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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Moorpark, California
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700 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love Dorn's, especially the views and the clam chowder, which is the best we've ever had anywhere. It's thick and full of tender clams. This time we shared a delicious Shrimp Louis Salad, followed by our own bowls of heavenly chowder that is served with some of the best sourdough bread we've ever eaten. Arrive just before sunset for... More 

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Thank Linda C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfast first thing in the morning, and there still was a little wait. But that's ok. The cafe has plenty of history and famous faces lining the walls, so you can pass the time spotting which of your favourite stars chose to grab a meal here as well!

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Thank Joanne L
Discovery Bay, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many items to choose from. Good food and Great service. Wait was long, about 30min. It was very warm inside, needed to turn on AC. Outside sitting as well. Can see the ocean from a distance.

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Thank divahm
Southern California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had high hopes for a delicious seafood dinner while staying in Morro Bay recently, but ended up with mixed results. Dinner reservations at Dorn's were for 6:00 pm and after a short walk from our hotel, we were immediately seated. The entire restaurant was packed with diners at every table and a few more at the bar and outside... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenary, amazing sevice and awsome seating outside on the deck patio with a stone fire table center piece for the chilly nights.

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Thank varso87
Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding dinner at this restaurant. Service was excellent. Specializes in seafood however it has a full menu.

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Thank Bruce C
Santa Rosa, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice selection of breakfast items, good salads/soups, all the standard lunch items, plus fresh, local seafood. Very pleasant environment-more white tablecloth than diner. Terrific service, large portions & lovely views of Morro Bay. Nice little bar area (full service). A great place to meet friends and share a good casual meal in a beautiful setting. Indoor area is quiet enough... More 

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Thank cjaorme
Bay Area
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, I, our 2 year old son, and our dog had dinner at Dorn’s. The place was nice with a beautiful view of the sunset. It was chilly but they have heat lamps outside to keep you comfortable. My son’s dinner was good but I ordered the clam spaghetti which wasn’t good at all. More of like boiled premade... More 

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Thank HolleydayTravel
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This food was so good. We had breakfast there and get the bacon! We also had dinner, get the seafood!

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Thank Cathygoingbackhere
Sydney
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I didn't mind this place. The food wasn't bad. The cocktails could do with some work.. But the view was nice, and the restaurant had a bit of atmosphere. It just had a good feel about it.

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Thank Nemothelonely

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-4415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?