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“Outstanding seafood, service, and ambience”

Galley Seafood Grill & Bar
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Palo Alto
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding seafood, service, and ambience”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

We dined at The Galley on the waterfront in the coastal town of Morro Bay on the 1st of the year. Arrived before our reserved time of 7:30 pm and were seated in just a few minutes. We enjoyed watching the chefs ply their trade in the kitchen via a cam mounted in the bar. Restaurant decor and ambiance were pleasant, immaculate, contemporary, and tropical. Our group seeks out places conducive to subdued conversation. This fit the bill. The service was prompt and gracious. The chefs did a masterful job of preparing the halibut, rock fish, and salmon we ordered. The fish was tender, tasty, and just about melted in your mouth. I'd highly recommend this as one of the places that really stands out...even in a seafood mecca like Morro Bay. The Galley has been elevated to a "must" for our annual trips to the central coast.

  • Visited January 2014
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Morro Bay, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant has excellent seafood and service to match. This was an anniversary celebration for us and they offered us a complementary dessert, which was very thoughtful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Incline Village, NV
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Meals feast of the eyes and palate”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

My seafood salad was spectacular! I asked the waitress about the amount of seafood on it since I've been unhappy in other restaurants. She said I wouldn't be disappointed and she was so right. Two large prawns on top of two huge lobster claws and underneath that lots of crab. I had to look for lettuce. And it was only $18. I've paid twice that in SF for I/4 of the crab. My husband had the swordfish tacos and they were excellent too.

We were there for lunch on a week day, it wasn't crowded, and sat at a nice table with a view of the rock.

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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fantastic dinner”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Great meal and we regret not getting in early enough to also enjoy the view. It was good vale and the food was excellent

Visited December 2013
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Cameron, Wisconsin, USA
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“Continued excellence”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We made a return trip to Morro Bay for Thanksgiving and were were not disappointed. Our dinner at the Galley was wonderful. The seafood is prepared perfectly, presented beautifully and graciously served. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Morro Bay.

Visited November 2013
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