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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
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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214 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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Carlsbad, CA
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A perfect place for our anniversary dinner, Windows on the Water offers upscale dining in a laid-back beachfront community. The dining room is bright and airy with windows all around, so the glorious view of Morro Bay and the Rock is visible from any vantage. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" and seated at a terrific window table (my... More

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St. Louis
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I dined at three restaurants in Morro Bay during a recent trip and this one is neck and neck with The Galley. We personally preferred The Galley, but a younger hipper crowd might well prefer Windows on the Water (Windows has a bar scene and is larger than The Galley). The view, food and service was all... More

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Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stumbled accross this place by accident and after a few hit and misses in Morro Bay, we were delighted we found this. We sat at the bar and had the best service from Wendy. The pan seared scallops were some of the best I have had and I live in Napa Valley which is really saying something. The oyster... More

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Top Contributor
398 reviews 398 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was lovely watching seals play in the water from our table by the window. The service here is excellent. They try very hard to ensure you are in need of nothing. The drinks were fine, and there is a varied wine list. The menu is varied enough and food is very nicely presented, and was quite tasty. This is... More

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