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Oyster Loft

4.7
4.7
3077 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 27 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 3,077 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Seafood

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  1. LB

    LaniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service and great atmosphere.
  2. t

    teachermom1954

    Central Coast

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was amazing. We love coming here. I had the salmon and my husband had the scallops. Both were very good. We started with the charbroiled oysters which ate one of our favorite. Our waiter Cameron is one of reasons we come back. He goes above and beyond to make our meal experience a great one.
  3. m

    mymacbook

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful meal all around - excellent time. We brought someone who had a gluten allergy and they made fantastic accommodations for her. The tuna poppers were definitely on the tiny side and I remembered them just a couple months ago being giant / large - so I think we all remarked that the food size was tiny and small and slightly noticeable by everyone to the point remarks were made organically - I mention this as I think it was 5 stars across - even the desert which is salted Carmel ice cream in a basket made of Carmel atop bananas foster, but we knocked it down to 4 due to the portion size. Great place for a special occasion overlooking the Pismo Pier and San Luis Harbor
  4. LS

    LinseyS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants on the Central Coast. From the staff and service to the food and views, the Oyster Loft is exceptional. The food was incredible! We indulged on a half dozen kumiai oysters from Baja, Brussel sprouts, filet mignon, Creme Brule and a few cocktails. The oysters were phenomenal; fresh, in season and the perfect size. The dried cherries in the brussel sprouts were a wonderful touch. The filet was perfectly cooked. The creme Brule was creamy and delightful. Everything was above and beyond expectations. Bonus is the accessibility; my partner who's in a wheelchair was able to access upstairs via an elevator accessible through the downstairs restaurant Wooley's. Our waiter and the entire staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive, especially to my partners accessibility needs. Looking forward to our next visit
  5. AK

    AnthonyK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice restaurant, service was extremely good and the food Wow - the food was amazing and the presentation of the food made it definitely a high class restaurant and the bill was not too expensive. I will definitely go there again.
  6. LV

    LVentura

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Such a great spot to celebrate a birthday at sunset with delicious food as tasty cocktails.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner... sablefish, mushroom risotto, and brussels sprouts were fantastic. Octopus was good, service was good, view was very nice. We'll go back, one of the top spots in Pismo.
  8. WW

    WandaW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite for us. The Oyster Loft consistently delivers a relaxing environment, great service, delicious drinks and food.
  9. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I truly enjoyed their fresh oysters and seafood dishes, the scallops are amazingly delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the bread pudding. Way better than I thought it was going to be.
  11. CL

    CynthiaLK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was great! It was slightly noisy (was busy), but tolerable.
  12. LN

    LeaN

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was our server he was very attentive we never wanted for anything the food was exceptional ‼️
  13. CK

    CathyK

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the Pismo area! Food is outstanding, manager Sarah is so attentive, and servers are the BEST! Especially Cameron and Carly! Oyster Loft is consistently outstanding!
  14. r

    ranchopeckito

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oyster Loft is perfect in every way...excellent food, gorgeous ambiance and outstanding service!
  15. TM

    TravisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! The spicy tuna popper appi is sooooo delish! A Must try. Every single time we’ve gone, we’ve met people at the bar that are from out of town, and everyone is so nice and happy and generous great atmosphere and always have made new friends.
  16. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great meal for my son’s bday The food flavors were excellent! One of the guests mentioned salmon was cold? The local sable fish was excellent! Liquor was pricey The desserts were amazing Overall very nice evening
  17. C

    Calitraveler

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are great. Dinner never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great overall. A bit cold on patio. Food and drinks were amazing!
  19. CD

    CDBG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Our food was outstanding. However the server was surly to both me and my husband independently. We had a large tab for a group of 4 with drinks, appetizer and dessert which was to be expected. We brought our own wine which the server took off the tab due to the late table service with drinks and water. My husband also had to seek out the server for our check. Really? They weren’t that busy! We love this restaurant and it’s cuisine and location but the service can be spotty.
  20. GP

    GidP

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised with this place. The food was top quality and prepared perfectly. Every dish we ordered was perfect - melt in your mouth, amazing flavors. The sea food was fresh and delicious. Cudos to the chef!! Highly recommend.
  21. m

    mymacbook

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent appetizers - tuna tataki, cooked oysters, sashimi combo, and jalapeño poppers! Then we had a beet salad with some berries and cheese and it hit the spot. Finally ended with the risotto and salmon as our mains. For desert we couldn’t recommend the basket made of Carmel with Carmel ice cream atop bananas foster more! It was outstanding! That desert should win awards haha!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Never disappoints
  23. AT

    AlexaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks! I would definitely eat here again
  24. DB

    DianeB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    6:15 reservation was on time on News Years Eve with a dimly lit, quiet table for 2. Quick greeting of water, drinks, menu specials, and introduction with Cameron. Note: they were out of halibut. Many options on the menu and we decided on the Manhattan clam chowder and a chopped Cesar salad to start. 30 minute wait and never saw Cameron. The avoidance was noticeable. The salad was full of flavor but served at room temperature and a large bowl of tasty chowder but no bread was available this night. I missed it with the chowder! It was a slow start but the main course of scallops was delicious and the pork chop a delight! To full for dessert but offered 3 choices. We will return but go with several small plates to share.
  25. s

    steakeater

    San Joaquin

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AGAIN totally wonder yummy experience. We brought one of our friends along for dinner. She got the pork chop as did my wife and I. TOTAL deliciousness. We followed it up with the new on the menu bread pudding with warm bourbon sauce. Our waiter was great. Sarah the manager was there with her smile and wanting to check on everything.
  26. JH

    JaqiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 different meals and all the same consensus, AMAZING!
  27. t

    teachermom1954

    Central Coast

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal last night. Broiled oysters were great along with our cocktails. The food was excellent and of course our favorite waiter Camron took such good care of us as always. We love ❤️ Oyster Loft!’
  28. SR

    ShannonR

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tristan was our server. Everything was great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service! Old fashioned was unreal , pork chop was the best I’ve tried in over a decade!
  30. MF

    MillFoodFan

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mathew! Excellent service! Made great recommendations. All good was beyond excellent! We will be back!
  31. KW

    KristinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! We will definitely be back. ⭐️⭐️
  32. RC

    RickC

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I went for our Christmas dinner, knowing that OL would be a great place to go and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the service was a bit slow, but not enough to ruin the experience. Thank you, Oyster Loft and Merry Christmas to all!
  33. BS

    BeritS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly front desk that allowed us to move inside due to cold … Mike our server was extremely professional and friendly Thank you We will be back
  34. TL

    TerryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter is the best tall young gentleman. The view was amazing. The food delicious as always. My favorite place to be by far.
  35. X

    Xxxxx

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, excellent food beautifully presented,,
  36. T

    Thrill

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the cocktails were even better! Best creme brulee we've ever had.
  37. AS

    AndyS

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The outdoor sitting has great views of the ocean and the pier.
  38. X

    Xxxxx

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here and like to try something new each time and it is always great.
  39. CD

    CarlosD

    Los Angeles

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters are always fresh and tasty. You'll be surprised to know that their steaks are excellent; easily surpass any high end steakhouse in quality and presentation; you should try them 😉
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sunset view was spectacular. Our server was great. Love the ambiance, food and cocktails.

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 3077 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 27 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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