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Otter Rock Cafe

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885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went there with a party of 10 to celebrate a birthday. We specifically chose the restaurant for its casual atmosphere and because they had halibut on the menu. Despite having reservations, we had to wait a while for our table, and they had run out of halibut. Service was OK, as was the food. In all a decent experience... More 

Thank David D
Palmdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views and environment on the water. Bloody Mary's are crazy good. Chowder and fish &a chips are common staples in most coastal town eateries but this was a cut above the rest. Chowder had great consistency, good amount of clams as well. The fish & chips were breaded nicely yet light and not greasy. Thumbs up here

Thank Sean-Debi
Wil, Switzerland
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late in Morro Bay and kitchen was just about to close. Enjoyed a nice meal, good beers and friendly service. The live music really made it a special place to be. Really enjoyed Morro Bay, will stay longer next time.

Thank hamacas78
Central Valley, California
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51 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After bought one plate of fish and chips, 9 coronas, my total came to $97.00. if the food were prepared by a gourmet soux chef then it would have been worth it. the food was bland and was once frozen the fish and the fries both. the malt vinegar and ranch were the best part of the meal.

Thank toccara s
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for some late night apps and drinks after a long day of activities and travel on our way up the coast. The staff was very friendly and the entertainment was a plus. There was a good drink selection and the apps, especially the nachos, were tasty. There's a great view of Morro Rock from inside the restaurant/bar area.

Thank Vincent E
Exeter, California
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On 4th of July the other restaurants had an hour or more wait but we were able to be immediately seated here. The Mexican Shrimp Cocktail was delicious. The fish & chips were hit & miss... Some pieces of fish were thin, dry & tough while others were thicker & moist... We had 3 orders total. The clam chowder got... More 

Thank Mommarhonda
lake isabella, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after driving about three hours, my friend and i stopped to pick up my sister about two hours into the drive and decided to go to morro bay for lunch. we checked many restaurants and found that the otter rock cafe had about the best price for fish and chips lunch. wish it included cole slaw but it was very... More 

Thank smithatascadero
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We wanted to spend a fun evening and came across Otter Rock, saw the sign out front that said they had live music. So glad we went in. The band played classic rock which we love, and danced to, we ended up staying several hours. (and having several drinks!)

Thank phoenix519
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you're going here for great food, you'll be disappointed. If you're going for a few drinks and to listen to live music on the edge of the bay, perfect. Neighborhood bar feel but certainly not for families or dinner.

Thank Elizabeth B
Anaheim, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had just arrived in town and enjoyed the clam chowder with a salad. It was very good and the staff was courteous.

Thank skyking92804

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-1420

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?