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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 187
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    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
What a view and what a dinner

On a business trip me and me travel buddy decide to take the weekend of and drive from San Francisco to San Diego. On our way we stopped for a night in Morro and had an excellent dinner in “Windows on the water”. We arrived a little late but it was not a problem, got a table with a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Claus_Duedal
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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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Odense, Fyn, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

On a business trip me and me travel buddy decide to take the weekend of and drive from San Francisco to San Diego. On our way we stopped for a night in Morro and had an excellent dinner in “Windows on the water”. We arrived a little late but it was not a problem, got a table with a perfect... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The special menu is the way to go. Salad, main entre and dessert for $35 ... $50 with wine pairing. A VERY GOOD DEAL!! Although the rice was in DESPERATE need of flavor. SALT would have helped tremendously.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Truly fine dining experience, full bar, charming wait waitstaff and fabulous food. On Tuesdays oysters are $.75, how can you beat that. They also have farm raised red abalone. I haven't seen fresh abalone on a menu in the USA since I was a kid, they serve it as a starter or main course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had the filet which was perfectly prepared. Wasn't sure I would like a split pea sauce but it was surprisingly good. Great service and the homemade ice cream was worth every penny. Great view of the sunset as well.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A must-try establishment. If you are looking for a nice place to dine, this is it. There were six of us - made a reservation for window seating - great view of the rock and the bay. Friendly and professional staff - ambiance is pleasing and the setting peaceful, especially in comparison to other restaurants in the area - the... More 

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Templeton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ate here last week. Had the sand dabs. They were ok, small not not really the thrill I expected from other reviews and the price. Wife had scallops. Only got three and some red quinoa. Done very nicely but 3 for a dinner meal? Will not return here.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

prices and the dining experience was higher end then the Galley. Food was good not great except for the chef's take on clam chowder made without roux so it was a light base. Really out of this world for flavor especially with the use of tarragon.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere with great bay views. Service is very good and the food is delicious. The shrimp Louie salad was fantastic. Also the bread. Can't wait to return.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We walked in with no reservations and asked for a window seat. There were a few available, but almost any seat in the restaurant will have a view. They have two complete walls of windows. There was no fog and the sun set right behind Morro Rock. Spectacular sight. We were greeted promptly by staff who explained the menu. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great food! Incredible view of the bay! A little upscale but don't let that scare you, still a casual environment. Huge wine selection and the desserts are amazing too!!

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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

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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