Oyster Loft

4.7
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2150 Reviews
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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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What 2150 people are saying
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DavidR
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food will definitely be back!

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CatherineE
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite special occasion place to go. From the staff to the food all 5 star.

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Michelle
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Oyster Loft! Food & service is exceptional. Each dish we had was unique, delicious & we ate every single bite!

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MelanieM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at the Oyster Loft. Every time we are in town we make one visit out of one of our stays. The food is Amazing. Great fresh Oysters. Appetizers are great and a variety to choose from. The salads are delicious . The main course is great, Fish, Steaks and Poultry. The dessert is wonderful and the drinks are phenomenal.
The atmosphere is beautiful, Staff is great to work with and the bar tenders are exceptional.

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CAfoodie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous drinks! Delicious food! And our waiter was one of the best!

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vipneal
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the service. Never had anything but great meals

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vipkceats
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great service, and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food was amazing. A little expensive it still worth the price. We were absolutely happy with everything.

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our evening, but the parking was terrible with all the construction outside.

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Dande
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is ideal, by the beach, overlooking the pier! Restaurant was accommodating as I have to increase my reservation count. The hostess are very nice and respectful to our requests. The service was superb. Now talking about food, it’s fine dining! The quality of food is amazing, but to people who are big eater, don’t expect quantity. Food is very appetizing, presentation is superb, and very tasty! Uno!

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RogerC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, but the best part of the experience was Michelle our server - she made our evening. Really unbelievable young lady.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I travel from North Dakota once a year to go here. Amazing food and atmosphere. Just don’t expect a cheap meal. You can guarantee that it will be the best meal you’ve ever had though

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BethN
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Oyster Loft last Friday. We had a wonderful dinner! The food was fantastic! Philip, our server, was fantastic. He gave us some great recommendations, and was super attentive and helpful. Thank you to the Oyster Loft team for making our celebration so nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience ! Not only was every dish explained IT was excellent . The best of pismo !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious beyond compare. Had the Halibut with fennel and am going to try to replicate it. Husband had the risotto and loved it.

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vipKenny113
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poke, salmon, and scallops were all fantastic. Service was incredible. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a romantic meal during the off season, not sure if it is that way during the summer. Ambiance, food, music, and service were top notch (Jeff was extremely attentive and knowledgeable). Make sure you get the oysters, best around...

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KentC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the drinks are top quality!

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CherylD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

This is one of my favorite local places to dine and bring out of town guests-this time, the service was unexpectedly poor. Our drink orders were not taken quickly nor delivered in a timely fashion, however the appetizers were brought on time. Our main course took over an hour to be delivered to our table with many of our guests frustrated and wanting to cancel their orders by this time. In addition, when ordering a Old Fashioned (cocktail), another waiter brought a drink made with Jim Beam and not a higher quality bourbon ( no one asked what bourbon we wanted). The drink was sent back immediately. There was not offer of accomodation for the slow service, mis-made drink or sub par response to our questions on poor service. As a local, this was frustrating and embarrassing. When I asked our waiter ( who has waited on me several time before) what happened, he offered excuses and seemed perplexed at my questions. He simply stated the kitchen was "backed up" and the wait staff was "short handed". This was a Sunday evening at 730pm with much of the dining room empty and the pace relaxed and slow. We were seated at a long family style table near the door, and the waiter commented "that table gets overlooked a lot". This was an unfortunate experience I hope is not repeated, especially with out of town guests.

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CINDYM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The scallops were good. However, there were only three medium sized scallops in this order which was more than $30. That is $10 for one scallop. The halibut arrived dry. The sauce and vegtable were quite good, but the mashed potatoes were unremarkable. We selected this place for the ocean view. Due to the screens on the windows which could not be opened when cool or raining, there was no view. Wait staff was quick to replace the dry fish with a slightly moister version. Waiter should have informed us that the scallop dinner only had 3 scallops. The brussel sprouts with goatcheese were decent but overpriced.

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Rich
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Manager was not customer oriented. He declined to allow us to open our own wine and was inflexible regarding a future reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good view...what more can you ask. Did not have to wait with a reservation

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JanieG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had fabulous meals. It was a wonderful experience.
My only complaint was the Bar Service. I don't think they had enough help. It took a long time just to get a menu. Then we had to close out or tab before we could go to our table. They should allow adding the tab to our dinner menu.

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Mayonaze
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make dinner reservations at the Oyster Loft every time we visit our son at Cal Poly SLO. The seafood tower and sunset is what brings us back every time! We've also had the oyster Rockefeller, octopus salad and many varieties of sashimi which were all excellent. We highly recommend.

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viptashazr
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

excellent food, both presentation and taste is at a top level

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ZackV
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

By far the best oysters I have ever had in my life! We came for our anniversary and were not disappointed. From the food to the decor to the music, it was amazing. We did wait quite a while for appetizers and some other customers who had a bit too much to drink were pretty obnoxious, but regardless we will be back for more fantastic drinks and those famous oysters!!

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DebraS
San Joaquin
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and excellent service.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall a great place; I was however disappointed that the staff failed to recognize our 30th Wedding Anniversary as requested. The cocktails were good but small for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I know I know should have gone sooner after all the rave reviews😀

Loved it, had the tuna poppers/tuna Tataki/and scallops, all excellent. I saw the beet salad presentation on a table next to us, that will be part of my order next time.

Easily my new go to place to bring visiting friends/family.

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vipjstai72
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing dinner. Jeff , our server, was super attentive and friendly, and made awesome recommendations. We started with the Black Pepper Hamachi and the Orange Glazed Octopus, both were exquisite. My wife had the Cioppino (best she has ever had) and I had the pan seared Halibut, delicious! Topped it off with the Creme Brûlée and Lemon Cheesecake! Amazing dinner! Thanks Jeff!

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kathz
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We ordered Grilled Oysters iIncredible), (Octopus Salad (delicious), Crab Cakes (yummy), and Scallop Crudo- but our waiter mistakenly brought a cooked Scallop dinner. He took it away and soon brought it back apologizing for his mistake. He soon brought the corrected Scallop dish (amazing). Suddenly, a woman who said she was Sarah, the manager, came and removed the cooked scallops, saying she would leave them AND charge us for them, or take them back. We wondered if she was going to serve them to another guest?!
Good customer stems from good Managers, but this manager should take a lesson from her waiter!

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Annabelle
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Beautiful sunset on the patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location with great service and quality seafood and steaks

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MikeM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friends. Great food and service. We have never been disappointed with our dining experience at The Oyster Lodt.

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ANDEM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, the food and cocktails were excellent. Overall exceptional, we could've been dining out in any major city! It is that good.

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BillU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters cannot be mixed. The manager said only one employee shucks oysters and said he doesn't have time to mix oysters on one order. I suggested an additional employee be hired to help the one shucking oysters. This is our only complaint. Everything else was great.

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MixxologyInc
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at ouster loft. Our server, Cameron, was awesome!!! Super knowledgeable and a lot of fun. If you’re lucky enough to get him as your server, you’ll have a great time! Highly recommend the local oysters from morrow bay, they’re delicious. Cheers!

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Second time for us, first time for our friends. Will definitely go back!

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall. Service was good, very prompt and friendly.. Would go back. Crab cakes were good also.

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vipMauraD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely waterfront restaurant in Pismo Beach. Wish the view was not obstructed by the shades however.
Good choices of seafood, I especially like that they serve grilled octopus and scallop carpaccio. Our server Brie was excellent. We shared small plates but everything we saw looked very good.

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 2150 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.