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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%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
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Reviewed yesterday

Had breakfast before leaving for Hearst Castle. Everyone was great and the food was excellent. Also sat by window and could see Morro Rock

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall, one word to sum up our meal...BLAND. Nothing was wrong but nothing was great. Due to the average nature of the food and expensive price tag the value of the meal was poor. I'd try somewhere else next time...

Thank aj0112
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be very good but it has really declined. Prices are still up there but the food is NOT. Took a guest here this evening and ordered Calamari steak dinner, wow the worst I have ever had. My guest ordered fish and chips...More

Thank H C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was a an average style breakfast, and the service was very slow. They were busy, but it seemed like our orders took a while and when they did come not all were correct.

Thank MSG1331
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mediocre service. Was never offered a beverage other than the water on the table. 3 in party ordered seafood combination. 2 came with fries, one with scalloped potatoes. Prawns were chewy - overcooked. Meal was filling.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to the Central Coast two or more times a year and we always have lunch at Dorn's. We order two bowls of there terrific clam chowder -- you should see the clams!-- and an ice cold beer and watch the happenings on the...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed this restaurant many times and each time, always saying next time. The next time was on Friday , May 26, 2017. I am glad I stopped by, for a late lunch. My boyfriend had been here years ago and mentioned that the...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended here with my Boyfriend for both breakfast and dinner. Both meals were really good and the location of the restaurant means the views are wonderful when the weather is good!!! The staff especially in the morning were really friendly and efficent despite it being...More

Thank GemmaM1987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us had a nice breakfast at Dorn's in Morro Bay yesterday. The breakfast could have been absolutely awesome, but cold food and undercooked home-fried potatoes reduced the breakfast to "mediocre". Wife and I shared a Mediterranean omelet with pancakes. The omelet was cold,...More

Thank Stan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being one of those people with a dairy allergy it is difficult to find restaurants and servers that can accomodate. No problem at Dorns. Sat at the bar and the bartender had no problems with recommendations,etc. Awesome. Food was prepared perfectly and all was good....More

1  Thank boopatsea
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Ruth B
Well, I have been waiting to get back to visit your great restaurant.. in 2012, we stayed at the Blue Sail Hotel, and across from you.. We will never forget the great Lobster and Steak dinner we had there, and the only reason we plan to visit this area again , we want to experience that same dinner again.. We had so much to eat, we, took the rest to eat on a picnic along Hwy 1.. what a wonderful time..My father build the Blue Herron Hotel in Bay wood and used to bring us to your great restaurant so many years ago.. His favorite was your clam chowder. So looking forward to my visit in July on the 10th or 11th, not sure, but will book, since it was hard to get in the time we were there, you were almost booked up.
9 April 2016|
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Response from 26ivyh | Reviewed this property |
It's well worth the wait. The food is still yummy as ever and the service was wonderful. Hope you enjoy revisiting Dorn's in July.
Is there a corkage fee?
10 February 2016|
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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!
Do you serve thanksgiving dinner?
22 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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