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

We have been using Tognazzini's for the past 5 years to accommodate a large group with many dogs. The food is average. In a place with fresh fish I find it so so. The crab seems like it's canned. The Ahi was just okay. But, the clam chowder was very good. Perhaps I just ordered the wrong thing??

Thank Baron87
Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst taking the tourist boat trip around morro bay we asked captain Stew the best place for oysters and dockside was his recommendation , So once we were back on dry land we set off for dockside, Its at the end of the bay and there are at least 3 parts to the restraunt, one part is a spit and... More 

Thank Jill k K
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined at Tognazzini's on the dock, and Toganazzini's Dockside. The outdoor restaurant is a little more casual and probably to our liking. We had fish and chips, the clam chowder, and a half dozen oysters. All were really good. I think we ordered the wrong items at Tognazzini's Dockside. The barbecued oysters are good, but they are quite rich.... More 

Thank Alan R
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the waterfront cafe enjoying freshly caught fish, beautifully prepared. Dog friendly locale. Front row seat of seals and otters giving a show!

Thank cathyread222
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood sandwiches. We had the soft shell crab sandwich and grilled halibut sandwich and nice helping of coleslaw.

Thank SeattleWashingtonMom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Tognazzini's Dockside. I always order the fresh local menu special when we visit. Today, it was Blue Fin Tacos. How do we know they were fresh? We watched the unloading the Tuna off a boat right next to our dockside table. They were delicious! The music takes you back to a simpler time and is the perfect accompaniment... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a locals place on the dock next to the main restaurant. Live music, seals in the habor to watch. Dog friendly with tableside leashes provided. I get the fish tacos most of the time..sometimes the fish and chips. My hubby likes the whole fried fish, oysters, fish and chips. Their little smoke cafe in front of the big... More 

Thank _dontbuycheapshoes
Morro Bay, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to eat in Morro Bay. Fast friendly service at great prices! The catch of the day is always a good choice.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pretty average dining experience. It was a cool evening and the windows were open so it wasn't too warm in there. Our entrees were pretty good, although my wife's swordfish was possibly over cooked a little (to her taste anyway). The bread pudding for dessert was a real let down - dry and not consistently hot all... More 

Thank ethoscon
Auberry, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have disappointed at several attempts to get "Good Clam Chowder" in Morro Bay. The search is over! We found it! We had a wonderful bowl of clam chowder, great!!! We had also some great fish and chips, a great salad. We visit the central coast quite often and each time search for good sea food and clam chowder only... 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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?