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Bayside Cafe

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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
11:00 am - 8:30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food, great location with lots of local customers. Had lunch here, come early as this is a popular place. Seafood tacos and BLTA excellent..!!

Thank Lance W
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love so many restaurants here, but this is our favorite. From the outside, you won't be impressed, but from the time you step inside, you will be treated like friends. We haven't been here in a year, but this visit surpassed the others. Water with cucumber in it? Loved it. I ordered the California clam chowder and it was... More 

Thank sun1967flower
Morro Bay, California
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been eating here for many years. Great location in the state park on the water. The burritos are delicious!

Thank rambuncious
Auberry, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ordered the special, fish tacos. The plate was filled with goodness, and far more than I could eat, so took the left-overs home. Wonderful taste, and very fresh, even the tortillas were soft and tasted homemade. The view out to the Marina was lovely and very quaint.

Thank JudyTraveler2014
Corona, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently we had lunch at the Bayside. I had the shrimp and salad. So good and the salad was crisp and fresh. The staff is friendly and efficient. My hubby never orders anything but the fried fish and salad. His very favorite here. Clams and salad ordered by my sister in law were fresh and good. My husband and I... More 

Thank Carol G
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and big portions. The burgers are really good and you can choose grilled or fresh onion on top (or neither). Fries were fresh and crispy. Service was excellent. Pet friendly.

Thank Penny P
Morro Bay, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow,what a great place to dine and visit,it located right on the Morro Bay,with sail boats and sand dunes as a view out of the large windows,there is also Kayacks that you can rent for a paddle down the "back bay",or down the bay.The food is always wonderful and the staff,many who have been there for years,will always make you... More 

Thank Ken V
Anaheim, California
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a restaurant that you have to try and find unless you're a local. However your search will be worthwhile. The locals don't advertise it, and with good reason. It's fantastic food in a homey atmosphere with a great view of the harbor.

Thank Arlene744
Coventry, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped on this place by chance. Food was amazing. Tasty and fresh, we had the fish specials. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely setting too

Thank TheAskews5
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked across from the campground to get a cup of coffee and stayed for desert which really WOWED us! Returned next day for full service lunch! Good food, great, friendly service and nice atmosphere right on the harbor.

Thank Ron R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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