Outdoor Dining

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Ascendo Coffee
Address: 974 Monterey Street
Phone: (805) 345-2155
Big Sky Cafe
Address: 1121 Broad Street

Every year our local San Luis Obispo County farm resources deepen and improve. We have an ever-expanding palate of organic fruits and vegetables, farmstead cheeses, olive oils, and vintage vinegars to create our fresh market dishes.

This allows us to fill the Big Sky Café menu with unique combinations of foods and spices, with much of it devoted to vegetarian dishes.

Phone: (805) 545-5401
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Black Sheep Bar & Grill
Address: 1117 Chorro Street

Day or night, a visit to Black Sheep Bar & Grill is always a wonderful experience where the ambiance and decor of a true European pub is recreated right here in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo.

We feature comfortable booths, brick walls with warm wood accents, a gorgeous hand crafted bar and fireplace with a lovely patio, where you can have delicious lunch, dinner, or cocktails 365 days a year.

Established in 2005, Black Sheep has received multiple awards for its Mac and cheese, and been acclaimed as serving the best bar food in the entire San Luis Obispo County. Voted THE Best Bar in San Luis Obispo for the past several years, Black Sheep Bar & Grill has become one of the unavoidable landmarks of the central coast where you’re always welcome to come in.

Our casual atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful decor, savory food and cocktails, are just what you need to feel empowered to go tackle the world again. Please come see for yourself what the fuss is all about … and become part of the ever growing Black Sheep family!

Phone: (805) 544-7433
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BlackHorse Espresso & Bakery
Address: 1493 Higuera Street

We’ve been serving up delicious hand-crafted coffee and fresh-made baked goods in San Luis Obispo since 1995.

Phone: (805) 783-1300
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Blast 825 Taproom
Address: 733 Higuera Street

Custom Wood Fired Pizza · Farm to Table Salads · 40+ Local Craft Beer/Wine/Mixed Cocktails Self Tap Tap Handles

Phone: (805) 748-3962
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Bliss Cafe
Address: 778 Higuera Street Suite D

Bliss Cafe offers a creek-side retreat and a variety of high-quality plant-based and gluten-free dishes. Every meal features fresh, local and organic ingredients to nourish your body and spirit. For an energizing treat, indulge in a nutrient-rich dessert or a glass of locally-brewed kombucha on tap. Bring a friend, bring a book, or just bring an appetite for Bliss.

Phone: (805) 547-0108
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Brasserie SLO at Hotel Cerro serves modern coastal cuisine with a particular emphasis on creating a casual French dining experience, not without venturing into other exciting flavors and ingredients. Our mainstay dishes utilize ingredients sourced from the abundant agricultural life on the Central Coast, along with produce from our own Edible Gardens.

Buffalo Pub & Grill
Address: 717 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 544-5515
Buona Tavola
Address: 1037 Monterey Street

Buona Tavola’s menu features a wide variety of antipasti (appetizers), hand crafted pastas, generous main courses and truly inspired desserts, such as Chef Varia’s famous tirami su.

Phone: (805) 545-8000
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Burger Village SLO
Address: 698 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 439-1663
Creeky Tiki Island Grill
Address: 782 Higuera Street

Creeky Tiki uses fresh, local ingredients to prepare delicious food with flair. We offer a full bar, half a dozen beers on draft as well as a dog friendly patio with a full bar outside!

Phone: (805) 544-2200
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Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab
Address: 860 Higuera Street

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream & Chocolate Lab features handcrafted fine chocolate and super-premium ice cream in a unique Old-fashioned, neighborhood parlor experience.

Phone: (805) 548-1986
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F.McLintock’s Saloon
Address: 686 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

F.McLintocks restaurants serve ranch-style meals with genuine Western hospitality at four locations along the Central Coast of California.

Phone: (805) 773-1892
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Finney’s Crafthouse
Address: 857 Monterey Street

Located in Westlake Village, Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo, California. Finney’s is a family owned and operated restaurant and bar that brings upscale cooking to casual dining. Our local, seasonal ingredients are the soul of our culinary inspired American fare.

Phone: (805) 542-0105
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Firestone Grill
Address: 1001 Higuera Street Suite A

Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, Firestone Grill has been providing its customers with the best possible product at the best possible price since 1995.

