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“Wonderful seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galley Seafood Grill & Bar

Galley Seafood Grill & Bar
899 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
+1 805-772-7777
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Ranked #1 of 80 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The freshest, premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from our own farm. An impressive selection of world-class wines. All tastefully wrapped in novel Island decor and overlooking the scenic waterfront. Welcome to a new definition of taste - The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar - the Central Coast's finest seafood restaurant located on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.
Monterey, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We have eaten here many times over the years. The food is always of the highest quality, fresh and deliciously prepared.

Visited January 2014
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Carbondale, Colorado
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“Worth it's high ranking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The process by whIch trip Advisor ranks restaurants and other attractions in a particular town is obscure, and often does not seem very rational based on the reviews of other people or my own experience.

In this case, however, I can believe that the Galley deserves its number one ranking in Morro Bay, based on the dinner that my wife and I enjoyed there. The dining area is nicely furnished and quiet, and most tables have a nice view of the harbor just outside. We both had seafood dishes (scallops and ahi tuna) that were excellent, including the accompanying soup, salad, and vegetables. These and equally good desserts were included in a fixed price menu that I believe was a temporary special. I am sure that the food would be equally good if ordered as individual items, although somewhat more expensive. A wide selection of wines (particularly from the nearby Paso Robles region) was available at typical mark-up prices.

The restaurant is not a "bargain," but offers an outstanding dining experience that justifies its prices.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very average restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Good fun atmosphere. Great service. We sat at the bar. Had scallops, which were pretty good, fish and chips, also pretty good, and clam chowder, which was not good - potatoes were still hard and not cooked all of the way. Not a good value for the expense.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding seafood, service, and ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We dined at The Galley on the waterfront in the coastal town of Morro Bay on the 1st of the year. Arrived before our reserved time of 7:30 pm and were seated in just a few minutes. We enjoyed watching the chefs ply their trade in the kitchen via a cam mounted in the bar. Restaurant decor and ambiance were pleasant, immaculate, contemporary, and tropical. Our group seeks out places conducive to subdued conversation. This fit the bill. The service was prompt and gracious. The chefs did a masterful job of preparing the halibut, rock fish, and salmon we ordered. The fish was tender, tasty, and just about melted in your mouth. I'd highly recommend this as one of the places that really stands out...even in a seafood mecca like Morro Bay. The Galley has been elevated to a "must" for our annual trips to the central coast.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morro Bay, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant has excellent seafood and service to match. This was an anniversary celebration for us and they offered us a complementary dessert, which was very thoughtful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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