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Tue, 6/19
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Oyster Loft

4.7
1160 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
More than a restaurant, Oyster Loft is an experience, where excellent service rivals the taste and aesthetics of presentation. The upscale cuisine and regional seafood dishes are simply prepared. Dine inside or out on the patio with sparkling views of Pismo Beach and enjoy appetizers, seasonal main courses and indulgent sweets.



Oyster Loft boasts a menu rich with fresh fish and thoughtfully executed dishes. Our raw bar features a variety of oysters shucked on the half shell from both the east coast and the west. The menu also includes fish 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

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Phone number
(805) 295-5104
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jared Hurst
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Parking details
Street and Parking Lot
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1160 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Traveling through the touristy area we didn’t expect to get a meal of this caliber. Service was great, good wine list, good view, not loud, and everything we had was great. Actually, as we travel back on our way home we plan to stop again.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent good quality ingredients, delicious food and exquisite presentation.
Great service this time. Last visit lacked on the service side. They need to be on top of training some of the newer waiters.
Love the outide patio, simple and elegant. Not too keen on the interior decor. A little dark, perhaps too much wood, comes across as very casual inside for the elegant presentation of the food.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

SERVICE WAS INCREDIBLE, FOOD WAS AWESOME, LIKE ALL OF IT. STARTED WITH ONE HALF DOZEN OYSTERS, DECIDED TO GET A BAKED ORDER AFTER THAT WAS AMAZING, MAIN COURSE WAS AWESOME, AND I DONT EVEN NORMALLY GET DESSERT BUT I HAD TO THIS TIME. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food. Excellent oysters & halibut. Excellent service. Seems like an amazing view but it was overcast when we were there! Unobstructed view of beach.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Unexpected- loved this restaurant. Great ambiance and the food was amazing. Great drinks as well.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

College Graduation celebration.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Very pricie but worth it when you are actually a sea food lover or a steak lover

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Chairs were horrific!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was great

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful ambiance and setting with lovely views of beach and ocean. Attentive and courteous service. Food is pricey and entree menu is limited, with a large selection of raw seafood but very few prepared hot entrees. I found the food somewhat bland. Well prepared with fresh ingredients but flavors were not notable. Desserts were excellent. The have an excellent dessert chef who prepares creative, tasty and rich dishes that are beautifully presented and have unique flavors. I especially liked the mango sorbet. Portions were smaller than most upscale restaurants in the area.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good food, great service, friendly staff, amazing view and location.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was an amazing resteraunt. The food was in our top 10 of all time. Our waitress was amazing too. Great place to take your wife on a date.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I was there with my wife on a romantic date. We were seated on the patio next to a table which was loud with a bunch of millennial's. Lots of hand claps and whooping. However I know the restaurant can't really control that and it wasn't so bad that I asked to be moved.
Service was great.
Two appetizers.
Chargrilled oysters beautifully presented and delicious.
Then a spicy Japanese Tuna dish. Excellent. Amazing flavors.
Entree. Black cod. One of my favorites and very good although it always seems to be cooked the same wherever I go, in a Miso broth, maybe a twist on that would be good?
Wife had scallops and she really enjoyed them.

We suggest some specials though.

Dessert, a lemon cake , was amazing and so beautifully presented.
Wine was good value and large servings.

Marine layer made the view misty but I wished they had left the curtains up. I think they closed automatically.

Ultimately great experience, the quality of the food was excellent, and yes we would go back.
I recommend it.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Will return again. Was a birthday celebration. No recognition of it.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The mussels are wonderful!!! The tuna tower is fun and delicious. Very nice, creative presentions of food. The service was really good and friendly. If you go at sunset and sit on the patio, consider that the sun may be right in your eyes and there is no coordination about the sun screens among the servers. (Up, down, open, closed all thru dinner)

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Friendly service...

