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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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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic fries” (60 reviews)
“fresh fish” (50 reviews)
“clam chowder” (103 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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161 - 170 of 578 reviews

Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The best fresh seafood locally We all go to this fish store at least once or twice a week it has the greatest and best selection of all so if you want really the best fresh seafood this is it enjoy be healthy Antonio

Thank AnthonyMorrocco
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Antonio - thank you for being a loyal customer!

Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Giovanni's, in Morro Bay, California, is the best, only, place to buy your fish and shellfish. I select tuna and salmon primarily. The staff helps with ideas for preparation and cooking, and have given me direction for preparing sushi. Also, Gio's has an outdoor restaurant,...More

Thank Mizelle
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2016

Wow - thank you for the nice review! Much appreciated. Glad to hear our staff has always been so accommodating. We also ship all of our seafood overnight anywhere in the U.S.A., right to your doorstep. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks again.

Reviewed April 16, 2016

The clam chowder was delicious. Most of the time it's made a bit too creamy for my taste but this was great!

Thank cardiffmoon
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! Our Clam Chowder is actually a third generation family recipe that's won numerous local awards. Hope to have you back again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed April 13, 2016

If your in Morro Bay and doing some shopping along the embarcadero walk to the north end and give Giovanni's a try. Weather your looking for a meal or just something to tied you over you won't regret it. Everything on the menu is good...More

Thank GaryVanNuysCA
Reviewed April 11, 2016

After all the years of going to Giovanni's it's still my favorite place for Fish & Chips. The only other place I liked almost as much was Pete's at Avila, and it's gone from the pier now. It cost us $22.62 for Fish & Chips,...More

Thank Carnutz
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

That's quite the compliment - thank you! We just celebrated our 30 year anniversary, thanks to our wonderful customers. Glad your visits are still just as great after all these years, that's exactly what we would want. You can always expect the best at Giovanni's!...More

Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

A dozen oysters for $20, can't beat that for fresh local oysters. Grilled fish tacos and spicy calamari also very good. Self service outdoor seating.

Thank Moonlight
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

We serve locally grown Grassy Bar Oysters ~ harvested down the street in the morning and then served in the restaurant. Can't get any fresher than that... Please come back again soon! Take care

Reviewed April 9, 2016

The wait can be a drag, and then another one for the order to be picked up. But, who can possibly complain? The food is good, and the mood is great. Do a take out and chill at the Morro Rock watching the seals and...More

Thank elkabelka
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Glad the wait time doesn't put you off too much! Our staff sure works really hard to cut down those wait times as much as possible. Feel free to call in your order ahead of time to at least avoid standing in line. Hope that...More

Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I drive through Morro Bay a couple of times a month on my way to Arroyo Grande. Along the Central Coast there's a lot of great seafood. Giovanni's is the place I stop for delicious food with a great view, or sometimes even just stop...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed April 6, 2016

We had supper at Giovanni's. Fish and chips, halibut and chips and a burger. It was all very good. They have tables out on a patio over the water, overlooking the bay. If you are going to eat at a fish house by the bay,...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed April 5, 2016

We always purchase a bucket of fish and go enjoy it on the beach my kids live it and I think its just the greatest deal around. We always stop here first because the line gets super long.

Thank Carmen R
GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2016

Thanks for always stopping by on your visits, Carmen, glad we can contribute to the fun family memories at the beach. Local tip - call in your order ahead of time to avoid the long line. Cheers! ~

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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
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
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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Description
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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