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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
+1 805-772-8100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Bakersfield, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were not real hungry but wanted to try there Clam Chowder in a bowl. It took awhile to get but they were slammed! It was delicious with nice pieces of clam very tasty. Go to Tognazzini's Too - where they have music but it closes at 6:00 p.m. fresh fish.

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Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sit with a view of the docks and watch the fresh catch as it us unloaded! Sit on the dockside with amazing view of Morro Bay and listen to local music on Friday afternoons! Pick out your fresh fish and have it cooked up to eat while relaxing to the music and sipping a cool refreshment!

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Springfield, Virginia
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just in town one night and the #1 restaurant was booked so we went to this one based on Trip Adviser reviews. I found the clam chowder delightful and my husband enjoyed the side salad. But our halibut fish and chips was overlooked and dry. Very disappointing.seemed like a lot of locals were there, but we found it... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to Tognazzini's Dockside for many years to enjoy the fresh seafood, music and great outdoor ambiance. Very casual - you order inside and sit outside with a great view of Morro Rock and dock. There is a good assortment of beers and the oysters are fresh and delicious ( according to my wife and friends since I... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good lunch or dinner place for fresh fish. All kinds. Sometimes there is some live music. There are a couple of locations for Tagnazinni's, but dockside is the preferred. Fresh fish market on the premises as well.

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Thank Marc B
Templeton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long time residents and owners of not one, but three, restaurant location options, Bonnie & Mark Tognazzini have been serving the "catch of the day" since 2004."Catch of the day" truly means the fish you eat today was probably swimming in the ocean that very morning. In fact, they are often able to tell you the name of the fishing... More 

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Thank Paulette S
South Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fish is fresh and the beer is very cold. I've eaten lunch and dinner here. Same menu for both. Prices are about average for the area. Wait staff is friendly and efficient. I would recommend reservations for weekend dinners. Can be loud Friday and Saturday nights.

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Thank Robert J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tognazzini has three restaurants in one location; The Dockside, Dockside Too & Dockside 3. But Dockside Too is our favorite. It is an operating fish market that will cook your fish to order and has a seating area complete with lead tethers for your dog and live music that begins at 11AM and continues throughout the day. Oh yeh, and... More 

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Thank Harold R
Los Osos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the freshest fish in the area--unloaded (literally) "dockside" from their own and their friends' fishing boats daily. Big menu, lots of specials, good prices and service. (Up-close view of the dock, too...) Very knowledgeable waiters can describe the specials in great detail. Expect lots of locals, especially fishermen and dockworkers. Crabcakes have long been excellent.

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Oakhurst, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a plate full of butter go here.. Not for us. All food was masked with over powering butter. We were looking for something fresh. Not the place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-8100

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