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Splash Cafe

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197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
+1 805-773-4653
08:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Pismo Beach, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you drive down Pomeroy St heading to the beach/ pier/ boardwalk, you'll usually see a line of hungry people waiting to get into the Splash Cafe! Located on the right hand side of the street at the corner of Cypress & Pomeroy. Known for it's clam chowder, the Splash Cafe has many seafood entrees as well as hamburgers, hot... More 

Thank Pismodise
Ventura, California
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chowder is extremely good. The sourdough bowls and crab excellent. The seating is horrible, the wait too.

Thank 1Scooter
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for the best clam chowder in California, this place is the bomb!!!! Plus you can have extra crab put on top of the clam chowder, that just put it over the top. This is a local hangout and if you don't get in early you will be standing in line most nights. Lucky me, I was... More 

Thank Sarah C
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Pismo Lighthouse Suites and decided the view from the room was so great we wanted to eat in. Splash Café offered delivery through Menu Club. We ordered the Clam Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. It was delivered within 45 minutes. Hot and ready to eat. We loved the chowder and it felt so good not... More 

Thank M5299TPjohnp
Clovis, California
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab a quick bite...fish and chips was good, reasonably priced, fish taco was small, but good, and clam chowder was good too! Plus, being in Pismo Beach in January; always good.

Thank Howard L
Palm Springs, California
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay, everyone knows this place has great clam chowder. Here's a tip: order it with the shrimp and crab topping.

Thank Joel S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family rates this place as number one when it comes to clam chowder! We usually get it to go and eat it back at the hotel since seating is limited.

Thank dottiem125
Irvine, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come for the clam chowder. I don't know if anything else is good as that's all I every order. Very creamy and delicious!

Thank BillyRalph
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently great clam chowder but the burgers leave something to be desired. The drinks are small but free refills. Service is good.

Thank Randall G
Visalia, CA
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can't wait to get to the Splash Cafe!! We have been here hundreds of times and there is no clam chowder better. The place is a bit small so you might have to wait for a table or get it to go and sit down by the pier but it's worth the wait!

Thank Kdave1967

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-4653

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?