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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic fries” (64 reviews)
“clam chowder” (121 reviews)
“smoked fish” (26 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing bucket list must! You can even order the chowder online now! I would always recommend this place, Giovanni's Fish Market, the best burgers you can get, divine clam chowder, and amazing fresh oysters! Don't make it often to California, but when I'm lucky enough...More

Thank Jesse P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reasonable meal prices. The food was very good and service was excellent. Their chowder soup really hit the spot.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main item we get at Giovanni’s is their fresh fish. The best is their FRESH Dungeness crab. We pick it out of an aquarium full of them and have them cook, clean and crack them. Then we take them home and have a feast!...More

Thank memadilts01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch when in Morro Bay. Fresh seafood of every description, nicely cooked and served by friendly staff. Sit and watch the fishing boats come and go and the sea otters frollick in the waves. The fresh oysters are excellent. Prices...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner. The swordfish was very good - unfortunately the sides (vegetables) were cold when it was served. Overall a good experience, but not exceptional.

Thank Ingo M
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The line was very long even on a weekday. It was 100 degrees in nearby Pismo Beach, so I have a feeling Moro Bay had a lot of people like us trying to escape the heat. It did take a while to get through the...More

Thank Becky A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

it's an order at the window place, and the line was long, but it was worth the wait. Halibut Tacos were wonderful.

1  Thank 26deanneb
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Called to get some takeout since we decided to eat in our room. The manager informed me they were closing in a few minutes. I told him I could be there quickly and he was nice enough to take my order. When I arrived the...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Always the best fish and chips in town. The young lady taking the orders at the window is so kind and patient, and answers everyones questions, you can tell that she really likes her job. Lovely seating area with a great view and pet friendly...More

1  Thank DogLVR12
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have often used their mail order service for fresh seafood and they have always delivered good quality at reasonable prices We also have bought fresh crab and smoked salmon for take out when staying the area. A busy place in summer with a nice...More

1  Thank sinwithzin
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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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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