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Bayside Cafe

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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
+1 805-772-1465
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I almost always get the fish tacos and if feeling indulgent, share the berry cobbler with lots of whipped cream or really indulgent with ice cream. Great views of the little harbor there. Once we watched a couple facing each other in a canoe..learning how to paddle.....in circles. Another man blindly searching for his fallen cell phone off the dock... More 

Thank Wanda L
Riverside, California
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207 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us had a very nice lunch here around Thanksgiving. Each had something different, with two being vegetarian. I enjoyed my burrito and others said their sandwiches and salad were great too. You cannot beat the beautiful outdoor setting. Very nice experience! Hint - I am told it gets very busy at prime times so plan accordingly.

Thank twofromLA
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The waitstaff at the Bayside Café was very helpful, especially since we had my two-year-old granddaughter with us. The selection of food is good and appropriate for a bayside establishment.

Thank Marlene V
Placentia, California
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I ate here a couple of days ago, while on a road trip to San Francisco. The Bayside Cafe is located right next to a bay, hence the name. They are located very close to Morro Bay State Park campground. We came here because they have a great reputation for seafood. I ordered the large portion of... More 

Thank Luciano L
Fresno, California
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While camping at the Morro Bay State Park Campground with friends we walked across the street to this great small restaurant for lunch. There was a wait as it was the weekend and this place is popular. We sat outside with friends and really enjoyed the sun and ocean air. The ambiance, service and food were all GREAT. We all... More 

Thank EdH61
Howes Cave, NY
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the water, beautiful morning view. Waited only a few minutes for lunch seating and we're lucky to get by the window. Had a crab cake sandwich was very good. The fish and chips were enjoyed By a couple in my party and the small order was quite filling. We started with the nachos, very good! Great little place... More 

Thank micheleemtp
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin's go to place for lunch. Right by the dock in state park. I was visiting from Texas. Great tea, onion rings, & key lime pie. I ordered catch of the day (fish) with cilantro cream sauce & fabulous slaw. I will come back. Our hostess meet all our needs. She was gracious.

Thank Blon2be
San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the museum and walking the little loop trail at the marina. We were seated outside in a nice, shady spot which was very pleasant on an unusually hot day. My husband had the clam chowder which he said was very good. I had the tostada with black beans, lots of fresh vegetables, guacamole... More 

Thank kurseni
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, great service. Can be a little wait at this local hotspot. The Fish & Chips are usually very tasty, today a tad greasy though. Good chowder and decent portions of food. Nice place we will be back.

Thank Chasmosis
Morro Bay, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I've always had the seafood or the California chowder and it's always been excellent the service is fantastic you can sit inside or outside outside has heated tables where you can bring your dog a perfect spot to have dinner as a couple or with friends

Thank Nolan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-1465
Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.

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