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Otter Rock Cafe

885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
805-772-1420
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Ranked #47 of 78 restaurants in Morro Bay
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Riverside, California
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395 reviews 395 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We dined here for lunch on a Saturday. The embarcadero was crowded and we were fortunate to find seating in the cafe. The restaurant has an excellent view of Morro Rock and the bay. The menu offered both burgers and sea food. I found there sea food dishes to be rather good. Fresh ingredients prepared very well. The service was... More

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San Francisco
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was 11:30AM when we selected Otter Rock Café from among the many choices lining Morro Bay. We were drawn in by the expansive menu displayed out front, which also announced breakfast is served until 1PM. Once seated...with a lovely seat facing the water...we were handed a much smaller menu than the one that lured us in. Asking to order... More

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is another place that we frequent, so it was particularly sad that it was not a good experience this time. We went in for lunch and were glad to see there were several tables vacant, thinking we would be able to have lunch and be on our way quickly to make it to another appointment. However, the wait was... More

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Atascadero, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We went to lunch here. We have not been here for a while. Service was good, food was good and reasonable. View was great of the Morro Bay Rock and bay. Will go back.

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norco
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went in on a Monday night and listened to a guitar playing duo that was awesome..we split the Otter Mania..a huge brownie topped with 4 scoops of ice cream and whipped cream..delicious..had their clam chowder which was also really good...love this place!

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Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We loved sitting at a table looking out at Morro Rock while the sun set. Then as the sky grew dark musicians began to play and we stayed because we love live music! The price for the food was fair and the fish and chips were good. I've had better fish tacos.

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Devon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Friendly staff, attentive quick service and good food. Sat looking over the bay watching the sun disappear behind the rock whilst listening to a band and watching the locals 'shake their rail feathers' - fantastic!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

The host was very nice, we got our drink right away but when it came to ordering, we waited 20 minutes just for the waitress to come up and tell us she'd be with us shortly. After another 10 minutes we asked a different waitress for the check just to waited another ten just to receive it. As we waited... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stumbled across this little gem as we were passing through - cool wee place good music and great food! Fish tacos were amazing!!!!

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Bradley
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179 reviews 179 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Although we've had drinks here more than a few times, we decided to eat lunch here during Easter weekend. I ordered the squid/calamari from the appetizer menu and a cup of chowder because I just didn't like the looks of the meals that others had ordered. The clam chowder was tasteless and watery. The squid was the absolute worst I've... More

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