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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 37
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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
Most recent review
Great place for lunch with the family

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Lincoln, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Dorn's has been at this location since the early 40's and still does a commendable job of providing good food with a nice ambiance. It sits up high enough so you have an unobstructed view of the bay and Morro Rock.

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California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Dorn's is lovely for lunch because you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the wind and the sea breeze and maybe a mimosa or two. LOL The atmosphere is lovely. The food is yummy and the staff is very kind and go above and beyond for their customers. Great place to visit while in town. :)

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San Diego, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I read the reviews and didn't know what to expect. I would definitely recommend for breakfast or lunch. The view is great toward the sea and everyone at our table raved about their food. Our server was pleasant and suggested a favorite which was excellent. If you are visiting SLO I would make the trek over to Morro Bay!

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Reedley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go have breakfast here on our last day in Morro Bay. We were seated quickly and the beverage service was very fast! It took a while for us to order, which was totally fine because it was our first time there and we were checking out the menu. The view of the Bay was awesome! We ordered... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Above and beyond service.. Great food and beautiful views. Excellent Service as well as food.. These people, know how to run a business.

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Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great food, great view, great service.. I don't have any complaints. We really enjoyed this restaurant and will be back!

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FRESNO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I made dinner reservations 2 weeks before the 14th and was able to get the time I wanted and the Patio location for dinner was just perfect. We enjoyed drinks and dinner while watching the sunset on Valentines Day evening. (our two 4 legged kids were also with us, pet friendly on the patio). The table was kicked up a... 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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