Best of Morro Bay?
Morro Bay was Fabulous! Thanks for the helpful hints. We ended up trying Giovannis, and Taco Temple both were great. We stayed at the Inn at Morro Bay, and ended up eating at the bar one night, with Scott taking care of us. The Abalone app. was outstanding, and the seared tuna was also very good. We also walked on the trail past the Natural History Museum to the Bayside Cafe for a very memorable sunset dinner of "Bayside Steamers" and clam chowder. The homemade carrot cake should not be missed. Moist on the inside, not too sweet with the cream cheese frosting. A great central coast trip! (Stan D, we were on our way back by the time your post came in. We will try the local oysters on the next trip.)
If you like sushi, the best sushi bar (expensive) on the coast is Harada's on the Embarcadero. The best....
Oysters, buy an oyster knife at Giovanni's, and on Sat or Sun about noon go to the boat dock just north of Giovanni's between noon and 4, and get some local oysters from the oyster farm.
There is an avocado farm on Hiway 41 about two miles out of town. Might be worth a stop if you like avos.
If your're there for a few days, one nite go up to Cambria, and hit the Sea Chest on Moonstone Dr. Good seafood, simply prepared. No reservations, no credit cards, --- suggestion, sit at the counter where you can watch the cooks.
Taco Temple in north Morro Bay next to Spencer's market is a good stop.
Finally, there is the Thurs nite market in San Luis where you can get different kinds of street food.
I second Giovanni's, especially their fresh crab quesadilla. This is a very casual fish market with some outdoor seating, order at the window type of place.
For finer dining:
- Shawn's on Main. This is a little gem, regional wine country small plates divided into first, second and third courses. Open just for dinner, closed Tuesday and Wednesdays. Our favorite restaurant in the area, small, intimate and unique.
- Giancarlo's on Morro Bay Blvd for italian. Very nice to sit in the bar and enjoy the show.
- Window's on the Water on the Embarcadero. Unbeatable views. Their entrees can be hit or miss, but generally the seafood is quite good.
Enjoy your trip.