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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 236
    Excellent
  • 191
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 19
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

My wife & I stopped in for dinner after a bad experience down the street. The staff was helpful and friendly. The drinks good and good value. My wife had the calamari steak which she really enjoyed. Cooked just right & tender. I enjoyed the clam chowder and the seafood platter. The pieces of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MTS--1000
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Everett, Washington
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Ventura, California
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Lady selected Dorn's for our evening meal, and, as usual, it was a great choice. My first pleasant surprise was finding calamari steak on the menu, one of my favorites. Paired with a cup of excellent clam chowder, and with a rice pilaf on the side, I could not have been more pleased with the preparation and taste. My... More 

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Everett, Washington
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I stopped in for dinner after a bad experience down the street. The staff was helpful and friendly. The drinks good and good value. My wife had the calamari steak which she really enjoyed. Cooked just right & tender. I enjoyed the clam chowder and the seafood platter. The pieces of fish should have been thicker but... More 

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1 Thank MTS--1000
San Jose, California
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location on the hill over looking the main street along the harbor area, pretty much all of the tables and booths have a view of the harbor and Morro Rock. Very nice and simple decoration and furniture, but tasteful decor, and elegant. Stopped for late lunch and was surprised that it was not more crowded, although this is one... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I wanted to find a place in Morro Bay to meet a childhood friend of 40 years ago. She recommended Dorn's. It turned out Io be a good choice. The restaurant has a view of Morro Rock which creates a very comfortable ambience. It's family-owned and the staff is very friendly and courteous. The food is good... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast and lunch here during our stay. Breakfast and lunch was fantastic. We ate on the balcony, and the views were great. Service was slow, but food was delivered fast - it was the follow ups, after the food is delivered, that they need to work on.

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Thank J B
Anchorage, Alaska
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just driving around the area, we spotted a good-looking restaurant on the harbor. It was a good find as the food was good but the view was better. We were surprised that it wasn't that crowded at noon, and the sun had come out after several days of rain. We had a decent lunch at a moderate price, for an... More 

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Los Osos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to breakfast on the weekend and was surprised that there was no line. The breakfast portions were exceeding small for the price. The service was great.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dorn's sits high on the hill with nice views of the harbor some distance away. We had a very good dinner including a Sand Dab entree (small local fish) and were so impressed that we returned for breakfast twice. The menu is extensive for both breakfast and dinner. Dorn's was recommended by our hotel for good reason.

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Thank dpinto100
Seoul, South Korea
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hungry at 430pm, they were open, others were closed. Sat in a window overlooking the bay and Morro Rock. Nice!! The staff did a great job bringing excellent food and matching wine & beer. AND, the carrot cake was special indeed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Bay view, harbor view, high quality restaurant located on cliff above the bay with very good food and a history of famous visitors.

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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, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?