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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has the best fish & chips! Also great clam chowder. It is right on the Bay on the Embarcadero. Great place!!

Thank Carol H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can tell a great fish market if it doesn't smell like fish.....tells you the fish is fresh! Purchased raw fish 3 times while spending a week here.....tuna, clams, yellowtail, and smoked black cod. Pleased with freshness and quality. Helpful, friendly staff. Also purchased clam chowder for lunch which was excellent!

Thank 357martha
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Giovanni's has you basic fried sea food options. The food is good. Watch out for the seagulls! They will snatch up your food fast! Giovanni's also has fresh fish to go! ENJOY!

Thank Gregory S
Cayucos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fresh fish in the market and qualified help to serve you . knowledgeable info on all fish and a great selection . the crab cooker is right there for you to see .the gally has great food , the best fish and chips anywhere !

Thank cayucosbob
Morro Bay, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if you are ever in Morro Bay California or even near it ,you need to visit this place,always local fresh seafood,to purchase or enjoy,the delicious prepared food. The atmosphere is beyond belief,as you sit out on the deck to enjoy your fresh made fish and chips or your shrimp or crab sandwich,you will see the young Otters and Sea... More 

Thank Ken V
Morro Bay, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Giovanni's and my family runs down there when they post their rainy day special but really any day is a great day at Giovanni! Stand in line and kill the time watching the seals.

Thank DestinationMorroBay
Morro Bay, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is consistent, consistently good. Eating is on a patio outside - with plexiglass surrounding the patio to keep you warm from the breezes and with a full-on, close-up view of The Rock. Often there is a seal on the rocks right below to entertain you while you wait to place your order. Prices are reasonable.

Thank SuzanneinMB
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super friendly staff, great quality and selection of fresh fish. Crab is the best around. Reasonably priced.Great spot on the wharf for lunch and fishing boat watching.

Thank Kris-Overton73
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fish tacos, chowder, and margaritas. Yummy! Order line and separate pick-up window made ordering easy.

Thank booker3440
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Variety of choices for lunch as well as fresh seafood to take home. Their selection includes crabs, calamari, scallops, oysters on the half shell, fish, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, coleslaw and much more. We had their swordfish sandwich with fries which was delicious and the oysters on the half shell are big and tasty. We sat and ate overlooking... More 

Thank Debra W

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, 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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