bit more tender, though it...More

1  Thank Marek_B_50
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent, great service and the ambiance was perfect. Really great experience we would recommend and would go back again.

1  Thank Laurie Q
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I keep coming back to Black Cat Bistro. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, we consistently enjoy our meals.This cozy restaurant on Main St. serves a nice variety of entrees. We had an exceptional dinner over the Labor Day weekend. My husband's...More

1  Thank Econouvelle
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent farm to table fare. All food was cooked to perfection and the staff was helpful with suggestions and providing reccommendations as to wines and dessert. Side dishes were delicious.

1  Thank JBakersfield
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29 July 2016|
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Response from sdrnek46 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the Black Cat Bistro directly. I'm really not certain of the answer to your question and don't want to give you bad advice.
Sandra A
17 August 2015|
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Response from janet350 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Main St, Ste C, Cambria, CA 93428-3300
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-1600
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