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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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Chowder
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Great waterfront eateries

We ate lunch at 2 of the Docksides. We had seafood both times. The food was excellent and relatively low-priced. The locations are on/beside the docks so there's a lot going on to watch while you're eating. You order at the counter and they bring the food out to you--staff were friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Issaquah, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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West Palm Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We ate lunch at 2 of the Docksides. We had seafood both times. The food was excellent and relatively low-priced. The locations are on/beside the docks so there's a lot going on to watch while you're eating. You order at the counter and they bring the food out to you--staff were friendly and helpful. Not a "fancy" place, but just... More 

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Central Coast California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This restaurant never fails to disappoint. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is always good and the setting is interesting. It's right on one of the docks where the fishing boats come in, so it's fun to see that. Be sure to have the smores. You get to roast marshmallows right at your table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only found this place because a friend's father lives in Moro Bay and told us about it. He said "the locals eat there, the tourists eat everywhere else." There are basically 2 restaurants, though. You see the sign and indoor seating but out back is Dockside 2. It is outdoor seating and has it's own kitchen. Very casual. You order... More 

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Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the clam chowder. It was excellent. My wife could not finish her "Oysters Rockefeller" so I helped out; lucky me! They are a favorite and they were fantastic. M-M-M-M-M-M Good!!!!! They also serve delicious sour dough bread. Don't tell anyone but I think I ate a loaf.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Three things: 1. If you eat here, you *have* to try the oysters on the 1/2 shell -- they are harvested here locally right from Morro Bay, and are seriously some of the freshest and tastiest raw oysters that I've ever had! 2. If the weather is nice, go to the Tognazzini's #2 which is outside and to the right... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

They have two areas: and indoor restaurant and an open patio fish market/sandwich deli. We ate in the main restaurant. Good service; excellent food; affordable lunch. The fish is so fresh, naturally. I had tempura shrimp; my wife went with oysters. More locals than tourists, so you know it is a good choice.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

All the dishes ordered were excellent -- make sure you try the Chowder Bisque. We had a fairly large group which was accommodated easily .. They serve beer and wine -- no mixed drinks.

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Ripon, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We ate at this restaurant upon the advice of our hotel. We were told the fish was fresh, and we weren't disappointed! We had the calamari...fresh and tasty. Some of the best we have had! My husband ordered the fish and chips and I had the fish tacos. Both meals were quite large in portions and were served with their... More 

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San Jose, CA
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I live in Morro Bay and Dockside is where we go when we want a good meal out. It is right on the dock and there is plenty of parking. I know the fish is fresh because the Dockside owner has his own fishing boat and buys from the other local fishing boats, also. It is the closest restaurant to... 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

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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

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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