When you travel to Morro Bay, it’s almost a given that you should get seafood. So when my roommate’s parents were in town, we went out to The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar for dinner.
The first thing we found out when we walked into The Galley is that we should have made a reservation. As it was a holiday weekend, there were only two tables left open for walk-ins, which meant that if we hadn’t been standing outside right when the restaurant opened we wouldn’t have been seated for at least 4 hours. Lucky for us, we had good timing.
The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive, taking our drink orders as soon as we sat down. There were works from local artists on the walls, and over the bar there was a television that showed a live feed of the kitchen, so we could watch the cooks prepare the food. Our table was located next to the door, but it looked like the main dining room had a good view of the ocean and Morro Rock.
We started our meal with ceviche and calamari strips as appetizers, which were both quite good considering I had never had them before. When it came time to order, I decided to try the “naked” Halibut with mango salsa, garlic mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies. For the price of the fish I was expecting it to be good, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as spectacular as it was. The halibut was so well prepared that it didn’t even need the mango salsa to go on top of it, and I probably would have eaten twice the mashed potatoes (but I possibly would have regretted it later.)
The only downside to the entire dining experience was a trip to the restroom, when I discovered you actually have to go outside to the public restroom across the walkway. If I had known I would have to go out in the cold I probably would have just waited.
Overall, though, my dining experience at The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar was definitely a good one, and I cannot wait until I can go back again.