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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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Hours:
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Price is not right....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Ontario, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Ontario, California
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6 reviews
4 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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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Bakersfield
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Delicious ! The ceviche is so good. My grilled fish and chips is delicious. Perfect portion size and the fries with Grey Poupon hit the spot. I really enjoyed the regular fish and chips . It is lighter than traditional battered fish and chips with all the flavor. Service was just a tad slow but not horrible. We will definitely... More 

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

I'm so glad you loved everything from the ceviche to the fish and chips! That makes my day to read, and I'd love to see you again soon for an even better visit. 'Til next time, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Ventura, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Consistently great! Such a variety of seafood and we love it grilled. Frequent visitor and always our first stop for dinner. Try the Ceviche! We've been loving it for 30 years. Great with just drinks or as an appetizer. It is a healthy serving and so fresh. Love it.

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

That Ceviche can't be beat Susan! It's always popular, and I'm thrilled you're a fan. I can't tell you how much your kind words mean to me, and I hope you'll make it back in soon -- I'd love to see you again! All the best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Northern California, today
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Her clam chowder had nice chunks of clam, possibly an overage of potato but tasty; my oysters were plump and rich. I ordered Alaska halibut and it was perfectly grilled over mesquite, served with satisfying chips / fries; my wife ordered halibut fish and chips, which came with a nice, flavorful batter. The carrot cake was tasty and huge. I... More 

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

Thank you so much for all this helpful feedback, Jose! We'll definitely keep it all in mind moving forward, and I'm already looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Riverbank
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Poor quality control, substandard food. Their shrimp cocktail used small bay shrimp in a "soup" of watery sweet cocktail sauce. We ate 3 shrimp and let the rest remain drowning their so-called "cocktail sauce".  1 block away a different restaurant served large shrimp, in a thick tasty cocktail sauce on a bed of ice with lemon wedges.  Their Clam Chowder... More 

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

I believe I've spoken with you about this via Yelp, but just wanted to apologize again for your poor experience. Again, I'd be more than happy to discuss your concerns with you further if you'd like! Hope to hear from you, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Moreno Valley, California
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Great food, service and ambience here. Clam chowder is relly good. so is the rest of the food. Parking is right there and its on the Bay. Great views

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

Thank you so much for these kind compliments on our restaurant! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your visit so much. All the best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Dundalk, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We are from Maryland and we never thought we would ever find a crab cake in any state to compare with a Baltimore crab cake. Well, we were wrong, The Great American Fish Company in Morro Bay, CA. has a fantastic crab cake and we would kill to get this recipe. Keep up the great work folks. We are in... More 

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

The best crab cake in the world?! That's the best compliment in the world, Gene & Ann! Thanks for the wonderful feedback. If you ever get to make it back to California again, I know we'd love to see you back! Best wishes, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Visalia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The service here was great! Fast service and our drinks were always full. Great fish n chips and clam chowder. Nice view of Morro Rock.

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

Wow -- I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience here so much! That view really is something else. Thanks for the review and I hope we'll get to see you back in the future! All the best, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After reading online reviews we thought this would be a good place to enjoy dinner after visiting Morro Bay. It's right on the water in a great location and we were actually able to watch seals from our table. The server was very friendly and fairly prompt but the food was not good. The fried fish was poor quality and... More 

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

I'm incredibly disappointed to hear that the food you ordered during your visit didn't match in the quality of your service. That's not the norm for us, and I'd love another shot to impress you if you're ever in the area again. Best wishes, Travis L, Co-Owner More 

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Additional Information about Great American Fish Co

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

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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