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Windows on the Water

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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a dinner to enjoy excellent food and a brilliant sunset. Food on the pricey side but well prepared and the service friendly and quick. Nice spot in Morro Bay

Thank Yvonne W
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the restaurant and food. I was traveling from Northern to Southern California along the coast for several days. The food at Windows on the Water was a highlight of my trip. I enjoyed the Prix Fixe (chef's menu) which was a three course meal with a wine pairing with each. The sea bass was amazing!

Thank CalLuv2TravelGal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Select a reservation time 30 minutes before sunset. The restaurant has huge windows facing west and the sunset is easily viewed (if there is no storm or cloud cover).

Thank Lena K
Hull, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Morro bay ,an overnight stay, and asked for dinner recommendations at our Inn. Windows on the water was recommended. We loved it. We walked from Estero Inn (highly recommend this Inn ) two blocks. The room is lovely with expansive view of the bay. Not a bad table in the main dining room. Service was very friendly... More 

Thank daryl c
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would definitely eat here again. Fantastic fish that was well prepared. The waitress was knowledgeable about the wine selections. Overall, very good and a nice find.

Thank flycycletravel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $30
American, Seafood
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, Bar scene, 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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