Just returned from a four day trip to Cambria and let me just say, I think I gained 5 pounds! They definitely know how to eat there. Here's a rundown of where we went and what we sampled.
Black Cat Bistro (dinner)
We split a dish of the lobster mac n' cheese which I thought was fantastic. They didn't skimp on the lobster whcih was very nice. For entrees, my SO had the sea scallops and I had the salmon. Both were very rich in taste, prepared very nicely and quick turnaround from ordering. They put us next to a wall in a backroom so it did feel like we were away from the action but the service didn't forget about us.
Indigo Moon (lunch)
The sandwiches here were very nice, the environment of the winebar was nice. I had the turkey and avacado while SO had the chicken cobb and he liked that they put gorgonzola cheese on his sandwich. A little pricey, but gourmet which adds a few dollars.
Sow's Ear (dinner)
We had dinner here for New Years Eve. Despite our 5:30 reservation, they had a "special" menu so no early bird specials. We did get a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple cider, plus a new years hat, lei and balloon. SO had the angus pot roast which he raved about. He loved how tender the meat was. I had the lobster pot pie which was more like lobster bisque with a pastry shell. It was delicious although too many mushrooms for my taste. The bread that came in the pot was cute although the first round we had, the bread wasn't fully cooked at the bottom. Again, great service, nice homey atmosphere and great food.
Linn's Bakery (dessert/breakfast/sunday brunch)
We had (!) dessert here every night. We also had breakfast twice. The pie was very good although SO thought the olallieberries were best in jam or syrup and not pie. This was a great place to go for breakfast as the prices were right, the food was plenty and tasteful. SO had both the veggie omelet and french toast during our two trips. I had the eggs benedict and the meat scambler. The sides of fruit and ranch potatoes were great. I would definitely recommend this place for breakfast.
Lombardi's is an un-fussy italian place. The food was simple, tasty but not over the top wow amazing. You could probably find the same fare at almost any local italian place in your own neighborhood. But the prices were good for our budget and I was happy with the amount of garlic bread they brought to our table.
All in all, we had a great trip to Cambria and if you're driving through, I highly recommend it. There were lots of places we didn't get to try (Robin's Chenoa) but hope to soon!