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Bayside Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

fish and chips on the outside patio was nice after a long drive getting to the Morro Bay area from Sacramento

Thank JudyfromSac
Morro Bay, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my go-to places when company comes or for special celebrations. No one has ever complained about the quality of their meal and the. Servers and hostesses are all very people-oriented and make you feel very welcomed. The location is an iconic one for this area and is pleasantly funky, right next to the docked boats in... More 

Thank SuzanneinMB
Glendale, California
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is right on the water, on the other side is a golf course, and State Park. The beautiful setting is only one of the things that is great about this place. The food was excellent and the Staff was warm and inviting. Everything was made from scratch and the care showed in the quality of the meals. The... More 

Thank NoHoMike
Richmond, Vermont
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant can be very busy but the food is excellent and the setting near the water is lovely. It's a good place to watch the sunset if you time it right. Service is fine.

Thank Marcy H
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE came here based on the good reviews but aside from the fried food -- calamari, fries -- we thought the food was awful. Oh, the sourdough dough bread bowl was fresh, chewy and delicious but the chowder inside was inedible. It was just white glop with no flavor, very few clams or other bits like potato and celery, and... More 

Thank SFKAT3
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had taken pics of the garlic wine simmered cod fish tacos. Hubby and I are always on a search for a better fish taco- this is it folks. No sauce needed. Plenty of salsa & guacamole on the side. Lots of lettuce(which I prefer over cabbage), onion, and tomato. 2 tacos, but so overstuffed that I could... More 

Thank Susan P
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place while driving north up the pacific coast - decided to give it a try based on the fantastic reviews. The location was cool, and the service was friendly and quick. We thought the food wasn't anything special and the fish/chowder didn't taste especially fresh. Also we thought it was a little pricey given the quality of... More 

Thank michistar
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We go to this little restaurant whenever we want to feel like we're in a marina setting. There's plenty of parking, the service is great, and the food is wonderful. There's usually a wait, but the wait is pleasant under the trees, with lots of happy people and dogs strolling around. Worth it!

Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a neat restaurant with great out door seating. They even have several built in heaters a lover the deck for the cool mornings & evening's. The clam chowder was not the best I have ever had but.... it was chalked full of clams and was tasty! The portions of fish & chips are generous. However I was not... More 

Thank Steven T
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Stopped in for the first time in a while, and it was so comfortable- like your favorite slippers. The food was great, the service friendly, and the view is wonderful. Simple, budget friendly, and yet so classic.

1 Thank Kinneys7

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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: 18057721465
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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