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885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
805-772-1420
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Today
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Water front, good food, live music

The food is pretty good for a bar, grilled scallops not fried was unexpected. The veggies were overcooked, but wait, I said veggies! Even with a ten month old, this was really a fun place to eat. We found a table with a bay view that was out of direct line with the band, so we could chat easily... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
jonuday
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San Francisco, California
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  • Families with children
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We stumbled on this mid-morning after finishing a drive from Big Sur. What a terrific each town and this restaurant is the epitome of the experience. The staff were superb.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went for burger, shrimps and beer and we end up staying late that night enjoying Jimmy Harrell & Amaya Rose, she has such a beautiful voice and plays the violin with such a grace and inspiration. It was so much fun, dancing and family ambiance. couples and singles, beautiful gathering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

All I know is that they have the best clam chowder in the bread bowl i have ever eaten also the atmosphere is great and the views are awesome

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I tried this place twice during my first few months of relocating to the central coast. It's got a great location on the water and they have live music but unfortunately I won't try for a third time as there's plenty of options. We didn't get a chance at food or drink because of poor service in both cases. The... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My girlfriend,her daughter and her husband and I went to Morro Bay for the day, and we stopped here for dinner. What a pleasant surprise. The food was outasight, and the fish and chips were great .I had a cup of clam chowder with my dinner. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, and saw to our needs very well.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is pretty good for a bar, grilled scallops not fried was unexpected. The veggies were overcooked, but wait, I said veggies! Even with a ten month old, this was really a fun place to eat. We found a table with a bay view that was out of direct line with the band, so we could chat easily. Had... More 

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Bodfish, California, United States
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It started at the door with two signs - one is seat yourself and one is wait to be seated. So we waited and several staff looked over at us as well as others standing there, but no help. Finally we walked in and asked a server, do we just find our own table and she nodded. Should have turned... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was an excellent location for viewing the rock & the water. We really loved the food as well. Very fast service. I had an excellent Morro Bay Burger & my husband had a BBQ chicken sandwich. Really good! Reasonably priced as well.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Best fish and Chips in Morro Bay. They also have music almost every night. Wait staff is very friendly.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wonderful nautical ambiance and a warm welcoming feeling are the first things you notice about this place. My husband and I immensely enjoyed our food and are definitely going to return in the near future!

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Additional Information about Otter Rock Cafe

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

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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?