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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
+1 805-772-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Tognazzini's Dockside! Sitting on the dock looking over at sealions and seals swimming in the water. We love the fish tacos and local oysters are delicious. Plus we often bring some lovely fish home for an evening barbeque!

Thank Marion R
Morro Bay, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant is a Morro Bay institution. Try the main restaurant for indoor table service dining. They list the local fresh catches of the day for you. If you're looking to get closer to the water, try the casual counter service at Dockside too. You'll be dining on the dock itself! This is also a fresh fish market. You... More 

Thank Dead-Air-Dave
Midway, Utah
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, great food, I have been here 4 times in the last 15 days and plan to return regularly.

Thank Drift A Dry -
Belmont, California
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for lunch, we ordered all different kinds of oysters and fish and chips. Oysters are great, fish and chips just ok.

Thank xiliu82
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really great - an added bonus was meeting some sea lions in the water right behind the restaurant!

Thank Jillian B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was poor from the get go and never got any better. As we were trying to eat our dinner, my husband kept asking me if I was sure this was the place with so many good reviews on Trip Advisor. I double checked and assured him it was. Chowders were lukewarm and mediocre at best. The Halibut was... More 

Thank pamela555
Bloomington, Indiana
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reviewing again, a year later. Wonderful fresh local sea food. Owner is a fishing boat captain who appreciates the Morro Bay fleet and catch. Annual dungeness crab weekend outstanding.

Thank Guy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading about Tognazzini's Dockside in a book called Eating Up The West Coast (a Sunset book by Brigit Binns), my husband and I decided to give it a try and were sorely disappointed. Admittedly, I can be a little picky, but my husband, who enjoys almost everything he eats, didn't like it either. After seeing all the positive reviews... More 

Thank NevermindCA
Cayucos, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's a local hangout. We've going there for years. Seafood, deep fried with chips and good chowder. Friendly folks, good service, nice people-local color.

Thank CayucosSteve
Newport Beach, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Both of our meals were very good. The service was good. Although even though I inquired about foods that I was allergic to they were still in some of the items. They offered to replace them which was great. We will stop by there again.

Thank worldview2016

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?