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Windows on the Water


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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.
$16 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed yesterday

We were here after dark so didn't see the outside view of the harbor/bay, but the interior views were great. Beautifully appointed restaurant... elegant setting. Off season visit by us but we were so pleased with the evening. Delicious house margarita and Tito's dirty martini's....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gloria G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Windows on the Water exceeded our expectations for a romantic dining experience. The dining room is decorated nicely and has a great view of the bay. The service was exellent from top shelf cocktails before dinner all the way to desert. We were impressed with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank U1021CNalanr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food, service, ambience, view . . . Windows has it all! What else is there to say! We love everything about this wonderful dining experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cldkRidgecrest_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, and friendly service. I had the black cod, and it was very good. Had such a great time we went back the next evening as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 26deanneb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have guests Windows is our suggestion for dinner. The menu is varied and without overkill manages to have something for everyone. The Sand Dabs are my favorite but have tried several dishes and they have all been excellent. Lovely view, very comfortable room...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank str0ngina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got together with friends - a total of ten of us - for a dinner at Windows on the Water recently. Every single course was excellent for each of us, and the gourmet club we went with does share opinions on food with one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sandytraveler93405
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate lunch here, and really enjoyed it. I had CLAM CHOWDER & must say it was one of the best i've had. Sitting over the water watching the activiy was nice too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nanski
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Beautiful views,extensive menu, very good desserts. Generally they served good quality dishes. Good service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dominikminnik
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Always a positive experience views, service, menu and wine selection always good never disappointed. There were four couples attending with various tastes and a few with special dietary needs restaurant provided without missing a step. We’re there during holidays , decorations still up gorgeous made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank david a
Reviewed January 4, 2019

We made a 6:30 dinner reservation at Windows on the Water, and they showed us to the best table in the house. They had Moscato d'Asti by the glass, and the dessert wine, Nacina gewurztraminer Wein de Eisbox from Monterey was outstanding. We shared duck...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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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