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Windows on the Water

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American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
8057720677
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the...
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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  • 183
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pricey, good but not great

Ate here last week. Had the sand dabs. They were ok, small not not really the thrill I expected from other reviews and the price. Wife had scallops. Only got three and some red quinoa. Done very nicely but 3 for a dinner meal? Will not return here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Templeton, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Templeton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ate here last week. Had the sand dabs. They were ok, small not not really the thrill I expected from other reviews and the price. Wife had scallops. Only got three and some red quinoa. Done very nicely but 3 for a dinner meal? Will not return here.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

prices and the dining experience was higher end then the Galley. Food was good not great except for the chef's take on clam chowder made without roux so it was a light base. Really out of this world for flavor especially with the use of tarragon.

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Ventura, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere with great bay views. Service is very good and the food is delicious. The shrimp Louie salad was fantastic. Also the bread. Can't wait to return.

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Santa Clarita, California
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95 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We walked in with no reservations and asked for a window seat. There were a few available, but almost any seat in the restaurant will have a view. They have two complete walls of windows. There was no fog and the sun set right behind Morro Rock. Spectacular sight. We were greeted promptly by staff who explained the menu. The... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great food! Incredible view of the bay! A little upscale but don't let that scare you, still a casual environment. Huge wine selection and the desserts are amazing too!!

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Santa Paula, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Our Anniversary dinner on a Mon. evening. Beautiful view from our table by the window. Ambiance and service were excellent! The wine flights of three, red for me, white for her were a very nice option. Very good wines. The food was good. Crab cakes were excellent, oysters were very good. The halibut was slightly over cooked. I thought it... More 

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Longview, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My daughters purchased a generous gift certificate for a birthday dinner while on a little mini vacation. What a wonderful treat! We had a window seat to fully enjoy the view. The restaurant was was clean and beautiful. Only downside was our server was a little less than bubbly, but the food was great!

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WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this review

I want to sincerely apologize for the service you experienced at our restaurant. Our restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the highest level of friendly, responsive service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority and I am very sorry that you did not experience the level of service and attention that our... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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222 reviews 222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We made a reservation, the three of us for 5:30 on a weeknight. We were immediately seated BY THE WINDOW. Get a reservation by the window!!!! Facing the big rock. At sunset!!!! Our waitress was grand!!!! Fast with the drinks. Happy Happy girl! So many choices!!!! We started with the crab cake appetizer. Ginger on the side and fresh onion... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Such a beautiful setting on the harbour at Morro Bay, watching the sunset. Attentive staff who met our needs. Our dinner was part of a prize package so thank you Windows on the Water!

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Atascadero, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Elegant atmosphere, Morro Bay views, delicious eats! We went here (again) for our anniversary dinner - it was all that we expected. The Goat Cheese Bruschetta - so many flavors in each bite - awesome!

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Additional Information about Windows on the Water

Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
Phone Number: 8057720677
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 8057720677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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