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Bayside Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
+1 805-772-1465
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 15:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Morro Bay, California
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever you are here make sure to ask for a table with Paul (my wife has a crush on him lol) or Amanda. Their food is so well done, very homemade, and delicious. My wife had a chicken burrito (huge) and I had the California chowder (a bowl of combined clam chowder and their famous green chili chowder) such the... More 

Thank jamaicabitty
Morro Bay
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are coming to Morro Bay you should definitely hit the Bayside Cafe for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the view is great. Off the beaten path Bayside is excellent if you want that local feel. I live in beautiful MB and this is my go to for take out or if I am hosting friends.

Thank Sadie D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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379 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find in Morro Bay State Park Marina - a restaurant on the water that is comfy (you can eat inside or out) and affordable. And the food is fabulous. We had giant bowls of delicious clam chowder followed by fantastic fish dishes accompanied by a nice bottle of wine. We were so full, we couldn't make room... More 

Thank Bonnie T
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have dined at Bayside Cafe for over 12 years. Unfortunately we no longer have our home in Cayucos but dine at Bayside every time we are in town. Sit among the locals and tourists, watch the kayakers and hunters while sipping on local wines and beers. View the dunes and Montana de Oro. Great after a... More 

Thank Shirley F
Los Osos, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique restaurant I have visited for many years. Love the out door atmosphere and the food. Usually get the vegetarian taco with everything, onions grilled. Everything is delicious including Nachos!

Thank Paulatrip8
Ottawa, Illinois
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We discovered this with a 'tip' from a local. It is down off the beaten path with indoor and outdoor seating. Quite popular for a sunset meAl. We come every year we pass through. The menu hasn't changed over the years and is good. The salmon sandwich is excellent. All of their salmon is. Their chowder is also. You can... More 

Thank CRMyers
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place is over by the golf course and is really a hidden gem. I have not had a bad meal here, although I always recommend the nachos!

Thank nick V
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great sitting area by the Marina, indoors but great view. I had their daily special soup "curried carrot ginger soup", it was delicious! Clam chowder was also very good and we shared a tri-tip sandwich. Service was excellent, totally recommend!

Thank Tamara O
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I almost always get the fish tacos and if feeling indulgent, share the berry cobbler with lots of whipped cream or really indulgent with ice cream. Great views of the little harbor there. Once we watched a couple facing each other in a canoe..learning how to paddle.....in circles. Another man blindly searching for his fallen cell phone off the dock... More 

Thank Wanda L
Riverside, California
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241 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us had a very nice lunch here around Thanksgiving. Each had something different, with two being vegetarian. I enjoyed my burrito and others said their sandwiches and salad were great too. You cannot beat the beautiful outdoor setting. Very nice experience! Hint - I am told it gets very busy at prime times so plan accordingly.

Thank twofromLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 State Park Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-1465
Bayside Cafe is nestled in the beautiful State Park Marina across from the entrance to the State Park Campground on lower State Park Road. The views of the back bay are astounding and unique.The food is very fresh with all homemade items including soups, salad dressing, sauces and desserts. You will not be disappointed by the friendly service and wide range of food items offered. A dog friendly outdoor patio is also a plus for our animal lovers.Oh, and by the way, we are NOT open for breakfast as has been stated by trip adviser.....sorry.Open every day for lunch starting at 11:00am and including service of dinners on Thursday through Sunday.See you there.

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