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Otter Rock Cafe

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885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
+1 805-772-1420
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon 10:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stoped in because we heard music on a Thursday night at 6:30. We were hungry for steak and to our delight they were serving grass fed local meat from the Hearst castle farm. Wonderful flavor!! My husband ordered the evening special which was cioppino Loaded with seafood. This place is a hidden gem!! Oh and did I mention they... More 

Thank Joyce H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We strolled in for brunch and were immediately struck by the very laid back atmosphere, almost Caribbean. We sat at the bar and ordered a Bloody Maria (tequila vs. vodka) and a bowl of their New England Clam Chowder. All I can say is "WOW"! One of the best Bloody Maria's we've ever had and the clam chowder was excellent.... More 

Thank Grace H
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Food simple and quick, prices reasonable, watching the Superbowl in an American bar and experience to be remembered! Oh, and we thought the weather in California was supposed to be good - pouring hard with rain and cold! Otter mania dessert hit all the right notes!

Thank Lambo82
Bloomington, Indiana
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Spectacular view matched by fine service and food. Out of halibut, which means to me they don't serve it if not fresh. So salmon was delicious. Connie craving meatballs and spaghetti, was well pleased. $20 Gnarly Head house bottle of merlot very nice. Two hour table from before sunset to full dark, felt welcome the whole time. Sea otters, seals,... More 

Thank Guy L
Templeton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Fun stuff. Pigeons come in the door knowing they are safe. Food is okay. Cold tuna sandwich is very good - not gobs of mayo, extra tomato and onion easy Peasy. Plan to walk on the Embarcadero for fresh water taffy after or definitely not having been in Morro Bay

Thank Paulette S
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31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips was below average. Not very good at all. The clam chowder was ok, but not as good as Splash. Tried to get the awning fixed to get the sun out of our eyes, or server said he couldn't. I decided to try and another server gave me a major attitude. I will never come back,

Thank Erik P
Arroyo Grande, California
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Enjoyed watching sail boats compete in Morro Bay while having lunch. Lunch menu a bit more limited than I expected. I had BLT which had almost too much bacon. My husband had a melt and enjoyed it with a garden salad on the side. Would return for breakfast or lunch..

Thank mariposa67
South Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is more of a bar with food. The lunch was ok. The evening is probably nice with music and snacks but it is not great for lunch.

Thank Toni I
Southern California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We didn't eat here but stopped by for a drink to listen to the live music. Nice place to hang out, great service. Music catered to the 50+ crowd with a few dancers on the floor. Looks like a local favorite. Will come again next time we are in town.

Thank luv2trvlthwrld
Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

outside with heaters or inside- a very nice place with great people. Moderately priced and food for all- Try the specials, they are very good. Beer from Local breweries

Thank Skip H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-1420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?