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“Fantastic food, friendly service.”
Review of Bayside Cafe

Bayside Cafe
Ranked #6 of 100 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, friendly service.”
Reviewed May 28, 2011

We stayed at the Morro Bay SP and walked over for dinner one night. We really enjoyed the convenience of the location to the park as well as being surprised at the fantastic food and menu selection. We sat outside under the warmth of the heaters and shared a Caesar salad followed by a side of mashed garlic potatoes and a wonderful seafood plate (That was big enough for two!). It was excellent.

We decided to try their nachos for lunch another day after reading the review. They did not disappoint!

Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly service!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Great for sitting outside, staff good with babies, lunch okay but dessert was fantastic”
Reviewed May 24, 2011

We sat outside with our 9 month old in tow. The staff was exceptional with our little one, even when he got fussy. The lunch menu was too much of a variety and my meal was just so-so. I decided to go with the pie, which was made there, and I was so happy I did. The coconut cream was fantastic and so was the coffee.

Best bet is really dessert and coffee instead of the lunch menu. Atmosphere is great too!

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1 Thank Redsilas
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San Marcos, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected Delight”
Reviewed December 31, 2010

we camped at the state park across the street and gave it a go. Other choices were in town and too far away to walk to. Sometimes the smaller places are great and this was. We sat down just as the sun was setting and had a great view of the bay. Portions were generous and the service was great.

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1 Thank iamlayte
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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
Reviewed August 29, 2010

We took the morning Kayak trip with Kayak Shak and then walked over the Bayside Cafe.
Great atmosphere, prices, and food! One of the best lunch options in Morro Bay.

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1 Thank Bellydancing-Diva
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clovis, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a disappointment!”
Reviewed November 25, 2009

What a disappointment - My husband and I read the reviews and went prepared for some great fish and chips. The batter was thick and greasy, and I am not sure where the fish was.....

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