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Giovanni's Fish Market & Galley

Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 877-552-4467
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (65 reviews)
“clam chowder” (121 reviews)
“fish” (159 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a relaxing place to enjoy the local vibe. Grilled fish and cold beer on a deck overlooking the harbor and Rock. It's a busy place. Perfect for people watching. I prefer my fish grilled. They have snapper Veracruz that is fab. We...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great for good quick bite outside on the patio. We visit 3-4 times a year and make a point to bring an ice chest. We visit the fish market next door and go home with some great fresh fish. Staff is always friendly and quick....More

Thank susansV2838GL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would not return here to eat again. Fish and chips were not like you would expect from a restaurant so close to the ocean. More like frozen fish from the grocery store. The shrimp salad had very few shrimp compared to the bitter greens...More

Thank 1Boredtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here because I was craving their halibut sandwich. Perfectly cooked fish on fresh roll with lettuce, tomato and tarter sauce. Didn't have any thresher shark in the fish market this time. Friendly and fast service with outdoor seating overlooking the bay. Good place for...More

Thank Kendu24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here for the fresh crab - you pick it from the tank and they clean and prepare it for you, we out ours on the patio outside with some garlic butter. Fresh as - YUM!!! Thank me later!

Thank Striving4perfection
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You make your order at one window and pick up the food on the deck overlooking the bay and harbor. We ordered the standard fish and chips and a bowl of soup, our friends had fish tacos, our pieces of fish were very small with...More

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in the San Luis Obispo area, we make a trip to Giovanni's Fish Market. For first timers, the line will look long, but it moves quickly. Great place for picking up a quick freshly cooked seafood lunch.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crab cocktail great Garlic fries and chowder..all excellent. Rustic snack bar feel..not super clean...and order wasn’t exactly what we ordered because the woman couldn’t hear possibly? View and sunset were amazing ..location is a 10

Thank drmader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told they had excellent food,We had the fish sandwich & fish tacos.They were wonderful. Fries & Cole slow were great too!

Thank csscott1023
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Giovanni's is in a great location opposite Morro Rock and on the water. We had fish tacos and they were very tasty and reasonably priced. The outdoor patio provides really nice views and the place was jumping.

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1 December 2015|
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Response from Trevor V | Reviewed this property |
Not as I remember it's really an informal fish and chip shop with an outside sheltered eating area but the fish was top notch and perfectly cooked the staff polite and friendly. Well worth it!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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: +1 877-552-4467
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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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