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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-772-4415
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Ranked #10 of 77 restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Clovis, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The view is outstanding, so is the food. We had Lobster & Steak, Clams, Swordfish, and Veal all four meals were fantastic. All meals come with delicious hot bread, soup or salad and a vegetable. Our server Hillary was fantastic. She skirts around her tables with ease and takes good care of your needs. We had a delightful evening dinner... More

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Mariposa, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere, nice menu, indoor and outdoor dining, view, and great staff. After a nice dinner experience we plan to return. We originally did not pick this place fr dinner because it had good reviews for dinner, but that was a mistake. Next we will try it for breakfast.

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Your going to get the best breakfast in Morro Bay when you go to Dorns, "The Original Breakers".Not very expensive either...

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CARMARTHENSHIRE UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had a very enjoyable late breakfast. Good choice of food, prompt service, good value. Ended up staying for a while talking to another local dinner who had regularly come here for several years. Would recommend a visit especially when there is no mist – as a great view over the bay.

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Lacjac, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food was excellent. Service friendly and efficient. We sat of the deck and had a wonderful view of Morro Rock and the Harbor area, The only dislike was the long wait to be seated and the lack of parking.

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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have some favorites in Morro Bay and Dorn's has been added to the list. A friend suggested this place, so we tried it for lunch. My wife and I both had the fish sandwich. It was broiled Red Snapper on a grilled ciabatta roll . . . delicious! There were several choices for accompaniments, we chose the fresh fruit.... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Situated one street above the harbor, this is an excellent spot at sunset. The menu is diverse. We had marinated calamari! Which was a first for us. The ahi tuna was excellent as was the dinner salad. Quality product, professional service and location make this a great spot for a real dining experience. The prices are very reasonable for really... More

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Laughlin, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent food, great view and friendly staff. We eat breakfast there at least once per visit to Morro Bay which is several times a year.

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Oceanside, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We have eaten here twice in the last month. The three dots is an average. Had a very nice lunch on the patio. A green salad with grilled salmon and a calamari steak sandwich. As others have said the dour dough is great and the clam chowder better than acceptable. We had creme brulie dessert. Nothing to write home about.... More

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Placerville, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We wanted to hit a place for dinner close to our motel and not directly on the Embarcadero and chose Dorn's and glad we did. The service was good, the clam chowder wonderful, as well as the steamed clams and oysters on the half shell. We will return to try breakfast next time we are in town.

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