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“Delicious Seafood!”

Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley
Ranked #2 of 103 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Giovanni's Fish Market is Morro Bay's oldest fish market and seafood restaurant, serving and providing the freshest daily catches with the best view on the bay. Open nearly 30 years, our historic market and restaurant has succeeded by supplying our customers with fresh locally caught, sustainable seafood, as well as imported exotics, and a selection of hundreds of different types of seafood. Come take a seat on our wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy our famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. Top it off with a drink from our full bar to complete the perfect meal on the bay. With Giovanni's Fish Market, you can even have our fresh fish at your table, no matter where you are! Have fresh seafood delivered to your door overnight, anywhere in the United States. We are very proud of our heritage, and accomplishments over the years. Our customers and community come first in our business - and your opinion counts! Our reputation for quality service sets us apart from other places along the bay. We strive to provide superb customer service, by utilizing a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Come enjoy fresh fish, and a superb meal that you won't find anywhere else but Giovanni's!
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Giovanni's has some of the best seafood I've ever had. My family and I visited here twice during our week long trip to the Central Coast. The fish and chips were amazing. The fried fish was crispy, flaky, and fresh. The clam chowder is outstanding. The menu is very extensive and you can find something for everyone. There was a line around noontime, but it moves fast, and it is only indicative of the great food there! There is not any formal seating area here, just some picnic tables outside, but the views and weather in Morro Bay are perfect for outdoor eating. Love Giovanni's!

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Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The birds which we did not feed but others before us must have kept bothering us. They seriously were sitting at the table with us the entire time. I would wave them away and they would move a few inches away then come right back. We didn't even concentrate on food. We were hurrying to eat and leave.

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1  Thank Heather G
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

The line moves fast and the food is great. During our trip to the Central Coast,we hit Giovanni's twice, The 5 piece fish and chips is a winner for only $10.99. We also had clams and chips,shrimp and chips, and the clam chowder.Everything was a hit. They do offer many grilled fish items that are moderately priced. Dining is on an outdoor patio. No table service. Four people can eat for around $60.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Giovanni's has a long line and they have a big menu. Clam Chowder, fried shrimp, tacos, you name it. I like the shrimp sandwich. They also serve beer and cocktails. My friend loved the clam chowder. Decent prices and outdoor seating. There is also have a fancier restaurant inside. But I like to eat my food outside with the ocean breeze. Just don't leave your food unattended or a seagull may enjoy it for you.

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2  Thank losinginla
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

This place has THE BEST CLAM CHOWDER EVER!! (New England style.) We had to come back twice to have it! I had it with the sour dough bread bowl, and without. I must say, the sour dough bread bowl adds a wonderful flavor to the soup! The top is buttered and toasted, and tastes wonderful dipped in the soup. The insides of the bowl is used for their garlic bread, which makes it nice if you do not like the crusts on bread. (The garlic bread was also good.) Their fish and chips were good also, but not as good as Hofbrau's. Reason is that they were a bit dryer and not as moist. The place has a huge fish tank in front of it, which keeps their sea creatures fresh. It is also fun for the kids to watch as you wait in line. Their menu is long, and offers a good choice, even for those who dislike fish. WE did not get any migraines from their food, which means that their garlic bread, clam chowder and sour dough bowl, and french fries, and fish fillets do not have any MSG, Zantham gum, or guar gum, or fake sweeteners in it.

Alas, we will most likely never be down this way again. But I hope one day to taste their clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl again when I get into heaven!

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2  Thank See D
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