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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (90 reviews)
“pancakes” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dorns was reccomend by a friend so we had to try it. Clam chowder was good but was not offered crackers. Blackened Swordfish was pretty good but the salad was not. The view was really nice!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank back2ak
Reviewed 2 days ago

Dorn's consistently offers great food and excellent service. The view of Morro Rock out their back window is lovely too. We've been there for both lunch & dinner when we go to the central coast, and we've always had a great experience. I enjoy their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dennislynnee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed the breakfast omelet with oysters. It’s an unusual find but along the central coast of California not impossible! I also found their choice of pancakes or muffins very delicious. The service was very attentive. One thing that would make it most...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 428terryt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Service, magnificent view. A very nice place. The Crab Louie Not enough Crab and what there was they try to Fluff up which damages the original texture of the Crab meat. Overwhelmed by the side vegetables. Never order this dish again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Drift A Dry -
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Dorn's by accident: other restaurants were fully booked for Christmas Eve, but we were able to reserve a table at Dorn's for 7 pm. We arrived at 7 pm and waited with others for a table for 10-15 minutes. We sat at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great pet-friendly spot located just off the main Embarcadero Street with an elevated vantage point. The food here was good with decent-sized portions. The shrimp cocktail was a standout and the service was on point.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MizzusK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we had was excellent. The salmon of the day was very fresh, so fresh is practically melted. A wide range of fish options are available. Highly recommend the clam chowder. It was excellent!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gish0503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time here. The menu is large, a lot of different choices. A lot of fish, but that the location. And a lot of fried dishes. The wait for your food is short, and you have great service. However the dishes are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patriesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is more than a café. With so many eateries from which to choose during a 10 day visit, we ate dinner here twice. As I noted, we had great food, service plus a great view or the bay and rock.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ErastusJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dorn's has a great view and has always had only average food. However things have gone downhill in the food department. Twice in the last month we have eaten breakfast there, and one of the diners received undercooked egg dishes with poor quality canned mushrooms....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slocal
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Response from beachlovers4 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but I can't confirm it, a phone call should do it, enjoy!
November 22, 2015|
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Response from Mick T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Can't help. We're back in Australia. Just call them. And while you're there in Morro Bay, check out all the Australian Red Flowering Gum trees! T g ere are more there than I gave ever seen in Australia in one town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-4415
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