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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“This charming seafood restaurant is in Cayucos on Main St. (the main drag) overlooking the beach. (They literally have the best clam chowder I have ever had. I think maybe they add whipped -up cream at the last minute...never had anything like it. Everything I've had there is amazing but I just can't stop thinking about the chowder! Gotta sit upstairs for the ocean view (right across from the beach). There is a bar upstairs too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“Best smoked fish taco...ever. Walk up window feel, ocean views, and friendly staff. Eat these tacos on the go or right no the pier. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“A vast selection of cookies and there are gluten-free options as well. Enjoy coffee next door!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Located near the pier, there is a swing set, great shell and rock hunting, and a great pizza place right off the pier.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Yummy chowder, seafood, sandwiches, and salads. Enjoy a walk on the pier and the gorgeous beach of Cayucos.”
  • 13 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A really unique dining experience in the backyard setting right in cayucos with wood-fired pizza and modern twists on old favorites. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Casino
“Cash only. Best western bar you'll step foot in on the Central Coast. Very unique.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Voted one of the best Italian restaurants on the central coast. They offer fusion dishes and host a handcrafted list of excellent wines to enjoy alongside your meal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The surf is usually safe and predictable and a lifeguard during summer months plus a beautiful walk on the pier. There are walk up food counters at Duckies, Ocean Front Pizza and the most incredble Ruddells Smoke House where every single thing on the menu will melt in your mouth. At Schooners restaurant you can sip a Mojito or Bloody Mary in the bar and still keep an eye on the kids at the beach. Kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, wetsuits can be rented at Good Clean Fun or Cayucos Surf Company. Also public restrooms and showers to rinse the sand. Dont leave town without stopping by The Candy Counter or the famous Brown Butter Cookie company for a sweet treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Now called Honey Girl Cafe, you can get sandwiches and coffee drinks until 2pm”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The service and simple food are both great! Their French Toast is simple but OH!!!!! So good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Clothes Shop
“If you want to learn how to surf, paddle board, or boogie board then you’re going to the right place! Good Clean Fun will provide you with the tools and coach necessary to get in the water and have some fun. They have a great selection of beach wear. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This charming seafood restaurant is in Cayucos on Main St. (the main drag) overlooking the beach. (They literally have the best clam chowder I have ever had. I think maybe they add whipped -up cream at the last minute...never had anything like it. Everything I've had there is amazing but I just can't stop thinking about the chowder! Gotta sit upstairs for the ocean view (right across from the beach). There is a bar upstairs too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best smoked fish taco...ever. Walk up window feel, ocean views, and friendly staff. Eat these tacos on the go or right no the pier. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Yummy chowder, seafood, sandwiches, and salads. Enjoy a walk on the pier and the gorgeous beach of Cayucos.”
  • 13 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A really unique dining experience in the backyard setting right in cayucos with wood-fired pizza and modern twists on old favorites. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Voted one of the best Italian restaurants on the central coast. They offer fusion dishes and host a handcrafted list of excellent wines to enjoy alongside your meal.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The service and simple food are both great! Their French Toast is simple but OH!!!!! So good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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