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“Anniversary dinner at Dorn's”

Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe
Ranked #4 of 98 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Templeton, California
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“Anniversary dinner at Dorn's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a 6:30 reservation for a window view.We arrived about ten minutes early and sat at the bar. At the stroke of 6:30 we were seated at a table with a commanding view of Morro Rock and the harbor. We opened up with the mushroom appetizer, which was wonderful. Hot bread, and I do mean hot, was brought to the table as soon as we were seated. My wife had the margarita shrimp special. She loved it. I enjoyed the backend salmon. We had a crusted berry desert that was delicious.

The service was prompt and courteous. With two classes of wine the bill was $87.00. Very reasonable for our 42nd anniversary. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Paso Robles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views of Morro Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is our favorite weekend lunch treat.
The fish and chips are fresh, chowder very good. We like the red served on
Fridays. We have been coming to this
Restaurant for over 45 years and have
Never been disappointed. Famous photos hang in the hall of long ago
Patrons. Small intimate dining w/old
World decor and deck dining in the salty
Air. Almost Cape Cod....

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Thank Trekrs2
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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A little disappointed after the hype...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

We were told to try Dorns for breakfast from several people who raved about it in town. Walked to the cafe that morning and were treated by a very unfriendly young man..I mentioned that we were told this was THE place to eat for breakfast...he grunted something in response and led us to our table. I don't think he liked his job much. It took a while to get served even though the restaurant
had maybe 20 people. The food was average at best and they were not shy about prices. In the future I don't think we'd go again. Too bad..the view was awesome.

  • Visited July 2012
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Cayucos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dinners”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Love the clam chowder, no wonder it is award winning. The calamari is great too and the fish selections are never disappointing. Nancy's salads are good. For breakfast try the Flutter's with spinach instead of zuchinni.

Visited August 2012
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Central California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Decent breakfast, nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stopped here for Sunday breakfast on a weekend getaway trip. The restuarant is above the Embarkadero, but has a great view of the bay and the rock. We waited about 25 minutes for breakfast which wasn't too bad for a Sunday. The wait staff is friendly and polite. The breakfast was decent, came out fast and was hot. When we return we might try it for dinner and request a table on the outdoor patio.

  • Visited August 2012
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