Where to Eat in Morro Bay: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,234, down from 10,350 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Morro Bay

1. Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

899 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 59 +1 805-772-7777
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

The freshest, premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from our own farm. An impressive selection of world-class wines. All tastefully wrapped in novel Island decor and overlooking the scenic waterfront. Welcome to a new definition of taste - The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar - the Central Coast's finest seafood restaurant located on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.

Reviewed By northernneckinn - Tappahannock, Virginia

Great menu featuring six “naked” fish from which we chose blackened Pacific Rockfish and Petrale Sole. Prepared and presented beautifully accompanied with mixed vegetables, wild rice, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Made a res for 6:30 and arrived to a beautiful sunset sequence which was artfully shaded with see-through mesh blinds, then at 5 minutes prior to the sun disappearing below the horizon the manager raised the blinds to allow all the guests to enjoy the last few moments of the day! Two main dishes, glass of wine and gratuities around $90 for two guests. Most enjoyable!

2. Frankie and Lola's

1154 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2050 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 8 - SGD 17 +1 805-771-9306
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 663 reviews

Frankie and Lola's

Reviewed By Vanghus - California

If you love specialty ingredients or "hipster" food then I'm thinking this is the place for you. The food is delicious the service is ok and the line is usually very long. I like eating here but I don't like that it's so....something....it's good but...Morewe have no hipster food we use basic ingredients to make everything we can from scratch. Your complaining that we treat you well, as good as a french bakery but somehow thats not ok with you.....shame on us

3. Bayside Cafe

10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430 Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 805-772-1465
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Bayside Cafe

Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.

Reviewed By Woodpecker48 - Walnut Creek, California

When I’m in the area I always enjoy a trip to Morro Bay for lunch and that means clam chowder and fish ‘n chips. My first time at this restaurant and I was super pleased. Great food, good service and reasonably priced. I left a happy man.

4. Taco Temple Morro Bay

2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1554 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 805-772-4965
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 588 reviews

Taco Temple Morro Bay

Reviewed By lwall55 - Florence, Oregon

Wow, come hungry, the grilled halibut tacos were amazing, enough to share if you want to try something else. We all did the carne asada street tacos and they were excelente...

The chips and salsa are amazing especially the lava sauce if you like it hot. What a great place, cant wait to come back.

5. Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 21 - SGD 39 +1 805-772-0677
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

Windows on the Water

Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.

Reviewed By Jon R - San Luis Obispo, California

The bag here is decidedly mixed — the experience can run from "truly commendable" to "not recommendable". On average it warrants a "not bad" but there are potential "not good" problems in the dining experience.

First, the location and the views are wonderful. The ambiance is very nice, with a higher end feel to it. The service is personable, attentive and informative. On the night we were there, they were hosting a featured wine tasting, so we were able to taste the featured wines before ordering. The featured wines from the Onyx winery were excellent. The bread served before and with dinner was very good.

The menu offers a decent selection. Our family group ordered the lobster and linguini pasta, the hanger steak, halibut, scallops, crab cake, and clam chowder. The clam chowder, pasta, and scallops were very good — but nothing particularly out of the ordinary. The halibut and hanger steak were okay but the kitchen tried to do too much with the plates in terms of the potatoes, vegetables and sauces that accompanied the main dish. As soon as those two dishes were served, the presentation of was not very appealing. Those who ordered those dishes ate the fish and the steak, but left most everything else on the plate. Unfortunately, the crab cake was almost inedible. The aioli on top tasted like a petroleum product while the cake itself had almost no taste.

If you order wisely, you may well enjoy your evening. We found that the odds of ordering wisely were about 50/50. Therefore, the odds of us returning here are similar — about 50/50.

