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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
+1 805-772-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go there all the time! We live north morro bay so we take the bike path which I totally recommend. They're known for their BBQ oysters. Fresh fish caught from our very own backyard and by our very own local fishermen. In my opinion, the food is overpriced; HOWEVER, when you take into consideration the fantastic... More 

Thank Christina H
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I had the scallops and seafood pasta. Dinner was preceded by good bread and a relish tray. The serving size was immense. If I went back, I would get Halibut fish and chip.

Thank Peter B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Quick trip to Morro Bay. Been here on many trips, but never to this restaurant. Whoa, what we have been missing. Shrimp Scampi was garlicky and very tender. My husband had a grilled seafood platter that he said was delicious. Nice variety on the menu, plus a fresh catch selection. Restaurant was packed, and the clientele seemed to be mostly... More 

Thank Karen M
new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant . The seafood is so fresh They have Dockside 1 and 2 and 3. I had lunch at Dockside 11 calIed the Market I sat outside and had a beautiful view of the Rock. They had entertainment a singer with a guitar who was very good. You order inside and the service is fast and friendly.... More 

Thank Bridgetpianos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Stopped here on our way home from a day of sightseeing Big Sur. The clam chowder was yummy and the oysters were big. The fisherman's platter was huge and delicious. The fried clams and calamari were excellent. We would definitely stop here again. The staff was very friendly and knew a lot about the seafood they were serving.

Thank boomiebondi
O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

A relative brought us here this past summer, and we are hooked. Great food served up in a magnificent setting. You order your meal at a counter (be sure to take your time looking over menu - everything is great), and then you get to eat it on a terrace with an unrestricted view of the docks and Morro Bay.... More 

Thank Charlie282
Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

When in Morro Bay, we always eat lunch at Giovanni's down at the waterfront (Front Street). But this past September we decided to try Tognazzini's. Sorry Giovanni's, but I think we found a new spot. The food was about even in taste, quality & price (we always get calamari & fish & chips, washed down with a cold beer). However,... More 

Thank Terri V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Never eaten at the restaurant but many times at the terrace which is right on the bay. You place your orders inside at the fish store (great to take back to your vacation rental and cook up yourself). The fish tacos here are terrific especially since we learned to have them hold the sauce and give us extra salsa instead.... More 

Thank victorian5
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Ate here with friends, the food options where plentiful and appetizing. The atmosphere was fairly quite and upbeat. the view of Morrow Bay was spectacular and the staff were great as well.

Thank David H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I love going to seafood restaurants and getting fish and chips. I mean if you can't make good fish and chips, then your other food probably wont be good either. Plus, if they offer calamari, and it comes out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, you know you are at a good restaurant. I have had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-8100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?