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Nestled halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this picturesque town is not only a hub for innovative cuisine but also a testament to the region’s rich agricultural heritage.


San Luis Obispo boasts a vibrant food and drink scene that mirrors its unique cultural and geographical tapestry.

The city’s culinary landscape is a delightful blend of rustic charm and contemporary flair. SLO’s restaurant scene is diverse, catering to a range of tastes and budgets.

From upscale dining establishments offering sophisticated Californian cuisine to cozy cafes and bistros serving comfort food with a gourmet twist, there is something for everyone.

The influence of global flavors is evident, with a variety of international cuisines available, including Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean, all infused with a distinct Californian touch.

The city is also renowned for its wineries and craft breweries. The surrounding Edna Valley and Paso Robles wine regions contribute to SLO’s reputation as a destination for wine aficionados.

The local vineyards, many of which offer tastings and tours, produce a variety of exceptional wines, notably Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Craft beer enthusiasts are equally at home in SLO, with a thriving scene of microbreweries and taprooms offering a diverse selection of locally brewed beers.

San Luis Obispo’s food and drink scene is a dynamic and integral part of its identity. It reflects a commitment to quality, sustainability, and culinary innovation, all while celebrating the region’s natural bounty and diverse cultural influences.

Whether it’s enjoying a farm-fresh meal, sipping on fine wine, or exploring artisanal breweries, SLO offers an enriching and delightful gastronomic experience worth exploring bite-by-bite for yourself.


Featured Restaurants


EATERIES BY TYPE







Ben Franklin’s

313 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-4948

San Luis Obispo

High Street Market & Deli

350 High St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-4738

Ike’s Sandwiches

1028 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-0269

Kona’s Deli

977 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 546-0369

Lincoln Market & Deli

496 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 543-3443

Sequoia Sandwich Company

893 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-3976


Granada Hotel & Bistro

1126 Morro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-9100


Jewel of India Restaurant

2115 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2545

Shalimar Indian Restaurant

3820 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 781-0766


Buona Tavola

1037 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 545-8000

Cafe Roma San Luis Obispo

1020 Railroad Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-6800

Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

849 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-9922

La Locanda

1137 Garden St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 548-1750

Mama’s Meatball

570 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-0861


Gus’s Grocery

1638 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-8684

Sidewalk Market

1401 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 545-8636


Petra

1210 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-1999


La Esquina Taqueria

1051 Nipomo St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4289

San Luis Taqueria

1032 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2866

Taco King

158 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 549-0105

Tacos de Acapulco

596 California Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 543-9100

Taco de Mexico

374 Santa Rosa St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 545-7736

Taqueria Santa Cruz Express

1308 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 752-1016

Taqueria Santa Cruz Express

862 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA   93405

(805) 752-1174


Fatte’s Pizza

2161 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-2457

Flour House

690 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-5282

Gino’s Pizza

1761 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 752-1333

Nucci’s

785 Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 542-0152

Nucci’s

3165 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 545-9444

Pizza Republic

3810 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-4825

Woodstock’s Pizza SLO

1000 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-4420


Poke Chef

580 California Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 996-0038

PokiRito

848 Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 439-2541


Raku Ramen

1308 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-3088


Mistura

570 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-3292


Arigato Sushi

667 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4408

Goshi Japanese Restaurant

570 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-8942

Kumi Ko

3830 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2332

Yanagi Sushi & Grill

1203 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-5282


Luna Red

1023 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 540-5243

The Mark

673 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4400


MyThai Restaurant

1815 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 545-5996

Papa’s Thai Cafe

1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2898

Thai Boat

3212 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 594-1638

Thai Palace

1015 Ct St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 594-1744


Bliss Cafe

778 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 547-0108



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The Apple Farm Bakery

2015 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 544-6100

Brown Butter Cookie Co

1003 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-2525

House of Bread

299 Marsh St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 542-0255

SeaBreeze Cupcakes

570 Higuera Street, Suite 135
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 242-6588


Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates

1445 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 782-9868

Rocket Fizz

699 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 543-7632

Sheila Kearns Chocolates

722 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 439-3330


Freshh Donuts

3810 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 783-1244

SLODOCO

195 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-1062

SLODOCO

793 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA   93405

(805) 782-9766


McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

868 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 439-5055

Nite Creamery

570 Higuera Street, Suite 103
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 862-2901

Snofari Frozen Yogurt

1352 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA   93405

(805) 787-0190

Yogurtland

956 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 752-1082


DRINK

BARS

Milestone Tavern

972 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4316

Sidecar

1127 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 540-5340

Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge

Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 543-3000


BREWERIES

BarrelHouse Brewing – SLO

1033 Chorro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4600

Central Coast Brewing

1422 Monterey Street, Suite B100
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 783-2739

Libertine Brewing Company

1234 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 548-2337

SLO Brew Rock

855 Aerovista Place
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 543-1843


CIDER HOUSES


COFFEE & TEA

Ascendo 
Coffee

974 Monterey St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 345-2155

Black Horse Coffee

1065 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 783-1300

Coastal Peaks Coffee

3566 S Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 541-1186

Kreuzberg California

685 Higuera St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2060

Libertene Coffee Bar

1240 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 548-2739

Lucy’s Coffee

1279 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4884

The Nautical Bean

2010 Parker St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-4683

The Nautical Bean Coffee House & Bistro

11560 Los Osos Valley Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 543-3559

The Nautical Bean

810 Orcutt Rd San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-0355

Scout Coffee Company

1130 Garden St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2175

Scout Coffee Company

880 Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 439-2823

Sweetie Cup Tea House

1118 Chorro Street
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 369-1666

BlackHorse on Broad

3590 Broad St Unit 150 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-1300


JUICE & SMOOTHIES

The Acai Project

872 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA   93401

(805) 544-2224

Jamba Juice

17 Chorro Street, #C
San Luis Obispo, CA   93405

(805) 549-0637

The Neighborhood Acai and Juice Bar

973 E Foothill Blvd, Suite 107
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 439-4033

SEEDS

1133 Garden St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 592-2929

Shake Smart

101 Longview Ln
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(858) 461-8313

The Neighborhood Acai and Juice Bar

3877 S Higuera Slo Public Market San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(805) 439-1359


PUBS

Beda’s Biergarten

3230 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2729

Frog & Peach Pub

728 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 595-3764

McCarthy’s Irish Pub

600 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 544-0268


WINE BARS

Central Coast Wines

712 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 784-9463

The  Crushed Grape

491 Madonna Road, Suite 1
San Luis Obispo, CA   93405

(805) 544-4449

WineSneak

4468 Broad Street, Suite 120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-1125


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