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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere with the freshest seafood imaginable, right next to the dock. Fast friendly service. Little wait to be seated but we came at peak dinner time and sunset. Not fancy, but ideal for Morro Bay's relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Edith A
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

upon entering tognazzini's you are offered a hearty welcome and escorted to a table ready for your dining experience. you don't have long to wait before a wait person comes and welcomes you and takes a drink order (they have cocktails, beer and wine and soft drinks et. al.) you look at the menu and observe what is really fresh.... More 

Thank Laurence A
San Luis Obispo, California
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I adore this place! There is always a local musician playing, the food is fast and fresh, the view is phenomenal, and they are dog friendly.'

Thank Kelley R
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at this restaurant late in the evening, half an hour before closing time. We received a warm welcome. We had first a clam chowder and three different fish entrees: a so-called Admiral dish, a Captain dish and one calamari-and-chips. All were very well cooked and made with very fresh fish (the owner is a fisherman himself )

Thank zozopy
Oceano, California
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outside dining , usually solo music entertainer , great view , order inside , food delivered to your table

Thank oceanogary
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191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us, two non-fish eaters, had quite a good meal. My wife had a Cobb salad with ling cod, mother-in-law had a cheeseburger & I had a bison burger. All three were quite good as were the accompanying salads. Plenty of good food.

Thank markmd
Tucson, Arizona
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139 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place because of Trip Advisor. The service was very good. The food was okay, not great. My son had the catch of the day, vermillion rockfish, and said it was just so-so. The shrimp bisque was delicious. The clam chowder was just ok. The kids had burgers and said they were ok. We split the fish tacos... More 

Thank sun1967flower
Central California
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the dock, with fishing boats and fish that's really fresh from local fishermen. Restaurant is owned by a fisherman who knows fish. Historical local fishing photos decorate tables and restaurant, and they sell fresh fish in a place in back. Menu has many choices, including salads and fabulous (huge) burgers. Don't miss the chowder! The little place in... More 

Thank SKSA
Singapore, Singapore
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fishing port atmosphere here, with fresh seafood and oysters served on their outdoor terrace, with a musician playing in the afternoon/evening. We had plain oysters which were great, but their huge BBQ oysters are a must try. Meaty and juicy. We also had their cod and chips combo, as well as their calamari and chips combo, all excellent. It... More 

Thank Mark R
Santa Barbara, California
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22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite spot in MB has gone terribly wrong. This place must have changed ownership. The Tog's I know would never let this happen. The teenage employees were rude, and not helpful. I was bothering them by ordering. They BBQ oysters were once the greatest food item on the Central Coast. They now serve oysters so large, the shells are... More 

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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 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: 805-772-8100

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