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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
805-772-8100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, if somewhat dated restaurant.

The Dockside was recommended to me during a hunting trip, by someone who is used to good, local, fresh food. So, I figured it would have to be fresh. Always the first consideration for seafood!! I wasn't disappointed. They start everyone with warm bread and garlic butter, and a plate of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
GluttonChops
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riverside, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have identified a few places that excel in fish tacos, and Tognazzinis Dockside Restaurant is at the top of the list. Ask for grilled, not breaded and you will enjoy a real treat! The fish is moist and flavorful, the sauce, cheese, shredded cabbage, etc was extremely fresh. You get three large tacos - more than enough for the... More 

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Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

we had catch of the day - shark, fish and chips, clam chowder & side salad. the onion rings were good.

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Beaumont, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went to the restaurant and ordered the fish and chips. The fries were very good and so was the clam chowder. The fish on the other hand was not very appetizing and still think Rose's Landing had the best fish.

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have eaten at Tognazzini's on numerous occasions. The specialty dishes have proved to be excellent on my last two visits. The chef on these occasions presented the entre with flavors/ingredients that added to and blended perfectly with the fresh fish.

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Lincoln, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After asking a few locals and getting the same recommendation from all of them, we went to The dockside. This is the quintessential family style restaurant right on the fishing dock. We loved their food so much we went there two nights in a row while we were in Morro Bay for a short getaway. I had a seafood spaghetti... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times and think this is the greatest place to eat on the central coast if you want local atmosphere, great seafood and friendly service. Inside restaurant is great, but we love to hang outside on patio after lunch listening to funky live music and enjoying the dock atmosphere. Nothing fancy except good memories!

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tucson
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped here after the #1 seafood restaurant, Galley's, had a hour wait and a local pointed us here. So glad we did! The person who greeted us had a fantastic humor and put us at ease instantly. We knew this was our kind of place. We went way overboard on the food since we come from the desert and... More 

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Fillmore, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The restaurant was packed and there was a 30 minute wait so we just got clam chowder to go. We took it back to our hotel room and it was the best I have ever had. I also got a salad and it was really fresh and delicious. Definitely recommend it.

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San Francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Dockside was recommended to me during a hunting trip, by someone who is used to good, local, fresh food. So, I figured it would have to be fresh. Always the first consideration for seafood!! I wasn't disappointed. They start everyone with warm bread and garlic butter, and a plate of pickled vegetables. I followed that with a really nice... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had a delicious meal here for a very reasonable price. The fish was fresh and cooked just right. It was nice to be able to look out over the harbor and also watch people walk by.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-8100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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