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197 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639
+1 805-773-4653
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08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Galt, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Splash because we wanted clam chowder and heard this was the place to go. The line was out the door and down the street. Waited approx. 45 min. The clam chowder was good not great. We also ordered fish and chips. The fish was overcooked and very dry. Service was friendly and quick.

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Thank denaandkevin
Kent, Washington
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You've got to get there early and be ready to stand in line at lunch time! They're chowder is delish! Fish and chips are really good as well ! Worth going to !

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Thank ckvarel
Carlsbad, United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are enjoying a few days in the Central Coast area of CA, with Lompoc as our home base. Someone we met at the hotel's happy hour recommended Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach for its clam chowder. This fit with our plans for a tour of several beach towns along the coast. We parked near the cafe and pier. Before... More 

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Thank Linda J C
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at Splash Cafe based on all the glowing reviews. Unfortunately, our visit was underwhelming, at best. We ordered clam chowder in bread bowls. The chowder was alright, though having spent time in San Francisco and the vicinity, I was unimpressed with Splash's version of the dish. Additionally, my boyfriend's bread bowl was moldy. The manager handled the... More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A queue to get in but well worth the wait the chowder was delicious and very reasonably priced. Delicious

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Thank Rachel A
Halifax, Canada
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where everybody goes for clam chowder in Pismo. There is always a line and the place is always packed. They serve a very thick chowder for a reasonable price. It's not my favorite chowder but it is very popular.

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Thank philmccracken2015
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on the strength of reviews of the clam chowder in a bread bowl. I can only conclude that those reviewers haven't had good clam chowder before. Don't get me wrong. The chowder is good. It's hardly award-winning or to-die-for, however. The bread is terrible. The crust tastes bad and the crumb isn't appropriately chewy for chowder. I feel... More 

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Thank This_r_serious
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder here is fantastic. We had chowder, grilled ahi, salad. The chowder is the best! Enjoyed lunch and dinner while on holiday in Pismo.

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Thank Judith C
Walnut Creek, California
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing by and saw there was no line and decided to stop in. There is usually long lines which indicates to me the food must be very good. I ordered the clam chowder bread bowl and I was not disappointed. The clam chowder is so creamy and the toasted bread made a great combination. If you haven't tried... More 

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Thank Woodpecker48
Loveland, Colorado
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder bowl was to die for. This was worth the trip. It was such a great day to go as it was on a Monday and off season.

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Thank Terri T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:30
Monday
08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:30
Thursday
08:00 - 20:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?