Oyster Loft

4.7
2225 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Due to the regional stay-at-home order, Oyster Loft will be closed until further notice. Stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon!

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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2225 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was just incredible. I can’t wait to go back

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at Oyster Loft. The Salmon Poke tacos are to die for and while they have incredible seafood I usually get a steak.

The view is one of the best views in Pismo. Try to make it for sunset- you won’t be disappointed.

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JohnaM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to a return visit. Food was great, beautifully prepared and presented. Really just good service, great food, a bit pricy but I can see why.

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Thaddeus
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cameron (our server) was top notch. He knows the menu, super attentive, overall one of the best servers I’ve had anywhere.

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vipTinaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great - well informed on all menu items and super friendly and upbeat, even with an upcoming closure due to covid restrictions. The food was fantastic. Crab cakes were great, and the salmon special with curry was wonderfully prepared. Will return.

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ErikaV
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible waiter, who gave us some great tips on what to order! We will definitely be back and hopefully he serves us again :)

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Prizio
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and venue. Kudos to the chef, Jared Hurst and his team. Great experience.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful experience. Very good view. Heaters kept deck warm on a cool evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good meal

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cristelT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The waitress took a long time to take our orders, she never brought us napkins and utensils. We had to ask someone else to provide us with the utensils.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Was wonderful. We had the Salmon and scallops. Great experience

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jonathanh
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O.L. is pretty perfect: delicious, creative food, lovely servers and delightful views of the sea and long pier. We go often.

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us1971
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our review is based on a dining experience on a holiday evening, which often means the service is slow and expectations are not fully met. In our case, the dishes came out after a long wait indeed and they were served at room temperature. We would have enjoyed them more, had they been taken to our table right after the chefs plated the food. The grilled oysters and the butternut squash ravioli soup were good, while the halibut could have used some extra flavor in the form of seasoning. Portions are small enough here that customers will have room for dessert. About the ambiance out on the patio: the lighting and warmth from the heaters were both sufficient to keep us comfortable, whereas the computer-originated music coming out of the speakers was slightly annoying. Overall, being a holiday dinner, service was too slow and dishes overpriced for the value put out.

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CGRN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant by the ocean. Some of the best oysters I have had. The staff are all super friendly and helpful.

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Steve
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always superb and they make the best smoke infused drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must stop when traveling the Central Coast. Chef Jared and his staff do a great job! We were lucky to find the Oyster Loft about 5 years ago!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was INCREDIBLE. Absolutely amazing service and food.

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Bchgrl
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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 on November 18, 2020
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.

JJ
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.

LM
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
20 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!

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

A favorite place of ours to visit for a special occasion

SB
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.

JG
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.

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

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

DS
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.

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 2225 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.