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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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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Great Spaghetti

I can tell the pasta was made to order not sitting in a pot. Nicely done. Nice live entertainment. A guitarist with his own songs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
desertbirder47
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Ely, Nevada
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Los Osos, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends for drinks, food and to listen to music. Nice atmosphere and a comfortable place to hang out.

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Thank BaywoodBear12
Ely, Nevada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can tell the pasta was made to order not sitting in a pot. Nicely done. Nice live entertainment. A guitarist with his own songs.

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Thank desertbirder47
West Hollywood, California
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a cocktail on New Year's Day while we waited for our table to be ready next door at The Galley. We aren't really beer drinkers so we opted for dirty martinis. I wasn't sure that was the smartest way to go based on what we saw going on around us, but honestly they were perfect. There was... More 

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Thank Luke A
Culver City, California
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265 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A casual, laid-back place full of tourists and locals. It seems like customers come to this place in waves all throughout the day. I found a small table by the window and my waiter - Josh - was busy but very friendly and efficient. I had heard about the Bloody Marys here, and was not disappointed. I was tempted to... More 

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Thank GareThere
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We got here pretty late as most other places were closed. The live music was nice but we sat outside to get some fresh air. Service was excellent and very fast. The food was fresh and hit the spot. We also got some clam chowder which was perfect for the weather. The bathrooms were pretty down and out but the... More 

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Thank Rstowell
Sacramento
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is our go-to spot when we visit Morro Bay for drinks and appetizers. Great view and friendly service. Nothing fancy just a relaxing place to hang out.

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Thank Breatheitin
Mariposa, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Just stopped in for a beer and French fries while taking a break from the shops. Very good service! Would like to go back and enjoy a meal!

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Thank Beverley J
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

very good service and view from the deck and outer tables. its pretty standard pub food although a good selection of brews

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Thank Steve A
Peoria, Arizona
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Nice café on the waterfront. My wife and I were thrilled to actually see two otters playing out in the bay during our whole dinner! Decent food, priced right.

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Thank hoytruns
Palm Desert, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank 457ronc42

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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: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?