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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

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Great for lunch or dinner :-)

My husband & I visited the Bayside Cafe for both lunch & dinner, we were so impressed. Firstly, a lovely location, just by the small marina, with ample free parking. There is seating both inside & out, with parasols shading you from the sun during the day & patio heaters on to allow you to enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Frodo848
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Farlington, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Farlington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited the Bayside Cafe for both lunch & dinner, we were so impressed. Firstly, a lovely location, just by the small marina, with ample free parking. There is seating both inside & out, with parasols shading you from the sun during the day & patio heaters on to allow you to enjoy the night sky over... More 

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El Granada, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Food was tasty and well cooked. We had a fantastic view of the bay we had just kayaked around from our table. John from Central Coastal had recommended the restaurant and we were quite glad we took his advice. Great way to finish up our time at Morro Bay.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

The french toast is incredible! It's not like anything you've ever had before. Not your typical french toast, but you just have to try it!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fabulous wait staff, relaxed outdoor dining over looking a small marina, good wine list and excellent dinner

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Morro Bay, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is just a very nice hidden gem. Good food..eating outside in the evening is even pleasant. We had a birthday dinner here for 9 of us in Dec. and it was perfect..N

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Los Osos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've eaten here for years and love it! The owners love what they do, the food reflects their love and care. The menu is varied and excellent and their collection of wine changes frequently and is always good. Their desserts...well, they're too good, especially the mud pie. Oh my! For lighter meals, the fresh fish of the day salad is... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We camped at the beautiful Morro Bay State Park with the intent of some fireside hotdogs. A short walk away we found the Bayside Cafe and after a brief look at their menu opted to forgo the hot dogs and enjoy this restaurant They had a great menu and we struggled on what to order as it all looked great.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been twice now in less than a week. The seating both inside and on the patio is very comfortable & accommodating. We have not had better fish and chips anywhere in the Morro Bay Area. The grilled fish tacos were very delicious. The Berry Cobbler was also quite tasty.

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Falmouth
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111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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

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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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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