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Windows on the Water

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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • 210
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Beautiful View - Top Notch in Morro

Very nice, great food, good staff and of course beautiful view of the harbor. Also a very good wine list from nearby areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DavidNolanCook
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Oxnard, California
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Chandler, AZ
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a steak, a pizza, a risotto appetizer and beverages (iced tea and soda). The risotto appetizer was excellent and we thought we were in for a treat. When the steak arrived, I could not cut it. I sawed away at each piece. It simply was really, really tough. I checked the grain and tried a different angle for... More 

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Oxnard, California
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, great food, good staff and of course beautiful view of the harbor. Also a very good wine list from nearby areas.

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Thank DavidNolanCook
Newton, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant on the water, so a reservation would be a good idea even during the week. We shared a salad to start, and they were happy to do that, followed by a lamb entree that was very tender and flavorful, and a moist grilled Salmon. Windows is a very attractive but noisy space, so conversation... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Windows on the Water is always a great experience ,the staff is always cheerful and welcoming for you and your guests.The sail boats are right next to you as you enjoy the Bay and Ocean and the great view of the world famous Historical "Morro Rock". You can enjoy seeing sail boats and Kayaks make their way in and out... More 

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Thank Ken V
Solvang, California
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many fine dining restaurants to pick from in Morro Bay. We chose this one because of it's view, décor, and past great reviews. We thought the food was very good, but not excellent, especially for the price. We ordered a Margarita Pizza as an appetizer. It was good, but not very flavorful. The crust should have been... More 

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Thank Greg W
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was wonderful. The food was outstanding, fresh and healthy choices. It's upscale and a bit pricey but worth it. I highly recommend.

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Thank Scott D
Penn Valley
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel clerk. She told us it was pricey and it was. It was well after sunset so we just had a view of the breakwater and dock lights. The food was excellent although the main course was slow to arrive. We would not hesitate to eat there again.

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Thank Cat320
Edmonton, Canada
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923 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend this restaurant as everything we ordered was delicious and was served with care and attention to detail. We were seated at a window with great views of the water and sunset. The menu is updated daily to reflect the fresh catch of the day. We were impressed with the warm welcome, excellent service and noteworthy food. We... More 

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Los Osos
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have often been to Windows on the Water, and never been disappointed. The daily bar specials are often good - we've particularly enjoyed the sliders on Wednesdays.

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Thank judithcadigan
Redondo Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Awesome view, excellent service and beautiful food. I had the Osobuco and it was delicious. Also the bread pudding was excellent and not to be missed. Wonderful wine choices as well!

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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: Seafood, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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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