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Dinner in San Luis Obispo

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When it comes to lunch and dinner in San Luis Obispo, our cuisine scene is always moving and grooving – just like us. The SLO life has more than enough restaurants to choose from, even for the most picky of diners. 

Savor the Evening in San Luis Obispo

Granada Bistro

Granada Bistro takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of the classic French bistro and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors.

Firestone Grill

Some say the Firestone Grill serves the best barbecue in California, but we’ll let you decide after you visit. Their Santa Maria tri tip sandwiches are loved by locals, but if you’re in the mood for something else–chicken, pork, or even veggies – they’ve got you covered with tasty options to suit every traveler and diet.

TASTE! craft eatery

A delightful culinary experience, TASTE! craft eatery features a diverse selection of delectable food, a unique wine list and exceptional beers. Embracing a warm and contemporary ambiance, this establishment strives to foster inclusivity and bring people together. With a daily offering of delicious cuisine, great beers and wonderful wines, patrons are guaranteed a memorable dining experience.

Rambling Spirits at SLO Public Market

The Rambling Spirits Workshop, situated within the SLO Public Market, is a unique establishment that combines a craft distillery and a stylish cocktail bar. Guests can savor house-distilled spirits, an array of cocktails, a selection of beer and wine, and a delectable menu featuring small bites and a delightful Sunday brunch.

Culinary Excellence in San Luis Obispo

Nate’s on Marsh

This affable spot is just outside of downtown San Luis Obispo. It’s no surprise that Nate’s on Marsh feels very welcoming—it’s set within a converted residence. Inside is just as darling with palm-printed wallpaper and a Western/equestrian theme.


You don’t have to go around the world to get a taste of global cuisine in San Luis Obispo. Just head to the outdoor seating area at Mistura for authentic Peruvian dishes, where pre-Columbian and Inca influences blend to create a truly inspired menu. They take pride in serving only organic produce and protein, locally sourced whenever possible.

The Oak Grill

Eat where you stay, or stay where you eat. Located inside Hotel Cerro, The Oak Grill specializes in California coastal cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Tuck into Morro Bay oysters, sip coffee from roasters just around the block, and enjoy salads made from produce grown by San Luis Obispo County farmers.

Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

In SLO, you can find the taste of Italy close by. Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica is a family-owned restaurant serving both classic and traditional Italian dishes in Downtown SLO. We think their menu is even more delicious knowing the produce is sourced from the owner’s farm in Edna Valley!

Ox + Anchor

Live the (Hotel) SLO life – elevated – at this Michelin-rated steakhouse. Ox + Anchor’s land-and-sea menu draws inspiration from San Luis Obispo’s rolling hills and sparkling seas, with an expansive library of wines carefully chosen to complement every dish. Start with oysters on the half shell and end with their famous baked Alaska.

Cafe Roma

For over four decades, a cherished tradition with rich Italian origins has thrived in San Luis Obispo’s Historic Railroad Square at Cafe Roma. Since 1980, the Rizzo Family has won over the hearts of both locals and tourists alike with their genuine Italian cuisine and captivating narrative, deeply intertwined with treasured family recipes.


The perfect night out in San Luis Obispo can begin or end at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, an iconic creekside eatery. This award-winning Downtown SLO gem has been voted best restaurant across years and contests. Sit down for dinner with their globally inspired menu, or head to the lounge for cocktails with your date.

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House is a renowned dining establishment located within the iconic Madonna Inn. With its Old West-inspired decor and warm ambiance, the restaurant offers a delectable menu featuring premium cuts of steak, seafood, and other mouthwatering dishes. Guests can savor their meals in a rustic yet elegant setting, making it a memorable dining experience.

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