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Food scene in San Luis Obispo

Asian Restaurant
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“Voted best restaurant in SLO! Enjoy delicious tapas and world famous wine with creekside views. Located in the iconic Cigar Factory building in downtown SLO, Novo’s bar, lounge offers award wining innovative cuisine. Tandoori chicken and Novo lettuce wraps are our favorites! ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Inn
“The Madonna Inn & Steakhouse opened in 1958 and serves as an iconic landmark for the central coast. Tour the grounds for beautiful photo ops and don’t forget to try a slice of their famous pink champagne cake!”
  • 53 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Try the tri tip sandwich and the ABC burger although everything I’ve ordered has always been good.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Thursday night all year long. It's one of the largest and best farmer's markets in the country. Produce, food, music and lot's of fun!”
  • 41 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Healthy, locally sourced ingredients. Many veggie/vegan options. Call ahead for reservations on the weekends.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Same owner as Novo, similar ambience and outdoor seating. Excellent food with more of a Latin flair.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“This is my FAVORITE Sushi restaurant of all time! There are some great ones here, but this place to me is the best of the best!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cafe
“There are actually two locations for Scout Coffee. The Foothills location is less quaint but has more seating and a lot of parking. Parking in San Luis Obispo is a little more challenging. And this location requires a little walk. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Head downtown SLO to a hip mellow atmosphere and discover unique craft cocktails. Start with scrumptious truffle popcorn served to every table and order their unbeatable Brussels sprouts. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Bar
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“This is a restaurant and brewery and they often have live bands. Very fun atmosphere!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Love their menu and prices. Great for tasting a bit of everything or sharing. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Glass doors open to sidewalk dining at this place serving specialities from Italy's Pugliese region. One of SLO's favorite restaurants. It's one of those places, you need to try if you love Italian!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This location is in San Luis Obispo and will probably require a little walk unless you are fortunate enough to get a close parking place. Big coffee place frequented by studious Cal Poly students and some white bearded guy who sits in the corner writing. (We promise, he's ALWAYS there).”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Good rustic Italian restaurant located by the San Luis Obispo train station.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Grass fed burger bar, salads, hand cut fries and craft beers with a full bar”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza in town. If there's a line at the font, find a table in the fireplace room and they will come to you to take your order”
  • 12 locals recommend