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Great American Fish Co

1185 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2002
+1 805-772-4407
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Ranked #23 of 81 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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Hitchin, UK
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were a walk-in on Christmas night, so Hobson's choice! We accepted the hour wait, and the place was heaving with friendly people - as you'd expect on Dec 25th. The food was sadly much less memorable. Bashed-out fish with little finesse and less taste. We couldn't complain as we had to eat somewhere but this definitely would not be... More 

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

This is so disappointing to read, Tony. It's certainly not the norm for us to have fish that lacks taste, so I'm truly sorry that your experience didn't live up to our high standards. I know we're capable of much more than that, so I do hope you'll give us another try the next time you are in town so... More 

grover beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went last year and had seniors fish&a chips. We're able to get a baked potato instead of fries. Very good

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

I couldn't be happier to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, Susan! I do hope you'll come back again in the near future so we can show you an even better time. Cheers, Jimmy L More 

West Hollywood, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We loved the fresh seafood selection and the prices. Plus they have a hearty senior menu that won't leave you hungry for under $15. The grilled salmon with rice pilaf and choice of cabbage salad or potato with sour cream and chives is my choice. Hubby had the special of the day, fresh snapper with veggies and potato, a much... More 

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

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful compliments on our food and atmosphere! It's so great to hear you enjoy coming here so much. I hope you'll come back again soon for some more grilled salmon! Cheers, Jimmy L More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The family went for dinner to ring in the New Year with deliciousness, and ended up hating every bite. The scallops were completely under cooked, as was the shrimp skewers that we could barely cut with a steak knife. The side dishes were cold and the baked potatoes were old tasting. The lettuce in the salads was old and droopy.... More 

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

Nothing is more disappointing than losing a loyal customer after so many years of dining with us. I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies for your meal not living up to the high quality dishes you've come to expect from us over the years. It is 100% understandable for you to be upset with us after what was clearly an... More 

Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The service was quick and at the same time polite. We liked the quality of the food materials as well as the cooking. It is good value for money. While the environment is well groomed and well kept. The location is excellent with a sweeping view!

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

Amazing views and excellent food? Sounds like a win/win to me, Anna! Thanks for taking the time to share such a wonderful review here -- your feedback means the world to a small business like ours. See you next time! Best, Jimmy L More 

Camarillo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

So many really good fish choices, but the rice is a little salty. Usually plenty of parking. We had salmon with asparagus and bearnaise, and halibut, stuffed with crab and shrimp, and a steak, cooked to perfection.

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

I'm so glad your seafood entrees hit the spot! It sounds like you sampled some of our house favorites, which is great. Next time you come in, be sure to ask your server about more of our sides -- we have a wide variety of choices, and would be happy to find you something more to your liking. Thanks for... More 

Tustin, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My family and I love, love this place. I love the style of the restaurant, it's down to earth. The views can't be beat. We feel relaxed here. We come for many different occasions. We are definitely there for Christmas. Food is great, the servers are always really nice. So you pay a bit more, the quality is worth it.

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

I love, love your review, Tracy! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoy coming in for a bite to eat. We'll see you next time you make it out to Morro Bay! Take care, Jimmy L More 

Fallon, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The service at the Great American Fish Company was timely, courteous and friendly. The food was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. Our server, Taylor, was an example of the right way to do it. He was not intrusive, however, available for any requests. Taylor answered all questions regarding the fish and even went to the cook to see if... More 

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

I'm so glad you both enjoyed your meal, and happy to hear that your server took such excellent care of you -- we'll be sure to pass your compliments along! There's nothing better than a tasty meal and a beautiful view, is there? We're already looking forward to your next visit, and hope you're both enjoying the holiday season. All... More 

Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What can I say, if it's a fish dinner you're after, this is the place to go but, be ready to pay high prices for good food, if you're expecting low prices, go down town. This place is for those that are serious about a good dinner.

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

We're all about fresh, high quality seafood -- it's so great to hear you can truly taste that difference! We hope to welcome you back in for more of your seafood favorites soon. Take care, Jimmy L More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The succulent oysters are lightly coated then deep fried till golden. Take a bite it's crispy then juicy and wait for the salty briny umami kick that follows. Don't bother with the tartar and cocktail sauce. These golden boys are perfect on their own. Great service too!

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

A review doesn't get much better than this! Thanks for taking the time to sing our praises. It sounds like the oysters are hitting the spot, which is great. We'll see you next time you take a trip to Morro Bay! Best, Jimmy L 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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