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Otter Rock Cafe

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885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2147
+1 805-772-1420
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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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LINCOLN
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rose had their $13 shrimp cocktail and enjoyed it very much. I had their fish and chips. The fish was fresh but the batter tough to chewy. Three pieces of fish and a plate of fries. I asked for vinegar but even then the fish lacked flavor. I asked for catsup for the fries. Service was good. We sat on... More 

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Orange County, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The service was very friendly, the view overlooking the harbor was great, and the live music was not so loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation. But keep your expectations very low when it comes to the food, and you probably should not buy wine at a restaurant where (as here) they cannot spell Pinot Noir correctly. Buy a... More 

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Thank jeff573
Paso Robles, California
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My husband had already eaten when we stopped in for me to just have a bowl of clam chowder. The soup was lukewarm and for 5.25 a very small bowl. The waitress brought the bill and I gave her my card. She then proceeded to inform me the minimum you can charge was 10.00. She asked me if it was... More 

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Thank sweetgin95
Bakersfield, California
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Yummy lunch with an lovely view of the Bay. Staff was friendly and willing to accommodate my dietary issues. Grilled Fish tacos so yum. Clam Chowder was delightful and filling. Looking forward to coming back to enjoy the live music nightly.

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Thank Lynnette2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Joyce H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

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Thank Grace H
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Lambo82
Bloomington, Indiana
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Guy L
Templeton, California
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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

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Thank Paulette S
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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,

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Thank Erik P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?