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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Perth, Australia
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the girl who showed us to our seats and the waitress all first class. The dining was very dark in fact the darkest restaurant I have ever been in, like having your sunnies on. The Clam Chowder was excellent and a large serve, and the Sourdough very sour. Could not fault the Fillet Mignon and the veggies cooked perfectly.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday night after having this place recommended to us at our accommodation, and had no booking. We were told there was about a 30 minute wait which seemed reasonable for a Saturday night. We couldn't have a drink at the bar as people were eating there, but we did get drinks and take them outside. The... More 

Thank CharlieCentral
Atascadero, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was beautiful over looking Morro Bay and the food was excellent. The service was great.

Thank paulawon
Mission Hills, California
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant, and the breakfast is wonderful. My seafood omelet was delicious and my son loved his apple/bacon waffles.

Thank everythingceltic
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable dinner at Dorn's. Our salads were wonderful and the guys had great fish and chips. One of our guests did have an issue with the clam chowder, unfortunately the clams were too rubbery and the roux was floury. Otherwise it would have been a strong 5* review. The other reviews rave about the chowder, something must... More 

Thank mikrin
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost always visit Dorn's when in town - either for breakfast or lunch, or both, and we always have great food and service, coupled with a great view of the rock! We generally have our large dog with us, and we are welcome with her on the patio that offers heating and a nice wind break. The food, the... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a Morro Bay fan in my two visits there. We were there just this morning on a drive down from LA, found it while looking for well rated places. It didn't disappoint us even though the brunch options were not available. Pancakes, muffins, french toasts and omelettes were well made and sumptuous, staff was courteous and views of the... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great service, great food! We had a sandwich & one of the specials and it was great! It was too cold but it looks like they have a great patio area!

Thank HClay
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Was recommended by another restaurant which was closed the day we happened to be there. It was a good choice. Service and food were excellent and has a nice view.

Thank FD360
Moorpark, California
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232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We love Dorn's, especially the views and the clam chowder, which is the best we've ever had anywhere. It's thick and full of tender clams. This time we shared a delicious Shrimp Louis Salad, followed by our own bowls of heavenly chowder that is served with some of the best sourdough bread we've ever eaten. Arrive just before sunset for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-772-4415

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