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ISO low-key Morro Bay restaurant

AmyinNoCal Jul 8, 2011 11:35 AM

We're nearing the end of a California road trip, have had all too many mid-range to expensive meals, and are longing for a really basic, grubby-but-good place to eat tonight in Morro Bay. The ideal place would be:

-in view of the bay
-suitable for a fairly well-behaved four-year-old.



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    sgbslo Jul 8, 2011 03:08 PM

    Taco Temple should fit your needs. Or Bayside Cafe on the marina in the state park. You'll probably have a wait at either place.

    Taco Temple
    2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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    1. re: sgbslo
      katydid13 Jul 13, 2011 07:59 AM

      Second Taco Temple.

      Taco Temple
      2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

      1. re: katydid13
        Tom Hall Oct 22, 2011 06:30 PM

        + 78 on Taco Temple. I know that this is late and Taco Temple does not have a good water view.

        Taco Temple
        2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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      glbtrtr Jul 8, 2011 01:59 PM

      Clam chowder at Dorn's is great - nice friendly local place with great view across the water to Morro Rock and away from the immediate waterfront scene. Chocolate cake for dessert. Their logo is "fresh and local". http://www.dornscafe.com/ Just there last night and ordered extra clam chowder to take home with us.

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        OldJalamaMama Jul 8, 2011 03:01 PM

        We were up last week, and our favorite is always Giovannis, but I am positive they do not serve dinner...as we walked down the embarcadero- we sampled some chowder at Rose's, and it was fantastic- they had a sister shop with an arcade next door, so we stopped for the kids. We ended up going in to check out the bar (for quarters!) and it had a brilliant view- and cool atmosphere. Taco Temple on the North end of town- if they are open for dinner- that would please anybody!
        Enjoy where EVER you go!

        Taco Temple
        2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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        Bruce in SLO Jul 8, 2011 01:20 PM

        Fresh fish, great garlic fries and outstanding chowder. Arrive before 6 pm as they close early.
        If closed, try Tognazzi's Dockside. Both are popular with families.

        Giovanni's Fish Market
        1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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