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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic fries” (58 reviews)
“clam chowder” (111 reviews)
“fish” (145 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
Embarcadero, 1001 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First off, their fish tacos are not overrated: they are as good as everyone says. Second, Giovanni's clam chowder is among the best I’ve ever had, including the fabled chowders of Boston and environs. To me, only JuJu’s chowder tastes better, and is perhaps a...More

Thank Chuck333885
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was hard to decide what to order, everything's sounded good, looked good, and our choice was very tasty. The seating outside is great - if the temperature is not above 90 ... :-)

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great prices,excellent quality and selection of fresh seafood. Fish by the piece or baskets. A Must Try, the fresh caught local oysters,crab,and halibut. Try samples from the cold counter inside. Great Vibe and on the water front seating.The staff is the best,especially the girls,very helpful...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to try Giovanni's after I read Trip Advisors reviews.And we're glad we did.Anytime you have to wait in line,there's something going on-like GOOD FOOD! My wife had the clams and chips while I had the scallops and chips and both...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly great location, fast good food, good place to sit and enjoy the sights n sounds of the Bay.We had the Fish and chips and the fish tacos, both were excellent, although we did have to pull the excess cabbage off of the tacos...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried the clam chowder and fried fish based upon the reviews. One orders at the window where there is usually a line and wait about 10-15 minutes on the dockside patio for your order number to be called. The prices for such a funky...More

Thank jerock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked up Clam Chowder, sour dough bread and smoked fish to take back to our hotel. Would definitely return.

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best Fish and Chips in Morro Bay and even better than Fins and Splash. The outer "crust is crisp and tasty while the fish is tender and not dry like some places I've tried. The price is probably the best on Embarcadero....More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood, made well and really tasty! The dinginess crab salad was excellent, with loads of fresh, sweet crab meat and crispy salad. The fried fish sandwich was also excellent, tasty, fresh ingredients.

Thank ivosper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food has never disappointed us, friendly people and a nice spot to sit and eat. We eat here at least once every time we come to town. Best chowder on the coast.

Thank lgnevada
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
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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