Lunch or dinner with amazing views at the Bayside Café at the Marina

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Bayside Cafe

Dessert and kid’s menu, too!

—Hungry? Drop into the Bayside Café at the marina in Morro Bay. Relax over lunch while watching the sun reflecting on the water. Looking for a casual, romantic location for dinner? The Bayside Café is the place.

Dawn started Bayside Cafe after recognizing the need for a place to grab a quick meal after coming in from a day on the water. As the restaurant grew, she remained dedicated to serving the freshest food to every customer. A favorite since it was opened in 1986 when Dawn started Bayside Café as a walk-up. She created each recipe herself and the menu continues featuring her unique recipes for every meal.

Recipes for the perfect bite

The extensive lunch, dinner, and kid’s menus have offerings to please everyone and feature owner Dawn Borst’s unique recipes. Each recipe is crafted out of a love for the perfect bite.

The lunch menu offers plenty of delicious options. From seafood, burgers, and pasta to Mexican specialties, the whole family eats well regardless of who wants what.

The dinner menu at Bayside Café is a bit more romantic. Chicken Marsala, tender slow-roasted tri-tip, and blackened ahi are just a few of the choices, and the entree list is a perfect variety of both surf and turf.

The kid’s menu is tailored to young appetites and comes with fries!

Want to share a few appetizers with your group? Try the shrimp cocktail and calamari strips. Or maybe you’d like a bowl of chowder, which is a meal in itself.

“Everything looks so good,” is a regular comment from Bayside Café patrons. Count on having a hard time making up your mind about what to eat, but you can save a little time by checking out the menus at

Dessert heaven

Locals have long discovered that a trip to Bayside is more than the mouthwatering main courses – the homemade desserts are must-eats. Chocolate Oblivion and Tres Leches Cake are just two of the delights that leave diners wishing for more.

Great beer, wine, and a selection of other beverages top off the meal.

Perhaps the best part about dining at Bayside Cafe is the feeling that even if you are just visiting the area, you are treated like a local. Smiling employees, delicious food, and a laid-back atmosphere are the perfect combination.

Low-key and relaxed

The cozy café boasts seating with perfect views of the bay. Sit inside and soak up the views through the huge glass window or bring your dog and enjoy the heated patio. Every seat offers memorable views of the bay and marina. Soaring birds, boats gently drifting at their moorings, the drifting fog, and stunning sunsets perfectly accompany your delicious meal.

Just across the street from the campground, Bayside Cafe is the restaurant every camper dreams about. Diners often show up in beach cover-ups and camping attire. The fact that dogs are welcome on the patio bears repeating!

Mix the delicious food, amazing views, and casual atmosphere with a large dose of relaxation and you will have a hard time leaving, guaranteed.

Bayside Cafe, located at 10 State Park Road directly across the road from the Morro Bay State Park Campground, is open for lunch Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, except for 3:30 to 4 p.m. for dinner preparations. For more information, call (805) 772-1465 or visit

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