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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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243 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and friends were staying at the Inn At Morro Bay and decided to try dinner at Windows On The Water. It was evening, so there was no view. The room is very large and nicely decorated. The flatbread was very unimpressive, the salads were ordinary and the fish (sand dabs and halibut) were just OK. My wife liked... More 

Thank TJFLG42
WindowsGM, General Manager at Windows on the Water, responded to this review

Hello, I want to sincerely apologize for the unacceptable meal you were served at our restaurant. Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food is one of our highest priorities. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that our guests have come to expect from our restaurant. Thank you very much... More 

Paso Robles, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine Dining with a view. Great choices and presentation. Staff was efficient and helpful. Good selection of beer and wine.

Thank USAFRetired82
Orange, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It was a rainy and cold weekend but coming in out of the cold the fireplaces were lit and found the surroundings very warm and inviting. The food was excellent and the waiters were very accommodating being a dog friendly city they even had a place for your dog either on your lap or under the table. The waiter offering... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Seven family members treated me to a memorable meal at Windows on the Water on Thanksgiving Eve. It was a memorable event -- and I mean that in a GOOD way! I began with a fine selection of fresh, tangy oysters -- several varieties from Washington and one from Long Island. My entree was seared scallops with chorizo cornbread dressing... More 

1 Thank wrightsabq
Ventura, CA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

With the help of Christopher our waiter, we enjoyed a delightful and delicious Thanksgiving for two. From the making of the reservation to dessert, everything was flawless. The special menu for the holiday included a first course choice of pumpkin bisque or mixed green salad with candied nuts, beets, feta, and cranberries. Second course choices were traditional roast turkey with... More 

1 Thank Lynn W
Cambria, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's got a great location right on the Embarcadero, The room is large, but not noisy, as most places are. We went for a birthday celebration and the food was excellent as on past trips. We had scallops and also sand dabs, but they have other meats which we have tried in the past.

1 Thank Lisa D
Santa Clarita, California
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156 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

On our most recent visit to Morro Bay we stopped in for a bite to eat at Windows on the Water. A nice place with nice people and a spectacular view at sunset. The food was very good but pricey.

Thank thibbs1955
Morro Bay, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The restaurant sits just above the waterfront with a great view of bay life and The Rock. Watch seals play while you wait for the sunset! The food has always been superb and the service makes you feel like you are a welcomed guest. I have dined here many times and have never been disappointed.

Thank SuzanneinMB
Morro Bay, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food is always tasty. They have unique specials in January and around Valentine's. The chef is creative. My friend likes thin clam chowder and they make the best. Happy Hours are different each M-Th, cozy but fun atmosphere.

Thank a2grdtcher
Dartmouth, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our daughter was married and they had the dinner and dance at Windows on the Water. The private room was perfect with a gorgeous view of the Rock. Dinner was delicious

Thank hennypennyhooter

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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