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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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“sand dabs” (50 reviews)
“lemon mousse” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (40 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Opens at five and there is usually a line. Make reservations!! The food is fabulous. This is a place for sea food. limited menu but everything is very good.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We came here to celebrate a special event and wanted a nice restaurant with a view. Windows on the Water seemed to fit the bill. The maitre de was very welcoming and immediately escorted us to a lovely window table overlooking the bay. The waitress...More

Thank MaryCath
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

This place is probably the most upscale restaurant in Morro Bay. It was recommended to us by the manager of the Condo I rented. We were walking by and saw the sign for Martini Monday's, and it was Monday, we just rolled into town, so...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Incredible sunset view! They accommodated a vegetarian diet an everything served was scrumptious! Waitress was engaging and super friendly!

Thank G1971YCgeorgem
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Windows On the Water. Beautiful views. Fantastic service. We ordered a dozen oysters, baked bone marrow, halibut and sand dabs with an octopus salad. Everything was fabulous. Our waitress brought us a gorgeous creme brûlée with a candle...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We often go here for the "bar specials", it rotates but includes oyster night, slider night, and several others. Resturant meals are good, but rarely change, it appears as fine dining and is good but somethings lacking. Please don't get me wrong, it's a good...More

Thank RossNeder
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Windows is the place to go for view, food, and atmosphere. It is elegant and lovely, romantic, and delicious! It is the place I always use when I need to buy a dinner gift certificate, everyone loves Windows on the Water. And don't miss Martini...More

1  Thank Leslie M
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We had really looked forward to dining here based on the reviews, and were sorely disappointed. The sand dabs, which were touted as a signature dish, were not fresh; they arrived smelling fishy. The beef was tough, not at all worth the premium charged for...More

1  Thank LandCruisers
WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hello I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. Without your feedback I might never have known of it. It is...More

Reviewed April 19, 2018

Windows on the Water is THE place to go for fine dining in Morro Bay. It’s pricier than most of the other establishments in town, but well worth it. First, there's the location: it sits on the upper level of the embarcadero and overlooks the...More

Thank rmongoos
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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: +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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