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Oyster Loft

4.8
4.8
2807 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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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 2,807 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Overpriced for what it was

  2. AS

    AdamS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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.

  3. PM

    PaulM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 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

  4. JP

    JohnP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The oysters were fresh and I would definitely be back

  5. JM

    JesseM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. CR

    CarolR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 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!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 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.

  8. JC

    JennC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  9. S

    Sand

    Central Coast

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  10. JV

    JackieV

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great oysters!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. JP

    JPHoss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Too few menu choices, too few salads, otherwise excellent entrees!!

  14. 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‼️

  15. 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!

  16. 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 .

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great service, perfect location and ambiance

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!!

  23. 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

  24. BL

    BrandonL

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Highly recommend

  25. CS

    CassandraS

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic restaurant. Everything was amazing.

  33. VG

    VeronicaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect night thanks to are server perfect recommendations.

  34. MH

    MelindaH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends Anniversary

  35. 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.

  36. RM

    RickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, ambience, drinks, and servers. Excellent across the board! Highly recommend for that special occasion. Exceeded my expectations.

  37. LL

    LynnieLew

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Unfortunately the noise level due to people nearby laughing and talking really loudly was almost unbearable and made our table uncomfortable. But on the other hand the service and food was very very good. The view is outstanding and our server and the other wait staff were polite, knowledgeable and professional.

  38. WW

    WandaW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening as always!

  39. DF

    DaisyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I definitely recommend! It was outstanding giving a five-star review is an understatement

  40. e

    envy780

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was quite good, but service was erratic. Courses arrived at different times, plates were attempted to be cleared before we finished, etc., and - a first for me - they charged a surcharge for using a credit card!

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 4.8 stars by 2807 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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