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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
+1 805-772-8100
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here four times. Not an ornate restaurant but clean with dockside view. Always fresh fish Very reasonably priced. Nice olive/veggie tray on seating. Try the Portuguese fish stew with half dungeoness crab. Absolutely delicious. If you want more upscale atmosphere, go the Galley. Wife had beautiful piece of pacific "cod" this time.

Thank Homerpigeon1
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is obviously popular with the locals and tourists alike. Had a very tasty lunch of Popcorn shrimp, Fish of the day (flat fish ?plaice) and seafood pasta. Filling an nothing fancy, but plainly cooked, tasty seafood. Reasonably priced and nice friendly staff.

Thank PhilandRuth
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant comes in 3 versions but all serve the same great seafood. Dockside is the name as well as the location and working fishing docks surround this unusual dining venue. Fish and chips was the highly recommended dish so halibut and cod servings were called for. The halibut option is higher priced and the pieces that showed up... More 

Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What else could you ask for? Oh right how about sitting on the dock right where they deliver the fish out of the ocean! This is a locals secret and it's just an outdoor patio that sits behind the main restaurant. Locals tip: you can pick and fish out of the fish market and they grill it right there!

Thank DestinationMorroBay
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the outside cafe (the one that houses the fish market as well). Had everything from chowder to scallops to seafood quesadilla to seafood burrito and onion rings!! All were savory. You have to like dogs as the only place to eat is on the outside patio and dogs are very welcomed. Not a problem for us as... More 

Thank KCJ715
Atascadero, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has great seafood at an affordable price. The fish of the day dinner is $14 and includes a nice piece of fish, rice, and vegetables. The type of fish changes from day to day, but when they serve local rock cod or another fish that you might like, it is a great deal. I really enjoyed their steamed... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scallops here are by far the best I've ever tasted — huge ands juicy. I'm told they're harvested from local waters. On a previous visit I had fresh sturgeon that was sensational (though it must be noted that this is not a regular feature). The olallieberry cobbler was a nice way to end the meal.

Thank DizzyDad
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had made reservations and were promptly seated. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. It was so noisy that it was difficult to hear the waitress. There were many families waiting for a table. I don't know why. Our bread and relish tray were thrown on the table in haste. The bread was warm and doughy. Food was unattractively plated.... More 

Thank LNM1108
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish from right off the boats to your table. Interesting views from your table. Delicious, fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Try the clam chowder - it just may be the best you've ever tasted.

Thank Wanderingwindsorite
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Love Tognazzini's Dockside! Sitting on the dock looking over at sealions and seals swimming in the water. We love the fish tacos and local oysters are delicious. Plus we often bring some lovely fish home for an evening barbeque!

Thank Marion R

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-8100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?