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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 199
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  • 166
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
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  • 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
Old M<orro Bay

It is a block off the frontage harbor but has a great elevated view. Good service and the seafood salad I had was outstanding. Some greats have eaten there and their pictures adorn the hallway.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Ron K
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Tucson
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best pancakes in the whole world...well maybe not the whole world but they are very tasty. The waitress said they were from the original 70 year old recipe. The bagel and lox was also quite good. The service was excellent -- the never ending coffee cup! Get there early cuz it fills up fast after 8 AM.

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

When we visit Morro Bay, we always have breakfast at Dorn's because it is immaculate, the servers are terrific, and the breakfasts are hardy and perfectly prepared. We tried them for dinner and sat on the patio with a direct line of vision to the rock. Our food was OK, wouldn't win a prize, but it was good. I think... More 

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All Over
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a little something to get us started on our road trip and Dorn's was the perfect stop! The coffee was great and we splurged on pancakes with add-ons like pecans and chocolate chips. Great view of the rock as well. And the photos on the wall were a real piece of history.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is a block off the frontage harbor but has a great elevated view. Good service and the seafood salad I had was outstanding. Some greats have eaten there and their pictures adorn the hallway.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Dorn's is a must if you want to enjoy great food, nice staff, and yummy adult spirits with a beautiful view of the rock but because it is so good and popular they tend to rush their service which makes it very very noisy at dinner time. Our lunch experience was much more calm and quiet. The food and service... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had a great breakfast here. Really nice view. Food was delicious. Lots of options. We had the fresh fish with eggs and potatoes, and also came with muffins, and a zucchini omelette with pancakes. Yum! Was a little bit slow but busy and the food was worth the short wait.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They serve the best pancakes I ever ate! It came with lots of warm apples poured on top. My wife and I also had our anniversary dinner there. She had filet mignon and I had blackened swordfish. My wife is very particular and she said that was the best filet mignon she had ever eaten.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was the first time we've been to Dorns Original Breakers. We stopped by during our visit to Morro Bay on the 15th of Aug. The atmosphere was a little boring, but the views from the establishment were beautiful. We both ordered the Blackened Salmon with Rice Pilaf, and unfortunately, the fish was missing the necessary spices and the rice... More 

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Ljubljana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The servis was great but the food was nothibg special. No thrills meal, a bit on the expensive side. Will probably not go again, but the meal was not bad.

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Reedley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Took a day trip to Morro Bay for our anniversary. Dorn's was our last stop before heading home. We sat out on the patio with our dog, took in the spectacular views of the bay, and enjoyed fresh caught fish. For dessert we had an outstanding chocolate mousse. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was a great end to... 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, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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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