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About Sea Venture

SeaVenture Restaurant located on the beach in California's Central Coast wine country, the third floor Restaurant allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets and panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Chef Casey Walcott's contemporary coastal cuisine is inspired by the surrounding local wine country. Our seasonal menu is prepared with locally farmed vegetables, premium pork and beef and the highest quality fish and seafood. All desserts are made in house from scratch.

100 Ocean View Ave.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Dolliver

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 773-3463

Website:
http://seaventurerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music every Wednesday Night from 6-9 pm
Soak Up the Sun- Sundays on the Deck- Live Music 3-6 pm

Parking Details:
Two levels of free parking underneath our restaurant

Executive Chef:
Casey Walcott

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The SeaVenture Restaurant provides full service catering and space for 20-200 guests. Each space provides floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows for sweeping views of the Pacific. Our private and semi private banquet rooms offer intimate areas for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, brunches, baby showers and more. We also host meetings, corporate events, workshops and seminars in a location sure to refresh your staff or impress your clients. SeaVenture staff will work personally with you to create the custom event you envision.

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Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

We have two banquet rooms that can accommodate groups of up to 60 people. We also rent out the entire restaurant for groups up to 225 people.

Sea Venture Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (44)
Scenic View (42)
Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We ate here the last time we stayed in Pismo Beach and enjoyed our meal so we came back for an equally enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the free cork on Thursdays. Makes the meal a great price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife & I drove down from the Bay Area, we decided not to stop for food until we get to Pismo for dinner. I am so glad we did that, my wife had the clam chowder & I ordered the coconut shrimp tacos to start with. Oh boy were we happily surprised, the chowder was a eye opener. It had a taste that was more savory than I had expected for a chowder, the clams were fresh overall one of the best that we both had eaten. My tacos arrived shortly after giving my wife the green light on her chowder (lol). Theses tacos put a spin on coconut shrimp with a light teriyaki sauce and roasted sesame seeds with avacado, wow you better watch out (my taste buds to my stomach). I was so pleasantly surprised I had to tell my wife to try some before I devioured it. For our main course we ordered the filet migeon and lobster with roasted vegetables. I don’t need to explain this dish, just trust me you will enjoy! The food was awesome, the hotel was great. We loved the location and the beach, it was our first time & definitely won’t be our last. Do yourselves a favor and check out the Sea Venture in Pismo Beach.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The restaurant was a big surprise. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. Everyone was very polite and helpful. Our server was very sweet and attentive. Has very awesome variations of food and it was delicious. The only thing I would say is to get a reservation while there is sunlight so you can enjoy the view.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Thank you for being flexible with my wife’s gluten free allergy. We had a phenomal time at the resort and fabulous food at the restaurant. ❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were very pleased with our dinner and drinks! Vol-en-vent is amazing! Tequilla Woo Woo....Woo Woo 👍🏼a delightful tequilla non-margarita drink!
Once it's dark you can't see the ocean so, some soft lighting on the beach n ocean would have added to the ambience!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The night started out wonderful, then a Christmas Party came in and they were in another room. But soon the loud group came out and went to the bar. The noise level was terrible and it took forever to gather them up and move them into where there party was taking place. Because of that, I did not enjoy my Birthday dinner. Cory the waiter was very nice, but it did not change the environment. I was so looking forward to dinner. I would think that management would keep these big parties in their area.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The dinner was fantastic, we each had lobster which was grilled to perfection and the saffron infused butter was touch of elegance; as was the presentation. Wine list offered nice variety.
We were so pleased we made reservations for following Sunday Brunch!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Lovely location. Server was very good. Food was good but not great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good. Service was very slow but it was a holiday.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We spend the winters in an RV Park in the Pismo area and were happy to find Sea Venture was serving Thanksgiving dinner. We had a table by the window for a beautiful view of the sunset and a wonderfully delicious 3-course dinner. The first and second course options were nicely varied (My husband had seared scallops with prime rib and I had the pumpkin soup with traditional turkey). The 3 mini desserts were a perfect finish. I also liked that they serve 80% local wines, only bringing in non-local wines for specific varietals not available on the Central Coast.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was hard to hear our waiter over all the noise, other than that, the food was very good

