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Bayside Cafe

10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1465
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Ranked #11 of 77 restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This place is walkable from the campground and far away from the kitchy downtown. Where the locals go.Lovely setting. Great food. Dog friendly. Right on the bay. Go to the museum, eat lunch, walk the bird watching trail, and kayak on Morro Bay with one easy parking spot.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had lunch outside on one of our recent warm days, and the setting is excellent! Good food to match. I had the yellowtail salad from the daily special, and my wife did the two fish tacos. The yellowtail was good just right, and the bed of greens went well, along with the sourdough bread. The server recommended the honey dijon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Had wonderful salmon tacos. The staff were very knowledgeable and kind. I loved the choices and service. Even though we waited outside for a bit, the heaters were a very nice touch. We will recommend and return soon. Oh and the dessert menu rocked!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Finding ourselves in a major seafood eating area, and enjoying clam chowder, we decided to order clam chowder with lunch and dinner in each restaurant visited during our 4 day trip. While sightseeing, we came across the Bayside Cafe while looking for the Museum. Being close to lunchtime, we entered and reviewed the menu. Sure enough, there was clam chowder....... More

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Lompoc, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We found this place years ago when someone told us "this is where we locals go for a great meal". The advice was right on and we've been going there ever since. The location is scenic, right on the marina with a lovely water view, casual atmosphere, and outdoor patio, weather permitting. The food has never failed, simply cooked but... More

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Los Osos, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The server was nice enough. We were a party of two and got there soon after they opened for the dinner crowd. Nice location-right across from the State Park campground, and nice view of the boats in the marina there. My husband ordered the fish tacos and I had the chicken strips. I also had the clam chowder and he... More

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st. louis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The best Nachos. Great view on Morrow Bay! Right next to the kayak put-in ! Stop after kayaking the bay !

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Ridgecrest, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I gave The Galley five stars and well, I still do. However, this little gem is even better, if you can believe that. It's in Morro Bay State park down by the docks. I have seen this place for years but never stopped by because I just didn't think it was worth my time. BOY WAS I WRONG! We all... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Have visited Bayside on several occasions. It's worth the time. The atmosphere is casual with an outside deck. The view of Morro Bay is wonderful. Try to plan your visit just before sunset. You won't be disappointed.

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Laguna Hills, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Bayside Cafe is in the parking lot of the marina at the state park. We found it only because we were wandering around in the evening near the Inn at Morrow Bay. The view is terrific and the food very good for a good value. This is a local's dinner restaurant. Bayside Café has a very friendly staff and offer... More

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