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“Charming~Cozy Seafood dining...”

Sea Chest Oyster Bar
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Arrived on a Friday night, about 8:00pm without reservations.. went there because of recommendation from hotel, and it was walking distance from our hotel..
Once inside, we were greeted warmly, and I asked for a table for 2- ( knowing it was a Friday night, and they were packed) the gentleman at the desk was friendly and said no problem, but there would be a wait.. he directed us to the bar, where Ryan the bartender helped us select a nice bottle of local red wine as we waited.The wait was about 25 minutes ( I was very pleased, since they had said 45 min to 1 hr)
Several staff said hello, as we sat in the cozy bar area.
Our waitress was Rachelle, and was extremely helpful and got our order promptly and was genuinely happy to help us.
The local fish was excellent. It is an all seafood restaurant, nothing else- we were very happy with our dining experience there. Loved the place.

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Thank Ella J
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Sea Chest is a great place for fresh seafood. However, be prepared to wait at least half an hour or more, as they are very popular. Request for a table facing the ocean to have a great view while having dinner.

Thank EYToh
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

The restaurant is only open for dinner - 5:30 - 9:00 pm and closed on Tuesdays, but it is worth the wait. We wait 1 hour and it was a Sunday night! The fish is fresh daily and the portions are very sufficient. The service was excellent! They only take CASH and don't take reservations.

Thank mifan011
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We went here based on a recommendation from our hotel concierge. This was overpriced and very average seafood. I've probably tens of dozens of different types of shrimp scampi over the years and this was the worst. Totally flavorless. Mushrooms did not seem fresh and in any event who puts mushrooms in shrimp scampi! Disappointing food after a long wait. Server was very pleasant.

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Thank klickm
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Sea Chest is located just outside of downtown Cambria on Moonstone Beach. It is apopular place that doesn't accept reservations, so get there early, or be prepared for a wait. They also done take credit cards, but do have an ATM on their premises. They do not have a full bar- just beer and wine. They have a nicely varied menu (great streamed clams!) and great service. We enjoyed ourselves and will return when in the area

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Thank 4Vacation
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