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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Cafe
“A popular Local Spot for Breakfast. It is always crowded but always a seat can be found. If there are no seats, go sit on the pier across the parking lot.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some of thes best sushi around the patio is amazing and they have great options for non-sushi lovers. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“Famous for their fish burritos and tacos, I prefer the catch of the day salad. A little pricier than some cafes, it is really worth it! There is inside and outside dining with heaters for chilly evenings. Located on the edge of the back bay marina just across the estuary from Los Osos, it is only a 5 minute drive away. It is right across the street from the Morro Bay State Park campground. You can also rent kayaks at the marina and paddle across to the sand spit.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Make sure to call before you head down - we're never quite sure of the hours ;)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“There are now 3 locations for this popular burger joint, but the Los Osos location is the original. Located on Santa Ynez Ave, in between 10th and 11th Street, Sylvester’s features some of the best burgers on the Central Coast. They not only serve delicious beef burgers but also serve Elk, Wild Boar, and Buffalo burgers! Perfect for lunch or dinner, if you love burgers, this is one restaurant you will want to visit frequently.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place for kids has an arcade and great calzones or pizza. They also deliver!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Celia lives in our neighborhood and her restaurant offers a varied menu for all appetites. Dog-friendly patio!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy the scenic beauty of Morro Bay while savoring the flavors of Blue Heron, an upscale restaurant within walking distance of the Baywood-Los Osos Farmers’ Market. Featuring locally sourced seafood, along with produce grown on their own farm, guests at Blue Heron are treated to incredible contemporary cuisine. Add in an amazing selection of local wines, and you have the perfect place to enjoy a special night out with your spouse, family, or friends.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is our favorite Thai place in Los Osos and the central coast! Order between 5pm and 7pm before they sell out!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rounding out our favorite Los Osos restaurants is La Palapa, a fantastic Mexican seafood restaurant. For nearly a decade, La Palapa has made a commitment to the freshest ingredients and sticking to tradition with their sides and entrees. Start your weekend with a delectable brunch with family or friends, or save your visit for the evening and enjoy some amazing authentic Mexican dishes alongside freshly prepared seafood. No matter what time of day you decide to visit La Palapa, you will be dazzled and amazed by their menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“There are a few Mexican food restaurants in LO that are fancier, but this is our favorite for their delicious and reasonably priced food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great sandwich selection and always have a special beer on special. Great for lunch or dinner. Each table has their own TV which you can tune yourself. Al and Dianne”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy whole in the wall Italian restaurant. The eggplant Parmesan is fantastic, the Marsala chicken as well as the pastas are good.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local favorite great place to kick back drink a beer and enjoy some mood lighting. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“They have great gourmet pizzas with vegetarian and gluten free options. Right across the parking lot from Starbucks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best for take out, since their dining room consists of 3 tables. Delicious!”
  • 5 locals recommend