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“Very good but not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Windows on the Water

Windows on the Water
699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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Ranked #2 of 84 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.
Edmonton, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A lovely dining room with a fine view and attentive staff, but the food is perhaps over-rated and it is pricey. Appetizers and sharing a main course is probably sufficient for most.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Friday Harbor, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Must for Oyster Lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are in Morro Bay on a Tuesday evening and are an oyster fan, this is the place. Sit in the bar and order them raw or fried for 75 cents each. Have a dozen and their terrific BLT Cesar with blue cheese. Great wine list by the glass or bottle.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Wonderful wine and dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

After a disappointing experience at the Dutchman's we decided to have dessert and wine at Windows on the Water. Beautiful ambiance, very attentive waiter, excellent wine and the crème brulee is to "die for." When in Morro Bay we will definitely return to this gem of a restaurant for a full dining experience!!

Visited February 2014
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Completely Booked? Not accepting any walk ins! ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wow really, we thought we would give this place a chance. Nope! Won't ever come here. Can't stand it when places do bad business. Never again in my book.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Best meal ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went a couple of years ago when passing through morro bay.

Had one of the best meals of my life! The steak in particular is amazing, accompanied by a lobster ravioli.

All this sat in front of a beautiful view of the bay what the sun goes down makes for an incredible eating experience.

Visited March 2013
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