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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-772-4415
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old school service

One of the ultimate experience is old-school dining in Morrow Bay. Everything is on the white table close to the make dining experience very comforting. Oysters on the half shell bloody Mary's martinis steaks and seafood. Class act all the way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Petecwilson
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Simi Valley, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Cleveland, Ohio
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It took about 10 minutes for us to be seated and greeted by the waitress even though we were the only people in the lobby and the restaurant wasn't busy. I ordered sauteed scallops and two veg- no rice or potatoes. Hubby ord halibut and 2 veg. Salads came with tired cukes and carrots and BEETS. Lots of beets. Does... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a table with a view of Morro Bay and the Rock that could not have been better. The atmosphere was pleasantly quieter than most restaurants. The service was prompt, attentive, and friendly. Most of all, our meal was superb: one of the best clam chowders ever (our benchmark is Mystic Seaport Village, CT). Salad greens, carrots, cucumber, and... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the ultimate experience is old-school dining in Morrow Bay. Everything is on the white table close to the make dining experience very comforting. Oysters on the half shell bloody Mary's martinis steaks and seafood. Class act all the way.

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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, service, location and view. Always a family tradition to have one meal at Dorn's when we visit Morro Bay yearly. The breakfasts are wonderful with decent portions. Overall, you can't go wrong with a meal at Dorn's. It will add to your stay at Morro Bay!

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The breakfast is awesome, and the staff are extremely friendly. Well worth the money, and the pancakes are delicious!!

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Parachute, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful views. Awesome service! Drinks are awesome!! Out wait staff, Maria is right in it. Great way to complete an evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We found this by chance. They were very friendly and let us get some food to go in the evening. In the morning we had a delicious breakfast there. Would highly recommend it..

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California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Where shall I begin? Incredible view of the ROCK and Embarcadero. The sweetest, most genuine waitress ever encountered. Perfect pacing of the meal. Fresh delicious quality food. An atmosphere that makes you feel embraced by the community. A new FAVORITE "must have breakfast every time we are in Morro Bay" restaurant. Eat everything!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I had king salmon for dinner & it was really excellent. Service was very prompt. The view is really great as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great view from nearly every table. Our meals (several sandwiches and a full salad) were very good with generous portions. And the bar serves some tasty, potent cocktails. Staff was attentive without being pushy, so we were able to linger without feeling rushed. Good thing too, because the view was great and the ocean breezes were refreshing. Overall, a great... More 

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Additional Information about Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: 805-772-4415
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-4415

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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