Italian takeout back at the hotel. Romantic creekside tapas. Spicy BBQ at Farmer’s Market. A pre-hike organic breakfast. No matter your preference, you’re guaranteed to find a meal that makes your stomach happy and a dining experience that makes your face smile. Fresh produce, local meat and tasty area wines frequently make their way into the menus, giving visitors a real opportunity to dine SLO style. Here are a few great dining options while you are in San Luis Obispo.
For a full list of dining options, visit www.dineslo.org.
Big Sky is a local favorite for any meal. The plethora of local produce mixed with flavors from around the world create some of the most unique and tasty dishes in the area.
When it comes to seafood, it doesn’t get much more tempting than the delicious oysters and cioppino paired with Pinot at Ciopinot. Bring a bottle of wine from a local winery and enjoy the waived corkage fee!
Pair wine country cuisine with your wine country getaway at Koberl at Blue. Situated in the historic J.P. Andrews building, this impressive multi-level venue has a swanky yet inviting vibe. Check out the extensive list of wines and the wine country bruschetta to start!
Hands-down, the best spot for a romantic night out. The majority of Novo’s seating is on the back deck, overlooking San Luis creek. Try the tapas with a bit of local wine to start and finish with a curry or stir fry mixed with fresh, local vegetables.
A family-friendly pick, Splash Cafe will cure your craving for hearty clam chowder served in a big sour dough bowl. They also have a broad menu of sandwiches and salads as well as a tempting bakery full of pastries and truffles for dessert.
With an intimate back patio garden seating area and the art deco Fremont movie theatre next door, the Buona Tavola is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner or night out with the girls. The fresh, authentic Italian dishes are some of the best in town and they even have a menu for the gluten-free crowd.
A local favorite, Firestone Grill is the place to go to catch the game on of many wide-screens or to get some finger-lickin’ good grub at a great rate. Try the tri-tip sandwich—and don’t forget the addictively good fries!
Serving gourmet, hit-the-spot burgers in a classy atmosphere for lunch and dinner, Mother's Tavern (or "Mo-Tav" as it is known) turns into a happening spot at night. With dancing, a private lounge, and fancy cocktails, it is the place to be for late-night fun.
In the historic Wineman Building in downtown SLO, Raku is raising the stakes in Japanese Fusion Cuisine for the Central Coast, offering the highest quality sushi and sashimi alongside both traditional and imaginative tapas, ramen and an array of charcoal-grilled Yakitori skewers.