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Tognazzini's Dockside Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
+1 805-772-8100
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was poor from the get go and never got any better. As we were trying to eat our dinner, my husband kept asking me if I was sure this was the place with so many good reviews on Trip Advisor. I double checked and assured him it was. Chowders were lukewarm and mediocre at best. The Halibut was... More 

Thank pamela555
Bloomington, Indiana
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reviewing again, a year later. Wonderful fresh local sea food. Owner is a fishing boat captain who appreciates the Morro Bay fleet and catch. Annual dungeness crab weekend outstanding.

Thank Guy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading about Tognazzini's Dockside in a book called Eating Up The West Coast (a Sunset book by Brigit Binns), my husband and I decided to give it a try and were sorely disappointed. Admittedly, I can be a little picky, but my husband, who enjoys almost everything he eats, didn't like it either. After seeing all the positive reviews... More 

Thank NevermindCA
Cayucos, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a local hangout. We've going there for years. Seafood, deep fried with chips and good chowder. Friendly folks, good service, nice people-local color.

Thank CayucosSteve
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both of our meals were very good. The service was good. Although even though I inquired about foods that I was allergic to they were still in some of the items. They offered to replace them which was great. We will stop by there again.

Thank worldview2016
Boulder, Colorado
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some fresh steamed crab and fish and chips. We sat on the outdoor deck next to the bay, The food was awesome, but the group was delighted to be joined by two sea lions, an otter, and a supervisory pelican. Of course, the obligatory seagulls made there presence known. A cheerful small bird also hopped between tables, hoping... More 

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suggest making reservations. It was a very busy night but the service was excellent. We had a party of four and all our dishes were tasty.

Thank paulawon
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All 4 of us really enjoyed our dinner here. The staff was very nice while the food was very good. My youngest, 9 yrs old, devoured her plate of clams! The black cod I had was delicious....all in all this place really satisfied our craving for seafood!

Thank 69FairlaneRagtop
Ventura, California
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes we returned and its been a couple of years since we ate at this great restaurant. I love the clam chowder. It is excellent. My wife loves her "Oysters Rockefeller" and so I! Everything is great!!! They serve delicious sour dough bread. Highly recommend this place. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32746-d839481-r281490202-Tognazzini_s_Dockside_Restaurant-Morro_Bay_San_Luis_Obispo_County_California.html#

Thank Coast101
Menlo Park, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner at Dockside. The menu includes some non-seafood choices as well. There are the standard, daily choices supplemented with daily specials. Servings are very generous. Service is friendly and atmosphere is casual.

Thank Carol C

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2041
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-8100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?