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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
805-772-4415
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Ranked #12 of 78 restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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South Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Dorns serves ENORMOUS breakfasts and the food is very good for breakfast and lunch. Dinners are a bit "iffy" (mostly bland and unexciting entrees, several of our party got sick after eating their truly terrible carbonara -stick to burgers or fish and chips for dinner). However, this restaurant is probably the only one that is open later than 9PM for... More

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Morro Bay, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our very favorite place in Morro Bay. We love this place because food is of great quality, people are nice and we love the booth seating. Very cozy. They also take reservations. Fish and chips here great. My son had the cheeseburger and it looked amazing. My husband said the swordfish was so yummy. We also love breakfast here. Really... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I think of all the places we visited in Morro Bay, this was the one with the friendliest service. It's clean- hard to do that with sea air and big windows- and not the case with many of the bay view restaurants on the Embarcadero. None of the food was raved about in our group of six, but not much... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place was a back up plan as we couldn't go to our first choices because they closed between 2:30pm and 5pm. Restaurant was very nice, with good attentive service. Reasonable, lunch prices. I ordered the crab Louie which was really good, the crab meat was on the low side, but not low enough for me to complain... My wife... More

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St. Louis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Restaurant was packed the evening we were there but service was attentive. Menu was what I would call "traditional" rather than nouvelle or even updated but we did fine (they offer grilled fish as well as fried and it was very fresh). We also had Oysters Rockefeller. Looks and feels like the type of place that Frank Sinatra would have... More

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Lompoc, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This is not our first visit to Dorn's but I feel I need to review it again since we had such wonderful meals there. The atmosphere and decor are lovely and I guarantee it has one of the best views of Morro Bay and its famous Rock both from in the dining room or on the outside patio. My linguine... More

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GRANGER
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Family members that live in Morro Bay took us here for breakfast, and each of us had something different. My mushroom and cheese omelet was good, but I was surprised the mushrooms were canned and not fresh. The blueberry muffins that came with it were delicious. My husband had the Linguica (Portuguese sausage) and Eggs with pancakes which he thoroughly... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Morro Bay is just 15 minutes from San Luis Obispo where we live. It's easy to just hop on Highway One and jet out for a seaside lunch. I hadn't been to Dorn's for many years after having a professional dust up with the restaurant's supercilious Patriarch, Warren. But he's no longer involved so we visited the well reputed Breaker's... More

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Tim041
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Deep fried artichoke hearts were excellent. Our waiter was great and the atmosphere superb! It was a rainy day, but the view of the bay from our table as the rain moved in was beautiful.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place had the best most fresh oysters in town they are so sweet and Sucklent there food taste amazing my wife love's the scalp slatee it was to die for there service was amazing it was the best food around town

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