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“Decent”

Galley Seafood Grill & Bar
Ranked #1 of 98 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The freshest, premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from our own farm. An impressive selection of world-class wines. All tastefully wrapped in novel Island decor and overlooking the scenic waterfront. Welcome to a new definition of taste - The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar - the Central Coast's finest seafood restaurant located on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.
Monterey, California
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“Decent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The food was average to me. Husband had the scallop dinner, they were pretty small and good but nothing great. I had the shrimp scampi, a little tough, just ok. We didn't really like the clam chowder, not much flavor. Maybe we are just spoiled, being from the Monterey Bay with lots of delicious seafood, idk! No restroom inside, had to go out in the freezing cold and use public restroom. Restaurant is really small, and lots of noisy babies on a late saturday night which I though was odd for a nice restaurant. Wouldn't return. Many other better places to eat in the area.

  • Visited January 2013
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Livermore,CA
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“Naked Fish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Th Galley occupies part of the ground floor of the Anderson Inn (great place to stay - reviewed separately). Their menu proclaims their approach to fish - best served naked (sauces on the side). I had the naked swordfish, mango salsa on the side. The fish was so good, the sauce was totally unnecessary. Probably the best swordfish I have ever had, perfectly cooked, moist and flaky. The dinner included two sides: I had garlic mashed potatoes (good) and grilled asparagus (really good). Hubby had scallops (really good), the asparagus and rice pilaf which he described as the best, most flavorful, pilaf he has ever had. They feature local seafood and produce as much as possible. The service was impecabble - attentive but not intrusive. They make a pretty good mai tai, too. This is an outstanding restaurant which compliments the lovely inn which sits above it.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best seaside dining in Cali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Even the tea selection is great. Staff was super friendly and patiently answered all of our questions. When we mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion they gave us a FREE dessert.

  • Visited December 2012
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Bakersfield, California
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“a long-time favorite place of ours.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had made our reservation a month ahead but it didn't appear on the books. Nevertheless, after a minute we were seated at a window table.
The swordfish my husband had was moist and delicious and I enjoyed my halibut. Both of us had delicious mango salsa with our fish.
My only negative - - it's pretty noisy. We were seated at 7:00 and the restaurant was full. Maybe a little earlier when one could enjoy the sunset would be good. Or else, come at lunch when there's an interesting view of the Rock and all the activity in the Bay.

Visited December 2012
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Arroyo Grande, California
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“COME TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Very please with our experience here. My husband and I came in on a Monday night not thinking reservations were necessary but they were, to my surprise we were accommodated almost immediately and checked on quite frequently. This place is spotless and is decorated beautifully especially if you come during SUNSET!! Our server was Amie was wonderful (although she didn't look past the age of 18) she was darling and was very informational when it came to our fish, my husband had snapper and I swordfish and THEY WERE TO DIE FOR. I can not wait to come back to try some more of their "naked fish" (yes, I said naked ;)) one tip, get the mango salsa! Since coming I have recommended this place to every one of my friends and we look forward to coming back again. great food and great service!!

  • Visited November 2012
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