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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the absolute best place to eat in Morro Bay. The food is fine, but the location is awesome - sea otters and sea lions playing while you eat. Isn't that why you came to Morro Bay - for the location? This is a fish market. The food isn't fancy but there are enough choices that everyone should be... More 

Thank ExportIng
Davis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great clam chowder! Fish and chips comes with a great side salad. Dog biscuits, fresh fish to buy, music, and fast service make this restaurant very popular. It is close to the dock behind Dockside 3.

Thank Millicent C
San Luis Obispo, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

had lunch there over 4th of july weekend. Always great service and food!!! The owners are good people and are very community oriented! There are 3 diferent places to choose from..and the fish is as fresh as can be. Provided by the Morro Bay fishermen and families

Thank TERI S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is about the deck self-serve counter and not the restaurant - fish is fresh and gets destroyed on greasy grill mixing all smells and tastes . The BBQ oysters are huge and tasteless.

Thank 314159K
Ripon, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It wasn't our first choice but it should have been! We arrived in tow for a short vacation rather later than expected, Most eating spots seemed to close around 9 or so this one stayed open a tad later. Somewhat of a buffet feeling, only you move down the line and they make your plate instead of you doing it,... More 

Thank pooper06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clam chowder was thee best! As was the other seafood plates we ordered. Our server was on her game and food came up fast! Didn't wait long at all for a table. Highly recommend! Nice view of rock from dining area, as well as working dock with fishing boats.

Thank Kim E
Hanford, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at 5pm for an early dinner it the place was already busy. They started you with fresh warm bread and relish tray. We had the steamed clam which was excellent. They were very large, tender and the broth was just outstanding. The we had oysters four ways; raw were small blue point that were very fresh, BBQ'ed, Rockefeller... More 

Thank PurpleDancingqueen
Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about fresh. Our lunch was caught in the morning catch and was prepared quite nicely. The restaurant is kind of a throwback to days of old. We were so glad we found it and enjoyed eating and watching this working harbor. We will definitely be back. This restaurant was recommended to us by both a kayak tour guide (Central... More 

Thank Bodie2008
LaGrange, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend. We both had a whole dunganes crab. It came with vegetables and jasmine mushroom rice. The meal was excellent and the service was great. The view was not that great. It was of a working dock but you could see the bay and boats. I would go here again. The other menu items looked good, but... More 

Thank CapeSanBlas06
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read all the reviews and had to check it out!The reviews were spot on excellent excellent food friendly staff very welcoming. A Must when you're in Morro Bay. We had crab and shrimp and it was excellent!

Thank cehrunnr

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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, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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