5 Restaurants in California Cooking Up A Storm

by Ashna Pamnani
5 Restaurants in California Cooking Up A Storm

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Heading to California? Here are five must-try restaurants that you just can’t miss.

1. Santa Barbara Shellfish Company 

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company restaurant offers a variety of shellfish and the best ever sea food cuisine. Located at the end of the shore, this alluring restaurant is perfect for a relaxed evening with great food. We’d ever go as far as to say that it’s one of the better restaurants to watch the sunset. Santa Barbara Shellfish Company is divided into two sections. One is indoors where you get to see the chef in action and the other is the outdoor seating with a magnificent view.Sea Food

Now don’t get us wrong, it’s not that San Diego don’t serve good seafood, but there’s something about Santa Barbara that seems to make it taste a little fresher and healthier. Check out seasonal favourites such as fresh local Dungeness crabber spiny lobster. Warm bread and melted butter greets customers in the form of an appetizer. Barbara Shellfish specializes in oyster soups and meals.

Where: 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA93101

For Reservation: (805) 966-6676

Timings:  11 am to 9pm

2. Windows On The Water

Windows on the Water is an award-winning fine dining restaurant. When in Califoria, treat yourself to something nice and head over to this place for a palatable seafood dish. You just can’t take your eyes off the panoramas through the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows. The decor is quite traditional and the view is pretty breathtaking. Every food is luscious from a wood-fired oven to super roasted foods.

Windows On The Water has been providing their guests creative organic dishes showcasing locally farmed produce ingredients. This restaurant has a full bar with an outstanding selection of beer, wine, and spirits.  Oh! Guess what? It also offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.

One must try the Maple Leaf Duck Breast. For those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the Decadent Chocolate Cake.

Windows On The Water at Morro Bay

Where: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay

For Reservation: +18057720677

Timings: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

3. Sam’s Chowder House

If you’re in the Half Moon Bay area of California, plan ahead and get yourself a reservation for dinner here (around sunset) and never look back.  It’s a must stop for all. Sam’s Chowder House has won numerous awards including “Top Three Outdoor Dining Spots in the Bay Area” by San Francisco Magazine, and Sante Magazine’s Service Hospitality Award. You get to enjoy amazing sunsets by the cozy fire, a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, England style seafood in a casual and coastside setting. It’s well known for Lobster rolls.

Sea Food

Where:4210 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

For Reservation:  650.712.0245

Timings: 11:30am-9:30

4. Nick’s Cove

Nick’s Cove restaurant feels like a secret retreat along a wild and serene coast. It is located at a decent distance out of town. You can enjoy the casual atmosphere and locally sourced oysters in a fine dining. The menu is sourced from local dairy, produce farms and the fresh seafood. You can enjoy one of their expertly mixed cocktails by candlelight.

Nick's Cove

Where: 23240 State Route One,Marshall, CA 94940

For Reservation: (415) 663-1033

Timings:  Weekday-11am to 8pm, Weekend- 11am to 9pm

5. Little River Inn

Classic Victorian architecture speaks volumes of the experience to come, it is perfect for romantic getaways. Unwind in front of a romantic fireplace or relax while watching the sunset from your private deck as the waves crash against the rocks. Dinner covers all bases, comfort foods, fish and vegetarian choices while sitting on your front porch sipping on a nice wine.

Little River InnWhere: 7901 N Highway 1, Little River, California

For Reservation: +1 888-466-5683

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