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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in California Central Coast

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in California Central Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (3512)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Pismo Beach
About the restaurant
More than a restaurant, Oyster Loft is an experience, where the excellent service is rivaled only by the flavor and beauty of our dishes, upscale cuisine and regional seafood dishes artfully prepared. Dine with sparkling views of Pismo Beach, and enjoy appetizers, seasonal main courses and indulgent sweets.

Oyster Loft boasts a menu rich with fresh fish. Our raw bar features a variety of oysters shucked on the half shell from both the east and west coasts. The menu also includes seafood dishes, shellfish preparations and a selection of meat to round out the offerings. The range of the menu offers you the opportunity to choose your dining experience.
Top review
ChristiN
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and cocktails, most gracious service, and beautiful view! Great place to celebrate our granddaughter’s 18th birthday!
A photo of AronHill Vineyards Bistro & Tasting Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (292)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Templeton
About the restaurant
We are a Paso Robles area winery that offers a wonderful dining experience. At the AronHill Bistro you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local ingredients, all paired with stunning hilltop views and even better wines.

The AronHill Bistro & Tasting Room is the Paso Robles wine country’s dining discovery, where you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local sources, all paired with estate wines and stunning hilltop views.


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Hposten
Dined 5 days ago
Such a beautiful location and lovely people working there! We really enjoyed our experience there and will be back!
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4.6
4.6 (2879)
$31 to $50
Californian
Monterey
About the restaurant
Schooners, suspended over the waters of Monterey Bay, is a stunning restaurant featuring sustainable seafood and approachable, contemporary American cuisine. The ideal location for celebrating the Central Coast and the spectacular coastal region, the Schooners team commitment to fresh, sustainable seafood is reflected in the creative menu which features a variety of seafood options, both raw and cooked, as well as appetizers, soups, salads and main courses. A creative cocktail menu is served alongside an impressive wine list highlighting Monterey County vintners.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
The service by all staff was excellent as was the food!
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4.6
4.6 (4141)
$30 and under
Californian
Pacific Grove
About the restaurant
Casual California dining overlooking scenic and historic Lovers Point Beach.
Top review
Dogpatchgirlvip
Dined 2 days ago
Our server, Kristina was outstanding and fun on top of that. We had a wonderful dinner.
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4.6
4.6 (93)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Santa Barbara
About the restaurant
An intimate space featuring a contemporary Japanese menu highlighting fresh sushi, saké, craft cocktails, and occidental spirits.

Locals can enjoy a 10% discount.
Top review
LelaNvip
Dined 6 days ago
Delicious flavors, beautiful presentation , great cocktails and a perfect ocean view .
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4.5
4.5 (3237)
$50 and over
American
Carmel
About the restaurant
Nestled on the craggy bluffs of Carmel Highlands and offering spectacular views of the California coastline, Pacific’s Edge lives up to a well-earned reputation as a destination restaurant. Using ingredients inspired by the local bounty from land and sea, a creative culinary team curates seasonal menus complemented by a storied wine list. Where California casual meets refined dining in a one-of-a-kind location, Pacific’s Edge will surely delight all the senses.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
10/10!! The food was amazing with a beautiful view.
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4.3
4.3 (346)
$30 and under
Seafood
Monterey
About the restaurant
Louie Linguini's is the finest Italian and Seafood restaurant on historic Cannery Row. We offer a large variety of food from seafood to pastas and pizzas. Louie Linguini's provides a fun and family friend atmosphere that is located directly on the water and has some of the best ocean views in the Monterey area. Come and enjoy great food and great service while you learn about Louie's wonderful life.
Top review
Marcia
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Made reservations and was seated at a window table immediately after arriving. Server was very attentive and professional. We were a party of three ordering three different entrees and all were excellent. Will definitely return next time we visit Monterey.
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4.1
4.1 (226)
$30 and under
Seafood
Santa Barbara
About the restaurant
At Moby Dick Restaurant, in Santa Barbara, you'll get not only fresh seafood and excellent service, but an amazing view along with your meal. Situated on the pier itself in Santa Barbara, Moby Dick Restaurant is a fantastic place with a fantastic atmosphere to get something to eat.



Whether you're after breakfast, lunch or dinner there�s sure to be something on the menu to please. Fried favorites at Moby Dick Restaurant include clam strips and chips, chicken wings and chips and many others. You can also order burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian fare. Fresh seafood specialties include grilled Cajun swordfish, bacon wrapped shrimp and grilled fresh salmon.
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Valentina
Dined 7 days ago
Good food and atmosphere. Staff was friendly and attentive. Seafood platter was good but fried little hard. Will visit again when in town!
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4.1
4.1 (53)
$31 to $50
American
Morro Bay
About the restaurant
Kicker’s is all about making memories over great food and drinks. With decades of restaurant experience in the Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles areas, we decided it was time to bring the best seafood in Central California to our community all under one roof.

Over the years, we’ve learned that quality, community, and customer service come before anything — so when you come to Kicker’s, you’ll be treated like family. Our goal is to provide you with big flavors, an inviting atmosphere, and consistency every time you come in.

To our regulars, we appreciate your support! To those who haven’t given us a try yet, please do.

Your taste buds will thank you, and so will we.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
We had a huge booth so sat on same side so we could view the “Rock” and watch the Sea Otters swimming for dinner the whole time!
A photo of El Torito - Monterey restaurant
3.7
3.7 (1130)
$30 and under
Mexican
Monterey
About the restaurant
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
Top review
CarolP
Dined 3 days ago
Love the fact that we got seated by a window and we’re able to look out into the ocean.
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