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Windows on the Water

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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
+1 805-772-0677
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant. The view is spectacular, the ambiance wonderful. The service has almost always been great. The food is consistently excellent.

Thank John M
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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384 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is phenomenal. We started with salads - so tasty. With bread dipped in olive oil mixed with balsamic vinegar and spices - yum! Our table had scallops, salmon, pork chops, steak, and duck. All we're Perfection! Accompanied by a nice wine. And for dessert, we had bread pudding, which was scrumptious. The view is breathtaking, and the service... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Los Osos, California
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had customers take us here. It has been years since we have been there. The view gets you as soon as you walk in, so beautiful. We had their 3-course dinner and it was great. Everything was so well prepared and the wine pairings were enjoyable. The service was top notch also. Will be back soon.

Thank We4palls
Corona, California
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188 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make the evening special. The food was excellent and the wine flowed. The service was very good with all staff being friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our special evening with the view of the harbor.

Thank cdncarol1
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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and friends were staying at the Inn At Morro Bay and decided to try dinner at Windows On The Water. It was evening, so there was no view. The room is very large and nicely decorated. The flatbread was very unimpressive, the salads were ordinary and the fish (sand dabs and halibut) were just OK. My wife liked... More 

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WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this review

Hello, I want to sincerely apologize for the unacceptable meal you were served at our restaurant. Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food is one of our highest priorities. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that our guests have come to expect from our restaurant. Thank you very much... More 

Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Fine Dining with a view. Great choices and presentation. Staff was efficient and helpful. Good selection of beer and wine.

Thank USAFRetired82
Orange, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

It was a rainy and cold weekend but coming in out of the cold the fireplaces were lit and found the surroundings very warm and inviting. The food was excellent and the waiters were very accommodating being a dog friendly city they even had a place for your dog either on your lap or under the table. The waiter offering... More 

Thank Jonathan M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Seven family members treated me to a memorable meal at Windows on the Water on Thanksgiving Eve. It was a memorable event -- and I mean that in a GOOD way! I began with a fine selection of fresh, tangy oysters -- several varieties from Washington and one from Long Island. My entree was seared scallops with chorizo cornbread dressing... More 

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Ventura, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

With the help of Christopher our waiter, we enjoyed a delightful and delicious Thanksgiving for two. From the making of the reservation to dessert, everything was flawless. The special menu for the holiday included a first course choice of pumpkin bisque or mixed green salad with candied nuts, beets, feta, and cranberries. Second course choices were traditional roast turkey with... More 

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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

It's got a great location right on the Embarcadero, The room is large, but not noisy, as most places are. We went for a birthday celebration and the food was excellent as on past trips. We had scallops and also sand dabs, but they have other meats which we have tried in the past.

1 Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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
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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