Restaurants in San Luis Obispo

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Ox and Anchor 877 Palm St, San Luis Obispo Steak House • $$$
877 Palm St, San Luis Obispo

“A+. This place was amazing! The steak, the brussel sprouts, the service. All of it. It was all fantastic! I highly recommend stopping in and giving this place a try. We stopped in while on vacation from Oklahoma and we were happy that we did.”

4.6 Superb83 Reviews
High Street | Market & Deli 350 High St, San Luis Obispo Deli • $$
350 High St, San Luis Obispo

“This place lived up to the hype! I got the Dutch Punch and loved it. The dutch crunch bread added the sweet, bacon added the savory, avocado added the creamy, and the spicy mayo brought a slight heat. Such a unique combination that totally works! Ordering ahead saved me the wait and my orderly was perfectly made. Highly recommend for those in search of fresh, local sandos!”

4.7 Superb114 Reviews
Nate's on Marsh - A NRL Food Group Restaurant 450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo American • $$$
450 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo

“Nate’s on Marsh was a truly delightful experience. The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance was both cozy and elegant, and the owner and server went above and beyond to accommodate our celiac dietary restrictions. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fantastic dining experience in the area.Dietary people in our family have celiac disease, and our waiter and the owner personally made sure that our dishes were prepared gluten-free. They even called the maker of one of their products to ensure it was 100% gluten-free. We have eaten at Nate’s on Marsh several times, and none of our celiac family members have gotten sick.The servers and owner make you feel welcome and are very supportive of your dietary restrictions, and open to making food substitutions for you.Parking: Plenty of paid street parking is available, and there is limited free parking in their parking lot. We have eaten at Nate’s on Marsh several times, and we haven’t had any issues with parking.”

4.4 Superb156 Reviews
Bear & The Wren 570 Higuera St #2, San Luis Obispo Pizza • $$
570 Higuera St #2, San Luis Obispo

“Service and taste of food was excellent! Value when it came to the salad price fell short. $15.00 for a Cesar salad that only filled half the small bowl, to say this a shareable salad is a joke!! Add more lettuce!!! For the salad to be $15 and a big pizza be $20-25 just doesn't make sense. Food was excellent. Bit noisy as well but fun atmosphere.”

4.7 Superb89 Reviews
Beda's Biergarten 3230 Broad St #130, San Luis Obispo German • $$
3230 Broad St #130, San Luis Obispo

“Great beer and food that reminded us of hanging out at Gasthause in Germany during our trips there. I also appreciated that the mostly closed-in/covered patio was warm and dry during this heavy rain season, but was still dog friendly (as any authentic Biergarten would be).”

4.7 Superb88 Reviews
Buona Tavola 1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo Italian • $$
1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo

“Good food, good ambience. People who’re visiting SLO and would like some authentic northern Italian cuisine should try this place out. They’ve got a good selection of wines as ”

4.7 Superb83 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

HELLAHOT 570 Higuera St Suite 104, San Luis Obispo Chicken Shop • $$
570 Higuera St Suite 104, San Luis Obispo

“Three words….. Death row meal. I am not even exaggerating I feel like whatever spices yall put on your fries is CRACK lol I am here for it, I need it. I am literally sad I don’t live here because now I have to face the fact that I have to drive 4+ hours to eat here and every chicken place will be mediocre after trying this place lol NOT TO MENTION THE SERVICE… these people were literal angels I don’t think I have ever had service that good; it was our first time coming here and now we’re ruined lol just do yourself a favor and try it!”

4.7 Superb82 Reviews

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Novo 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo American • $$
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

“Novo made my partner and I's two year anniversary feel special even though the weather was so bad. We didn't special request anything, we just put in our reservation that we were there for an anniversary, and they went above and beyond. Our waitress, I do not remember her name, was extremely friendly and helpful. She checked in on us frequently enough that we didn't feel forgotten about, but infrequently enough that we didn't feel put upon. It was a busy night and, with the rain, everyone was sat in their downstairs dining room. I'm amazed no one dropped anything going up and down those stairs! Big thank you to the staff at Novo for making our night memorable!”

4.6 Superb132 Reviews
Sextant Wines 1653 Maxwellton St, San Luis Obispo Wineries • $$
1653 Maxwellton St, San Luis Obispo

“A highlight of our trip to the Central Coast! While it doesn't have a stunning view, it is a pretty, rustic, relaxing and charming place. Excellent wine! Excellent service too - nice people! What we especially like about Sextant is that instead of just serving bread or cheeses, you can actually get a meal here - and the food is very good - highly recommend!”

