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Windows on the Water

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Located on the water in the Morro Bay, Windows on the Water celebrates the finest the Central Coast of California has to offer. Fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, an extensive wine and beer list of local and international labels, the best in local musicians each Monday, Thursday and Saturday night, and arguably the most dramatic view on the coast. Join us in the bar for a drink and bar specials and dinner nightly from our menu created by our award-winning executive chef, Neil Smith.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beautiful Restaurant and view. Throuroughly enjoyed me Swordfish, it's presentation and the wine pairing. Great evening!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Casey C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great views of the bay. Be sure to reserve a window table. Seafood is great. One of my party had a flat iron steak unlike any I have ever seen, looked like a filet, sliced like a roast, and my taste was very tasty. Unusual...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
Reviewed 1 April 2018

If you go for the atmosphere alone, you will not be disappointed. A little on the pricey side, but well worth the price. Perfect for a first Anniversary or any Anniversary dinner. A great selection of wines to make the meal perfect. Give it a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank hungrynomore2016
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The bag here is decidedly mixed — the experience can run from "truly commendable" to "not recommendable". On average it warrants a "not bad" but there are potential "not good" problems in the dining experience. First, the location and the views are wonderful. The ambiance...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank jonr105
Reviewed 25 March 2018

My family and I had what could best be described as just a really, really great meal. Nothing over the top, just solid. Wonderful service. Quality food. Excellent wine and drinks. Such a welcoming place.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank pac0450
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Looking for great dinner? Come to Windows on the Water. Windows on the Water will afford you great food selection, bold flavors, right size portions and prices view of Morro Rock across the water. Time your dinner right and you'll be treated to a sunset...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 869oria
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Only have one experience there for a dinner. The food was really good. The overall experience was not outstanding but the restaurant is nice. The menu is short but I liked what I chose. A picky person may not like the lack of variety.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank BrunoCarreiroDaSilva
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Fresh fish was outstanding. Service was great. Place was beautiful with views of the water. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Joe Z
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Relatively small menu but with nice choices of fish and meat. The Niman Ranch pork chop was very tasty on a bed of Brussel sprouts and root vegetables. Service was good. The view is probably good over the water, but it was hard to tell...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Returned to Windows and sat inside the restaurant this visit. Enjoyed the lamb and the carrots but wasn't crazy about the puree and the pearl onions were lost on the plate. Next time...it's back to the bar for me.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DianeXit98
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Katt W
21 June 2018|
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Response from rmongoos | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen grilled crabs of any kind on their menu, but their crab cakes are excellent. They do offer Sand DABS, which is a sweet, locally-caught Pacific flatfish related to the flounder; this is also an excellent dish.
7 May 2015|
Response from WindowsGM | Property representative |
Hello, We do offer a children's menu with Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Chicken Tenders and Pasta.
24 January 2015|
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Response from WindowsGM | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. I just received this. When you come in please notify your server and she will help you with selecting your menu choices. Thank you, Windows on the Water
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