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Aug 18, 2011 01:50 PM

Morro Bay Visit - Dinner Ideas?

We are heading to Morro Bay for an evening after some wine tasting in Paso Robles. Last time we visited we went to The Galley and I enjoyed our meal. We have also been to Taco Temple for a casual meal and that was very delish.

We are now looking for a good seafood place, that is fairly nice, hopefully with oysters as an option.
We thought about going to The Galley again, also Windows on the Water looks nice. Or perhaps there is a new place?

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Taco Temple
2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442

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  1. Hoppe's Garden Bistro in Cayucos, just North of Morro Bay. Highly recommend the Abalone. You can Google it and also find reviews here on chowhound and elsewhere online. It is a very nice experience.

    4 Replies
    1. re: AzDumpling

      Oh thank you! That place looks really good. Never would have thought to look up in Cayucos. Definitely a contender. Any other recs besides the abalone there?

      1. re: AzDumpling

        Didn't Hoppe recently die -- is the restaurant still open and still serving the same quality?

        1. re: glbtrtr

          I have not been in a long time. He passed away last year and the website is still active and seemingly up to date. Reviews from this year that can be found still seem to speak quite highly of it as far as I can tell.

          If you go please share your experience.

          1. re: AzDumpling

            Hoppe's is being run by his daughter, Elizabeth and the chef is the same one who worked with Bill for many years. Lots of local have continued to support the place and the quality is still very high. Excellent wine list as well.

      2. We ended up going ot Hoppe's for dinner. The garden is beautiful, food was pretty good. Nothing amazing, I had the foai gras appetizer which was pretty tasty. We had the lamb shank and duck. Duck was well prepared and good. Lamb was OK, nothing special. I would say for the prices, it wasn't amazing, and I would maybe go for lunch or some apps to enjoy the garden.