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“Lovely spot on the water”

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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Galley is a fine spot in a beautiful location. The service is friendly and the food is of good quality. It is very popular and a reservation is really a must. We went to celebrate 2 people's birthdays and even with a reservation our party of 6 had to wait 15 or more minutes for a table. It just happened that the people sitting at our intended table stayed much longer than management was expecting them to stay. The host was very apologetic and it was not a big deal. But since the place is so small there was no room to wait at the bar and we had to stand outside. Fortunately it was a lovely evening.
Once we were seated service was very welcoming and efficient. They even had happy birthday printed on the menus which was a great touch. I started with the ceviche which was quite good. Others in the group had Caesar salads and were happy with those. A couple of us got the swordfish which we thought was cooked nicely. Several others had the seared ahi which was advertised as "seared rare" but appeared more medium. They said the flavor was good but they were hoping for something more rare. We shared a couple of desserts: the crème brulee and the mud cake. They were both good but the mud cake was really outstanding.
The Galley is an excellent choice for those wanting to dine by the water in a pleasant but not stuffy atmosphere. It is obvious that everyone involved takes pride in the place and they make the guests feel welcome.

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Thank sgbslo
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

The place does frying seafood justice. We had great clam chowder, one of the best of my trip, and the fried seafood with local caught seafood was great. Made my one overnight stay in Morro Bay memorable. What can one say about this place, great seafood, cold beer and great service all with great value for money. And the view of the bay is great from the table. Cannot go wrong!

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1  Thank ZvonimirSiljkovic
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had one of the better meals of our vacation in California here, with that perfect combination of top-quality seafood, great friendly service and views to die for. Seeing the sun set beyond Morro rock was one of those moments, and it was also so nice to walk outside on the deck to take great pictures.

We stayed at Anderson Inn as well, so you can't beat the walk home although if we drank a little too much more the stairs might have been more fun.

Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Real_FoodieToronto
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very enjoyable meal. The restaurant is right on the harbor, and we had a window seat. The service was excellent, no rush, but attentive and pleasant. The salmon was good, and the halibut and grilled asparagus excellent. They have a good wine and beer list. The menu was very good, and the service that of a formal restaurant, but most people were dressed casually after a day outside, perhaps fishing, so it was a very comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely return next time we are in Morro Bay.

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Thank JaneT013
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Embarcadero Street in Morro Bay is a tourist trap, stay away unless you have to have salt water taffy! The only good reason to go there is this restaurant on the bay with a beautiful view of the rock. Charming servers and very good seafood in a nice setting on the water.

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Thank Carlotta O
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