Oyster Loft

4.7
2208 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

To Go orders will be accepted. Please call the restaurant to place to go orders or stop by in person to submit orders.

Currently, reservations are mandatory as we aim to accommodate as many guests as possible within our limited seating capacity. Guests may make reservations online.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2208 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was INCREDIBLE. Absolutely amazing service and food.

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Bchgrl
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Pismo for 4 years and have always wanted to try this place. Was completely impressed! The scallops and the smoked old fashioned cocktail were amazing as well as the customer service!

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MarkS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Cameron was very polite and professional. The hostess and Cameron wished us happy anniversary. Entire staff was spot on. Food was incredible filet with melted blue cheese and the risotto with wild mushrooms. They even gave us complimentary dessert for our special occasion. I little pricey but excellent for that special occasion. Definitely recommend.

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vipJonJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While the food itself is excellent, it was a bit excessive to wait 50 minutes for chilled oysters to appear on our table! I know it's not the server's fault, but management ought to address whatever problems they're having with short staff issues. The shades were also broken so we couldn't even enjoy the sunset view from the patio. I'm clicking would recommend because of the high quality of food, not anything else.

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Madison
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Had a reservation but waited a good ten min for our table. Food was wonderful

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Melanie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service! lovely view and beautiful setting.

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vipLanaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was lovely. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. Thank you!

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Cside
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was superb. Prices for most things were appropriate for the quality, but the prices for pork chop & chicken entrees I felt were unreasonable. Wish they had more seafood entrees. Cocktails and wine selections were fabulous!

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vipMPWinNV
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every trip to the Central Coast includes a night here. Outstanding as always, and great service!

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Rmsnla
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A true gem in a wonderful town on the Central Coast. Highly recommend. Would like to go during the day time to see the views next time.

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Mandybabe
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cameron was fantastic, the food is always good. Dress warm if sitting on the patio, there are heaters but the tables are away from the wall due to Covid.

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AshleaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had EXCELLENT service and the food and beverages were DELISH!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Philip provided us excellent service & the seafood was to die for!

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BOBH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

great place, food is excellent, seating is not the most attractive on the Patio, however the view is spectacular!

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MITO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place of ours to visit for a special occasion

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had our first date for almost 2 years(new parents) I looked for something nice, with great food and we hit the jackpot with this place! Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Waiter was knowledgeable about menu, drinks, and service. Very nice experience for my husband’s birthday.

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TRACYN
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brie our server was awesome. The food even better.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and services was very good. We were very surprised that they didn’t have dinner rolls. We would defiantly go back.

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vipLanaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our drinks were great, meal delicious! Really enjoyed the vibe.

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DylonS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great flavors and food. Just wasn't the best for the top prices they sell at.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this gem open again in our community. Best food and views in the area.

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vipParkers
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal. Loved the risotto and scallops. Yummy as always.

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GailG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our meal at the Oyster Loft was good. There were three in our party and we ordered appetizers, drinks, entrees and dessert. We had fabulous server/servers as several people assisted the waiter when delivering our food. My three rating is based on the size of our meals. Don't go there hungry as the entrees were very small. I had scallops (which were delicious) but there were only three and they were served on a sliver of gratin potatoes, which were about the size of my thumb - I'm not kidding. The other entrees appeared to be of a normal size but still nothing to get full on. We ordered desserts - which were very good. As I noted - for the price- I would probably go somewhere else next time in Pismo Beach. All of our service was absolutely excellent and the atmosphere is very good as well so what you get is good, just small

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vipChristineT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 45th birthday a hair belated here. I wish I had noted that in my reservation. I had mentioned it to the waitress in passing after we had ordered desert as it seemed a lot of folks were celebrating a birthday or anniversary.

The dozen oysters, octopus, fish entree, and desert were amazing. And we had a beautiful sunset! First time here and would love to come back!

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vipteresal
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time at this restaurant and from start to finish the entire experience was amazing. Great view. great food and great service. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was sooo good! Great service (on time, pleasant, followed safety measures, friendly staff), exquisite food in good portions, good wine, excellent scenery. We loved the octopus, the oysters (raw), the halibut, the scallops and filet/lobster. The filet was perfectly cooked.
Desserts were to die for (the caramel one, the chocolate one). We just had a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Anniversary

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of all the restaurants that my wife and I go to Cameron our server is the best anywhere. He is so knowledgeable about the entire menu and drinks it just blows us away... Oyster loft better keep him around!!!!

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SunitaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their was one issue with the steak I ordered but the staff took care of it right away! Super friendly and professional. Great Martinis and oysters

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a number of the cold and small plates. Everything was wonderful. Octopus salad- was probably the best octopus we've had.
Dessert was great, as was our server

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vipParkers
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place. The menu, service and location can't be beat. We sure miss a few of our favorite items but in view of covid and many restaurants scaling down the menus you won't have trouble finding new favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Bad service! Appetizer plates left well after we had finished. It took 3 different people to finally get a drink from the bar. Food was excellent but our server was really out of it! Even after we complained to the manager, my wife had to stand up and remove all of the entree dishes to an adjacent empty table. Lastly, I had mentioned a Special Occasion and they missed it completely!

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vipKingJames
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Loft was a fabulous experience. Being above the busy pier and a burger joint, our expectations weren’t that high when we got there. However, every dish we ordered was creative and delicious. Service was also exceptional with great knowledge of the menu and attentive staff. I would certainly return when we are in the area.

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BruceC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time, this time with my wife who doesn't like fish. She ordered the pork chop, and we both agreed it was a fantastic dish. Fish is always good and their specialty. Wait staff is very attentive and has excellent recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a friendly and knowledgeable waiter. The view was fabulous and we felt taken care of. The seafood was high quality. Only praise, no complaints!

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vipCarolyn
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the go-to special in the SLO area. Beautiful view and great food. Ask for server Philip. He will take good care of you and is The BEST!

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vipjar321
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very tasty and service was outstanding. Only drawback was they just opened a month ago and only had 2 seafood options but showed us the full normal menu. Everything we wanted they did not have. Also, my daughter wanted the seared scallops but did not like what was on the dish with it. They said they did not substitute anything on the plate. We asked if she just ordered the scallops alone on with another entree how much would it be. They stated it would be the full cost of the entree on the menu. Not very flexible!

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cameron was an excellent server. Very knowledgeable with the menu.

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SLOhappy101
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate two special occasions, our engagement and our friends' year anniversary. Our server Phil made our experience perfect! He was knowledgeable about the wine list, suggested various menu items, and even brought out a complimentary dessert for each couple. The entire meal was delicious, but our favorites had to be the Fanny Bay oysters and the spicy tuna poppers. We booked a 5:45 p.m. time slot and got to watch the sunset as we ate our delicious meal. Oyster Loft has been a favorite of ours since it opened a couple years ago, but we are so happy that it is now open again and continues to offer amazing food and great service. We will definitely be back soon!

FAQs

Oyster Loft offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 295-5104.

Oyster Loft is rated 4.7 stars by 2208 OpenTable diners.

Oyster Loft does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ochgroupcares.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.