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“Good, friendly service, great view, lousy food.”
Review of The Outrigger Restaurant - CLOSED

The Outrigger Restaurant
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Sacramento
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128 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good, friendly service, great view, lousy food.”
Reviewed January 10, 2011

I have to echo a previous review on the 'local waters' snapper. It was certainly not fresh, had an off-taste, and extremely tough. I almost sent it back and should have. My advice would be to avoid the so-called fresh fish and stick to the stuff you know is frozen or a beef or chicken dish. Better yet, have a beer or glass of wine for the view and eat elsewhere.

Otherwise it was a good experience. The waitstaff is alert and responsive and the view of 'the Rock' is spectacular.

  • Visited January 2011
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English first
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“The food was absolutely terrible. The...”
Reviewed September 21, 2010

The food was absolutely terrible. The snapper was dry and tough and tasted funny and as for the vegetables and pilaf... Both were tasteless and undercooked!

The only redeeming features were the view and the house merlot.

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Thank Danbrass
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San Jose, California
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Only OK, not great”
Reviewed July 17, 2010

We went to the Outrigger restaurant one weeknight in July and it was really not that great. It does have a wonderful view of Morro Rock and we were there right as the sun was setting, so that made it a little nicer, but the service was pretty slow and I would say they have the worst tasting clam chowder I've ever had. I ordered snapper with a baked potatoe and veggies. The veggies had obviously been steamed a little too long, and the fish was a little chewy. Service was slow but it seemed that they might be a little understaffed. I would not go here again.

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Thank bluepeople
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Simi Valley, California
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great tasting food and price is right - Dog friendly, too!”
Reviewed April 23, 2010

We were on vacation in Morro Bay walking around with our small dog. We were prepared to buy some takeout and eat back at the hotel. As we were walking by the Outrigger, my husband happened to see this restaurant was dog friendly. We were placed in the patio area in the corner which had a great view of the bay. Our dog was given a bowl of iced water while we enjoyed our drinks. The calamari steak and fish and chips were delicious. The staff was very attentive and checked on us often. We couldn't have been more pleased with our relaxing dining experience.

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Thank Crazycruiser59
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CA
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great view, great service”
Reviewed December 3, 2009

While you can go to many places for a meal in Morro bay, the outrigger will provide you with a great view, and great service in addition ot a very good meal. Their clam chowder is as good as any you'll find in Morro Bay and their fish and chips is better than average, especially the fish, quite fresh and very tasty, the chips however could use a slight improvement in the style of the cut they are using.

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Thank m44
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