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Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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Ranked #2 of 81 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the wine flight that was offered a la cart fir my meal and my partner ordered a special with recommended wines. Both wrre excellent service was great. Highly recommended. It was dark so we coyldnt enjoy the view but expect it was fantastic given the windows overlooking a grwat view.

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San Rafael, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are from the Bay Area and were extremely happy with the service, food, and drinks. The desserts were wonderfulas well. We will definitely return next time we are visiting the central coast.

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Hitchin, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It seems almost irrelevant to write a review of this restaurant; it has all been said before, below. But: we were three, we had the ginger crab cakes and the mushroom risotto for starters, and the linguine pasta, the halibut and the scallops for the mains. All beautifully prepared, with textures and flavours that played with our taste buds. The... More 

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Livermore, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was excellent, I was with a group of 8 and had excellent service. They offered a 3 course dinner and an variety of seafood, pasta and meat. The full bar offered some speciality drinks that were unusual and very delicious. The desserts were delicious and just the right amount to satisfy your sweet tooth. Chris our server, made... More 

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Visalia, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Whether you eat in the bar area, or in the dinning room (with great views of the "rock"), the service and the food is great. We were there on Sliders Wednesday and enjoyed great beer along with a very good selection of sliders. Windows is known for their outstanding wine selections but Chris, the wine sommelier, also knows his beers!... More 

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Concord, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wow. Possibly the best dinner of our lives. Windows on the Water definitely impressed us. Duck and scallops for entrees, amazing ganache and sorbet assortments, great wine selection, topped with very caring service- I highly recommend for a night out to remember! If making reservations, I would ask for Donna first, but all of the staff are very friendly and... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant with views of water and Morro Rock. It is a bit on the expensive side but worthwhile for special occasions. I would highly recommend this restaurant for view seekers.

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located on the second floor this restaurant has a wonderful view of the bay. We had their crab cakes and halibut and they were excellent.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lovely place to dine. Four of us seated promptly. Window seat. Beautiful view even if it was the evening. Waitress had a full room to serve but was extremely efficient. She orchestrated her team with great efficiency. Started with a Caesar salad. House made dressing on whole leaves and whole anchovy on the crunchy crouton. Fresh bread and olive oil/balsamic... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My wife and I dined here Monday 12/22. Flounder was wonderful fresh and in a light sauce. My wife had the sand dabs which she enjoyed greatly. Very nice atmosphere. Recommend

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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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