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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, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 39
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  • 12
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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
More elegant than expected but casual dress still OK

We were very pleased with the ambience, service and food at Dorn's. Reservations are advised, especially on weekends and if large events are occurring at Morro Bay. The large dining room had excellent views of the waterfront and harbor. Dorn's epitomizes the mood of Morro Bay. Our service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
MonkeyOnTheWing
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Moreno Valley, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Meadow Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The place has been here forever, a friend recommended I eat here. An old school seafood place. Oysters on the 1/2 Shell and a Crab Louie with sourdough bread. Glass of Savignon Blanc, my kind of meal. An experienced waitress kept things straight and on track plus she had a good sence of humor. I had a great meal.

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Cottonwood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The restaurant decor, location, and view is very nice. The food was nothing unique. My scramble was a little blah. This place was recommended to me by several friends, so maybe I just visited on an "off" day.

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Moreno Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were very pleased with the ambience, service and food at Dorn's. Reservations are advised, especially on weekends and if large events are occurring at Morro Bay. The large dining room had excellent views of the waterfront and harbor. Dorn's epitomizes the mood of Morro Bay. Our service was excellent, the wine terrific and the choice of locally-caught seafood was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Forms is one of my favorite restaurants in Morro Bay. They are open for all meals but my favorite is breakfast. Love the pet friendly patio too.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I really enjoyed my luncheon here. Great location and the Clam Chowder was the best I have ever had on the west or east coast - delicious. My sever, Kerri, was fantastic! I would recommend this place to eat!

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Breakfast Review: When visiting friends in the area we experienced Dorn's for breakfast. We were seated near a window with a view of the Morro Bay experience. Our waitress was friendly and made suggestions as to what to order. All four of us were pleased with our breakfasts. The restaurant is busy but our orders were promptly prepared and served.... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This review is for breakfast. The service was very good and the food excellent. Try to get close to the window or outside if weather permits.My one complaint is the wait staff kept trying to take plates before you were finished.

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Thousand oaks ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Wind here for breakfast and it was a good deal the orange juice is fresh squeezed and delicious hashbrowns are great home fries not so much homemade jam and salsa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I ate here for dinner and breakfast. Both were superb. Wait staff night and morning were friendly and efficient. Prices were well in line with the value of the meal. I am not normally a breakfast eater, but went on the advice of a friend. Had eggs, homemade corned beef hash and potatoes. the CBH was as good as it... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were playing tourist, and visiting relatives - both at the same time. The relatives live locally, and Dorn's was THEIR recommendation, more for the sunset view than anything else. It was spectacular. I wish the same could be said for the dining experience. The consensus at the table was that the highly priced food was "just OK". Menu selections... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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