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Bayside Cafe

10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1465
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Ranked #12 of 79 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We have always enjoyed the bayside cafe as a quaint little cafe on the marina, however, a little pricey for what you get. I had a BLT which had enough B but nothing special for $9. Basic supermarket wheat bread and one piece of L. The shocker was the addition $3.50 I paid for avocado and just had a few... More

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Avila Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband, our two dogs, and I had lunch at the Bayside Cafe not for the first time but we thought not soon enough. They are dog and people friendly. I had the fish and chips which were excellent with a side of cole slaw. The cabbage is marinated in bread ad butter pickling spices which impart a lovely sweet... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was okay, but overpriced. The hostess was not very welcoming and sat us right next to a very noisy party of about a dozen. Our table for three was along the window, but our view was blocked by a post, covered on the outside by an unkempt, snail-infested vine. Our on-line resources said the cafe would be open... More

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Dawn B, Owner at Bayside Cafe, responded to this review

Ii am happy to say that Trip Advisor has been very helpful, to me, because it gives my customers the platform to inform myself as well as the general public as to the proformance of the staff, food and atmosphere of my business. I hope that upon your return visit you will find improvements as well as consistency. Thank you... More

San Luis Obispo, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Bayside Cafe is a favorite of locals. It is located next a small marina and a state park. Kayaking and canoeing are available in the marina. The cafe is very quaint and offers casual dining. Families welcome. Outdoor seating can accommodate dogs. My husband and I like the salmon on a bun or on a salad. The fish and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been going to the Bayside for quite some time now. It's always nice to get out of the heat and be able to enjoy this cute cafe's food and atmosphere! We always start off with their California chowder which is superb! I have yet to have something I dislike. We have tried their enchiladas, burgers,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Small little cafe with varying hours depending on the day. We were there at 2 in the afternoon and had to wait for an inside table for 6 almost 30 minutes although there was seating outside but someone in our group had to stay out of the sun. The food was good and everyone was satisfied with their meal. What... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband loves the fish taco's and we all agree it's the best Clam Chowder we've ever tasted including the famous Boston, MA chowders. Nothing compares in my families opinion.

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Bellflower, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have vacationed in the Cayucos/Morro Bay area of the California Central Coast for almost twenty years. We are always here the first two weeks of July and then whenever we can get away during the remainder of the year. The Bayside Cafe has been our favorite cafe since the first time we visited the quaint little restaurant across the... More

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simi valley
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great place for lunch after a morning of kayaking! Service was great, food was delicious and prices very reasonable for what you get. Didn't care for their cole slaw - not my taste (with turmeric), fish & chips were excellent as was the crabcake sandwich. Topped it off with a slice of Key Lime pie - doesn't get... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We asked a local where to go for fish and chips, this was one of the recommended places. The fish and chips were nice and hot, as were the French fries. Service was very good and it is a nice drive through the state park to get to the restaurant. Great setting by the water

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