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Bayside Cafe

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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1465
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the...
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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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a treat

This cafe is best when weather is good and you can sit outside. Food consistently good, staff friendly and helpful, good value. One of the few healthy choices for dinner in a Morri Bay/ Los Osos wasteland of dinner options.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda P
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is best when weather is good and you can sit outside. Food consistently good, staff friendly and helpful, good value. One of the few healthy choices for dinner in a Morri Bay/ Los Osos wasteland of dinner options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This has been a must for friends and family for many years. A quaint spot near the state park and golf course with fresh fish, healthy salads, and a beautiful view of the bay. A lovely manager with great staff..

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is outstanding from the clam chowder to the fish and chips, crab cake to fish tacos this cafe was wonderful. The service was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend and go back!

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Thank Erin M
Los Osos, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The menu is limited but everything I've eaten there has been tasty. Freshly prepared and quickly served. You can also take your dog if you eat on the patio. The views of the Bay couldn't be better. Enjoy!

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Thank Danna W
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had the Tri tip sandwich, it was so moist and delicious, my husband had the cod grilled tacos and my husband said they were excellent.

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Thank Lovetohittheroad2
Los Osos, California
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Been a few years, and the new menu is a big improvement. A former weekly special, the green chile soup, is now a menu fixture. Better yet, a new item, California Chowder, has been added--a side-by-side in the same bowl of the green chile soup and their excellent clam chowder. Several other new items on the large menu also worth... More 

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Thank harold b
california
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Bayside Cafe has been around for years and is always packed - strangely, this is the first time I've eaten there. We were there around 1 pm and waited about 5 minutes for a table. There were several open tables, so not sure why they waited to seat the people who were waiting. The menu has burgers, seafood, salads and... More 

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Thank newawil
Alamo, California
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We shared the lunch special of seafood tacos and the really good fish and chips. The serving crew is an excellent team. The location is all alone on the small quiet marina, close to the wetlands walkway, and a few minutes from the Monarch butterflies in the camp ground. May be a little pricey, though clearly really popular. Even on... More 

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Thank BobOxenburgh
Morro Bay, Calif., United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

They have an original Clam Chowder which they call the California Chowder. Awesome has a dollop of Green chilli soup splashed on top..Their Sammon is always right off the boat and the Fish and Chips is always fresh and crisp...

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Thank Gary Chris C
Morro Bay, California, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been to the Bayside many times and always had a good experience. The setting by Morro Bay is lovely and the food is good. I especially love the fish tostadas.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: (805) 772-1465

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view

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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