4.8 Superb54 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Mistura Restaurant 570 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo Peruvian • $$$
570 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

“Mistura is Amazing, very highly recommended. I have been a frequent customer at Mistura over the last few years and it never disappoints me. Everything on their menu is delicious! Ambiance is great, very friendly staff and specially the chef and owner Nicola Allegretta is always very kind and makes us feel welcome every time.Mistura is a modern Peruvian restaurant that offers traditional elements of Peruvian Cuisine by using Peruvian ingredients and also locally sourced, natural and organic ingredients.My favorite dishes are Arroz con Marisco, Escabeche and Muy Machito (Fresh White Seabass Fillet cooked with spicy Aji Amarillo, Clams, Mussels, Shrimps, Calamari and White Wine served with Peruvian White Rice) love it!  ? and Rompe Muelle one of their cebiche. Everything is so DELICIOUS.”

4.5 Superb314 Reviews
Saints Barrel 1021 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo Wine Bar • $$
1021 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

“Lovely spot, great wine selection, peaceful creekside outdoor seating. A bit in the pricey side for a glass of wine, but you couldn’t find better atmosphere both inside and out.”

4.9 Superb40 Reviews
Wolff Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo Wineries • $$
6238 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo

“Had an awesome afternoon enjoying some sun and great wine. Got a deli tray from the fridge and some crackers. It was a lovely afternoon. The staff was so friendly. We look forward to coming back.”

4.8 Superb49 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo Wineries • $$
2585 Biddle Ranch Rd, San Luis Obispo

“A highlight of our trip to the Central Coast! The view is simply stunning! We sat outside on a clear but chilly day, warmed by the fire pit. The wines were delicious, and were enjoyed even more fully with bread and Edna Valley house olive oil. We happily brought both wine and olive oil home with us!”

4.7 Superb61 Reviews
Cafe Roma 1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo Italian • $$
1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo

“Amazing atmosphere, and friendly staff. The chicken Parmesan was phenomenal. the tortelli De Zuca was good, but it was way too sweet it’s ravioli filled with a candied squash. But aside from that I truly enjoyed my visit and will return when I come back to the area.”

4.5 Superb180 Reviews
Bing's Bao Buns 3845 S Higuera St Suite 108, San Luis Obispo Asian • $$
3845 S Higuera St Suite 108, San Luis Obispo

“Very good food experience. Service is efficient. The killer menu item is the Grilled Cheese, I’m craving it and it deserves many return visits. Quality ingredients. Line can be longer during busy times.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews

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Granada Hotel & Bistro 1126 Morro St, San Luis Obispo American • $$
1126 Morro St, San Luis Obispo

“Ask to be seated with waiter Doug. I recommend this quiet, relaxed atmosphere restaurant. The drink and food was hit and miss. But overall the “hits” is worth returning. You step out of the restaurant into the buzz of morro street. It's nice to able to walk around the shops and bars and other places while you walk off the dinner and alcohol. It's located beside the Granada Hotel. The interior and exterior design is worth the visit. The patio and dining room is well designed. Except for the small tables. However is does rave as a “bistro “ If you love raw fish do not leave without trying the Albacore Cherry Crudo. I love beets and thoroughly enjoyed the beet salad. The hubby smacked his lips to the Leboke Seabass. I ordered the Wagyu Tri tip; although very flavorful it was difficult to swallow after chewing on the slice of meat. For beverage I enjoyed the Fresh start cocktail with elderflower.”

4.2 Good196 Reviews
Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica 849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo Italian • $$
849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo

“We literally waited 3 hours to get in... They would get 5 stars if they could manage their space and customer flow. They have 2 kids estimating the wait time, and they are not very good at that.”

4.5 Superb105 Reviews
Luna Red 1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo American • $$
1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo

“Our brunch was delicious and our server Colton was attentive, friendly, and an absolute delight. Thanks for a wonderful experience! Fried chicken and waffles can’t be beat!”

4.5 Superb94 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

There Does Not Exist 4070 Earthwood Ln Suite 110, San Luis Obispo Brewery • $$
4070 Earthwood Ln Suite 110, San Luis Obispo

“No food. But that's not why I came. Beer. Beer me! lol they have a Roomba going around. It reminds me of a little pet lol it got stuck under my chair and made me giggle lol.. I have a half pour of view from tomorrow and a half pour of sky view. Feeling better and better. Beer-tender, she was nice and smiley! Made me smile back lol good service and would come back when around!”

4.7 Superb40 Reviews
Bravo Pizza Plus San Luis Obispo 3971 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo Pizza • $$
3971 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

“The sesame crust will keep you coming back for more! Very friendly service and everything is clean. We haven't done buffet but there seems to be 3-4 offerings available. A new regular place for us! Maybe for you too;)”

4.6 Superb55 Reviews
La Esquina Taqueria 1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo Mexican • $$
1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo

“So what is going to happen now the Rossi is going remove the parking lot at La Esquina Taqueria? He's going to build 34 stack & pack apartments soon, there will be no more parking at the Creamery anymore and there'll be a noise control because they'll be residents living there too. I mean what is Rob Rossi thinking by hurting business like this? I remember this location used to be Tortilla Flats and it was always crowded and a great location but I can just see it now all gone. It is shameful what these downtown business owners are doing especially Rossi”

4.5 Superb78 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Rod & Hammer Rock 855 Aerovista Pl, San Luis Obispo Brewery • $$
855 Aerovista Pl, San Luis Obispo

“Not bad at all. Not 5-star dining, but why would you expect that ar a glorified bar. Games and activities for your kids if hitting it in the afternoon. Good food and drink. Casual, laid back atmo.”

