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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent fish and chips!

We ate lunch here the other day on a Sunday -- had our dog with us so we ate at Dockside Too outside on the patio. Food and atmosphere was excellent! We sat right on the water staring at Morro Rock. Had to wait for a few minutes to get a table but it was no problem. LIve music kept... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
LeleLoves2Travel
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Hermosa Beach, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Winder, Georgia, USA
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were sent here by our hotel's manager. It's where she likes to go eat. Had the Admiral's platter, grilled! Fantastic! Fresh flavorful and cooked just right. The other meal was the halibut fish and chips. Excellent! Splurged on a Flan for desert. Price was excellent. The servers were super nice and friendly. Sea lion swimming by was icing on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had takeout from this place; fresh grilled fish for $12 and the Tuesday special oyster stew, which was to die for. Tremendous value and it appeared most tables had a great view of the Morro Rock. Not fancy by any means but who cares when you're in a beach town.

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San Joaquin Valley California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tognazzini's is a great locals spot for fresh seafood . Walk up and order your food. They serve wine and beer bottles from refrigerators. My wife and I got a nice central coast Chardonnay bottle and grilled scallops and fish tacos . Food is great and you can also buy fresh fish from the counter. Outdoor seating on patio and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Want to pick your fish out of a case and eat it 15 minutes later while sipping a beer and watching the sunset on the dock? Then eat here. Enough said :)

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Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We ate lunch here the other day on a Sunday -- had our dog with us so we ate at Dockside Too outside on the patio. Food and atmosphere was excellent! We sat right on the water staring at Morro Rock. Had to wait for a few minutes to get a table but it was no problem. LIve music kept... More 

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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Tognazzini's Dockside restaurant was absolutely delicious. The fish couldn't have been fresher. The chowder was delicious. The restaurant was extremely clean. Our service was excellent. Our waitress, Ashley, was very attentive. Excellent!

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great Oysters both Rockefellers and BBQ with GARLIC BUTTER !! Chowder and the bisque are tasty. I have been here multiple times and always enjoyed my meal and the service !! They serve fresh local fish cooked to your liking. Whether fried or grilled !!

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our family enjoyed the seafood we had for lunch. Great dining on the patio with live music and nice views of the bay! We took a variety of local fish and seafood home from the market to cook for dinner, cod, halibut, sea bass, clams. All was fresh!

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San Luis Obispo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was just okay but the service is what made this a terrible experience. I took my friend here for her birthday dinner and boy were we disappointed. We were ignored time and time again, having to flag down a server after 30 minutes of waiting to ask them to find our server to order. We should have left... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tognazzini's is a particular favorite of my husband and myself. No fighting the crowd to get in...in the Summer there is music in the outdoor fish and chips area and it is pleasant to look at the Morro Rock and have a Dockside view of the boats and visiting seagulls. I have some beautiful sunset photos from this location! Inside... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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