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Windows on the Water

699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
+1 805-772-0677
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent fresh food, attentive service with outstanding ocean view. My husband had the cioppino, and said it was one of the best he ever had. My sand dabs were yummy (though I don't think they are always on the menu). Peach and goat cheese bruschetta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LA B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

When you're in the mood for something special on the Morro Bay Embarcadero, treat your group to a fine dining experience at Windows On The Water. Table service is wonderful with views of the harbor and the staff is very friendly and professional. In the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dead-Air-Dave
Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you want a window seat before the sun sets, make a reservation. I'm going to assume the fine dining prices are for the atmosphere and the service, which was excellent. I wasn't equally impressed with the food. I had the Oak Fired Sea Bream....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Unfortunately we picked a night when the sea-mist had rolled in so we didn't get much of a view however it didn't spoil anything and it was still very atmospheric .The food and service were very good making for a thoroughly enjoyable evening -can strongly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brian W
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Like thousands of other Central Californians, for our 3 day weekend, my husband and I made a great escape to the coast for some briny air and the sound of waves and gulls. Unlike those couples, however, we forgot to make reservations for dinner. Gulp....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bre_cregor
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

So many seafood places to choose from. We got local recommendations, checked Yelp and Trip Advisor and finally decided on Windows. We made reservations but didn’t need them for a Tue night. We made the right choice!!! Great oysters on the half shell, cocktails, seafood...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ToprodTN
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Anniversary dinner at our favorite 'rock' spot! Paul picks a perfect tbale for us everytime! Teh english pea risotto with lovster & scallops was over th etop , a new dish for us. Abalone still my husbands fav! The ahi still tops my list and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank maagie2013
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Popped in on the off chance - got seated quickly. Wine list and drinks list was good and not too pricey. Menu was very good. We enjoyed risotto, seafood pizza, and linguine. All were excellent, nice friendly staff and a really enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had dinner on Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. we loved our food, and the view of the sunset / Morro Rock was breathtaking

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 26deanneb
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We booked a room in Morro Bay at the last minute. As we were wandering around downtown after a day up hiking in Big Sur, we found this place and decided to eat dinner here. We were VERY underdressed for this type of restaurant (still...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Katt W
June 20, 2018|
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Response from rmongoos | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen grilled crabs of any kind on their menu, but their crab cakes are excellent. They do offer Sand DABS, which is a sweet, locally-caught Pacific flatfish related to the flounder; this is also an excellent dish.
May 7, 2015|
Response from WindowsGM | Property representative |
Hello, We do offer a children's menu with Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Chicken Tenders and Pasta.
January 24, 2015|
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Response from WindowsGM | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I just received this. When you come in please notify your server and she will help you with selecting your menu choices. Thank you, Windows on the Water
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-0677
  • E-mail
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.
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