Oyster Loft

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$31 to $50
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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. 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 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.
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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time the food is creative fresh & Amazing! We end up dining here both Saturday & Sunday night cuz it's so yummy we have to try more♥️ the Service has been amazing every single time!

W
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars all in all. I dine here every time I come visit Pismo. when a place is a must stop; its just that good!
I have not have a meal here that is awful yet. Full bar, great wine list and beach front. Great sunset view and outdoor sitting available.

o
Charleston
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great ocean view, nice ambience. Food was delicious and service was good. My black cod dish was outstanding and my colleagues enjoyed The halibut . Oyster Loft is one of our go to seafood restaurants
Once summer tourist season is over. We will be back.

C
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter: Philip. Octopus salad was outstanding. As was peanut butter tower.

JF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This way my first visit. Drinks and service were high quality, food was top notch. Food was a bit pricey, but everything together made dinner great. Would recommend and will go back.

l
Boise
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We serendipitously came upon Oyster Loft while staying in Pismo Beach. Beginning with a starter of roasted Brussels sprouts to accompany our outstanding cocktails, we followed that with delicious scallops. Dessert was a tiramisu cake and espresso ice cream that was amazing. How lucky were we?

BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never disappoints. The food is always amazing and the service is just as perfect.

J
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening ! We had a delicious dinner and excellent service. Just what we expected
and will recommend the Oyster Loft to family and friends!

LO
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food was delicious - one of the best meals we've had in the area.

GF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for my wife’s birthday. We were not disappointed. Everything was perfect. The food was delicious and fresh, the service was excellent. There was always a staff person nearby if we needed anything.

Restaurant is on the second floor with an unobstructed view of the beach and ocean. It was our first time there and we will be back. Thank you.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 friends with birthdays - the waiter was excellent and tolerated our 7 person talking while he was attempting to get our order and our follow-ups! Great experience all the way around.

DJ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good. You need a reservation on the weekend. This particular waiter was a bit of a disappointment as he seemed to only have scripted or "canned" responses ready for us. It's a bit of a turn off when you hear the waiter use exactly the same lines with the other patrons. More concerning was the waiter telling each patron who ordered that their order was one of his favorite dishes. Solid option in Pismo.

M
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very nice seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean. The food was excellent and the service was great! Nice selection of choices for a foodie.

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & view, & the best sunset views in Pismo.

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Requested patio table and got the one with the best sunset view. My biggest problem here is that once I got the halibut I don’t seem to be able to try anything else. I have had steak, mussels, crab cakes and others but I love the halibut so much I can’t imagine ordering anything else. I keep saying I am going to but I never do and I am always happy. Great service as well, attentive but not obtrusive.

LY
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters, outstanding mushroom and asparagus risotto, delicious cioppino and a beautiful sunset. What more could you want?

LV
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I recommend a meal at Oyster Loft anytime you are in the Pismo Beach area. However...
I'm a local, frequent diner there and I've noticed a difference in the quality of the dishes and their presentation when we dine there on Mondays or Tuesdays, versus when we dine there on Friday or Saturday. For example, the Peppered Hamachi dish (as pictured on OpenTable) is how I have had it served to me in the past, but when I visited this past Monday there were just a few sprinkles of the red chile and onion. It was still very tasty, just not the same as it is on my last Friday visit. We noticed differences in the Cioppino too. Again, still very tasty, just not the 5 stars I've experienced on other visits.

MJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a amazing experience at the Oyster Loft. Our server was outstanding gave us great recommendations. I will say we requested a seat on the balcony and we got that but there really isn’t a bad seat in the restaurant most tables will have a view. Definitely will be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Extremely pleased! The food, service and ambiance were wonderful. We had seven people in our group, age ranges from 15-80yrs, and everyone was very happy with their food selections. Not as $$$ as expected, but we brought our own wine ($15 corkage fee). My only issue, was the phone number used by OpenTable was incorrect and we were unable to reach the restaurant directly. Once booked, you're committed.

LH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was first rate. Brie was an awesome server. Food was perfect

RM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was even better, wish I could afford to eat there more often. It is definitely a spot I like to go for special occasions, can’t wait to go back

VL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, perfect location with view and great service.

T
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I made reservations for a table next to the window for my husband’s birthday. Also was told they had a special desert for birthdays. We received none of that!!!

JC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was lovely at Oyster Loft. Our waiter, Paco, advised us well and provided great service. Look forward to our next visit.

b
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food amazing but it took way too long to get! Was not that busy

SR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view great staff. Outstanding food. It’s definitely not inexpensive but worth every $.

d
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went 2 nights in a row, what more can I say. Both nights were absolutely fantastic !!
Loved the bartender and he made a great smoked bourbon old fashion. Memorable !

N
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always go to Oyster Loft when we visit Pismo Beach. The seafood is so fresh and delicious. they truly have a great assortment of raw oysters, crudo and tasty bites for appetizers and smaller meals. But don't overlook their main entrees. those are killer, especially the Kurobuta pork chop! Great cocktail menu and wine list. We love the sparkling Sake! Service was good, but we've had better there.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Esssen und Bedienung!

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k
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I gave this a lower rating Because we waited a very long time for the entree, server was not on top of the situation and then we were told the sticky rice to go with the cod in
Miso would now be served with mash potatoes
Totally did not go with the miso fish which was excellent
Funny because the menu clearly states no substitute because of compromising the integrity of the food, well hello!

KH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Caesar salad was very good. Had the crab cakes for my entree. They were very good as well.

EM
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back!!

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and top notch food. Incredible gluten free and dairy free coconut rum cake!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Looking forward to going back.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, service and views!!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service. Very busy and noisy.

OT
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times before but Brie our waitress was amazing. She was so helpful with ordering and wine pairing and I have to say the manager Scott was very conscious of everything and always checking on things which we loved. The food and Dessert was amazing we enjoyed every minute pork chops were delicious!!!!!

LS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great views! Had a great time!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service is great.We had CHARBROILED OYSTERS as starters, they were so good that we ordered the second portion.ORANGE GLAZED OCTOPUS Salad was highly pleasant to the taste and BLACK COD for the main course was delightful.We had our Anniversary and it is the perfect place for such an occasion.

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