The Top 5

This is the Central Coast Traveler’s totally subjective list of the “Top 5” restaurants in San Luis Obispo County. Check back frequently, as the Traveler will add Top 5 lists for hotels and places, and expand the lists to include Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties.

Top 5 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo County

Big Sky Café (entrées $14-$22)

This bustling place in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s historic downtown features an international menu, with many Asian and Mexican inflected dishes along with excellent vegetarian options. It’s also a popular breakfast hangout for locals.

1121 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 545-5401

Galley Seafood Grill & Bar (entrées $19-$46)

Elegant, upscale waterfront dining on the Morro Bay Embarcadero. The tasteful modern decor is the perfect setting for the expertly prepared array of seafood entrees.

899 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-7777
Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana (entrées $16-$32)
Giuseppe’s specializes in cucina barese, the coastal cuisine of Bari, Italy. It’s a convivial, happening place with thoughtfully prepared Italian classics. The amazing desserts are all house made, including some of the best tiramisu the Traveler has ever tasted.
891 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Novo Restaurant (entrées $16-$32)

Novo is one of San Luis Obispo’s most popular restaurants, because of its expansive outdoor dining area, and its excellent food.

726 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-3986

Robin’s Restaurant (entrées $16-$26)

4095 Burton Drive
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-5007


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