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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1465
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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  • 60
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Consistently Great

This is our second occasion to eat at Bayside Cafe. We've eaten there two years in a row. Sometimes restaurants vary a great deal but not this one. There were six of us and each thought it excellent. The menu was varied, the service excellent and the food equally so. My wife and I split a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Charles S
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Falmouth
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Falmouth
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108 reviews 108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is our second occasion to eat at Bayside Cafe. We've eaten there two years in a row. Sometimes restaurants vary a great deal but not this one. There were six of us and each thought it excellent. The menu was varied, the service excellent and the food equally so. My wife and I split a large fish and chip... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Living locally we find ourselves returning Bayside Cafe with the hope that maybe we just choose the wrong items last time. The salads are mostly lettuce, the sandwiches heavy on the bread and buns, lots of fish items but not always local. Mediocre lunch items at best. Good desserts. No reservations taken and seating only allowed when your entire party... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Much better than you would expect tucked away in the State Park Marina. The food is excellent, but due to its popularity, there is often a wait. Inside and outside service, and the service is usually pretty good. Nice views and sounds of the seaside enhance the experience. Pretty romantic for a cafe.

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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, outside and inside dining. Right on the marina! A break from the hustle and bustle of the busy embarcadero.

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Concord, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have lived in Morro Bay for 25 years and I love my fish and chips, but these are hands-down the best. I even worked in a seafood restaurant/market for a few years and still believe that these are just amazing. I would highly recommend anything on the menu, but my favorite is the fish and chips. The fish is... More 

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las vegas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bayside Cafe is alway on our must-do list when staying in Cayucos. Good food, good wine list, great staff, fun dining inside or out. Romantic spot at a patio table on a cool night.

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Los Osos, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place has been going steadilyy for more than 20 years, and is nearly always full. (Mostly due to its proximity to a large state campground across the street, but it also attracts many locals.) It really is bayside, with both indoor and outdoor seating offering great views. Food is very good, both seafood and meat offerings. (Try the green... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great food. If you are not a Californian you will find it pricey, but the view is nice. Inside or outside dining.Friendly staff.

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Idaho
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by the marina to rent kayaks, but the kayak place was closed. Consoled ourselves by getting lunch here. We love clam chowder so had that. It was great. Everyone else's food looked good too. Ordered dessert to go because we were too full. Wanted the mud pie, goodness that looked amazing, but didn't want it to melt. So we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Best fish and chips on the central coast. Portions are huge. Anywhere you sit the view is gorgeous! I've lived hdre 30 years and this place is the best.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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