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Oyster Loft

4.7
971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
More than a restaurant, Oyster Loft is an experience, where excellent service rivals the taste and aesthetics of presentation. The upscale cuisine and regional seafood dishes are simply prepared. Dine inside or out on the patio with sparkling views of Pismo Beach and enjoy appetizers, seasonal main courses and indulgent sweets.



Oyster Loft boasts a menu rich with fresh fish and thoughtfully executed dishes. Our raw bar features a variety of oysters shucked on the half shell from both the east coast and the west. The menu also includes fish 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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Phone number
(805) 295-5104
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jared Hurst
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Parking details
Street and Parking Lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 971 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoanB (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant had a lot of build up as a great restaurant BUT the atmosphere was all we enjoyed. The food wasnt bad but wasn't great. Service started out great but ended up just ok.. This would be why the waiter was disappointed with his tip which he let us know. Would not return.

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vipShirleyS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE The wonderful dining experience ‼️ especially we love Victor👍 he is so personable👏

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Definitely will be back next time!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our table was ready EARLY on a busy weekend. The host AND server both noted my husbands allergies

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

After reading so many enthusiastic reviews we were quite disappointed in the portion sizes. The food was tasty, however for the amount of money charged we expected double the amount of food that was served. It's one thing to leave without leftovers, but to leave still hungry, well, that's pretty frustrating. The service was good, but noise level was extremely high. Just another over-priced, tourist-trap restaurant on the waterfront. We won't be back.

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Local805chef (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

reservation mix up on my part, staff was fabulous. Our waiter, Cameron, was so on top of everything, knowledgeable, personable that our evening was superb. The meal was SF or Napa quality , the seafood selections were both delicious and not the typical plain jane roasted fish, and Brussels Sprouts and pork belly was scrumptious and the Peanut Butter tower almost to die for. We want this restaurant in SLO. I heard the new winter menu will be out on Tuesday and we will be back. So refreshing to have that quality food in this area finely. And how lovely that they are changing their menu to keep us coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Outstanding location and terrific price on oysters. The ambiance was very nice and the service was even better. Would highly recommend this spot for oysters and wine.

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NickS 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely great service for a special night, perfect lighting food drinks and overall was very impressed by presentation!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences. Top notch service and incredible attention to detail. The food was amazing. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic service throughout our experience. Outstanding menu with great food/wine/specialty cocktail choices.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I arrived on time for reservations for a belated Valentine's Day dinner. We were seated right away at a table with a good ocean view. Our waiter, Jeffrey, was at our table soon to describe the specials and get our drinks going. My wife ordered the grilled halibut and I had the filet and lobster special. All the food and drinks were delicious and cooked well. I was happy to see a real medium rare steak for a change. The "celebrity chef" restaurants in Las Vegas have nothing on this place. In fact, the chef came out to check on us and offer us complimentary desserts, which were also great. I would not hesitate to recommend the Oyster Loft, and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was excellent!! The crudo sampler was out of this world, melts in your mouth! I also had the mushroom toast and ceviche, most fantastic! Service was great, too. I will definitely recommend to friend!

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AGDiners (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The sunset was spectacular, the food and presentation was equally spectacular. We each had appetizers and wine. The octopus salad and ahi tower are my favorites.

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Katie (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

From the moment we arrived we received great service and attention. The hostess and waiter were phenomenal and I wanted to kiss the chef for preparing such a delicious meal with a perfectly cooked steak! We were celebrating our anniversary and were treated to a special dessert that was to die for! The view of the ocean would have been better if we had gotten there before the sun went down, but it was still pleasant dining on the patio and listening to the waves.

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JimC (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Incredible!!! Can’t wait to go back on a future visit!

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vipGabyEats (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Friendly service and good food. We ordered the oysters, salads and crudo (small plates of raw fish). Save room for one of their yummy desserts. Nice wine list, including local wines.

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PismoKytr (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's Day Evening and we had a great time. The service was excellent, we were seated very promptly (we did have a reservation). Their selection of craft beer and wine was good. My valentine had the halibut and I had the scallops, both meals were very good and as was the presentation. We highly recommend.

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vipDennisp (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

OMG ! It really doesn’t get much better than this ! Great service and great food . Neil , Sasha and can’t forget Victor . Great team we will be back soon .
Dennis and Gina Perkins

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The service was good very good and the drinks where amazing ( smoked old fashion). The special was okay, but not wowed. The scallops dinner was perfectly balanced and had great flavor. The place was nice, but thought there would be a view.

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