The Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant has been serving fresh seafood for over twenty
years. Located a stone's throw away from the beach, it has remained a popular stop over
point for visitors traveling from Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Central Valley.
Locals have always enjoyed sitting at the Oyster bar and chatting with the entertaining
chefs while their dinner is prepared exhibition style.
Established in 1975 by
Jim and Karen Clarke, the Sea Chest has maintained a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of a
quaint New England seaside cottage. Whether you're seated in the lively front dining room
enjoying the view of the Pacific, or in the quieter warmth of "the back room",
next to the pot belly stove, you are sure to be served the freshest seafood available from
local waters and from around the world.
The menu at the Sea Chest is full of specialties. John D's Oysters Rockefeller, Steamed
Clams, and fresh New Zealand Mussels are just a few of the favorite appetizers offered
nightly. The entrees offer a varied selection of the freshest fish available and all is
broiled to perfection, served with salad or New England Clam Chowder and vegetables. The
Sea Chest is well known for it's Halibut and Salmon but the often featured specialty of
the house is Cioppinno. The Australian Lobster Tails and the Alaskan Crab Legs are a
seafood lovers delight !
To compliment your dinner, the Sea Chest offers a wonderful selection of California
wines with an emphasis on the best of the Central Coast. In addition to the wine list,
many popular beers are offered including several microbrews and imports. After dinner you
may like to try a glass of Port or Sherry with one of the delicious house desserts.
The Sea Chest provides
a comfortable and fun game room should you have a short wait for your table. Checkers,
chess, cribbage and cards along with other games of strategy have become an expected
pre-dinner ritual with many of the returning patrons.
The knowledgeable staff at the Sea Chest Oyster Bar add to the friendly and warm
ambiance of the restaurant while providing professional service. The owner, Jim Clarke,
has kept a hands on approach and is usually seen seating new customers or chatting to the
many returning regulars,
often while pouring a glass of wine, clearing plates or shucking oysters !
The Sea Chest Restaurant and Oyster Bar is located at 6216 Moonstone Beach Drive,
Cambria, and opens daily at 5:30. Between mid September and May 1st it is closed on
Tuesdays. If you would like more information please call 805-927-4514. Neither credit
cards nor reservations are accepted. For the pleasure of all diners, the Sea Chest is a
Sea Chest Restaurant & Oyster Bar
6216 Moonstone Beach Drive
Cambria, CA 93428