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Went for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday dinner. Service was great and food was fantastic. There were six of us and we got oysters and sashimi appetizers plus 5 different entrees and everyone was delighted. Will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Timothy and chefs knocked it outta the park! The 4 of us split entrees. Enough food and didn’t have

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our go to place in Pismo for the variety to please everyone.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great selection of oysters. Loved the smoked old fashion. Perfect place to watch sunset

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our FAVORITE in Pismo!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

EXCELLENT FIND!! You won't get better! The view, the food, the service and the atmosphere were perfect!! Been here several times and I drive past a lot of other restaurants to eat at Oyster Loft!! Just look at the sunset picture!! This place is a home run!!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was the second tine we have come to Oyster Loft. The food is magnificent. The oysters are served with all the right accouterments. The skirts steak was not our favorite. Everything else has been over the top amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Service was great and food was excellent. Our server was really knowledgeable when it came to selecting oysters, I want to say her name was Shawna. Everything happened in a timely manner and she was patient with us. Our reservation was at 7 and we arrived 5-10 minutes beforehand and they were ready for us. All servers seemed well coordinated and presented themselves nicely. Restaurant was clean and atmosphere was comfortable. Highly recommend and look forward to coming back!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The prefect service was only topped by the excellent and really outstanding cuisine.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The restaurant is at right beside the beach. The view is unbeatable. Foods is great. Service is excellent. We love it.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We visited the restaurant 2 times in a row- outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Terrific all around. Worth the price. Service is caring.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We hadn't been to the Oyster Loft lately, and were a bit disappointed that things seemed to have slipped a bit. We still had a MOST enjoyable meal - the scallops are sensational! But the corkage fees on wines brought from outside has changed to "not so generous", and they still had problems with the bread: you need to ask for it specifically (are they trying to save money here?), and in the end it wasn't worth waiting for, as it was cold, and almost stale-tasting, and well, just odd. The wait staff is all terrific as usual, especially our waiter, Jeff.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Our new favorite seafood spot. The oysters were incredible and everything was delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was my second time dining at Oyster Loft and this time was not as good as my first experience. The food was alright. I had the warm brussels sprout salad both times I came, the first time I came it was amazing but this time it was just ok. The brussels sprouts didn't seem to be cooked all the way through. This visit I had the braised beef polenta which was amazing and was the best item we ate that night! That should be a whole entree unto itself. There were up to 20 minute waits in between courses and it took the waiter a long time to bring our check. I got a free ice cream dessert for my birthday which was a nice touch. Overall, it was just ok, not as amazing as the first time I came.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were there for a wedding and the Pismo car show. I thought it would be a mad house but it was actually super chill. the gals at the front were friendly and sincere. The food was amazing: pork belly appetizer and the smoked salmon appetizer. The service was great and we really had a great time. The manager stopped by to say hello as well. We had a great chat with him.

We ended up taking home a steak and potato entrée that was delicious even out of the to go container! We had a big day and I had to get back to the hotel sooner than later.....walking, drinking and hanging out in the sun all day had taken it's toll! We ate it on the deck of our room at SeaCrest and it was delicious! We WILL be back again when we are up that way that's for sure. This time we'll be able to hang out longer and really get the full experience!

Good job team Oyster Loft! See ya next time!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Service was excellent, food was outstanding, price was good for what you got. I listed the occasion as a Birthday on Open Table and the waiter brought a complimentary dessert, without having to be reminded.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We have been here twice before. The Smoked Old Fashioned is unique. The meals are always good, however, a little disappointed that the menu has changed to more of an Asian flavor. The scallops on the previous menu were outstanding. However, this time the only scallops on the menu this time were more Asian flavor so that was disappointing.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

great food, pricey for amount of food, but not many choice's in Pismo for fine dinning

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This place is great! Fantastic food and great service. I highly recommend it!!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our first trip with a baby, I was a little worried about trying a more upscale restaurant. But we were given a table that could easily accommodate the baby's seat, and Not just stuck in a back corner either. We ordered an assortment of oysters, appetizers, and small plates. Our server Sasha, did an amazing job at creating a logical progression of dishes and made great recommendations. It was just an overall fantastic evening and I'll be looking forward to going back on our next visit to Pismo.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lovely upscale scenic restaurant with attentive servers and excellent food. You will not be disappointed! We went for an anniversary celebration and were very happy with our entire evening.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

This restaurant is located right at the waters edge. Our view even after being seated & requesting an oceans view was looking a white & blue building with a teeny tiny spot of ocean. This is not because they didn’t have other seating. We went on a week day & there were maybe 10 guests total in the there. The menu is what I expected it to be. Seafood & oysters etc. The prices were not. We ended up dining elsewhere because of the prices. Too expensive. $$$

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