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Oyster Loft

4.7
4.7
2812 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 295-5104

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jared Hurst

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,812 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always! The service was excellent as well.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Loved every bit of it!
  3. LO

    LeaO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    If you only can have one dinner in Pismo Beach, do yourself a favor and go to Oyster Loft. The food was absolutely amazing! Everything we tried from drinks to dessert was top notch. My husband even said that the food was comparable to Gordon Ramsey’s and that is probably the biggest compliment a restaurant can score from him. Their poke tacos were out of this world as well as ahi tuna tower and berry shortcake. Halibut was amazing, if we could lick our plates, we would. We also tried their Manhattan style clam chowder and it was superb, I’ve never liked it before but Oyster Loft made me realize that it can be super delicious if done right. Bottom line - we have a new favorite restaurant and will definitely go there again next time we are in Pismo.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Overpriced for what it was
  5. s

    sandmanrca

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding cocktails, food and service! Their bar had amazing Cocktails and friendly bartenders as well as a great wine list. My wife is a seafood person and was pleased with the menu as well as her food. Our server n Christi (male) suggested y the pork chop and it was amazing. The dessert was a caramel bowl with ice cream and custard that was too die for. Can't wait to go back!
  6. SA

    SAMV

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had 06:45pm res's....we were hungry and came early. Arrived at 06:20pm and asked if we could be seated. The hostess told us "NO, we could not be seated until our res. time. The crazy thing was, the restaurant was half empty! When our time arrived we were told to clear our bar tab and come back. For an upscale restaurant, the hostess acted as though we were bothering her and seated us in a corner on a hi-top in a nearly empty part of the restaurant. The food and the service made up for the "downer"...
  7. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Food was good but the ambience was terrible, we were brought the wrong food after waiting over an hour, and we’re next to a group of loud drunken people.
  8. PM

    PaulM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was outstanding. Very creative chef with internship background at superior restaurants. Rather expensive, but if you enjoy meals that are not ordinary, this is it. Short menu selection, for all the good reasons Service very good, location good. Could improve the restaurant’s ambiance
  9. JP

    JohnP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were fresh and I would definitely be back
  10. JM

    JesseM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best salmon dinners I have had, luv the smoked Old Fashoned coctail.
  11. CR

    CarolR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s so nice to be able to have an intimate dinner with your husband and be able to hear each other talk! So romantic!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, but the quantity was too small. For example, the scallops entree only had four small shrimp ... far too few for the very pricey dish.
  13. JC

    JennC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisite, portions just a bit too small…amazing they offer Sake. Service is always beyond compare
  14. S

    Sand

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had not been to Oyster Loft since pre-Covid, and things had changed a bit, but the service and (most of) the food offerings are great. The char-broiled oysters are worth the trip right there! With a glass of the Justin Sauvignon Blanc we were in heaven. My husband had the Kurobuta Pork Chop which was quite large and tasty; while I ordered the Seared Tuna Tataki which was just "ok", and quite a bit too salty for me. What I really wish the Loft would do, would be to either make some sides available for ordering separately, or be able to switch them out for inclusion in some of the dishes. Yeah, I know their policy stated on the menu of: "Every plate is carefully planned, artfully prepared, and meticulously presented to create an experience with a balance of flavors, textures, and colors.", but I found the bread pudding served with the chop to be pretty "weak", with other - more exciting-sounding sides available elsewhere on the menu. I would have loved to have tasted the Grilled Corn Succotash with some Cilantro Chimichurri! Or even a slice of the Potato Gratin with a plop of Blue Cheese Mousse on top. That would have been desert for me.
  15. JV

    JackieV

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great oysters!
  16. JP

    JamieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. This is a place that cares about they cook, and cares about patrons enjoying their experience.
  17. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, service and ambience. Food was incredible. I had raw oysters, sablefish and the chocolate peanut butter tower. I highly recommend all three and will be back again! Matthew was a great server and all staff were super attentive.
  18. JP

    JPHoss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Too few menu choices, too few salads, otherwise excellent entrees!!
  19. WC

    WandC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Multiple goodness with this restaurant. Ambiance for sunset view - wonderful menu choices. Old fashion was excellent‼️
  20. A

    Ambl21

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Oyster Loft! The food was delicious, we had East coast raw oysters and charbroiled oyster. My husband got the prickly pear cocktail with the smoke bubble, which was very entertaining and he enjoyed a lot. Pictured is the halibut that I had, which was delicious! We also got the peanut butter tower which was ahhhmazing and had many different textures and flavors going on- I highly recommend it!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. We ordered the raw oysters, tuna poke tower, Halibut, and Pork Chops. It was all amazing and split the two entrees. Finishing dinner with the pork was a perfect wrap up of greatness .
  22. GR

    GR8M8S

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Oyster Loft and it did not disappoint.
  23. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio dinning is wonderful with excellent beach views. I enjoyed the scallops last night; it is actually their most requested dish; amazing flavors 😋 Service great, attentive and friendly
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, perfect location and ambiance
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Appetizers were good-poke tower, fresh oysters, Cesar salad. Halibut was not good at all; very dry like it was sitting under a heat lamp. If you go stick with the simple easy to prepare small plates and appetizers.
  26. EK

    EszterK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. Extremely satisfied with our dining experience. We were served by David who was very kind and professional. Highly recommend!
  27. S

    Suzz

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Love Oyster Loft!! The food, service, ocean views and ambiance was amazing!! A BIg shout out to our server Elizabeth!! She was amazing!! Thank you!!
  28. MS

    MarkS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Enjoyed the new menu items. Absolutely wonderful service. Always happy to dine here
  29. BL

    BrandonL

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Highly recommend
  30. CS

    CassandraS

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Poke tower and halibut with a shared Cesar salad was great!
  32. JT

    JennelleT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers were pretty good but our meal was not satisfactory at all. The cooked oysters were very small for the price. The staff was great. Overall I think overpriced dinner. View is great.
  33. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a really nice dinner to celebrate my mom’s bday. It was both of our 1st times. The food, table, service were great! Not over the moon about the ceviche, lacked flavor. Nonetheless my steak & mom’s halibut were cooked to perfection. The music, kinda a techno vibe really didn’t go with the atmosphere overlooking the ocean at sunset. Would come back and sit on the patio next time
  34. A

    luisA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and the food was exquisite. Server was very knowledgeable and gave fantastic recommendations.
  35. CM

    ClydeM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must try their smokey Old Fashioned cocktail, what a treat!! I enjoyed the Pork Chop cooked on the rare side of medium and it was delectable ...moist and full of flavor! Matthew, our server was on point throughout the evening and Fabian, the restaurant manager was respectfully aware of each diners experience. There was no rush to "turn-the-table." Matthew listed to our wishes as we enjoyed a slow-paced dining experience dictated by our input. I love this place.
  36. P

    Ppanchal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best place on pismo beach! Ultimate 5 star experience from start to end! One advice:- do the reservation then only you can get into the restaurant or else they are always booked!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Everything was amazing.
  38. VG

    VeronicaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night thanks to are server perfect recommendations.
  39. MH

    MelindaH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends Anniversary
  40. YL

    YLCho

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad we made reservations as we got seated at their Balcony with the ocean view which was beautiful. The food and presentation were amazing. Everything tasted delicious. We got the fresh oysters, seared scallops, wagyu ny steak, and the duck special. Ended with their dessert special; raspberry white chocolate mousse cheesecake. The service was exceptional and extremely helpful with recommendations/pairings. Highly recommend coming here while out at Pismo Beach.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2812 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Oyster Loft

101 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pismo Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jared Hurst

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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