Savor the Flavors of Classic Pismo & Shell Beach

Indulge in coastal flavors with our Pismo and Shell Beach dining guide - leading you to the best Shell Beach restaurants. Offering the freshest seafood in both casual and upscale settings, many of these nearby restaurants in Pismo Beach complement their great flavors with even greater views.

Sea Venture

100 Ocean View Avenue
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(800) 662-5545
Located on the beach in California’s Central Coast wine country, SeaVenture features a third-floor restaurant that allows you to take in breathtaking sunsets, panoramic beach and ocean views from large picture windows and outdoor decks. Their contemporary coastal cuisine fashioned by Chef Casey Walcott is inspired by the surrounding local wine country’s high-quality produce.

Steamers of Pismo (McLintock’s)

1601 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4711
Steamers features fresh seasonal fish, steamed clams, mussels and an award-winning clam chowder. Specializing in California Coastal cuisine, the menu features seafood, pasta, fresh salads, and F.Mclintocks steaks prepared by Executive Chef Jared Hurst.

Splash Café

197 Pomeroy Avenue
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-4653
Splash Cafe is most famous for their award-winning clam chowder. They have received requests from Gourmet Magazine as well as Bon Appetit magazine for their recipe that they make fresh from scratch everyday in their cafes. Customers have been known to drive from cities 145 miles away to eat some of the more than 30,000 gallons of clam chowder they serve per year.


491 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-0551
Rosa's Italian Restaurant is a family establishment and a Pismo Beach, CA dining destination for over 20 years. It has a reputation for award-winning recipes and has been written about in San Francisco and Los Angeles newspapers. New and exciting dishes are always introduced by executive chef Douglas MacMillan and an extensive wine list and full bar await your arrival.

Cracked Crab

751 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-2722
Founded in Pismo Beach in 1999 by Mike and Kathy Lee, the Cracked Crab serves fine food in a delightful atmosphere, but they suggest you dress casual should you choose to dine for lunch or dinner as their concept is largely based on dumping a bucket of various shellfish on your table with a mallet, crab crackers, and other tools to get the job done.

Ventana Grill

2575 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-0000
The stylish dining room of Ventana Grill sits perched on a coastal bluff, treating guests to an endless view of azure blue and rich red sunsets. Their atmosphere channels the four elements immersing guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world, their soundtrack the rhythmic serenade of waves crashing on the beach below.