We found ourselves playing tourist in our own backyard a few weekends ago and decided to try a few new things. While we waited for our standup paddling reservation at Central Coast Standup Paddling we found ourselves with time to kill on the boardwalk in Morro Bay. So we did as we do and looked up restaurants we hadn’t tried on Yelp! We were pleased to discover a waterfront eatery with a 4.5 star rating and over 250 reviews! With that record we had to give it a try.
They sat us with speed at a table with a great view (we must have looked hungry). We ordered two appetizers to share — the fresh Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Calamari, while our son enjoyed a heaping plate of spaghetti with fresh home-made red sauce. Everything was cooked to perfection, with generous portions. The calamari was light, fresh — not greasy or heavy as can be known to happen. The Shrimp Cocktail was a delicious spicy concoction of fresh avocado and pico de gallo that had a little spicy kick to it. There were six large shrimp adorning the side of the bowl, and many smaller shrimp in the center — a refreshing change from the restaurants that offer a shrimp-sized portion.
Suffice it to say that the Galley will not disappoint, offering fresh, premium seafood and hand-selected seasonal ingredients from their own farm. Add to that an impressive selection of world-class wines, and top it off with tasteful, classic decor that doesn’t distract from the star of the show — amazing views of Morro Rock and Harbor.
Whether you find yourself acting as a tourist in your own backyard or visiting our area on a true vacation, this waterfront bistro is definitely not to be missed!
The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar
Phone (805) 772-7777
Morro Bay, CA 93442
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A warm Island spirit greets you the moment you enter the restaurant. Booths are accented with authentic Koa wood. Bamboo cabinetry is highlighted by brightly-colored Island art. Dark, rich mahogany tables look out on an expansive view of Morro Bay’s blue harbor.
Since 1966, guests have experienced The Galley’s fine food and impeccable service. Today, that tradition of excellence continues. Every day, we serve a variety of the best, most exotic seafood from our local Pacific Ocean, and other regions around the globe.
For lunch, dinner or any special occasion, put yourself in our Island frame of mind. Come dine with us and experience a new definition of taste at The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar in Morro Bay.