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Oyster Loft Food - Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach, CA
Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach, CA
Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach, CA
Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach, CA
Oyster Loft, Pismo Beach, CA

Oyster Loft

4.8
4.8
3467 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

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Oyster Appetizer Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Appetizer Hour 4PM-5PM on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Small appetizers, creative cocktails, and wine. Our Appetizer Hour menu changes daily with the availability of the freshest ingredients. Served solely in our Bar Seating areas. No reservations necessary.

What 3,467 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

  • Pismo Beach

    Most Booked

3,467 Reviews
  1. SusanT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Enjoyed the oysters, mushroom risotto and waygu steak.

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  2. LindaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to dine. Pork chops are the best you will ever taste. So juicy and delish!

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  3. KathyV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were so surprised! With no way to know (first time visitors), we had to go by reviews. But everything was beyond our expectations. Our server, Matthew, was attentive, but not too much. He seemed to time our need for service well. We like courses and time between to decide on the next. Food was fabulous. The roasted bone marrow was out of this world. We shared the Caesar salad as that would have been too big to eat alone....unless it's your main. I had the scallops and hubby had sablefish. We both were quite happy with our choices. I would def recommend this place to anyone visiting in Pismo Beach!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Oyster Loft 2x in 2 nights. Outstanding!

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  5. TList

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the laid back vibe while the food was still top notch. I would return and eat the exact same dish I ordered, it was delicious. Service was also fantastic.

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  6. BillH

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful dining experience with a view of the ocean. Our server's name was Jewels and she was excellent. The food was of high quality and cooked to perfection. This was a fun and exciting anniversary dinner and we will definitely go back when we are in the Pismo Beach area.

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  7. RCMD

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice seafood based restaurant on the water at Pismo. Friendly service, solid food, great ocean front ambiance.

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  8. AmeliaT

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our "Go To" for special occasions because it's fancy and beautiful but not pretentious. Food is always spectacular. If you can get a seat outside on the patio it's nice for sunset. We got seated by the fish tank which is generally where we get sat, and we enjoy watching the fish. They let you go to the bar to wait until your table is ready if you are early so we did that. My husband loves oysters, will only order them here because they have the freshest ones and the best presentation. He got the kumiai oysters and they were delicious as always. He got the Whisky Six and I got the Strawberry Samurai and we were both pleased with our drinks. The bartenders are gracious and the bar is a nice area to just hang out, it would be great to pop in for a cocktail and some oysters. Our food was exceptional. My husband got the risotto and it was the best either of us have ever had. He said he felt bad eating it all because it was so good he didn't want the bowl of it to end. The Crudo Sampler was the other item he ordered and he loved it as well. I got the Prime Filet and it's delicious, the sauce is to die for, and the proportions of everything are perfect. They always cook it perfectly. Everything is balanced flavor wise and has complex layers to it without being overbearing. They also do have a kids menu so don't be scared to bring your kids here! They are very kind even though it's a fancy place. The table next to us had children and everyone was so sweet to them. Our waiter Tristan was wonderful. He was friendly and knowledgeable and had the perfect balance of being attentive while also letting us talk and enjoy our food. We got an ice cream dessert for it being our anniversary which unexpected. The salted caramel ice cream is amazing and then I got the creme brulee which is again, something we pretty much only order here, and my husband got the Ramos Pinto Tawny Port which is the only non Paso Port we have tried and liked so far. Go here, it's worth every penny.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday celebration. Dinner was lovely. A tad pricey for the quantity served, but it was delicious.

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  10. steakeater

    San Joaquin

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fantastic as usual. The manager Sarah and Michael our waiter are just fantastic people with great service. We brought my parents for the first time. The LOVED the pork chop and my wife and I had the sea bass and muscles.....just delicious.

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  11. MichelleH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Been looking forward to going to the Oyster Loft for so long - reservation was early and the restaurant was not busy. Hostess sat us at the worst table ever…even though lots of other tables were available. It was freezing outside and every time the door to the patio was opened - it was like a freezing wind tunnel. Food was good - mushroom risotto was lacking risotto, pork chop was excellent as was the caramel desert. Waiter was professional and charming. Be careful with your table choice.

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  12. ChadinSLO

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have loved Oyster Loft over the years. Last night's dinner left us hungry. Food was delicious as usual but portion sizes have shrunk significantly. There were four of us in our dinner party and for $500 (with tip) there are better options.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the cocktails at the bar, to the wine list, to the beautifully presented crudo, to the entrees, to the wait staff, Oyster Loft does not disappoint. Everything was delicious, service was meticulous (thanks for all the humor, Natalie), and the pace and ambience just added to our party’s relaxed evening. Always a treat to dine here.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best over all place in town….hands down. I’ll be back for sure next time we’re in town.