Phone: (805) 783-1001
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Flour House SLO
Address: 690 Higuera Street

Flour House specializes in Pizza Napoletana & House-Made Pasta, bringing Italy’s obsession with simplicity, craft and quality to the central coast

Phone: (805) 544-5282
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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica
Address: 849 Monterey Street

In 1988, Giuseppe DiFronzo breathed life into the original Giuseppe’s Cucina in Pismo Beach. What started as a

Cal Poly senior project has since spawned a second restaurant, located in thriving downtown San Luis Obispo. Much beloved by locals and travelers alike, Giuseppe’s was an early adopter of the farm-to-fork philosophy.

The owner’s own DiFronzo Farms produces the heirloom varietal vegetables and fruits found in Giuseppe’s cuisine. Nestled on twelve acres of fertile Edna Valley soil, the working farm is a mecca of heirloom bounty. From figs to olives; San Marzano tomatoes, squash, Hachiya persimmons, Meyer lemons and five grape varietals that produce Giuseppe’s own DiFronzo Vineyards brand wines, the evidence of quality is never more apparent than at first bite, sip and scent!

Phone: (805) 541-9922
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Granada Hotel & Bistro
Address: 1130 Morro Street

Housed within an original 1920′s exposed-brick hotel building, the hotel offers 17 accommodations, a full-serviced restaurant, spa, and the city’s first rooftop lounge.
The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving farm-to-table dishes inspired by Spanish, Cuban, and South American cuisine.

Phone: (805) 544-9100
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High Bar
Address: 877 Palm Street

Head to the rooftop at Hotel SLO for sips and small plates amidst lush planted greenery, with stellar views over the rolling hills. If you’re more in the mood for action than lounging, gather some friends for a round of bocce.

Phone: (805) 235-0700
Address: 890 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Jamba Juice started out in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1990 as a little juice shop with a big idea: that eating better should be easy. For nearly 30 years, Jamba Juice has led the way in creating and defining the smoothie and juice category as we know it. As of 2019, Jamba has more than 850 locations operating in 36 U.S. states, as well as the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.

Phone: (805) 549-0733
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Joliene Bakery
Address: 570 Higuera Street Suite 180

A european style bakery serving up artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, sweets, coffee and espresso in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo.

Phone: (831) 334-4318
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Kin Coffee Bar
Address: 847 Higuera Street

Coffee bar and bakery

Phone: (805) 439-4136
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Address: 998 Monterey Street
Phone: (805) 783-1135
Kreuzberg Coffee Company
Address: 685 Higuera Street

We are restaurant in downtown SLO that serves specialty coffee, food, beer and cocktails. Lounge with full liquor open Thursday-Saturday.

Phone: (805) 439-2060
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Linnaea’s Cafe
Address: 1110 Garden Street

Good people making good coffee.
Organic & fair trade.
Vegetarian breakfast and lunch
Free WiFi, live music, art gallery.

Phone: (805) 541-5888
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Louisa’s Place
Address: 964 Higuera Street

We serve breakfast and lunch all day. We are a small diner in downtown slo we have been there since 1976. We are open 365 days a year!!

Phone: (805) 541-0227
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Luna Red
Address: 1023 Chorro Street

Featuring global cuisine, an artisanal marketplace, craft cocktails, and an award-winning wine list.

Phone: (805) 540-5243
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Mama’s Meatball
Address: 570 Higuera Street Suite 130-135

Mama’s Meatball offers authentic, homemade Italian dining & catering with slow-simmered sauces & fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in San Luis Obispo, CA!

Phone: (805) 544-0861
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Mint + Craft
Address: 848 Monterey Street

Nestled in downtown San Luis Obispo just steps away from the iconic Mission de Tolosa, Mint+Craft serves as a fast-casual café and mercantile. Open for breakfast, lunch + dinner, guests can enjoy quick flavorful meals and beverages. The mercantile boasts over 300 products from over 60 artisans, plus Grab + Go items such as fresh-baked goods, deli items and beer + wine.

Phone: (805) 235-7140
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Address: 570 Higuera Street Suite 105

The term Mistura condenses the essence of Peru, a reflection of their people and the country’s cuisine, a marvelous mix of cultures of invaluable heritage. Our Mistura is a modern Peruvian restaurant that is as dynamic as the country it celebrates and its biodiversity. Mistura captures the multicultural spirit of Peru, blending its Native Pre-Columbian and Incan gastronomic heritage with the Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese influences that embody the country’s vibrant cuisine. Mistura is a true homage to the diversity of Peruvian food by proposing flavors that are at once familiar yet adventurous and unexpected.

