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Bayside Cafe

10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
+1 805-772-1465
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (35 reviews)
“nachos” (18 reviews)
“mud pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here our first night very hungry! We were not disappointed. The restaurant is right near the water, the view is great at sunset. Hardly any wait, staff were so friendly. Had beer battered alaskan cod. My boyfriend had linguini with clams. Both dishes...More

Thank Dana G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been twice before (2016 & 2017) and liked this place a lot. Today, however, we found the fish 'n chips dripping with frying oil and the french fries mediocre at best $32 for lunch, very disappointed. Our dogs loved the leftovers, however.

Thank Myrna H
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have been to Morro Bay three times, and each time we have had dinner at Bayside Cafe. It is one of those places you always look forward to a excellent dining experience. Again it did not fail. The setting is beautiful,...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This place is rustic but very quaint. The menu here has sea food with a Mexican flare. The service is relaxed, friendly, & prompt. After lunch we took the "Marina Peninsula Trail. Perfect afternoon near Morro Bay.

1  Thank Lucretia E
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Ate here at the recommendation of a friend and was very pleased. Nice view of the docks in a kind of funky place. I had the daily seafood salad and it was great. Lots of fresh fish and a huge amount of salad stuff. It...More

1  Thank SteveNScottsdale
Reviewed 13 January 2018

When I’m in the area I always enjoy a trip to Morro Bay for lunch and that means clam chowder and fish ‘n chips. My first time at this restaurant and I was super pleased. Great food, good service and reasonably priced. I left a...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

One of our favorite spots on the Central Coast. Informal, low-key place with delicious food and attentive service. Chowder is a must and the Fish & Chips are excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit here and our first time to order from the Mexican food side of the menu. Our prior review for the seafood side of the menu was a well-deserved five stars. The Mexican food is good, but not nearly as good...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We like clam chowder. We try it all over the place. Bayside Cafe has the best. We come to the area about once every year and we always make a special trip for the clam chowder. You have to look for this place. You will...More

Thank SanDiegoHistProf
Reviewed 6 December 2017

For a nice tucked away find, this eatery can't be beat. We like that it's off the beaten path with a pleasant local feel, and relaxing atmosphere. Come for the view, stay... for the view. Food is seriously average, and service is what kills this...More

Thank MikenLaurie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-1465
  • E-mail
Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.
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