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Windows on the Water

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699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
+1 805-772-0677
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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San Mateo, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice restaurant on the water views, excellent food, excellent service, had a great steak dinner

Thank Paul M
Mukilteo, Washington
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406 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The decor is pretty traditional, but the view was amazing. You look directly at El Morro in the bay with the sun setting behind it. A great venue for a relaxed meal with friends.

Thank Richard R
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and most Important is the staff Super sweet Say hi to Megan ! Tuesday's .75 oysters half shell shooters or fried. Soiooooooo fresh. U must try Fresh bread with olive oil

Thank Sunshine1704
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place. Silly menu, silly prices and silly service. Our waitress forgot to bring us our water, didn't know anything about any of the beers on the menu and was rude enough to comment on our meal, stating how surprised she was to see that our steelhead fish was pink. I had to ask for a knife to eat... More 

1 Thank Patricia N
WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and in this instance we certainly failed to do this. What you... More 

Morro Bay
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best restaurants on the Embarcadero! I had halibut, the best I have ever had! We went for my birthday and I am so happy I chose this place!

Thank Vivian V
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during a holiday week and couldn't get reservations. Still, with a little luck, arriving early, and waiting a short time, we got a seat near the bar area and I believe it was the same menu.

Thank WestwoodTrekker
Redondo Beach, CA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, wine list and service. Beautiful view of the bay. Great place for a romantic dinner! Pricey, but very enjoyable.

Thank lancersd
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, but not really excited about dinner. My friend had the pizza and it was better than my scallops

Thank patricialW3597BO
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

A classic view of Morro Bay and Morrow Rock. Quintessential California Central Coast. Here for a dinner-party and had a great time. There is a full, and accomplished bar with an excellent selection of beer, wine, and spirits. The food is great, everything from a wood-fired oven to super roasted foods, appetizers, etc. Ample seating, but reservations recommended. Parking always... More 

Thank SledMan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Love this restaurant. The view is spectacular, the ambiance wonderful. The service has almost always been great. The food is consistently excellent.

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2276
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-0677
Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?