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Feb 25, 2009 10:14 AM

Morro Bay Restaurants

Can anyone recommend some good restaurants in Morro Bay. I would be most interested in some good seafood. Thanks

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  1. We had a very good dinner at the Inn at Morro Bay, although it was years ago.

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    1. re: sbgirl

      We're staying at the Inn and have good dinners there in the past. Did you try any of the other restaurants nearby?

    2. The Galley does excellent seafood, everything very fresh. Windows on the Water is also quite good. Try the Bayside Cafe for lunch at the State Park marina. Don't miss the French bakery on the Embarcadero.

      1. Shawn's on Main is a little gem in Morro Bay. All small plates that are divided into starters, first and second courses. The menu changes constantly but there are always seafood selections. The wine list is very nice.

        Shawn's is at 912 Main St. (805) 772-1059. They are open for dinner only, and I believe they are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

        1. Gourmet Grub on Morro Bay Blvd serves good, cheap lunch and dinner. Everything is made from scratch, so sometimes it takes a while, but its worth the wait. The soups are especially great.

          Also, don't miss the Taco Temple. Its a random location, in a grocery store parking lot, but their tacos (and everything else) are 100% AMAZING. Traditional mexican meats mounded on fresh tortillas, covered in a tasty salad. If there is a line, wait it out. You will not be sorry.

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          1. re: missyumyum

            missyum2, we've enjoyed the food at T.Temple every time we've gone, the ingredients are fresh and flavors vibrant, but "tradtional mexican meats", in the way most people who've had the food cooked by more traditional-style mexican cooks/culinary artisans would understand the term, doesn't exactly apply to what they do. (I haven't ever seen "organ meats" like tongue, tripe, or cabeza on their changing specials, either). I watched the main line cooks at work--it was a mixed crew of ethnic latinos and anglos, and the style I think would be best described as cali-fusion-mex--there's some southwest (New Mexico/Colorado) influence with some of the meat dishes, while the grilled fish items are
            excellent nortecali interpretations of bahacali dishes, from what we've had and enjoyed. We're impressed with their food to the point we don't consider alternative eats when we're in the area.

            1. re: missyumyum

              Gourmet Grub in Morro Bay

              Gourmet Grub
              430 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442

            2. I love Dorns or Windows on the Water!

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              1. re: hbpthomas

                We went to Dorn's about 18 months ago for breakfast, and it was delicious. I'd eat there more often if I lived closer. Nice view, too.