Where to Eat on National Oyster Day
Today (August 5, 2019) is National Oyster Day and we’ve fished the waters of the local restaurant scene to find the most shell-shocking oysters around! Here are on the Central Coast, there are plenty of oyster specific restaurants to choose from—and we’ve got your top 5 list ready to shuck right here!
You can’t talk about oysters without talking about Oyster Loft (of course). More than a restaurant, Oyster Loft is an experience. The regional seafood dishes are prepared with so much attention to detail and the presentation is top-notch. You can dine inside or out on the patio with sparkling views of Pismo Beach. This place is a must, especially if you’re staying at one of our Pismo Beach properties—Shore Cliff Hotel or Pismo Lighthouse Suites. (Pictured below: the view from Oyster Loft’s outdoor seating)
Olde Port Fish & Seafood
While Olde Port isn’t really a restaurant, we couldn’ leave it off the list as it’s nationally recognized for its top-quality seafood—including oysters. Located at the end of Pier 3 in Avila Beach, Olde Port is only a short drive from our very own Avila Lighthouse Suites! So if you’re in the mood for some of the freshest seafood around, pay this place a visit!
Ciopinot is a unique restaurant in downtown SLO, as it is one of the only Oyster Bars in town! Their name comes from the contents of their menu, serving up red Pinots with their Cioppino and white Pinots with their oysters. This place has great food, amazing wine, and the best past—no hidden fees! No split plate changes, no automatic tips for large parties, and no corkage fee! It’s a must-visit for oysters in downtown SLO.
Catch Seafood Bar & Grill
Catch features an open style kitchen, allowing customers a first-hand look at the art of food preparation. Located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, right around the corner from the Paso Robles Inn and our newest project, The Piccolo! If you find yourself staying at the Paso Robles Inn, and in the mood for oysters, we recommend Catch!