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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Clovis, United States
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want some great food this is the place to go. Plenty of things to choose from and the service is great too.

Thank Timothy C
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love Dorn's. Been coming here for years. Most memorable was September 1996 when my wife's water broke prior to us entering for lunch! Alway's a great place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Thank Brad O
Woodland, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found this place by doing an internet search for "best clam chowder in Morro Bay." Dorn's was mentioned in the post. We were looking for a late lunch that would hold us over until our late dinner. The 4 of us in our party were pleased with the clam chowder. Our server was helpful and attentive. We sat near... More 

Thank gshe2016
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this restaurant. Had great views and was nice and busy. The food was very nice (jambalaya and salads with sea food). Wasn't cheap but then I don't think you'd expect it to be. Would go again. Weren't rushed and so relaxed and enjoyed.

Thank TomP1
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family gathering at Dorn's, an historic Morro Bay restaurant that we've patronized for more than fifty years. The view continues to be magnificent, but our food was indifferently prepared and seasoned. The service was unacceptable, especially for ignoring the requests of our guest of honor. We informed a member of the Dorn family of our dissatisfaction. He... More 

Thank Dan K
California Central Coast
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172 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are locals and have been coming here for years. The restaurant is in a great location overlooking the Embarcadero and bay. There is seating inside and on the patio (which has heaters for cool evenings). Their seafood is outstanding, and we have ordered many different fish and shellfish dishes, all of which have been well prepared and presented. There... More 

Thank PalmSpringsVisitors
Roseville, California
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282 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here since I lived in Santa Maria (1950s) and it never disappoints. With a view of the Pacific and big old Morro Rock, it’s a great setting for devouring some serious fish dishes. Last time there, I started with a shrimp cocktail, followed by a main course of ahi (served rare for me)—only $18! Based on... More 

Thank Newsboymac
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was great! Great location and atmosphere. Just a little pricey.

Thank Leslie A
Clovis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in after dinner for a drink at the bar on a Monday night. Met two guys who rent boats to tourists in the bay. Great drinks and conversation.

Thank MovieBuff08
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a patio that accepted dogs and Dorn's does. The patio was wonderful and the heaters were super. Beautiful view, good food, good service and a good time.

Thank Baron87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 805-772-4415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?