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Otter Rock Cafe

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885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
805-772-1420
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The service here was good and the food was even better. This is a fun place to visit when the music is going. We had a ball dancing to the oldies.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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  • Families with children
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Palm Desert, California
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The service here was good and the food was even better. This is a fun place to visit when the music is going. We had a ball dancing to the oldies.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had a great late night family meal on the Embarcadero with awesome live music. The fresh caught local halibut was cooked perfectly as well as my kids tasty hand made not frozen chicken strips. My healthy chicken breast meal with steamed veggies was cooked to perfection. Our waiter Stan was wonderful. Even though he was super busy he made sure... More 

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Madera, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was OK but way over priced. They charge you full price for a soda refill. The live band was nice to hear. I won't be going back.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited this place later at night in the hope of getting a quick meal. The food was great. There was a band playing which was loud so chatting was difficult but they were quite good.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

if you get there early, you can get a window seat and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor. The service was friendly, timely and knew there stuff. The wine list was short but good. We had the scallops and they were excellent. We had no dessert. Would go back again.

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California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Pricey, average tasting food. Fish and chips were bland. Steak was grissley. Even the salsa was blah.

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Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been here several times in the past and the food is generally very good. But on this visit the service fell woefully short. It took more than 15 minutes to get our first round of beer. That said, the oysters rockefeller were delicious as was all the other food. Just need to work on the bartender.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I ordered a salad and my husband had fish and chips. The food was good. The server was polite. The embarcadero was bustling with lots of tourists but this place was not too busy and we were able to self seat as soon as we walked in. There are large windows overlooking the bay which was nice.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We walked down the seafront esplanade - many restaurants & cafes but we found this little cosy gem. Service was good & the young wait staff were very friendly & helpful with their recommendations. Good choice of cocktails & beerWe had both oyster shooters with tequila & oysters natural - excellent. The steamed clams were half the size of those... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We just popped in for a quick drink - and stayed for the evening. Beer was good, the food was good the service was great and there was a group on!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-1420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?