4.5 Superb75 Reviews
Veg On The Edge 3845 S Higuera St Bldg 7 – Stall 12, San Luis Obispo Vegan • $$
3845 S Higuera St Bldg 7 – Stall 12, San Luis Obispo

“The Obe Egusi is a delicious stew with pumpkin and veggies over brown rice. I added marinated tofu. Very delicious and the employee was very friendly. There are also places right nearby in the market with beer and other foods and drinks to choose from.”

4.5 Superb69 Reviews
La Palapa 1346 2nd Street, Baywood-Los Osos Mexican • $$
1346 2nd Street, Baywood-Los Osos

“I can’t judge the food, we did not go- fajitas plate is 35.00 a quesadilla is 15.99… a soda (no refills) is 4.99 - this is my first non eating review, but the prices for lunch simply outweigh actually eating there- do yourself a favor and enjoy the high street deli next door!”

4.5 Superb51 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

La Locanda 1137 Garden St, San Luis Obispo Italian • $$$
1137 Garden St, San Luis Obispo

“Good place for classic Italian favorites.* The warm bread and fresh service of oil and vinegar was a nice treat* Tortellini in brodo was delicious, as was the arugula salad for starters. Bravo!* Lasagna amazing, pillow soft, we’d pull the nutmeg in the sauce back just a touch* would be good if you could pour the WBTG at the table. A little more work, but feels more sincere. Selection of by the glass is good* Tap water seemed chlorinated; Recommend you either filter it or not make tap an option, tap is not pleasant.* Carbonara was excellent, maybe make the pasta a little more al dente?* Tiramisu was soft and delicious, lovely texture and moist* Overall the price for pasta is reasonable for the quality, frankly a good value for the overall experience”

4.5 Superb51 Reviews
Goshi | Japanese Restaurant 570 Higuera St #155, San Luis Obispo Japanese • $$
570 Higuera St #155, San Luis Obispo

“I absolutely love this sushi restaurant. If someone knows of better sushi please let me know.It was recommended to me while staying in Pismo for having the freshest fish. I was absolutely blown away by the ambiance, friendliness and the food! I’ve been twice within a couple months making the 2.5 hour trek.The Albacore Roll is amazing. The service is just as great as the food. Everyone is friendly despite how busy they are.I will update my review but I’m pretty much hooked on the albacore roll. The miso soup is delicious, salads, everything.Stay tuned, again this is a must while in SLO. It’s always busy, so if you can get a reservation, I would recommend doing so.”

4.4 Superb97 Reviews
Liquid Gravity Brewing Company 675 Clarion Ct, San Luis Obispo Brewery • $$
675 Clarion Ct, San Luis Obispo

“Wow. Laura is an amazing bingo host. This place has been one of my favorite central coast breweries for a while. Unfortunately they are not exactly in my neck of the woods, but anytime I'm out drinking and see their beer on tap I will order whatever it is. I happened to be near their SLO location tonight "Wednesday". Bingo Night!! I will now make my way to Liquid Gravity any Wednesday night I'm free. Amazing beer and wonderful host and a great time. See you next Wednesday!!!”

4.6 Superb33 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Flour House 690 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo Pizza • $$
690 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

“Visiting SLO and looking for a quaint pizza spot and found Flour House Nepoletana pizza in San Luis Obispo. Excellent menu and we chose two unique personal sized Pizzas. So, so good. We were acknowledged immediately on arrival and seated on the creekside patii with a warm overhead heater. Young waiter was great! Chose a craft beer and a mocktail as well.Vegetarian options: 4 vegetarian pizza options plus a vegan cheese offered.”

4.4 Superb88 Reviews
Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo Steak House • $$$
100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo

“Absolutely love it here! Stopped by for my birthday and the service was excellent. Everyone is very friendly and made by birthday extra special. I ordered the French Filet Mignon and a Pink Cloud. For dessert I had the Pink Champagne Cake. It is now my favorite cake flavor. I will definitely come back.”

4.3 Superb510 Reviews
Claiborne & Churchill Winery 2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo Wineries • $$
2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo

“Great wines and a super friendly staff. We sat outside even though it was a bit chilly. They turned on a fire pit and gave us a blanket. We felt so welcome! We had a wonderful experience!”

4.6 Superb27 Reviews

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