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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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Huntington Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I recently visited the bar at Windows, the bartender Megan, and the waitress Elizabeth made the experience so great. The tacos and tequila Tuesday sounded like fun, so we decided to try it out, we had so much fun and we enjoyed the experience so much, we called and invited our oldest son to join us. We... More 

Thank Beckywine
Los Osos, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on Tuesday for the all you can eat oysters. I like fried oysters and it was the big disappointment. They were so small we didn't know what it was at first, so for fried oysters go up the street. The oyster shooter were very tasty and the oysters on the half shell were perfectly served. We has a... More 

Thank BaywoodBear12
Irvine, California
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would expect great seafood......wrong! Probably a great place to have a snack and drink. Great bay view.

Thank pinewood2005
Charleston, SC
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a while ago that we visited Morrow Bay and Windows on the Water. We impulsively stopped here on our drive up the coast of California, Cannot tell you one thing about the food, as I do not remember what we had. But do remember that we enjoyed it, and service was friendly. It was the VIEW, sitting at... More 

Thank Strive2
Brielle, New Jersey
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their limited menu has always held me back in the past but another place I wanted to try was closed so...Windows it was! Larger than I expected and with a really interesting bar area: A couple of steps above the dining area, they offer seats at the bar, some tables, and a quirky table. Tue was taco night but I... More 

Thank DianeXit98
Glendale, California
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, you can't win them all. This was our least favorite restaurant during a week long road trip where we ate out each night. The fish was overcooked, the sauce overwhelmed the fish and I swear we were invisible to the server. We waited for 20 minutes to get bread, the meals took another 45 minutes. Nobody checked on us.... More 

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

Dear Dale, I want to sincerely apologize for the unpleasant incident you had at our restaurant. Your comments were most troubling but I want to unequivocally thank you for bringing this to my attention. It is our highest priority to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and in this instance we certainly failed to do this. What you... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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178 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really special place. Vey good food. Great wine list. Get a table by the window for incredible views of the Morro rock and the sunset. I bit pricy but really worth it.

Thank JMasonNashville
Oakland, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

for a change we stayed in morro bay on the way to l a. the ocean, bay, marina, big rock, sea otters, and drive from 101 are all enjoyable. not being able to get into our first choice for dinner, we looked again on trip advisor and decided on a place called windows on the water. the restaurant turned out... More 

Thank chuck222
Los Angeles, California
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Spent one night here on a weekend getaway from Los Angeles and was impressed with the fresh seafood and service. With nice views of Morro Rock and prime viewing during the sunset hour, this was the best place to enjoy a singular dinner during our stay. The corkage fee is only $15 and the wait-staff is pleasant and accommodating. The... More 

Thank akostich_11
San Ramon
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267 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is just how you get a worthy review - by trying a place at least 2 or 3 times I've learned! Once again? Stellar service, great location, QUIET (TG) Lovely selection of dinner entrees, wine flights and superb desserts...Swordfish was very good along with salad and lemon mousse - a "special" 3 course meal - $35. Doesn't get any... More 

Thank MsBunny2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$16 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?