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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” (87 reviews)
“pancakes” (49 reviews)
“salad” (54 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
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11 - 20 of 751 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017

My wife and I stopped at this small cafe for breakfast. It was highly understaffed and thus service was poor. When the food arrived it was just average, really nothing to boast about or to recommend.

Thank Steve063
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The best meals of our 13 day trip. We ate there both nights we were in town. Service and atmosphere were excellent. And not terribly high-priced either.

Thank lawrenceschaefer250
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

It was not a good day for Dorn's.  The two of us were among the first seated for dinner.  Service was fine but 1) entres came with the sides switched; 2) my NY Steak was medium (on the well side of medium) instead of the...More

Thank norsky100
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Actually, I’ve eaten there a few times, years ago. I remember that the food was well prepared and delicious. If you get the right table, you can enjoy a lovely view of the harbor and Morro Rock.

Thank Chuck333885
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Made breakfast reservation because it was a weekend morning, but turned out we did not have to. Seated immediately. Drink order taken immediately. However, After 15 minutes I had to chase down a server to get our drinks. Had pancakes as they were so raved...More

Thank RalphVentura
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Sat outside on the deck on this beautiful sunny October morning, overlooking Moro Rock and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast served by Joy. Never been disappointed when we eat here.

1  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch while visiting Morro Bay on a beautiful day. Easy access - either street parking around the restaurant or climb the stairs from the public parking lot. We were greeted and seated quickly. We chose the outside deck. Initial service was a...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

When we visit the Morro Bay area, Dorn's is our very first stop. We enjoy the crab cocktail along with the sourdough bread as a starter. My husband has the fish and sticks and I have Nancy's Other Salad. The salad is lettuce, shrimp, avocado...More

Thank robininfresno
Reviewed 25 September 2017

we were fooled by the good reviews! We ordered Ribeye and clam tagliatelle. When your meals arrive in under 5 minutes, you know things are not going to be good, and they were not! The clams (4 tiny, shriveled little things) were badly overcooked and...More

Thank ivosper
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

With all intention to have a quick breakfast before heading down the long drive down the coastlines, we changed our mind quickly to have brunch once we sat down in the Bayview room at Dorn's. There were typical American super sized breakfast with eggs in...More

1  Thank Anna L
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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!
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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