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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great food service was great gave 25% on tips both times for dinner had the fresh local caught fish specials seafood pasta mighty tasty will definitely be back

Thank Mikemhs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small, very clean seafood restaurant. The fish and chips dinner and the tempura prawns were delicious. Portions are very large. We went mid afternoon and there were only a few others eating. Parking is next to the restaurant.

Thank Teresa W
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was very good. For appetizers we had Oysters on the half shell, Calimari & Steamed Clams - all were very good - the Calimari was some of the best ever. Entrees included linguine & clams and clam chowder. The linguine was excellent - the clam chowder was pretty ordinary but good. The service was marginal - out waitress... More 

Thank Tom L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch in the tented bit next to the harbour. Recommended by our ships captain. Great food, very fresh and reasonably priced.

Thank scubagirl51
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This dated restaurant offered lots of fried food options. Even the salads are laden with unhealthy options. The sea-food kebob was nicely prepared and we had it served over their vegetables. The Manhattan chowder was tasty. The house salad was not extremely fresh, and I had to pick out a few pieces of wilted lettuce. The view is of the... More 

Thank ahling33
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tognazzini's Dockside offers "just off the dock" fresh seafood. The chef's daily specials are prepared with attention to superb flavors and visual presentation. From San Diego to Eureka, you can't find a better seafood restaurant. We especially re. Omens the halibut cheeks or the petrale sole when available.

Thank Dan K
Palmdale, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fresh fish. This place is popular with both visitors and locals, and it is clear who gets the preferential treatment. Service was utterly disappointing and slow, but it may of just been where we located and tables surrounding needier than most. Halibut was really tremendous and would definitely come back based purely on the food not the service!

Thank Mark R
Central CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on a Sunday with family. Had clam chowder and shrimp cocktail to start. Both were fine. Had fish and chips which were good. They offer a kids menu which was nice. Casual atmosphere with views of the harbor. Busy, but not a long wait. Free parking in lot or on street.

Thank CentralCATraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was referred to me by the hotel where I was staying as THE seafood restaurant the locals frequent. I ended up going two nights in a row because the food was so good! Get the daily fresh fish special. The service was good the first night, pretty much nonexistent the second night, but I'll definitely make this one... More 

Thank L.A.southernbelle
Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a dinner with three varieties of fish, grilled perfectly and so fresh. Since my husband doesn't eat fish, there are enough choice especially to satisfy a non fish eater. The staff is friendly. They always serve a relish tray and bread with garlic butter to start.

Thank Lennie D

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?