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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (46 reviews)
“cobbler” (7 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
296 S Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1230
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent fish dishes. Good, friendly service and lots of locals eating here. Not an upmarket restaurant, but a good place for a tasty evening meal.

Thank 39watki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast and it was delicious. Also for dessert-awesome . Good size portions, very casual dress. Great service

Thank allana s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had seen good reviews about the Sea Shanty, and after a long, eventful drive, went in for a quick dinner. The service was exceptional, and the crab melt was wonderful. Definitely will return on my next visit.

Thank ladysailor715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped there for breakfast and sat outside because we had the dog with us. It was rather chilly, but they had a supply of blankets. They did not have heaters going and the benches were cold and uncomfortable. The Breakfast Burritos' were large and...More

Thank beachbabes512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place and well deserving of its ratings. Sadly whilst on hols I had to lead a conference call. They didn’t seem to mind that we stayed for two hours! Great staff and freshly prepared food.

Thank Andyg5253
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have gone here before and had great service and food. Today was the complete opposite. Took 30 mins for someone to take our order. When we called them over the young man copped an attitude and ignored us, went and helped his friends. The...More

Thank Mel F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is a bit pricey but good. Our server was nice and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner and fish seemed fresh and was well prepared. Good claim chowder.

Thank Morrobayboy
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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 14 March 2018 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

2  Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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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