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“Nicest place in Morro Bay”

Windows on the Water
Ranked #6 of 105 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the bay. Be sure to reserve a window table. Seafood is great. One of my party had a flat iron steak unlike any I have ever seen, looked like a filet, sliced like a roast, and my taste was very tasty.

Unusual abalone medallion salad but just a teaser not a meal.

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Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go for the atmosphere alone, you will not be disappointed. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the price. Perfect for a first Anniversary or any Anniversary dinner. A great selection of wines to make the meal perfect. Give it a try during Restaurant Month (January) and splurge for the wine flight with the meal.

Thank hungrynomore2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bag here is decidedly mixed — the experience can run from "truly commendable" to "not recommendable". On average it warrants a "not bad" but there are potential "not good" problems in the dining experience.

First, the location and the views are wonderful. The ambiance is very nice, with a higher end feel to it. The service is personable, attentive and informative. On the night we were there, they were hosting a featured wine tasting, so we were able to taste the featured wines before ordering. The featured wines from the Onyx winery were excellent. The bread served before and with dinner was very good.

The menu offers a decent selection. Our family group ordered the lobster and linguini pasta, the hanger steak, halibut, scallops, crab cake, and clam chowder. The clam chowder, pasta, and scallops were very good — but nothing particularly out of the ordinary. The halibut and hanger steak were okay but the kitchen tried to do too much with the plates in terms of the potatoes, vegetables and sauces that accompanied the main dish. As soon as those two dishes were served, the presentation of was not very appealing. Those who ordered those dishes ate the fish and the steak, but left most everything else on the plate. Unfortunately, the crab cake was almost inedible. The aioli on top tasted like a petroleum product while the cake itself had almost no taste.

If you order wisely, you may well enjoy your evening. We found that the odds of ordering wisely were about 50/50. Therefore, the odds of us returning here are similar — about 50/50.

Thank Jon R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had what could best be described as just a really, really great meal. Nothing over the top, just solid. Wonderful service. Quality food. Excellent wine and drinks. Such a welcoming place.

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Thank pac0450
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Looking for great dinner? Come to Windows on the Water.
Windows on the Water will afford you great food selection, bold flavors, right size portions and prices view of Morro Rock across the water. Time your dinner right and you'll be treated to a sunset view as well!

My daughter held her wedding reception there - great venue for very special occasions.

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Thank Ori A
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