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Whether you want a pre-hike organic breakfast, romantic creekside tapas, savory BBQ at a Farmers’ Market or Italian takeout to bring back to your hotel, San Luis Obispo restaurants serve a variety of options. No matter your preference, you’re guaranteed to find a meal and dining experience that will more than satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Local restaurant menus typically feature farm-to-table plates, local craft beer, and Central Coast wines. This gives visitors the opportunity to dine SLO style. Here are a few great San Luis Obispo restaurants to try while you’re in town:

American Food

Tri-tip sandwich from Firestone Grill
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If you’re looking for burgers and fries or American classics like mouthwatering mac n’ cheese, San Luis Obispo is the best place to go to fill you up on your California Central Coast vacation. With so many restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find just what you’re craving, sweet or savory.

Mexican Food

If you like dishes with a kick, you’re in the right place. The Mexican restaurants in San Luis Obispo are crafted from locally sourced ingredients and never fail to spice up your vacation.

Italian Food

Plate of pasta from Cafe Roma
Photo courtesy of Cafe Roma

After a full day of outdoor adventure, it’s time for carb-loading with a big plate of gourmet pasta or a wood-fire pizza. San Luis Obispo offers incredible Italian food at affordable prices that just can’t be beat.


Seafood and wine at Flour House San Luis Obispo
Photo courtesy of Flour House

San Luis Obispo is a coastal location, which means that you can enjoy fresh and affordable seafood dishes at many restaurants in the area.

Mediterranean Food

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean right here in SLO. Each eatery not only serves quality food, but also a welcoming atmosphere.

Asian Food

Sushi burrito from Poki Chef
Photo courtesy of Poki Chef

San Luis Obispo has a wide range of Asian food, featuring delicious sushi rolls, Korean BBQ at Thursday night Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market, poke bowls, and phenomenal pho.

Indian Food

San Luis Obispo restaurants serve tastes from all around the world, including delicious Indian food.

Breakfast & Brunch

Avocado Toast Brunch Toast from Mint + Craft
Avocado Toast from Mint + Craft

If you’re looking for a home-style breakfast, a lavish brunch spread, or healthy morning fare, San Luis Obispo will meet and exceed your needs. SLO offers tons of wonderful breakfast restaurants that can meet any budget.

Healthy Food

Sometimes when you’re on vacation, you go all out, but other times, you just want a plate of fresh vegetables or pressed juice. You’re in luck, because San Luis Obispo has made a name for itself in the health and wellness space with a variety of healthy eateries. From gluten-free to vegan, this town dishes up some of the most wholesome and nutritious plates for every diet.

Fast & Easy

Sandwich from High Street Deli in SLO
Photo courtesy of High Street Deli

Looking for a grab-n-go restaurant in San Luis Obispo? Explore these quick and easy restaurants in San Luis Obispo, perfect for lunch.

Fine Dining

Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo, January 2019

January means Restaurant Month in San Luis Obispo, where over 50 restaurants throughout the county offer great deals on dishes, wine tastings, and more. Visit San Luis Obispo during January and enjoy three-course prix fixe meals at just $30-$40 per person. Many local wineries also offer special deals for visitors to their tasting rooms during this time, so don’t miss out! Experience the tastes of SLO this January during Restaurant Month.

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