Phone: (805) 305-0718
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Address: 102 Cross Street Suite 120
Phone: (805) 544-6193
Address: 725 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 541-8733
Nite Creamery
Address: 570 Higuera Street Suite 103

Handmade Nitrogen Ice Cream

Phone: (805) 867-3007
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Address: 726 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 543-3986
Old San Luis BBQ Co.
Address: 670 Higuera Street Suite B

Old San Luis BBQ Company is the new local spot to be! Come order at our walk-up window, with outdoor seating on a nice day and indoor dining as well. Old San Luis BBQ Company specializes in authentic Santa Maria style cuisine and many of our family recipes date back nearly a century. All our meat is grilled over a red oak BBQ and our tri-tip is hand-trimmed, certified Angus beef. We use locally farmed, organic vegetables and freshly made local artisan sausages. In addition to tri-tip, chicken, or linguiça sandwiches, we also have salads, delicious side dishes, and family-style meals. Come experience our authentic, affordable, and fresh Santa Maria style BBQ! We also offer fantastic catering services that are sure to make your event extra special.

Phone: (805) 285-2473
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Ox + Anchor
Address: 877 palm street

Executive Chef Ryan Fancher’s Ox + Anchor puts a modern spin on the classic steakhouse, drawing inspiration from the hills and sea surrounding San Luis Obispo. A carefully-curated list of the best wines from the Central Coast keeps it all rooted in the local “terroir,” from plate to glass.

Phone: (805) 234-9968
Address: 877 Palm Street

Gather at Piadina restaurant for relaxed farm fresh California cuisine with Italian influences. Piadina offers creative cocktails, local wines and craft beer. Enjoy a meal in our lively dining room or garden courtyard.

Phone: (805) 234-9969
San Luis Taqueria
Address: 1032 Chorro Street

Tex-Mex restaurant

Phone: (805) 439-2866
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Scout Coffee Co.
Address: 1130 Garden Street Suite 100

Scout Coffee, creating happy coffee time since January of 2014. The combination of scratch made pastries, craft roasted coffee, and curated goods in a creative space makes stepping into Scout a memorable and magical experience.

Phone: (805) 439-2175
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Address: 1133 Garden Street Suite A

We’re California natives passionate about bringing healthy and Nutritional trends to the central coast. At Seeds, Making healthy items that taste, feel, and look great is our definition of a healthy lifestyle. We learned from the creativity that has been emerging from culinary capitals such as Los Angeles & San Francisco and brought the best of both worlds to one place. We put together a one of a kind menu to entice anyone’s taste buds.

Phone: (805) 787-0517
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Sequoia Sandwich Company
Address: 893 Higuera Street

Sandwiches and Salads

Phone: (805) 439-3976
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Address: 1023 Monterey Street
Phone: (805) 543-2348
Sidecar SLO
Address: 1040 Broad Street

Our foremost commitment is to bring thoughtfully-sourced craft food and drinks from every corner of California to each plate and glass, in a low-waste environment with the spirit of love for what we do and pride in how we do it. The menu celebrates the abundance of our state, and the talent of our staff. Sourcing within California is an environmental choice and it also means working with people locally doing exciting things all over our great state!

Phone: (805) 540-5340
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Address: 885 Higuera Suite C

Inspiring and nurturing the human spirit — one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time

Phone: (805) 547-0465
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Address: 1011 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 541-2025
The Carrisa by SLO Brew
Address: 736 Higuera Street

Coastal California fusion with Mexican highlights/upscale street food and Asian influences. Your neighborhood hangout! Come vibe with us and join #thecarissalife

Phone: (805) 543-1843
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Address: 673 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 439-4400
Tortilla Town
Address: 892 Marsh Street

Tortilla Town™ is a cozy little Mexican eatery featuring delicious and made-from-scratch burritos, tacos and gorditas using the finest ingredients ready for our dining room or take-out in five minutes or less. Watch as our tortillas makers pat them out fresh by hand or on our authentic tortilla press.

Phone: (805) 239-3003
Urbane Cafe
Address: 952 Higuera Street

Urbane Cafe is a fast casual, friendly neighborhood cafe, serving health conscious people a great tasting sandwich, salad and meal. The heart of every restaurant is in the details that takes place in our scratch kitchens. We work hard to make life delicious with healthy food and local ingredients all chopped, sliced, roasted and baked before your eyes.

Phone: (805) 541-5100
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Address: 1000 Higuera Street
Phone: (805) 541-4420
Address: 956 Higuera Street

Yogurtland’s team of flavorologists have developed more than 200 different craveable flavors. Whether traditional or exotic, each recipe uses real ingredients from across the globe.

With an exciting rotation of monthly flavors, Yogurtland stores feature non-fat and low-fat yogurt, ice cream, and non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones.

Phone: (805) 752-1082
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