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Windows on the Water

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Seafood, American, Pacific Rim
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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered the Bouillabaisse. It had a good assortment of seafood. The texture of the seafood was a soft as in over cooked. The menu stated a Saffron Fumet, which was undetectable. My wife had Abalone, which she liked very much. The waitress had given me the wine list and did not return. I tracked her down to give her... More 

Thank John W
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

end of August, it is one of the best place in Morro Bay ;o) Nice friendly service , good food, and Great view directly in front of the sea and Morro Rock.

Thank anne k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got in on a cancellation and had the best meal of our trip. I had the Chef's meal which included wine parings for the three courses. Also just happened to be there at sunset on a beautiful clear day.

Thank Ruth F
Cleveland, Ohio
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This second floor on the water white table cloth restaurant was the best during our stay. Awesome uninterrupted views of the marina and rock with great sunsets. Food and drink a bit pricey, but turned out to be well worth it... 4 of us and all agreed. Great wait staff, too

1 Thank TravelerDan1
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends who had recommended this restaurant and we all were very happy with our orders. The scallops entree was really delicious and the fish is really excellent.

1 Thank kathymcallen
Westlake Village, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wedding reception and can not rave enough about the food and the people. Everything was fantastic. The service was flawless and everything about the food from start to finish was perfect. Add the view of the bay and it becomes a must visit whenever in town.

1 Thank Sterph1
Fresno, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had drinks and appetizers here and enjoyed a fantastic sunset. The wine list here is extensive and there are some hidden gems on there as well. Unfortunately, the bottle we wanted was not available. We received advice from the sommelier and selected a bottle of wine that was very good. We had the crab cake, abalone, and I got a... More 

Thank Justin L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially came here for the 50 cent oyster Tuesday, but they were out of oysters at the bar so we decided to eat in the restaurant instead. We weren't expecting much but came away incredibly impressed with the food, service and staff. Our server, Melia, was incredibly knowledgeable about the local oysters, the fish preparation and their wine list.... More 

1 Thank Mark S
Orange county, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic evening with friends at Windows on the Water!! The view, the food, the service and the conversations were all amazing. The Mushroom Risotto, the Peppercorn Steak and the Coconut Cheesecake were standout favorites.. Would recommend to anyone visiting or living in the area..

Thank Marcy C
Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Let me begin by saying I am biased. I even loved this place when it wasn't "Windows on the Water." My readers know that I try to be objective. But this place has all of the elements of a great restaurant in my estimation. I love the visible working kitchen; the aptly stocked and "womanned" (not manned) bar and the... More 

1 Thank CulinaryEye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $30
Seafood, American, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
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: 8057720677
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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