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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 877-552-4467
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic fries” (67 reviews)
“clam chowder” (124 reviews)
“smoked fish” (27 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish and chips in Morro Bay. Patio seating convenient and dog friendly. Clam chowder excellent. Didn't try the crab, but they have the large cooker going right outside.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marypM3459PJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh fish. My favorite is the Surf and Turf Burrito, but they have great chowder, fish and chips, grilled as well as fried seafood. Only open until 6p, so lunch or early dinner. Sit outside right by the water— great view

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KBinMB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fish lover, going to Giovanni's is like being a kid in a candy store. Fresh fish included ling cod, black cod, red snapper. Fresh oysters and clams, plus many types of smoked fishes. They sell sour dough bread too. And if...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LA B
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This place is a relaxing place to enjoy the local vibe. Grilled fish and cold beer on a deck overlooking the harbor and Rock. It's a busy place. Perfect for people watching. I prefer my fish grilled. They have snapper Veracruz that is fab. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steven S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great for good quick bite outside on the patio. We visit 3-4 times a year and make a point to bring an ice chest. We visit the fish market next door and go home with some great fresh fish. Staff is always friendly and quick....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susansV2838GL
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We would not return here to eat again. Fish and chips were not like you would expect from a restaurant so close to the ocean. More like frozen fish from the grocery store. The shrimp salad had very few shrimp compared to the bitter greens...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1Boredtraveler
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Came here because I was craving their halibut sandwich. Perfectly cooked fish on fresh roll with lettuce, tomato and tarter sauce. Didn't have any thresher shark in the fish market this time. Friendly and fast service with outdoor seating overlooking the bay. Good place for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kendu24
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Go here for the fresh crab - you pick it from the tank and they clean and prepare it for you, we out ours on the patio outside with some garlic butter. Fresh as - YUM!!! Thank me later!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Striving4perfection
Reviewed October 28, 2018

You make your order at one window and pick up the food on the deck overlooking the bay and harbor. We ordered the standard fish and chips and a bowl of soup, our friends had fish tacos, our pieces of fish were very small with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ralph B
Reviewed October 26, 2018

When we are in the San Luis Obispo area, we make a trip to Giovanni's Fish Market. For first timers, the line will look long, but it moves quickly. Great place for picking up a quick freshly cooked seafood lunch.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jason W
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December 1, 2015|
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Response from Trevor V | Reviewed this property |
Not as I remember it's really an informal fish and chip shop with an outside sheltered eating area but the fish was top notch and perfectly cooked the staff polite and friendly. Well worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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
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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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