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1185 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2002
+1 805-772-4407
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Great American Fish Company overlooks the Morro Bay Harbor serving...
Great American Fish Company overlooks the Morro Bay Harbor serving Mesquite Broiled Fish and Steaks that we've been famous for since 1980.
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    Very good
  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, great view, nice staff

GAFCO is a nice spot to unwind and gather with friends. The restaurant has a nautical theme being right on the water that is bit cheeky, but enjoyable. They feature mesquite grilled fare that is quite good. We've used this as a destination for many an American Legion Riders get together and group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Dadbo95
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

GAFCO is a nice spot to unwind and gather with friends. The restaurant has a nautical theme being right on the water that is bit cheeky, but enjoyable. They feature mesquite grilled fare that is quite good. We've used this as a destination for many an American Legion Riders get together and group enjoys there visit to GAFCO. I've read... More 

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing such a great rundown of what we're all about -- I know the rest of the TA audience out there will really appreciate this, too! It's always a pleasure to host the American Legion Riders when you guys drop in for a bite. Happy to read you've always received great service from our team, too -- that... More 

Palm Springs, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy the food at Great American Fish. The staff is courteous and polite. Lots of choices of fish on the mesquite broiler and quite good. We always ask for a seat near the back because the heat from the mesquite broiler (poor chefs/cooks) can get hot. We had a good meal. No complaints.

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Flagstaff Arizona
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had the fish and chips, which could come several ways that make it very non fish and chips-like. We had our 'fish and chips' mesquite grilled, with baked potato and vegetables. The fish is cod, a hearty size serving. My wife really enjoyed hers but I felt mine was just 'ok'. Grilling perhaps makes cod a little rubbery and next... More 

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Thanks for this feedback about your fish and chips! While I'm glad your wife enjoyed hers, I'm sorry your own plate seemed to miss the mark. I'd definitely love for you to give it another try next time! Hope to see you again, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went there once, on our stop before the drive on the big sure. I will make this a short review: food is solid. Good, not blow-your-mind-awesome. Can't go wrong with it. Staff is really friendly! And a really nice view over the bay.

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Leonie, thanks for this short-but-sweet review! I really appreciate your feedback, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you for an even better one next time, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice sit down lunch with a gorgeous view and super nice waitress, food was amazing and the red cabbage salad is absolutely beautiful

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Linda, to hear you loved the view and our wait staff just made my day so much better! Hope to see you again soon for some more red cabbage salad. Best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Orange, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food was very greasy and too expensive. By the water was nice with views. Clam chowder was too thick..have had a lot better elsewhere. Staff was friendly.

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Thanks for offering up this feedback on your visit. I'm disappointed you weren't a fan of the food -- especially since you enjoyed the service and the views. I'd love to have you back in the future so we can show you the great meals I know we're capable of serving. All the best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Exeter, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I liked everything about this restaurant, fantastic food, service, drinks, and the view while you eat, can't wait to go back! This is good for families, and great for a couple too! Lobster, crab and salmon cooked perfectly & great Midori sours too!

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Brenda, this is an amazing review -- thank you so much! I really hope we'll get to see you again soon. Best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I stopped for dinner here while staying in town for one night. The hotel was quite busy as it was a Saturday night, but the wait staff was friendly. My husband had the mesquite broiled halibut, and it was wonderful! The server encouraged me to have the cod special as it tasted the same but was less... More 

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

Thanks for the incredible compliments on our Halibut! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit while you were in town. Hope to see you again in the future, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Ontario, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The atmosphere was very inviting. We reviewed the menu before we entered. We typically enjoy the entire dining experience when we are on vacation. I think we bought into it without getting what we paid for. The food was not quite up to par. it was more like an inland long john silvers but with a few more zeros... It... More 

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

While I'm glad you enjoyed our atmosphere, I'm disappointed you didn't feel the food matched in quality. We aim to provide the highest quality seafood around, and I apologize if you felt you didn't receive that during your visit. I'd love a second shot at impressing you with our food -- I know I can show you what we're truly... More 

Palo Alto, California
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Overnight in Morro Bay & wanted to have dinner on the water. Was able to make a reservation about an hour before we wanted to eat & I think that allowed us to get a window table. Our server, Annaliese, was very attentive & friendly. The calamari appetizer was really good -- cocktail sauce had a nice bite to it.... More 

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Travis L, Owner at Great American Fish Co, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening here in Morro Bay with us, Marcie! Thank you for the kind words about your visit -- I'm thrilled you enjoyed your food and service. Hope to see you back next time you're in town, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1185 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-4407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children

Description

Great American Fish Company overlooks the Morro Bay Harbor serving Mesquite Broiled Fish and Steaks that we've been famous for since 1980.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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