There’s no doubt that San Luis Obispo’s ever-evolving food and drink culture is something to be celebrated—and we most certainly do. This unique culinary destination is a true reflection of SLO’s story, and we invite you to be a part of it.
Enjoy the unbeatable ambiance of our creekside dining along San Luis Obispo Creek at places like international fusion restaurant, Novo— or upscale Mexican cuisine, The Carrisa. Perhaps taste the flavor of Downtown SLO restaurants, including the Central Coast specialty, the tri-tip sandwich, at places like Old San Luis BBQ or Firestone Grill. Or, let the flavors of SLO’s Historic Chinatown take you away to the far east on a gastronomic journey to places like Mee Heng Low Noodle House. Maybe you’re in the mood for gluten-free, vegan or alternative options like Bliss Café or Nourish SLO.
Grabbing a drink in SLO is just as gratifying. Home to hand-crafted brewers and world-class winemakers, master cocktail creators and unbeatable hospitality, San Luis Obispo will wow you with quality beverages to quench every craving. The Central Coast is the mecca for cool climate wine varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—and a day spent wine tasting in the Edna Valley wine region is no doubt a day well spent. Looking for more of a cold brew? SLO Breweries boast with some of the best craft brews in the area with local hotspots like Central Coast Brewing, SLO Brew Rock and Barrelhouse Brewing Co. More of a craft cocktail connoisseur? Explore some of the exquisite craft confections at places like Sidecar Cocktail Co., Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica, and 1865 Craft House.
The Central Coast’s gastronomic heart beats to the rhythm of San Luis Obispo. It’s time to “SLO” down and take in the flavors of San Luis Obispo, located in the heart of SLO CAL. Explore SLO restaurants and bars below.