Best Restaurants in Cambria

Best Restaurants in Cambria

One of the best things about vacation in Cambria is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Make yours full of adventure and sightseeing, restful and relaxing, or something in between. One thing is for sure, though, between all that hiking, beachcombing and exploring, you’ll need to fuel up with delicious food along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants in Cambria worth visiting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re sharing the details on some of our favorite places to dine out in Cambria.

Moonstone Beach views

Moonstone Beach Grill

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill – Located on a beautiful stretch of Moonstone Beach, Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill provides an ideal setting for a delicious lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Specializing in American-style seafood, the restaurant also serves steak, lamb and chicken dishes using locally-grown and freshly prepared ingredients. You can’t go wrong with delicious food complemented by unobstructed views of the Pacific.

The Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant – Reminiscent of a quaint New England seaside cottage, The Sea Chest has been serving up fresh seafood in the lively, casual setting for over 30 years. From steamed clams to Oysters Rockefeller and local Morro Bay oysters, expect a menu of tasty options from the sea. And be sure to check the chalkboard for the fresh catches of the day.

Downtown Cambria choices

Black Cat Bistro – This intimate bistro has been dishing up innovative, seasonal fare since 2002, with a menu that changes regularly to serve only what’s freshest and in season. Open for dinner daily, Black Cat Bistro offers appetizers, soups, salads, fresh seafood and meat. They place special emphasis on organically raised and sustainable products, served in an unpretentious yet upscale setting. Pair your meal with a wine from their Wine Spectator awarded list and expect a memorable dining experience in Cambria.

Linn’s – Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, Linn’s is the place to go for contemporary, country-style meals, hospitable service and a welcoming vibe. The restaurant’s humble roots started with simple fare using locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Linn’s now offers a robust menu of tasty, comforting dishes. You’ll find everything from Dungeness crab omelettes and whole wheat pancakes to house-made clam chowder and ribeye steaks. Just don’t miss capping off your meal with a slice of homemade Olallieberry pie or a banana split.


Madeline’s Restaurant & Wine Shop – This restaurant and wine shop features a boutique selection of Central Coast wines along with a menu of French-inspired dishes in the quaint, candle-lit dining room. Serving dinner nightly, the menu features such items as seafood gumbo and mushroom crepes. For a more inclusive experience, opt for the five-course Chef’s Choice tasting menu.

Robin’s – A favorite for its global cuisine showcasing international flavors and farmers’ market ingredients, Robin’s offers something for every diner, whether seeking a casual lunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two. The restaurant combines handcrafted, eclectic fare with friendly service. Located in a restored adobe home surrounded by gardens, Robin’s is a cozy atmosphere worth seeking out.

Beachfront lodging

Whether you’re craving locally-inspired eats or just want great views, Cambria’s restaurants offer something special for everyone. When you visit, you’ll have your choice of Cambria hotels when you stay at the Cambria Inns Collection, including Blue Dolphin Inn, Sand Pebbles Inn, Moonstone Cottages and Castle Inn.

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