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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

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$$ - $$$
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Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
09:00 - 18:00
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Nicasio, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is extraordinary! We ate here for three days in a row, the seafood is exceptional, especially the clam chowder and fish and chips. Best food in Morro bay!

Thank Bobbybubblewanda
Morro Bay, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Giovanni's Fish Market and Galley has been a Morro Bay stand out for many years. You'll find a variety of fresh fish, shell fish smoked fish, and live crabs, lobsters, and shrimp in the market. Order from the Galley and find seating on the bay side for a great view of the bay and delicious food.

Thank Terry D
Corona, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ oysters with garlic butter are fantastic! Also tried the garlic fries and blue crab sandwich - both were delicious. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Jeff K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience here! The people taking our order was hilarious with a silly sense of humor! We had the Clam Chowder bread bowl and Philly Cheesesteak & fries. Food was ready pretty quick! Our food was really good too. You stand in line to order and seat yourself outside. Would recommend.

Thank Julie S
Newbury Park
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with a coupon that came with our motel room at the Bayfront Inn. Do they make bad food for these coupons and good food for real money customers? Because our fish was soggy and grease soaked. The fries were forgettable. I don't get the glowing reviews. Service with a snotty attitude at the windows was the (stale)... More 

Thank GaryMon
Boulder, Colorado
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Christmas treat from a member of our travel party--steamed and pre-cracked, courtesy of Giovanni's. Best Christmas dinner ever!

Thank BoulderBayandSantaFe
La Paz BCS
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've eaten oysters all over the world and there's not much to say here that hasn't been said before, but we had several orders of the BBQ oysters in all the different varieties they make. So good, we went back and ordered more! Darned awesome! Good chowder too and loved the unpretentiousness of just ordering from a window and going... More 

Thank Jonathan R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is great fresh food! Big portions. Nice outdoor patio to look out over the harbor while you eat. Yummy. Hamburger. Fish & Chips.

Thank Coleen H
City of Angels
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here Saturday December 17th for my birthday: They surprised me with a free fish & chips lunch. We also had fried clams, a halibut sandwich, & a margarita.... The food if fresh, not greasy... There is outdoor seating w/ a view of the Rock The fish, clams & chips were very good. The "chips" fries were crispy and... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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217 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only do they ship fresh food overnight to any location in the US, they also cook their catch and you can eat right on their property or at the wine store next door. The staff is incredibly warm and friendly. The food is fresh! Clam chowder! Fish tacos! Fish and chips! Thanks for helping me celebrate my husband's birthday... More 

Thank Miss C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 18775524467
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?