TheGalley: Celebrating at The Galley tonight -- Mr. & Mrs. Pember. Happy 30th Anniversary!
October 6th, 2012
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TheGalley: Dining at The Galley Tonight -- Sam Axtell. Happy Birthday, Sam!
October 6th, 2012
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TheGalley: Today's Fresh Catch: Local Swordfish, Local Snapper, Alaskan Black Bass, Alaskan Halibut, Hawaiian Ahi, Alaskan King Salmon
October 3rd, 2012
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The freshest, premium seafood. Hand-selected seasonal ingredients from our own farm. An impressive selection of world-class wines. All tastefully wrapped in novel Island decor and overlooking the scenic waterfront. Welcome to a new definition of taste - The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar - the Central Coast's finest seafood restaurant located on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay.
A warm Island spirit greets you the moment you enter the restaurant. Plush, textured 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.



“Spectacular Food, Service, and View”

Had clam chowder, grilled salmon and asparagus with vegetables and a beer, and everything was outstanding. The fish was especially delicious and perfectly cooked. Menu notes their philosophy is premium seafood is best served "naked" and I really enjoyed the simple, elegant preparation. The service was also wonderful, the host and staff were warm and inviting. I suggest making a reservation because the restaurant is popular and the dining room intimate, which means almost every table has a lovely view of the water, but also it fills-up fast. I would definitely love to eat here again. I'm gonna dream about the salmon and asparagus, the yummiest I've ever had BY FAR! (September 7th, 2013)

“Impeccable Service”


Waterfront setting with stunning view of Morro Rock. Perfect service - friendly and solicitous but not hovering. Wild caught king salmon, served "naked" with garlic mash and fresh sautéed veggies (and a wonderful carmelized kobocha squash slice garnish. I'd consider The Galley to be the best of its class in Morro Bay.
(September 4th, 2013)

“Over The Top Eats”

We ate at this place for the first time just last week and we can't say enough about the food. We both had the Surf and Turf and were amazed it tasted THAT GOOD. I've lived on the coast in Northern California since 1976 and have not had a better piece of meat nor a better lobster tail. The service was outstanding as well. Really, don't miss this place. We plan to go back each time we're in Morro Bay. (July 24th, 2013)


“Made Our Stay Memorable”

Stopped for the night in Morro Bay as we were driving up the coast. Galley Seafood certainly lives up to its #1 ranking! We sat at the bar and enjoyed a great meal & cocktails with top shelf service from Joe who along with the rest of the staff was very attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was casual, comfortable and scenic.
(May 7th, 2013)


This is my favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is casual elegant - light and airy with wonderful views regardless of seating. The service is excellent. The wait staff is friendly, but does not intrude - professional. The food is wonderful. The naked fish concept is delicious. Everything is done to perfection.
(April 13th, 2013)

“There's a reason it's # 1”


Wonderful, small, intimate restaurant right on the water. Beautiful views of Morro rock and the bay. And the food is excellent. We go regularly and have never been disappointed. Get a reservation, because people line up at the door at opening time to get in. (February 20th, 2013)

“Excellent Place In Morro Bay”

Our choice when we want fresh seafood with reasonabje prices right on the waterfront. The food is plentiful and delicious. Highly recommended with no regrets.

(December 12th, 2012)

“You Want To Eat Here”

This is our favorite "fancy" restaurant in Morro Bay. The view is unbeatable, the food is equally as exquisite. I loved the scallops and my wife had the Salmon which I also loved (a taste of). We have eaten here a few times and every time it is consistently good.

(November 26th, 2012)

“Reservations Recommended (but not essential).”

...because The Galley is so darn good. Genuine, courteous host, waitstaff, and bartender; incredible sunset (foggy or otherwise) views; and fresh, flavorful fish and sides. We go as often as we can.

(September 5th, 2012)

“Simply Delicious!”

We had lunch here. Friendly staff, wonderful view, yummy food! We had the shrimp wrap. I wish I could go back! Prices reasonable, good location. What more can I say, everyone must stay in Morro Bay!!!!

(Septemper 1st, 2012)


What more can we say.... We travel to Morro Bay at least twice a year. "Galley" is one place that we make sure we spend time at every trip. Best restaurant around... Great staff, wonderful service, exceptional food, outstanding view. We have never been disappointed. It is one venue that any one that travels to Morro Bay needs to treat themselves to! (August 1st, 2012)

“Great Food with a View.”

Not sure if there is any better lunch or dinner choice in town, but this has to be right at the top. Fresh fish that you can taste without being drowned in other gourmet flavors. Smallish place so recommend reservations for dinner in the tourist season. The staff changed my rating from very good to excellent. (July 8th, 2012)


We stopped off here on our trip from Barstow to San Francisco. Just before our highway 1 trip. Service was excellent and the food fabulous and good value. View of the bay was great. If you're in Morro Bay and don't've missed a real gem! (July 4th, 2012)

“Great View, Great Food.”

Wonderful location on the water, great view of the Rock. Food was excellent, and waitress was very engaging. Definitely worth it. (June 19th, 2012)

“Fantastic little restaurant by the bay.”

Was extremely impressed with the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. I went in expecting a decent steak and fish type of place but left wanting more. The oysters there was the freshest and sweetest oysters I have ever had and this is in comparison to Hog Island in SF. (June 15th, 2012)

“Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing fish!”

We didn't book but they managed to squeeze us in at the bar, overlooking the harbour. The staff were extremely friendly, wine was lovely and most importantly the food was amazing- we had swordfish tacos and the fish of the day- both mouthwateringly fresh and at a reasonable price! (May 20th, 2012)

“Great seafood and view!”

We really enjoyed the food at this restaurant and the setting is great with a view across the harbour to Morro Rock - scallops to die for!! (May 12th, 2012)

“Absolutely Superb!!”

A friend and I wanted to have a nice lunch while visiting Morro Bay. I am from San Francisco and was a little turned off at the "Fisherman's Wharf" vibe I found strolling the Embarcadero. But we kept walking and found The Galley. Beautiful inside, intimate, spectacular view...
(January 1, 2010)

“Great restaurant for many years”

My wife and I have been spending our Anniversary there as well as any other time we can escape from So Cal to the Central Coast. The service has always been great...
(January 19, 2010)

“Great specials too”

We had the pleasure of ending our travel day in Morro Bay with a recommendation from our innkeeper to visit the Galley for Dinner. As luck would have it, being winter and midweek we were able to enjoy their three course dinner special and half price bottle night...
(January 27, 2010)

“Perfect romantic dinner for two”

This was such a wonderful meal, I cant even put into words the joy that I had from the whole experience. We had no children with us BIG BONUS. We made reservations for 7pm and were so hungry we showed up at 6:30 and had a drink at the bar before dinner...
(February 14, 2010)

“Simply, the Best!”

My wife and I visit a different restaurant every year for our anniversary. This year we selected the Galley in Morro Bay. What an outstanding establishment! From the minute we walked in we were treated with great service...
(February 16, 2010)

“Certainly the class act of Morro Bay”

Dave the owner personally took the reservation and seated us. The view at sunset were delightful. The wine list was local and reasonable. The scallops were a delight...
(February 24, 2010)

“We came 8,000 miles to dine again at The Galley”

We had eaten at The Galley a few years ago when we stayed at Anderson Inn. The food and atmosphere were so good that we made a special point of visiting The Galley again in January.
(January 3rd, 2012)

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