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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 145
    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
NOT The Highlight Of Our Day

We were playing tourist, and visiting relatives - both at the same time. The relatives live locally, and Dorn's was THEIR recommendation, more for the sunset view than anything else. It was spectacular. I wish the same could be said for the dining experience. The consensus at the table was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
rkhawg
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Lakeland, FL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Lakeland, FL
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273 reviews 273 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were playing tourist, and visiting relatives - both at the same time. The relatives live locally, and Dorn's was THEIR recommendation, more for the sunset view than anything else. It was spectacular. I wish the same could be said for the dining experience. The consensus at the table was that the highly priced food was "just OK". Menu selections... More 

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

At least two things that simply cannot be beat in Morro Bay: Dorn's clam chowder and their prawn cocktails. They excel at Fish 'n Chips, Shrimp 'n Chips, Petrale Sole, and a long list of local specials, but if they served only clam chowder, customers would still be waiting, lined up out the door. The cocktail sauce they use for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our server and food was excellent. Just a nice little tasteful seafood place near the heart of Morro Bay. A block off the water so it seems much less touristy. Lots of locals.

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Santa Clara, California
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170 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Pancake recipe has been used for 70 years....we love them! Golden brown and the views are great. My Poached eggs were done to perfection as well. The restaurant is clean and the view over Morro Rock is iconic. (on a clear day). The staff is very friendly and efficient. The chili omelette was excellent. Thin omelette with fresh tomato on... More 

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Clovis, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Dorn's is a fixture at Morro Bay. It's almost like the rock. Other things come and go, but Dorn's is always there. I had not been there for a couple of years, but did have dinner there about a week ago. The food and service was excellent. It had been remodeled or redecorated and had a bit more elegance than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A special omelet with mushrooms, cheese, spinach, and bacon. It was wonderful! The bacon was crispy and I don't even like spinach, but I loved it !

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Pleasant Hill, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Dorn's opens early at 7 AM and is a pleasant place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Salsa served with eggs on request. Polite and pleasant service. Food cooked properly and served quickly. View of the waterfront adds to the ambiance.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Came for breakfast and was not disappointed!!! The pancakes were unbelievable! The service was great and the coffee cup was never empty. DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!! This place beautiful and delicious!!

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clovis, ca
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Been going here for bout 5 yrs now. This our go to restaurant. Fresh fish specials. If u r a sushi lover their sushi is to die for. Just had dinner here on 4/19/2015 and the sushi was like butter -- just melted in yur mouth. Service is always top notch, food is excellent. Just a great restaurNt. Love it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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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