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Things to do in Morro Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Mountain
“Walk on the board walk while snacking on some local salt water taffy or stop and eat some local seafood. Enjoy a view of the iconic Morro rock and watch sea otters within close proximity. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“California fusion - yummy tacos and burritos! Giant servings and delicious. Very popular and view of the ocean across Hwy. 1.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Science Museum
“We take our grandchildren there. It is a very fun and a very educational place and they kids enjoy it. Check it out on line for more details. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great venue to see local bands and national acts alike. Great food, great beer selection, and friendly bartenders. Get there before 7 if you don't want to pay a cover on the weekends. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“There are 3 Dorns....be sure to go to the one on the fishing docks. Outdoor seating, generally a lone musician playing music and sea otters playing below in the water. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is the ideal place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. It is quite pricey, but well worth it. The atmosphere is exceptional, but most important the food is too. Morro Bay is about a 45-50 minutes drive.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Casual spot in Morro Bay with great views of the rock. Awesome beer selection and grubby pub style food. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Health
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“Vegan restaurant. One of my all time favorites and I’m not even vegan! Fresh food and juice/smoothies . Get the black bean tostada! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“The freshest premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from their own farm.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Outdoor casual, on the dock overlooking the bay and Morro Rock. Serve yourself counter service. Fresh seafood. Outdoors only. Take home fresh seafood to cook at home.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“Famous for their fish burritos and tacos, I prefer the catch of the day salad. A little pricier than some cafes, it is really worth it! There is inside and outside dining with heaters for chilly evenings. Located on the edge of the back bay marina just across the estuary from Los Osos, it is only a 5 minute drive away. It is right across the street from the Morro Bay State Park campground. You can also rent kayaks at the marina and paddle across to the sand spit.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Popular local and tourist hangout largely by offering a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, a broad selection of carefully curated wines by the glass, and now with satisfying meals and snacks.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This is such a great old-fashioned family owned theatre. It feels very old-school with no commercials before films and a friendly staff to greet you at the door. Recently remodeled with great sound system.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Good coffee, treats, food, and great atmosphere. And... dog-friendly out front and in the back garden. : )”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Owned by French family. We go there for a quick breakfast or lunch sandwich (they serve both all day) using it as an excuse to buy something from their amazing homemade desserts selection and to either eat there or bring home. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
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“This place is a little hippie and earthy! I LOVE their zuccinini, potato pancake....not really a pancake at all lol, but super yummy! check out the menu online to see if its a fit for you. They are very conscious offood allergies and preferences!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mexican Restaurant
“California fusion - yummy tacos and burritos! Giant servings and delicious. Very popular and view of the ocean across Hwy. 1.”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“There are 3 Dorns....be sure to go to the one on the fishing docks. Outdoor seating, generally a lone musician playing music and sea otters playing below in the water. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is the ideal place for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. It is quite pricey, but well worth it. The atmosphere is exceptional, but most important the food is too. Morro Bay is about a 45-50 minutes drive.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Health
“Vegan restaurant. One of my all time favorites and I’m not even vegan! Fresh food and juice/smoothies . Get the black bean tostada! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“The freshest premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from their own farm.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Outdoor casual, on the dock overlooking the bay and Morro Rock. Serve yourself counter service. Fresh seafood. Outdoors only. Take home fresh seafood to cook at home.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Famous for their fish burritos and tacos, I prefer the catch of the day salad. A little pricier than some cafes, it is really worth it! There is inside and outside dining with heaters for chilly evenings. Located on the edge of the back bay marina just across the estuary from Los Osos, it is only a 5 minute drive away. It is right across the street from the Morro Bay State Park campground. You can also rent kayaks at the marina and paddle across to the sand spit.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cafe
“Popular local and tourist hangout largely by offering a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, a broad selection of carefully curated wines by the glass, and now with satisfying meals and snacks.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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