6. House Of Ju Ju

945 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2149 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 805-225-1828
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

House Of Ju Ju

Reviewed By uwdawg95 - Rocklin, California

The Leticia Burger at House of Ju Ju blew my expectations away. Paired with local IPA (didn't catch the name), the mouth-watering burger with spicy chipotle sauce, pepper jack cheese, green chiles and avocado hit the spot. The roasted potatoes were a wonderful change from the standard french fries at most burger joints. I also recommend the grilled cheese that my daughter ordered from the kids menu. The sourdough bread slices were massive and smothered with cheese plus a side salad which left plenty for leftovers. Service was extremely friendly and meals for our party of 10 came quickly and all together. House of Ju Ju was definitely the best restaurant for the price that we ate at over the 3 days at Morro Bay.

7. Carla's Country Kitchen

213 Beach St, Ste C, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2058 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 805-772-9051
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 310 reviews

Carla's Country Kitchen

Reviewed By Yosemitesteve - Modesto, California

Quickly seated.Our beverage and food orders were quickly taken and checked on frequently for refills.
I had the country fried steak and eggs.I usually order this wherever I go and this was one of the better ones.My son had the Greek scramble and he said it was great.
Prices reasonable for the quality of food and it’s a very short walk to Morro Rock.
Will be back when in the area!!

8. Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 877-552-4467
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 696 reviews

Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

Giovanni's Fish Market is Morro Bay's oldest fish market and seafood restaurant, serving and providing the freshest daily catches with the best view on the bay. Open nearly 30 years, our historic market and restaurant has succeeded by supplying our customers with fresh locally caught, sustainable seafood, as well as imported exotics, and a selection of hundreds of different types of seafood. Come take a seat on our wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy our famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. Top it off with a drink from our full bar to complete the perfect meal on the bay. With Giovanni's Fish Market, you can even have our fresh fish at your table, no matter where you are! Have fresh seafood delivered to your door overnight, anywhere in the United States. We are very proud of our heritage, and accomplishments over the years. Our customers and community come first in our business - and your opinion counts! Our reputation for quality service sets us apart from other places along the bay. We strive to provide superb customer service, by utilizing a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Come enjoy fresh fish, and a superb meal that you won't find anywhere else but Giovanni's!

Reviewed By Jetkay

Sometimes the line is long, but it goes by fast. The patio has beautiful views of the sea and Morro rock. The Bloody Mary is okay, very vinegary, but you can’t beat the price! Check in on yelp and you can get a free cup of clam chowder. We love the halibut sandwich & the soft shell crab was good too. Generous portions. We will be back.

9. Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 805-772-4415
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 814 reviews

Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

Reviewed By Robincafoxa - Arroyo Grande, California

We were a group of 6 women who all ordered different items from a new server.....breakfast as well as lunch items. Everything came correctly! My Louie Salad was good with shrimp and crab; fresh warm sourdough bread was delicious. Brunch items included a mimosa. My Bloody Mary was excellent! Everyone's dishes looked wonderful.....the eggs benedict, other salads, sandwiches. We ate inside but outside deck looked very inviting. For the area, prices were reasonable.....everything under $20. I will definitely return.

10. Blue Sky Bistro on the Bay

699 Embarcadero Ste 6, Marina Square near the end of Pacific, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2251 (Formerly Blue Skye Deli Cafe) Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options SGD 12 - SGD 30 +1 805-772-8988
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 340 reviews

Blue Sky Bistro on the Bay

Spectacular views and outdoor tables make this "Bistro on the Bay" a perfect spot to relax, enjoy a latte or organic coffee and hot breakfast.Breakfast is served all day. In addition to the indoor seating, there are 18 outdoor waterfront tables to enjoy watching the seals, otters, pelicans and other nature as well as watching the sailboats drift by. There is soothing live weekend entertainment in the morning and it gets a bit kicked up in the afternoon during happy hour and they have their own house wine among a great wine list. The scene is gorgeous and a glassed in area is provided to enjoy the outdoors when it is windy. Sunset is beautiful from this location while dinner is served. Fresh local seafood is the main dish along with pastas and fresh salads.

Reviewed By Bon D - Los Angeles, California

Wonderful Benedict breakfast choices, great view!!!! Very nice staff, pleasant and professional! We will return for sure we’ve been to Morro Bay several times not sure how we missed this wonderful place. We think it’s the best food we have had in Morro Bay. Amazing dinner!

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