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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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Chowder, Soups
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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 38
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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 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant with a view

We came upon Tognazzini's by chance, looking for a place for dinner. We waited 15 or 20 minutes for a table. We enjoyed the seafood, everything was nice, but the waitstaff was wonderful! They took care of the kids and joked around with us all, a light mood that was certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
pthughes2
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Martinez, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Martinez, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came upon Tognazzini's by chance, looking for a place for dinner. We waited 15 or 20 minutes for a table. We enjoyed the seafood, everything was nice, but the waitstaff was wonderful! They took care of the kids and joked around with us all, a light mood that was certainly appreciated. Tognazzini's seems to be frequented by locals and... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Short wait for a table. Everyone loved their food. We had a variety of dishes and they were all very good. The only puzzling thing was the cloudy iced tea. Hmmm. I skipped that and wen

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Oak View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We ate at Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant on a Saturday night. We did make reservations because we were a large party (10 people). It was quite busy that night. Our server was Robert who did an excellent job all the way around making this a very pleasant experience. Really nice menu with lots of choices. I had fish tacos with fish... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are in town we make it a point to stop here for lunch or dinner. The chowder is great and I love the fresh oyster. Can't say that we have ever eaten anything here we didn't like. This is a locals favorite so if you are trying to blend with the locals this is the place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have to visit this place every time we are in the area. Love their salmon bisque. You can't go wrong with their cod fish and chips. Great tarter sauce as well! Service has always been great!

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St Charles,Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were all super pleased with the clam chowder. We also thought the fries aka "chips" we're crispy and outstanding! However the fish tacos were dry , and the fried clams had a thick breading that obscured the flavor! Popcorn shrimp were average. The seafood Quesadilla had great scallops and shrimp, but too much melted cheese. Do not plan to... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Has been recommended by the motel owner so checked it out. Actually they have three restaurants, and the one I visited was self-service with live music outside. Nice location, you sit directly in front of Morro Rock and can watch the sundown while you are eating. The food here is rather standard but fine for the price.

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Monrovia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were walking by on our stroll on the Embarcadero. We noticed three gentlemen singing and playing the songs from the age when music was music. After our walk around Morro Rock we started to look for a place to eat. These gentlemen drew us in with their music. Yes, they sang oldies, and they were pretty good. You order... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had dinner here and really liked the food. My rock fish was prepared excellently, juicy but not dry at all. We also had calamari, fish and chips, and some other dishes, and all were very tasty. Dockside Restaurant is located at the very end of the Embarcadero, next to the Coast Guard (close to the Rock). We were told... More 

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West Palm Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Simple restaurant with the freshest seafood. We tried oysters prepared three different ways and all three versions were absolutely amazing. The best oysters ever! The fish was equally as fresh and good. Afterwards we took a boat tour of the bay and the boat captain - without any prompts - pointed at the restaurant and said that 80% of local... More 

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Additional Information about Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

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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