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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

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Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 877-552-4467
09:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, nothing fancy but wonderful fresh fish and seafood. You can order from the menu or choose some fresh fish from the counter and they prepare it for you, we could choose between fried or grilled, we had grilled and it was great how the fish was still so juicy! It's a bit farther from on the embarcadero, but... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Order at the window and grab a seat at an umbrella table overlooking the boats and the bay. Clam chowder- New England style was fabulous. The fried shrimp, oysters were all great too. A perfect accompaniment to all us an order of garlic fries- with parsley and Parmesan. Very reasonably priced.

Thank lucymillman
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We almost always try and stop in to Giovanni's on our annual visits to the Central Coast of California. This is a "old-school" fish fry type of place and the fish is very fresh! We love the traditional fish and chips, fried scallops and onion rings. Our ten-year old loves the chicken strips and fries. They have a covered outdoor... More 

Thank Michael g
Moorpark, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on TA ratings and awards for their clam chowder, we tried the chowder and were VERY disappointed. There were only a few clam bits in it and it was thin and watery (we've had better in a can.) The fish and chips were good but not great. If you want a great bowl of chowder, go to Dorn's. Order... More 

Thank Linda C
Escalante, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is overwhelming mainly because of every amazing ocean dwelling option. The buffalo calamari and the fried oysters melted in my mouth and dazzled my taste buds. The line is long so get there early and soak in the view. Giovanni's is simply delicious.

Thank RangerNate
Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Road trip up to Monterey was cool but the chowder didn't measure up to Pismo or Morro Bay, so we went out of our way to stop at Giovanni's on the way back. Wife had the clam chowder & I got the halibut burrito. Both were very meaty & flavorful. The well stocked fish market gave me sashimi grade blue... More 

Thank Jesse C
Howes Cave, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in on our morning walk to just look around. The girl working there was helpful, friendly, and happy. She looked like she enjoyed being there. The seafood looked so yummy. We were told they ship over night nationwide! Will order in January for sure.

Thank micheleemtp
Clovis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the freshest Seafood places to eat ever! I tried the Seafood Combo and I wasn't disappointed. You will probably have to wait in line to order your food, but it's worth the wait. My daughter had the shrimp salad sandwich and she LOVED it too! It's a really cool spot too as it's next to the ocean and... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always glad to be back in Morro Bay so I can have my Giovanni fix. The fish is fresh and tender as always. The fries seemed to be different, but they were ok. Can't wait to be back in Morro Bay, hope we can make it back before the summer rates kick in at the motels. The outside seating is... More 

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GiovannisFishMarket, Owner at Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued support of Giovanni's! We love our loyal customers. Happy Holidays! Giovanni's Fish Market More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual, friendly atmosphere. Location is on Norther end of harbor so a nice stretch if you feel like a stroll. Food was typical of area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 877-552-4467
Giovanni's Fish Market is Morro Bay's oldest fish market and seafood restaurant, serving and providing the freshest daily catches with the best view on the bay. Open nearly 30 years, our historic market and restaurant has succeeded by supplying our customers with fresh locally caught, sustainable seafood, as well as imported exotics, and a selection of hundreds of different types of seafood. Come take a seat on our wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy our famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. Top it off with a drink from our full bar to complete the perfect meal on the bay. With Giovanni's Fish Market, you can even have our fresh fish at your table, no matter where you are! Have fresh seafood delivered to your door overnight, anywhere in the United States. We are very proud of our heritage, and accomplishments over the years. Our customers and community come first in our business - and your opinion counts! Our reputation for quality service sets us apart from other places along the bay. We strive to provide superb customer service, by utilizing a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Come enjoy fresh fish, and a superb meal that you won't find anywhere else but Giovanni's!

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