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Windows on the Water

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American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
8057720677
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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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Alpine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the start, the hostess gave us an amazing table! The waiter Benjamin had impeccable service. The food was incredible from the pomegranate lemon drop to the artichoke appetizer followed by the sand dabs dinner. The chocolate ecstasy cake was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank nchauer
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delicious dinner, seafood was amazing, service was outstanding! The view of the bay during sunset was lovely. Would dine here again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked a local where a good place to eat would be and they recommended Windows on the Water. The restaurant is on the second floor of a rustic looking building. The interior was beautiful with soft lighting and amazing views over the water. The food was incredible and the staff were all very lovely. Our meals came to us... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my 62nd birthday party there on June 24th. We had a private room over looking the harbor and the Morro Bay Rock. Everything was perfect for my wife, children and grandchildren. The two young women serving us were great and very accommodating. Our appetizers and dinner was perfect. We had 24 persons attending and all our choices for... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure how I was going to review this place because the food is fantastic but not so much the service. Sit at the bar like we finally did and you'll get treated better. BUT the food made it totally worth it. Somebody who knows how to cook taught these guys well and the presentation was fabulous. The first... More 

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As its name implies, The Restaurant is located on the second floor of a harbor side building with commanding views of Morro Rock and the harbor. The food is well presented in a European fusion fashion. Seafood is featured but all is carefully prepared. The is a Price Fixe with wine pairings that is reasonably priced in light of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding here and it was absolutely amazing in every way. They went above and beyond to make the day special. We had 70 guest and every single one of them raved about the food! I personal had a Rib Eye and it was the best I've ever had. But our guest said the Halibut and Chicken were... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we want a really NICE place to eat when we are in Morro Bay, this is at the top of our list. The menu varies so there is always something new to try! We both had the New York Stip and it was delicious!!! The meat was so tender and the sauce was divine!!! I purposely made reservations for... More 

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Winters, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to have dinner here every time we visit Morro Bay! Never have been disappointed . Staff, Food, View..all perfect.

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LA
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is our go to place to fine dine. Downstairs from them is a wineshop where you can purchase your wine - it will be chilled or opened and decanted and at your table when you have your dinner. FANTASTIC VARIETY OF FOOD CHOICES. Crabcakes are the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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