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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dorn's has a great menu and the food is also great. You have a view of the bay and the Embarcadero. They have the best clam chowder. We make it a point to eat there every time we visit.

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Thank Carol H
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While you enjoy the beautiful view of Morro Bay and Morro Rock and enjoy great service, you will have a breakfast that's just okay. Big portions, but greasy omelette came with cold potatoes, and two muffins - only one of them warm. Restaurant has two stalls in ladies room - one with a door, and a handicapped stall with just... More 

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Thank Bonnie T
Shaver Lake, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten lunch here a few times. Love the location and view. There is on street parking. My sister-I'm-law had crab cocktail. It had several noticeable pieces of shell that she had to remove while eating. My husband and brother-in-law had cob salads. They were large, but were not happy with the flavor. I had a sandwich with fries.... More 

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Thank meanjeanne47
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here. Ordered the clam chowder and Halibut. Sour dough bread was very good. Meal was delicious . Nothing like fresh fish. The service was excellent and the view was nice.

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Thank Shirley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Classic upscale restaurant with great food and service. Suitable for any occasion. Rich history to the local area, nicely appointed. Reservations recommend.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More formal than most Morro Bay restaurants we've been too, but certainly not stuffy. Connie thought the clam Linguini was the best she's ever had. My sauteed Snapper was delicious. The flan was very nicely done. Excellent view from higher on the hill was delightful.

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Thank Guy L
Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had the seafood salad. Delicious, fresh, very large. Excellent food and and atmosphere. Hubby had a steak that he said was excellent also. Would go more often if I would remember to make reservations in advance because it is highly recommended and popular.

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Thank wyom
Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have eaten hear many times over the years & consider it a good celebratory breakfast. Love their many omlettes with the cottage potatoes & the muffins. Quite a large breakfast, great service,

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

WOW! We hit the jackpot with this restaurant. City parking lot a block away made parking easy - Morrow Bay street parking is crowded. Were there mid morning on a Sunday. Thought it might be a very long wait but it was only 15 minutes. Our view of Morrow Rock and the bay was stunning. Waitress was very attentive but... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

From the girl who showed us to our seats and the waitress all first class. The dining was very dark in fact the darkest restaurant I have ever been in, like having your sunnies on. The Clam Chowder was excellent and a large serve, and the Sourdough very sour. Could not fault the Fillet Mignon and the veggies cooked perfectly.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-4415

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?