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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was recommended by another restaurant which was closed the day we happened to be there. It was a good choice. Service and food were excellent and has a nice view.

Thank FD360
Moorpark, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Dorn's, especially the views and the clam chowder, which is the best we've ever had anywhere. It's thick and full of tender clams. This time we shared a delicious Shrimp Louis Salad, followed by our own bowls of heavenly chowder that is served with some of the best sourdough bread we've ever eaten. Arrive just before sunset for... More 

Thank Linda C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast first thing in the morning, and there still was a little wait. But that's ok. The cafe has plenty of history and famous faces lining the walls, so you can pass the time spotting which of your favourite stars chose to grab a meal here as well!

Thank Joanne L
Discovery Bay, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many items to choose from. Good food and Great service. Wait was long, about 30min. It was very warm inside, needed to turn on AC. Outside sitting as well. Can see the ocean from a distance.

Thank divahm
Southern California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high hopes for a delicious seafood dinner while staying in Morro Bay recently, but ended up with mixed results. Dinner reservations at Dorn's were for 6:00 pm and after a short walk from our hotel, we were immediately seated. The entire restaurant was packed with diners at every table and a few more at the bar and outside... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenary, amazing sevice and awsome seating outside on the deck patio with a stone fire table center piece for the chilly nights.

Thank varso87
Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding dinner at this restaurant. Service was excellent. Specializes in seafood however it has a full menu.

Thank Bruce C
Santa Rosa, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice selection of breakfast items, good salads/soups, all the standard lunch items, plus fresh, local seafood. Very pleasant environment-more white tablecloth than diner. Terrific service, large portions & lovely views of Morro Bay. Nice little bar area (full service). A great place to meet friends and share a good casual meal in a beautiful setting. Indoor area is quiet enough... More 

Thank cjaorme
Bay Area
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

My husband, I, our 2 year old son, and our dog had dinner at Dorn’s. The place was nice with a beautiful view of the sunset. It was chilly but they have heat lamps outside to keep you comfortable. My son’s dinner was good but I ordered the clam spaghetti which wasn’t good at all. More of like boiled premade... More 

Thank HolleydayTravel
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This food was so good. We had breakfast there and get the bacon! We also had dinner, get the seafood!

Thank Cathygoingbackhere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?