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Dorn's Original Breakers Cafe

) #4 of 71 Restaurants in Morro Bay €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
+1 805-772-4415
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (51 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
801 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2123
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Three of us had a nice breakfast at Dorn's in Morro Bay yesterday. The breakfast could have been absolutely awesome, but cold food and undercooked home-fried potatoes reduced the breakfast to "mediocre". Wife and I shared a Mediterranean omelet with pancakes. The omelet was cold,...More

Thank Stan D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being one of those people with a dairy allergy it is difficult to find restaurants and servers that can accomodate. No problem at Dorns. Sat at the bar and the bartender had no problems with recommendations,etc. Awesome. Food was prepared perfectly and all was good....More

1  Thank boopatsea
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had the Salmon special. Was probably the best meal I eaten there. An evening fog bank rolled in and made the Rock disappear.

Thank dwarner634
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Dorns is always our favorite go to restaurant in Morro Bay, any time of day the food and service are always great and the view of the Rock is amazing! Highly recommend.

Thank susandaley30
Reviewed 14 May 2017

My sisters and I ate at this restaurant while on a family vacation with a brother and sister-in-law. The restaurant was very quaint and had lots of atmosphere. We enjoyed our meal there and would recommend Dorns to others.

Thank Paula T
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

There's a reason this restaurant has been in business 70 years. The clam chowder was great and our server Melanie was just as good. Enjoy the view and the food!

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Had a wonderful dinner with friends here, great staff, great view, great food! Great place! Would definitely eat here again if we're in the area.

Thank Vunderhucker
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Woke up & drove to morro bay, with the dog (his first road trip!) looking for a place to get a drink. Not much open, that's dog friendly AND to get a drink in town, at 8am! Dorn's was the pot of gold at the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great breakfast on a Thurs, tasty coffee, nice Bloody Mary, Denver Omelette was more filling than egg and that's no complaint! Hash browns were meh. Terrific service. Tried to return over the weekend and, as expected, there was a 45 minutes wait. Yikes!

Thank DianeXit98
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We always go here when we come to Morro Bay. Broiled snapper for dinner was delicious, as were the scalloped potatoes and sauteed veggies. French bread to begin is hot and wonderful. Iced tea is good. They have nice water views from most tables. Too...More

Thank SMGrandma
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Ruth B
Well, I have been waiting to get back to visit your great restaurant.. in 2012, we stayed at the Blue Sail Hotel, and across from you.. We will never forget the great Lobster and Steak dinner we had there, and the only reason we plan to visit this area again , we want to experience that same dinner again.. We had so much to eat, we, took the rest to eat on a picnic along Hwy 1.. what a wonderful time..My father build the Blue Herron Hotel in Bay wood and used to bring us to your great restaurant so many years ago.. His favorite was your clam chowder. So looking forward to my visit in July on the 10th or 11th, not sure, but will book, since it was hard to get in the time we were there, you were almost booked up.
9 April 2016|
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Response from 26ivyh | Reviewed this property |
It's well worth the wait. The food is still yummy as ever and the service was wonderful. Hope you enjoy revisiting Dorn's in July.
Is there a corkage fee?
11 February 2016|
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Response from beachlovers4 | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but I can't confirm it, a phone call should do it, enjoy!
Do you serve thanksgiving dinner?
22 November 2015|
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Response from Mick T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Can't help. We're back in Australia. Just call them. And while you're there in Morro Bay, check out all the Australian Red Flowering Gum trees! T g ere are more there than I gave ever seen in Australia in one town... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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