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. Service was good. Selection of food was very, very good. Something for everyone. We frequent twice a month on Thursday, corkage is free and the food best by far.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife wanted to go to this restaurant for Thanksgiving because it looked liked an elegant restaurant from the photographs and because of this she thought the food would be good and it was on the beach. Big mistake. The only thing that was true about this restaurant was that it is on the beach. This is hardly a good reason to eat here. This restaurant totally ruined my Thanksgiving. The food was absolutely terrible. Everything tasted liked it was from a can or a box, including the turkey. I ate about 1/3 of the dinner and told my wife I was done. The dessert was even worse. No pie of any kind. The advertising was very misleading. It implied 3 desserts including pumpkin pie. What we got were three little tiny containers of pumpkin pie filling with Kool Whip, some jam with a piece of apple and granola and some kind of mocha colored pudding. Horrible. I would say in total, the dessert serving amounted to three tablespoons of something, certainly not food. And for the eating on the beach, we paid over $100 for this mess, with no alcohol. This was just the food bill! I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone unless they just have a real jonesing for prison food.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice attentive waiter. Very gracious staff to help us with my Mother’s walker while she was seated. Great Thanksgiving meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Definitely delicious.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We experienced one of our nicest & enjoyable dining experiences at Sea Venture. It was an anniversary celebration & well worth the drive from the Los Angeles area to stay out of town and dine on great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a wonderful treat to dine at the Sea Venture.
The food, the cocktails, the wine list, the wait staff, my friends and myself have always had a great time. Casual fine dining at it's best!! ☆☆☆☆☆

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We took Open Table's recommendation for a romantic and gorgeous sunset sea views and we're not disappointed. We recommend this to you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We visit Pismo a couple of times a year and try to have dinner at Sea Venture on the last night of our trip. Have always been more than satisfied with the food and the service. Chris is a great waiter and always makes it a pleasure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

While we dine out for lunch almost daily...we are very selective when choosing dinner spots.
This is definitely one of the best spots for an occasion or romantic dining. The food, service, and atmosphere are great. NOT a fan of jazz and the band was extremely loud...but otherwise all made for a wonderful experience. Dessert was on the house (cream brûlée) and must add it was MARVALOUS! Will return again and again...as have for years!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our server, Corey, was great. Food was yummy & great whale watching!!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a table with a view of the beach and ocean. Food was good and server was attentive. Would go back again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Not sure if we just hit them on a bad night, but our food was average at best. Overpriced for the quality we received. And the dessert was just weird...we ordered the banana cream pie and it wasn’t creamy at all. It tasted like gelatin had been added to the filling making it rubbery. The view was spectacular, though, and we watched a beautiful sunset. We also saw whales feeding along the shore. Great location.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent value.
Tasty menu with good variety, killer sunset view right on the ocean, very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable serving staff, nice ambiance, all converge to offer my wife and me a memorable anniversary dinner.
The wine list featured good to excellent choices of wines from the region, which is rapidly rising to challenge Napa and Sonoma.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was delicious, and the servers were very nice. Overall SeaVenture was a great experience and I will definitely come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Normally the Osso Bucco is delicious but this one time it was under cooked and tough

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Your Hostess that night was wonderful. We've had her before. She is very professional and accommodating. She always gets us the table we request. The food was best we've had there. The server was professional but we felt like he was a bit in a hurry. We had a great evening as always.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Well, we've hit the Sea Venture bar before on a Jazz Jubilee Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed it. This year, we got around to having dinner there on a night when they had live music and it was great. The food was fantastic! Prices were inline with first class dining. My only nit was that it was loud. Did I mention that it was loud? That was the people talking at the tables. Not the live music.

We also hit F. McLintocks and Rosas (and a couple of less, expensive venues like Brads and Wooleys) while there this year and the Sea Venture is our new favorite for quality dining and ambiance.

I highly recommend this place for discriminating palates. Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. First time guests. Food was exceptional. First class food and service. Ocean view is worth the cost.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was special engagement dinner for me and my significant other. The view was amazing watching sunset. Service was awesome as was the food. I really liked the bacon wrapped shrimp as appetizer!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dinner was delicious and the restaurant has a great ambience. Friendly staff. We ate dinner there twice and both were nicely prepared and served.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful service, very accommodating. I will return any time I am looking for a romantic dinner. Servers were accommodating and attentive, hard to beat anywhere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We are regulars at this restaurant and the service is great and so is the manager! Great food! Beautiful view of the ocean. The hotel is very nice to stay.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Live music was an additional treat. Server was attentive. Enjoyed the view of the ocean just before it turned dark. Food was delicious. First time at this restaurant. Thanks!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

poor service from waiter, had to get my own drink from the bar,
meal was not prepared as requested so there for did not eat dinner that night,
I am a returning customer to the restaurant and this was the worse experience I have had especially for a Anniversary date night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The VOL-EN-VENT, is outstanding. It's bite size shrimp, lobster, lobster sauce, asparagus, and potatoes in a puff pastry bowl, and is delicious. Excellent restaurant for seaside sunset dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service and ambiance were excellent although when it got dark, we were unable to see the beautiful view. We had a 7:30 p.m. reservation which meant that the sun had already set. If you want a view of the water, go earlier. Kudos to Amanda our waitress for her great service. She was always bustling. The only negative was that the food was a little over salted but that might have been our tastebuds. We would go to the Sea Venture again if we are back in Pismo Beach.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent location, on the beach at Pismo, great sunset at no extra charge, food was very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 20, 2017

They served us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary and the staff was very helpful and kind.

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