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All 80 Morro Bay Restaurants

Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
8057720677
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Ranked #2 of 80 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Hours:
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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San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A miserable experience and very poor management (Paul Merkle). We stayed in Morro Bay for thanksgiving this year and we told by our hotel that no reservations were needed for dinner. When we arrived at Windows on the Water, we were greeted by Paul Merkle (who was not dressed appropriately for the occasion), who stated they were booked and "did... More 

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went during Happy Hour, sat in the bar and enjoyed 75 cent oysters on a half shell, fried and shooters! They were really good! Beautiful little spot close to shopping and gallaries, and right on the water!

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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The scallops were perfectly cooked, and we enjoyed the combination of flavors in all of the dishes we ordered. The oil-and-vinegar dip for the bread was so good we kept it on the table long after we'd finished our entrees.

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Walnut Creek, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A friend had recommend we have dinner at Windows on the Water when we stayed in Morro Bay recently and we were very glad that he did. My wife had the Ahi and I had the Sand Dabs and both were excellently prepared. We split an order of crab cakes for a first course and then split a creme brulee... More 

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Lone Pine, California
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The best clam chowder I've ever had in a restaurant, light and flavorful broth, with tender bites of clams. Sand dabs crispy and perfectly seasoned. Caramel cookie-topped pumpkin cheesescake. Harbor view. Service at my elbow when I needed it, friendly and efficient. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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west sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was the only restaurant we tried but although expensive it was well worth it. Definitely recommend it.

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San Francisco, California
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182 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This second floor restaurant features floor to ceiling windows overlooking Morro Bay. Get a window table to enjoy a spectacular sunset. From the moment we entered, we felt welcomed and special. The entrees were spectacular, delicious, and beautifully plated: exquisite scallops with thin asparagus, jasmine rice, and exotic mushrooms and a lightly seared ahi with seasoned black rice in a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Windows came highly recommended and it was well deserved. We had a wide variety of small plates plus oysters on the half shell. Everything was fresh and beautifully prepared. Our server was attentive and the view was amazing.

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Frankfurt
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a later inner at Windows on the Water, so unfortunately it was too dark to still enjoy the great view on Morro Bay you would have during the day or especially during sunset. However, we still did not regret the visit as the seafood, as well as the service were excellent. We paid USD 100 + tip for... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Been eating here for several years,never a disappointment! I have had Birthdays here as well as New Year's dinner. The weekday specials in the bar @ outstanding! Check out Oyster Tuesday You will be glad you did.

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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, Seafood, Californian, Oyster Bar

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