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Windows on the Water

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American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
8057720677
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    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
SUNSET ON THE OCEAN, BEST BEST SERVICE & YUMMA LUMMA EATS

We made a reservation, the three of us for 5:30 on a weeknight. We were immediately seated BY THE WINDOW. Get a reservation by the window!!!! Facing the big rock. At sunset!!!! Our waitress was grand!!!! Fast with the drinks. Happy Happy girl! So many choices!!!! We started with the crab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Opcal
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation, the three of us for 5:30 on a weeknight. We were immediately seated BY THE WINDOW. Get a reservation by the window!!!! Facing the big rock. At sunset!!!! Our waitress was grand!!!! Fast with the drinks. Happy Happy girl! So many choices!!!! We started with the crab cake appetizer. Ginger on the side and fresh onion... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful setting on the harbour at Morro Bay, watching the sunset. Attentive staff who met our needs. Our dinner was part of a prize package so thank you Windows on the Water!

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Atascadero, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Elegant atmosphere, Morro Bay views, delicious eats! We went here (again) for our anniversary dinner - it was all that we expected. The Goat Cheese Bruschetta - so many flavors in each bite - awesome!

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Los Angels
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We looked forward to a lovely dinner watching the Sunset. We had looked at the menu and already had our fish dishes selected When we arrived we were told they were out Halibut, so we ordered Sand dabs and Salmon. We asked for the Sand dabs to be sautéed We hadn't eaten in 10 hours We asked for bread 3... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The best ever. The view of Morro Rock and sailboats was breath-taking as we ate our spectacular dinner. The food was awesome as was the staff! Indulge into the local oysters and soft shell crab. Everything else was delicious!

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant during our trip up Route #1. We did not have reservation but were given a table by the water. The food in this place is incredible. I had the Halibut special and it was one of the best fish dish I have had.

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Bass Lake, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

A group of us went to Windows on the Water for my birthday dinner and it was fantastic! Everyone had something different, including braised short ribs, seafood linguini, and duck with polenta. Not a single bite of food was left on anyone's plate. Deserts were phenomenal as well including bread pudding that rivals what you can get in New Orleans... More 

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Riverside, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Windows on the Water was recommended by a gallery owner. It offers excellent food and some of the best views of Morro Bay. The service was OK, but not stellar. The ambiance is outstanding.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday night just as the sun set and it was a beautiful view with the rock. We had 8:00 reservations and were told our table wasn't ready when we arrived a bit early we sat at the bar and ordered a bottle of wine even though there were several tables were empty and no one else... More 

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WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this review

Hello I want to apologize for the terrible evening you had at Windows. Sometimes the kitchen gets backed up so I try to help by over seating the dining room. I apologize for not seating you right away. And I also apologize for the service. We try to provide professional service and it seem we did not achieve it this... More 

Morro Bay, California
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and asked for a window table. The sun was setting and we got to watch otters cracking shells and pelicans dive bombing for fish, all against the backdrop of Morro Rock, while we enjoyed a marvelous dinner with impeccable service. I was pleased to see a fixed price menu ($40. for 3 courses), which... More 

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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: American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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