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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Great Breakfast

Very pleasant view property. Service was very good. Menu was quite varied and all in our group were very happy with the results. Would recommend to all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Lee S
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Sparks, Nevada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Everything was fine - just didn't quite live up to the build up from reviews and friends. I don't love fish but my wife said it was good and she orders fish often. good view and service.

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Sparks, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant view property. Service was very good. Menu was quite varied and all in our group were very happy with the results. Would recommend to all.

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Long Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Breakfast options are creative, well prepared and huge. Omelets are big enough to share. When you order a muffin with breakfast you receive two. Staff are attentive and helpful. Great view and outside patio. Very busy on weekends.

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Morro Bay, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In 12 years of living here, we have never had a bad or so-so meal at Dorn's. It serves as our go-to place for any guests that come to town. There is an outdoor patio and many tables/booths window side for views of the harbor and Embarcadero below. Set up on the hill, you get a great perspective. Nice variety... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On April 7, 2015 my cousin and I had dinner for the first time, at Dorn's and it was delicious. We had clam chowder, shrimp scampi and the assorted fried fish platter. Melanie, our server took great care of us and we were thoroughly satisfied with the service and food. On April 9, 2015, the final night of our trip... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was the best clam chowder I have ever had. They have white and red chowder, try the white one! It's a lovely little restaurant by the harbor and it comes with scenic views of the Morro Bay rock. The ambience is classy-chilled (almost a bit New England style) and the service was attentive and warm. Oh, and it's very... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Dorn's had our favorite Clam Chowder. The restaurant is very nice, friendly staff and great views! We also enjoyed a great burger and chicken avocado sandwich!

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Brought grandma, the wife and 3 kids here for lunch, and all were satisfied. Excellent oysters, delicious blackened swordfish sandwich, and awesome seafood linguini. This was the best of 3 restaurants we at at during our visit to the area, and prices were the best, too.

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san luis obispo, ca
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a competent Morro Bay staple. The food is not outstanding, but is consistently competent. Service is usually very good, and the setting is gorgeous, overlooking Morro Bay's harbor. The Galley is a better choice for seafood.

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Morro Bay, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are regular diners at this establishment for dinner or lunch. It has been our mission to try all the restaurants in Morro Bay and Dorn's in the place we decided was the place we go to for dinner and, occasionally, lunch. The food is always cooked as requested. The quality of the food is quite high. The clam chowder... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?