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901 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2149
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food Excellent View

Good Hamburger and Roast Beef Sandwich. One of best views on waterfront. Friendly people and clean inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Leith H
Shady Cove, Oregon
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Shady Cove, Oregon
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good Hamburger and Roast Beef Sandwich. One of best views on waterfront. Friendly people and clean inside.

Thank Leith H
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I go to Morro Bay pretty often, and we have even at several other restaurants but not Hofbrau. We both had the roast beef French dip with a slice of provolone. They were really great, stacked with a LOT of juicy beef. We didn't think we could finish them, but powered through; would make a good leftover... More 

Thank Bob B
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family favorite. It has become a staple when visiting the Bay. The German influence is delectable. This is a fun family place to eat, and so good, we even take sandwiches home with us.

Thank iceroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

As good as dining in Germany itself (which I have) with tasty beef sandwiches, potato salad, beer or wine, etc..the staff is very friendly and helpful...it is right on the bay with seal and seagull in view! A most wonderful place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food was very good at the Hofbrau. We ordered a French dip and there was lots of lean beef on the sandwich. Clam chowder, hot German Potato Salad and fried zucchini were also very good. Although it was a 'mini' sandwich, we shared it. Staff was friendly, but the night we went was busy and a little disorganized. We... More 

Thank Sherry S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

...a stop at the Hofbrau in the Embarcadero will satisfy. Rightly famous for roast beef French dip sandwiches. I watched as the chef cut slab after slab of beef from the roast and piled it...2 inches worth...on the roll. A perfect pickle spear, cold local brew and that Morro Bay view. Very satisfying, indeed.

Thank carlottawa1
DeLand, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Having read rave reviews about this German restaurant, we decided to give it a try. This is at one of the best locations in Morro Bay, right on the water looking straight at Morro Rock. For the number of people who frequent this restaurant, I would think there could be a better and quicker method of serving up the food.... More 

Thank brulor
Corona, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Based on other reviews I read, my wife, my son and I went here for dinner. Started with Clam Chowder, very good and thick. My wife got the fish and chips, very fresh fish and a nice sized portion. I had the pastrami on rye and they slice the pastrami right there, everything tasted fresh and was delicious. I washed... More 

Thank Beach_Explorers_1980
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

You have to have their roast beef sandwich wit au' jus. Awesome. I have been going here for probably 30 years when I travel. Have gone 100 miles out of my way for one of these sandwiches. Love this place.

Thank Michael M
Morro Bay, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hofbrau has been around for a while and the food is wonderful. The fish and chips are very good, sandwiches are very good, love the beef dip, and everything else. Bring money, it's not cheap but it is very good. Service is great and people are friendly.

Thank johntrak

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2149
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-2411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German, Seafood, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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