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Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
8057720677
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Ranked #5 of 77 restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Malmo, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Very nice views, good service. The food was good not excellent. I had the halibut and a local sauvignon blanc. My wifes sea food pasta was excellent! Good view of the rock.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner in a fantastic setting and what was one of the top 5 desserts in my life (a triple mousse). A delight.

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Stillwater
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was our second visit to Windows as we transient from the Monterey area to Malibu and then on to Palm Springs. This year we fortunately dined on a Tuesday evening which coincides with 'oyster bargain night'. We wolfed down one and a half dozen on the half shell with a glass of superb Pinot Grigio. WOW! Their blue points... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A lovely dining room with a fine view and attentive staff, but the food is perhaps over-rated and it is pricey. Appetizers and sharing a main course is probably sufficient for most.

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Friday Harbor, WA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are in Morro Bay on a Tuesday evening and are an oyster fan, this is the place. Sit in the bar and order them raw or fried for 75 cents each. Have a dozen and their terrific BLT Cesar with blue cheese. Great wine list by the glass or bottle.

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RaceHorseLady
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After a disappointing experience at the Dutchman's we decided to have dessert and wine at Windows on the Water. Beautiful ambiance, very attentive waiter, excellent wine and the crème brulee is to "die for." When in Morro Bay we will definitely return to this gem of a restaurant for a full dining experience!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wow really, we thought we would give this place a chance. Nope! Won't ever come here. Can't stand it when places do bad business. Never again in my book.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went a couple of years ago when passing through morro bay. Had one of the best meals of my life! The steak in particular is amazing, accompanied by a lobster ravioli. All this sat in front of a beautiful view of the bay what the sun goes down makes for an incredible eating experience.

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La Verne, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Delicious meal and great service on a rainy Saturday evening. I'm not a fish eater but the ahi was amazing! Almost everything is locally sourced so extremely fresh.

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Vaxholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very nice place, excellent food but most of all perfect service from the very care taking waitress. Very good local wine and seafood.

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