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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (85 reviews)
“seafood” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Generous portions! I had the lox and bagel and couldn't finish all the lox and that's saying something! Nice view and nice wait staff only deducting a star because the hostess greeted us with a nod and seated us all while talking in her cell...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is marvelous. The crab & prawn cocktails and the fried calamari were very good. The Caesar salad and clam chowder were OK, but nothing special. The salad was just the outer leaves of the romaine, which were bitter and the clam chowder was...More

Thank jolundeberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast with my Grandson this morning at Dorn's. Have eaten here many times before and have always found it great. Had the Flutters Breakfast Scramble with Country Potatoes and rye toast, it was the best I've had. Service was good and we had a...More

Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love it here. The food is excellent and the ambiance makes a simple dinner out quite elegant. We stay just a few blocks away, so we can walk and enjoy the lovely view.

Thank SuzyQTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for breakfast and it was amazing with an incredible view. Service was excellent and choices were wonderful.

Thank carrien493
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dorn's has the best sourdough bread. You can taste the sourdough in the bread. The clam chowder is very flavorful. The potatoes are cut into a small dice so you don't just taste potatoes. Dorn's has a Mixed Berry Cobbler that you can have topped...More

Thank Celeste1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying here with family for our daughters graduation and she picked this place to have dinner and it was great. We made reservations so they got us right in. Our views were wonderful because we could see the ocean. We had a large...More

Thank melissajo1994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place dates back to 1942, when the first cafe opened. The location is excellent, overlooking Morro Bay and the harbor area. We visited on a warm and beautiful evening and wanted to sit outside. The restaurant seemed to be quite popular, and we had...More

Thank NemoTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been a few years since we ate at Dorns. The place looks the same but the food not as good as I remember it. The clam chowder needed seasoning and was a little fishy. The fish and chips lacked flavor. I didn't even finish...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner. They were busy on a Monday night, so make reservations. I had the steak special was great as was the clam chowder. Solid and professional service.

Thank DesertFoodies
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Response from beachlovers4 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but I can't confirm it, a phone call should do it, enjoy!
23 November 2015|
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Response from Mick T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Can't help. We're back in Australia. Just call them. And while you're there in Morro Bay, check out all the Australian Red Flowering Gum trees! T g ere are more there than I gave ever seen in Australia in one town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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