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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 - 21:00
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Morro Bay, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

There is a difference between Halibut up north, and California Halibut. I asked the waiter if it was from up north, and he gave me the wrong answer. I ordered it, but didn't eat it. The restaurant made it good, offered me anything else, and was genuine in their offer to replace it. I have gone other times, and enjoyed... More 

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

When traveling the coast, seeking sea food, my wife's desire is a great view. I desire great food. At dockside, the view was working dock. From my seat, all I saw was an old truck & a C train. No beer on tap. (But the bottled was ice cold!). I was thinking maybe we'd made a mistake. Then a plate... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

The best fish in Morro Bay. Very local, very down home. Nothing fancy. Been in business forever. Family owned and operated.

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kalispell
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Great little restaurant. We started our relationship with this restaurant from its beginning. The owner, Mark, is also a fisherman, so expect to be served only the best. The quality of the food is consistent, and the restaurant is clean. The chef has a flair for making all that's served good and pleasing to the eye.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We try to eat here at least once when we're in MB. The seafood is as fresh as it can possibly be and they often run really interesting specials based on recent fishing boat hauls. This past trip they featured an Italian creation of scallops on eggplant rounds covered in a seriously delicious tomato pasta sauce under a blanket of... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Picture a cold, windy, rainy evening at a place that is normally warm and sunny. Add to this setting, a bus load of 22 people driving up to your relatively small amount of inside seating restaurant with NO reservation with a request to be seated and served quickly. What to do? Well, this restaurant and its staff, smiled and said... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

This very cute place is dog friendly, out on their deck. Good informal seafood dining. There was even a band playing when we had lunch!

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Outside seating (plus inside also) right on the water. Watch the fish boats unload, the seals and sea otters playing. Do not feed the sea gulls though..they will take you for everything you have. Everything. Food is as fresh as it gets and there is lots of it. Delicious. Especially love the oysters that they raise right there in the... More 

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Came across this restaurant following guidance from our hotel and were very pleased we stopped for a meal. A very warm welcome and the best seafood meal we had experienced on our California road trip. Accompanied by a lovely bottle of wine recommended by the waitress. Large portions of qualify seafood, relaxed atmosphere and didnt feel uncomfortable by the fact... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

-Dockside 2 outside by the water in the sun with an old jazz band, very dog friendly. Stare at "rock", stare at Sea Lion...Eat, grilled Swordfish, fried scallops, BBQ oysters. Drink beer...repeat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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