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Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Californian, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've eaten here several times for business meetings. The main reason we go here is due to the views of Morrro Bay harbor. The food is pricey and not really memorable. If you're going out for a great meal, find somewhere else. If you want a table to talk and look at the bay, then this will work for you,... More

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Ft Morgan, Co
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal overlooking the water as the sun was setting. Great service. Enjoyed the diver scallops, prepared perfectly. Very relaxing and not too fancy.

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've stayed in Morro Bay 3 times and each time we've dined at Windows on the Water for dinner. The first time we Yelped a restaurant that was open when we arrived and we lucked out with a late opening at WotW. Food was delicious, views are excellent and the staff is friendly. It just so happened that our waitress... More

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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visit Morro Bay once a year. We dine at all the restaurants on the Embarcadero. Two of the finest in terms of elegance, fine dining, and service is The Galley and Windows on the Water. We had never tried Windows before as we thought the food might be a little too chi-chi or too gourmet for our taste. We... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is indeed a fine restaurant and every time my wife and I passed near Morro Bay we patronized it. On Aug. 14 we were hosting a European executive and wanting to show her the best of the USA we took her to this restaurant where we were seated right next to a dog. The dog was supposed to be... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a group of six for a dinner at Window on the Water recently. Every dish served was excellent and the service was great without being overbearing. I found that the food while not inexpensive was so good that the value is definitely there because of the outstanding quality. I had the Caesar Salad with White Anchovy and Seared... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by locals-did not disappoint. Showed up at 5 on Saturday night with later reservation. Seated right next to window. Unusual, but good broth-based clam chowder. Great wine list.

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Recommended by Estero Inn where we were staying, we strolled along the embarcadero a few yards. Beautiful location and views, excellent welcome and service, perfect table overlooking the bay. Quality products. We really enjoyed our evening. Lovely performance from musicians. Thank you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice sea food restaurant ! there are many restaurant but this one is one of the best . Don't miss it good service good food !

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Passing through, we met old friends here and it made for a memorable night. All of our entrees were delicious, the presentation was delightful and the service attentive and prompt. You have a nice overview of the bay if you get a table by the windows.

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