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“Great Waterfront Spot in Moro”

Blue Sky Bistro on the Bay
Ranked #11 of 101 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Spectacular views and outdoor tables make this "Bistro on the Bay" a perfect spot to relax, enjoy a latte or organic coffee and hot breakfast.Breakfast is served all day. In addition to the indoor seating, there are 18 outdoor waterfront tables to enjoy watching the seals, otters, pelicans and other nature as well as watching the sailboats drift by. There is soothing live weekend entertainment in the morning and it gets a bit kicked up in the afternoon during happy hour and they have their own house wine among a great wine list. The scene is gorgeous and a glassed in area is provided to enjoy the outdoors when it is windy. Sunset is beautiful from this location while dinner is served. Fresh local seafood is the main dish along with pastas and fresh salads.
Oxnard, California
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Waterfront Spot in Moro”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Dining outside and inside on the waterfront of Morro Bay; a very good value always. We had grilled sea bass and pasta with prawns, both excellent. Portion sizes are large. The wine list is short and heavy on locals. We did not go inside but looks fine.

Visited July 2013
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“Great place on the bay!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Awesome breakfast, friendly service, beautiful view! We sat on the pet friendly patio with our puppy and were thoroughly impressed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Brilliant view and yummy food”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have been to this café a couple of times now and really enjoyed ourselves outside on the patio, overlooking the harbor, watching seals cavort around, boats glide by, and watching tourists on rented kayaks and SUP boards falling into the water...lol. The view is lovely, and the glassed in tall windows keep you out of the sea wind, plus umbrellas keep the sun off you too. We take our small well behaved pooch and he sits quietly under the shade of the table with a water bowl and a $3 burger patty cooked rare. I noted a reviewer was annoyed about a dog being out of control on the patio - most people get a surprise when we leave as they didn't realize there was a dog with us. The dog's behavior is the responsibility of the owner not the restaurant. They should have complained to the owner directly.
We have tried quite a few dishes and all were good. Grilled Chile Prawns are tasty, the chowder is thick and unctuous, burgers are always an easy option, the Mahi Mahi sandwich comes with a huge hunk of juicy fish, but the all time favourite is the grilled cheese sandwich with chipotle.....it is amazing! Usually veggie options are tasteless but this chipotle is the best. Wines are sold by the glass, and there are happy hour drinks/food which are a great deal.
Our wait staff has always been friendly, happy to accommodate our odd orders (ie a rare burger patty for the dog)or fruit mixed drinks, and the food has always come out quickly, although we have never been on a really busy day with the restaurant full. They are always great fun, offering to take photos for tourists, and can suggest some good ideas for food.
The café is accessible via the boardwalk so you can walk along the water front to get there, then browse the shops on the way back on the street side.
We like it, we will go again and again as we love Morro Bay.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ventura County, USA
Level 6 Contributor
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“Listen to the barking seals and seagulls as you dine next to the bay. Fathers day brunch had a guitar player playing calm tunes”
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

The meat loaf sandwhich with carmelized onions was good. Attentive service and great views. Everyone else enjoyed their meal. It is chilly outside so dress warmly. Inside seating area also avaiable.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sacramento, California
1 review
“Amazing location and views!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Every time we visit my sister in Morro Bay we go to this place on the Bay. (about 4 times now) We went to Blue Skye again this Holiday weekend. The food and service were very good as usual. We always sit outside on the boardwalk to enjoy the views of Morro Rock and the Bay, sailboats and wildlife etc. This is one of those special places you don't find very often. Amazing location and good food! I had fresh caught Salmon that was delicious! Reasonable prices too. Connor family, Sacramento, CA.

  • Visited May 2013
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