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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dominikminnik
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met our friends here for dinner. The sun had just set, our meal choices were perfectly cooked, our server was efficient and friendly.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lenak63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant located right by the water and beautifully decorated. I am so sorry I forgot our waiter name but he’s from the Philippines, he was very friendly and informative with the menu and the wine. Everything we ordered came out perfect, beautifully...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank W3694DLchris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service really nice. Really good atmosphere. Clam chatter very watery. I wouldn’t order it. Nice place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sls1124
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Excellent fresh food, attentive service with outstanding ocean view. My husband had the cioppino, and said it was one of the best he ever had. My sand dabs were yummy (though I don't think they are always on the menu). Peach and goat cheese bruschetta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LA B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

When you're in the mood for something special on the Morro Bay Embarcadero, treat your group to a fine dining experience at Windows On The Water. Table service is wonderful with views of the harbor and the staff is very friendly and professional. In the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dead-Air-Dave
Reviewed October 16, 2018

If you want a window seat before the sun sets, make a reservation. I'm going to assume the fine dining prices are for the atmosphere and the service, which was excellent. I wasn't equally impressed with the food. I had the Oak Fired Sea Bream....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Unfortunately we picked a night when the sea-mist had rolled in so we didn't get much of a view however it didn't spoil anything and it was still very atmospheric .The food and service were very good making for a thoroughly enjoyable evening -can strongly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brian W
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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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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, 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
  • 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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