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  15. Sand

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrific as always. I wasn't sure that they would do an oyster "shooter" for me, but out it came with our pal Christy manning the bar. Great beginning for our celebratory meal. After a starter of the delicious char-broiled oysters, my husband enjoyed the duck, while I opted for a "smaller plate". All yummy.

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  16. Drkhorsesj

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was very enjoyable from service, drinks and food. We decided to share the crudo sampler, roasted Brussels sprouts and octopus with wine and sake. The crudo was very fresh. Brussels were tasty and the octopus was some of the best cooked octopus I’ve had in ages. Topped it off with a subtlety sweet bread pudding that’s so much better than cloying versions served at chain restaurants. The view of the sunset was pretty nice too.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s awesome. Best pork chop anywhere, imo. It can get loud, if the town outside is loud.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the smoked old fashion was even better. As always, great service!

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  19. MsMJ

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son's usual Birthday dinner. Appetizers, dinner, drinks, and dessert always have an amazing time here. And you can't beat the view! Jewels, Dane,and Christy are always a delight to see and talk with.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe if you’re looking for a nicer dining experience in Pismo. They’ll ask if you want sparkling or still water to start lol be prepared

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  21. sallys

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, Michael was an excellent server, we enjoyed his service very much. The scallops were excellent as always, and my husband tried the duck, and was very pleasantly surprised.

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  22. davidp

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    love this place,seated out side, too cold.changed tables better. good bar .

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a couple of things; the smoky whiskey seemed watered down & the 2nd drink ordered was ok. The food is outstanding, we had the short rib on the starter menu & we loved it. It would be great if you made that dish an entree.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find in pismo. The ambience was great, the bar looked great with their lighting . Food was spectacular oysters raw and grilled . Salmon was tasty along with the Caesar salad made with avocado. Service was first rate. Going back every time we go past Pismo!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a wonderful experience, loved the food and the service was amazing.

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  26. steakeater

    San Joaquin

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The night couldn't have been better. Great restaurant....great manager Sarah and great wait service from Michael followed by a delicious yummy meal. We got the beet salad followed by the roasted sea bass with mussels. TOTALLY DELICIOUS!!!!! the mussels were huge and sweet the fish roasted perfectly WOW!! We then didn't the bread pudding for desert. Great combinations of flavors.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The oyster loft was an okay dining experience. The pricing brings the expectation of a five star meal, but it was decent at best. Service was solid. We had the avocado Cesar (honestly not particular flavorful) the Brussels sprouts , pork chop (a bit overcooked) and a “taste” of sablefish. Everything was fine, but for $40 per entree I would expect to report that it was delicious.

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  28. WandaW

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service every time we eat at the Oyster Loft!

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  29. Bjorn

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Menu was varied and offered plenty of choices. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Right on the ocean, view was great.

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  30. Carolyn

    Los Angeles

    127 reviews

    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server. Travis. Terrible white wine by the glass list. In fact all wine by the glass list was poor.

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  31. JulioG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Someone has to order the pork chops or you’re missing out

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, wonderful staff and excellent food. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. We will be going back soon.

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  33. JoanneP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious! The oysters were so fresh, the scallops were incredible and the kids loved their pork chops. Tristian was a phenomenal server!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Fish portions could have been a little bigger.

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  35. FoodLover

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome fresh oysters and scallops. Had a wonderful meal.

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  36. JohnK

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food & service! Beautiful ocean setting.

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  37. Naomi

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and hospitality was warm and friendly.!

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  38. Gingeeeeee

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 8:15 reservation. Several tables open but we were made to wait until 8:15. Got there at 8:00. Server (male blond hair) was less that enthusiastic- could tell it was the end of his shift- hostesses very nice. Oysters and tuna with jalapeño appetizer fabulous! Chicken dish tender but no potato puree underneath; maybe a tablespoon tops; mentioned it to service and he said ok and walked away- don’t ask how are things and then when we tell you just walk away. Mushroom risotto was A+ caramel dessert was off the hook we will go back again and hope it to be a full 5.0. Food and wine list wonderful

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  39. TomC

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was a delight! We especially enjoyed our warm, vivacious & friendly server, Natalie! We had a great time celebrating our anniversary!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food I have ever had! No jk. I tried there special for the night which was the Wagyu Beef A4 grade. This was my first time trying Wagyu Beef and it was fantastic! I savored every bite and had a huge smile on my face the entire time! The appetizers we got were super good! All this with a gorgeous view of the Ocean. Can’t beat it!

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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 3467 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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