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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

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Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 877-552-4467
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered fish and chips and shrimp and chips. Fish and shrimp were both very bland and tasteless, especially the shrimp. Chips are good though

Thank David H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered clam chowder, fish tacos, scallops and clam strips. The chowder was delicious with melted butter they put on top. The scallops tasted a little "fishy" for me but the clam strips and fish tacos were amazing! We went back a second time before we left. Will be back here when we visit again!

Thank Eliscia S
Tappahannock, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably one of the finest seafood selections, freshness and variety I have seen in a long time! Great selection of regular fish of many descriptions - at least a dozen or more - and an equally stunning array of shellfish. We bought Dungeness crab, smoked mussels, regular fresh mussels, salmon, fresh shrimp and seaweed salad. The crab was a tad... More 

Thank northernneckinn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wide selection of dishes from BBQ oysters to all kinds of fish sandwiches plus good burgers & fries get the family pack of fish & chips 50$ for 24 pieces with 5 chips ,slaw, or rings for a little more lots of smoked fish in the market to!!

Thank Mikemhs
West Linn, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While on our road trip through California, Morrow Bay was on our list! We thoroughly enjoyed this great little fish market...be sure and have the fish and chips! Also, came back to select some of the smoked fish offerings...Yum!

Thank Carolyn O
Red Bluff, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good and a fair price. The deck provides plenty of space for big groups and you can bring your dog. You can tell that it is a longtime favorite of many others...

Thank kimnoreen
Morro Bay, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood is fresh and plentiful. Wonderful sitting outdoors watching the seals and otters. Well worth a visit. The Poke is scrumptious!

Thank Denise D
Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the shrimp & chips (A-), Calamari & chips (B+), Halibut (A), Halibut Burrito (A-) and the Crab Quesadilla (Crab was excellent, but too much cheese...if there is such a thing!). The crab is super fresh and the halibut is amazing. Highly recommended. If you are going to have Fish'n'Chips in Morro Bay, Giovanni's is a must. Dan's Tips:... More 

Thank dansmack
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Morro Bay especially to eat here while driving up the Pacific Highway. Your order is placed through a counter window (we chose battered fish with garlic chips) then you seat yourself on the outside patio and wait for your number to be called to collect your order. The food was piping hot and extra delicious! The portions... More 

Thank Alison A
Santa Paula, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always have fish N chips..consistently great quality and adequate amount served for dollars spent. Outside eating area only.

Thank Wyliethepom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 877-552-4467
Giovanni's Fish Market is Morro Bay's oldest fish market and seafood restaurant, serving and providing the freshest daily catches with the best view on the bay. Open nearly 30 years, our historic market and restaurant has succeeded by supplying our customers with fresh locally caught, sustainable seafood, as well as imported exotics, and a selection of hundreds of different types of seafood. Come take a seat on our wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy our famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. Top it off with a drink from our full bar to complete the perfect meal on the bay. With Giovanni's Fish Market, you can even have our fresh fish at your table, no matter where you are! Have fresh seafood delivered to your door overnight, anywhere in the United States. We are very proud of our heritage, and accomplishments over the years. Our customers and community come first in our business - and your opinion counts! Our reputation for quality service sets us apart from other places along the bay. We strive to provide superb customer service, by utilizing a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Come enjoy fresh fish, and a superb meal that you won't find anywhere else but Giovanni's!

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