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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%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (59 reviews)
“clam chowder” (117 reviews)
“smoked fish” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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1 - 10 of 632 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff in the fish market is very friendly and knowledgeable. They are always willing to explain their fish and trim/prepare it as you like. The food hee is always fresh and great. If you want fresh fish, this is the place to go.

1  Thank Josie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We haven't been here for a couple of years, but decided to visit after an email about soft shell crab. The sandwich was DELICIOUS with the crispy fried soft shell crab, fresh lettuce, tomato, red onion and a tangy sauce. This time the coleslaw was...More

Thank 3dogmum
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The combo oysters are from Washington but the barbecues are from Morro Bay. Go for them. I loved the flavor and texture. You can also get fresh caught halibut as fish and chips. I'm a big localvore, so having the freshest fish from the local...More

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a quick first time trip to Morro Bay, and being on the coast I wanted clam chowder, I had read some reviews and decided to try Giovanni's. I was not disappointed. The clam chowder was great. I also had the fish and chips,...More

1  Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go up to the window & get some yummy food! You won’t regret it. My boyfriend & I went here & they were so friendly & sweet.

1  Thank Jaycee D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked this place from Tripadviser reviews and were not disappointed. At lunch on a bright, sunny day, the line to order was about a fifteen minute wait. Tables were available on the adjoining patio, with a good view of the rock. I had halibut tacos,...More

1  Thank Chipol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and very affordable fast service. Lots of options and i had a burger witch was huge and very good.

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to Morro Bay is never complete until we visit Giovanni's! I really don't like fish at all, but their fish an' chips and clam chowder are REALLY good! The line is usually long and you have to find a table quickly and shoo...More

Thank ekdizzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Morro Bay on a weekday during the month of December. The hotel rates were cheaper but many of the eateries were either closed during the holidays or had limited hours. We wanted fresh seafood and found this place. We...More

Thank henryonatrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Giovanni’s after reading the good reviews of the place. I ordered a cheeseburger with fries and my husband ordered the clam chowder. The chowder was sold at a 50% discount. We hardly had to wait when our order was ready. We ate...More

Thank Suzanne S
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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