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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 877-552-4467
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic fries” (58 reviews)
“clam chowder” (103 reviews)
“fish” (143 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed yesterday

Great seafood, made well and really tasty! The dinginess crab salad was excellent, with loads of fresh, sweet crab meat and crispy salad. The fried fish sandwich was also excellent, tasty, fresh ingredients.

Thank ivosper
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food has never disappointed us, friendly people and a nice spot to sit and eat. We eat here at least once every time we come to town. Best chowder on the coast.

Thank lgnevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was a small child just to sit in the seashell out front for a photo my mom used to call "the wings of an angel." It's the best fast walk up window and outdoor seating area for lunch....More

Thank tumbleweed6886
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just by looking at this place from outside you can tell it's popular and been around for ages, It's got that seaside town feel about it. The menu is extensive, mainly seafood dishes but also burgers, chicken, salads. The waiting cue for ordering at the...More

Thank BJK83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whatever time of the year no visit to Morro Bay is complete without a visit here. We love the Clam Chowder. You can order it by the cup, or in sourdough bread bowl. It is very casual here, and literally right near the water. You...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Order at the counter and eat outside. Reasonably priced and delicious. This is always the place I come back to in Morro Bay. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Morro Bay many times and one of the best places for lunch is Giovanni's. It has a walk-up ordering window, and you eat at an outside table or take-away. Not open for dinner. I've had fish and chips at numerous restaurants in...More

Thank 906dicksont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch at this outdoor restaurant. order your food at the window and sit outside on metal tables to absorb the sights and sounds of the bay! I had a soft shell blue crab sandwich and my wife had a crab quesadilla....More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough. It was a great meal and very reasonably priced. The fish in the fish and chips was very fresh. My husband said it was the best fish and chips he had ever tasted.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to be one of my favorite seafood places. The seafood is now tasteless. Same funky atmosphere on dock, with fast food service attitude. There are many good choices to eat fresh fish in Morro Bay. Find another one. Dunno what happened, but disappointed all...More

Thank LBJoyride
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1 December 2015|
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Response from Trevor V | Reviewed this property |
Not as I remember it's really an informal fish and chip shop with an outside sheltered eating area but the fish was top notch and perfectly cooked the staff polite and friendly. Well worth it!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 877-552-4467
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Giovanni's Fish Market is Morro Bay's oldest fish market and seafood restaurant, serving and providing the freshest daily catches with the best view on the bay. Open nearly 30 years, our historic market and restaurant has succeeded by supplying our customers with fresh locally caught, sustainable seafood, as well as imported exotics, and a selection of hundreds of different types of seafood. Come take a seat on our wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy our famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more. Top it off with a drink from our full bar to complete the perfect meal on the bay. With Giovanni's Fish Market, you can even have our fresh fish at your table, no matter where you are! Have fresh seafood delivered to your door overnight, anywhere in the United States. We are very proud of our heritage, and accomplishments over the years. Our customers and community come first in our business - and your opinion counts! Our reputation for quality service sets us apart from other places along the bay. We strive to provide superb customer service, by utilizing a knowledgeable and courteous staff. Come enjoy fresh fish, and a superb meal that you won't find anywhere else but Giovanni's!
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