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About Apple Farm Restaurant

The Apple Farm Restaurant & Bakery has been a favorite spot for decades for locals as well as the traveler on a weekend getaway. Our hearty house made food, fresh pastries, and pies are world famous! If you enjoy the simple pleasures of a farmer's market, you will savor traditional favorites like chicken and dumplings, turkey pot pie, or country fried steak and eggs. Or you can treat yourself to prime rib, steak, fresh seafood, or the delicious specials created by our chef. Followed by our signature dessert, the Hot Apple Dumpling all in the atmosphere of California Country charm. The Apple Farm Restaurant - Fresh for all seasons, harvesting great food and lasting memories.

2015 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Daily: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Garfield

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 544-6100

Website:
http://www.applefarm.com/

Parking Details:
We have ample parking in our private lot. Plus additional parking in our Millhouse and Trellis Court lots.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Walls

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Apple Farm Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

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4.0

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Cozy (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

We live in the Bay Area, but love San Luis Obispo. We try to visit once every year or two and when we do, we always make it a point to eat at the Apple Farm. All the meals are wonderful and are like homecooked food. The salads are especially fresh and tasty.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great staff and excellent food! Might be nice to update the paint on the walls with grey tones, but leave all the wall hangings and pictures the same-would give it an updated feel without eleiminating what makes it Apple Farm;)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love their breakfasts! Excellent and super friendly service with large portions of deliciousness. Especially love their scores, muffins, and boysenberry preserves.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My pork chop, highly recommended by the waiter, was absolutely tasteless and extremely overcooked. Also, the presentation of my meal was like eating in a cafeteria. The Last time we traveled down to Apple Farm was 7 years ago and I remember the meals were delicious. Last night was a complete disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was a cross between Denny’s and Mimi’s Cafe. There weren’t any healthier lunch options, so luckily they were still serving breakfast. The meals were ehh...however, the BISCUIT AND THE BOYSENBERRY JAM was the best biscuit I’ve ever had. So go for the baked goods and you won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Stopped in for breakfast to kick off our two day trip to the coast. The ambience and the service were good but the food just wasn’t anything special. Two callouts on the food were the biscuits which were delicious and my wife and daughter shared the corned beef hash and thought it was really really good but the serving size was very small. The food overall needed seasoning. The potatoes and eggs were pretty bland. The ambiance and the store were inviting but the food you could pretty much get anywhere with bigger portions for the amount paid.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Ordered the banana pecan pancakes - they were amazing! I’ll definitely be going back when I’m in town.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My fiancé and I decided to go to the Apple Farm for Christmas dinner. They served a traditional turkey dinner that included bread, drink and pie. We set in the gazebo room or “the Z”. Beautiful ambiance, our waiter James was really attentive but not intrusive. It was an ideal place to go for Christmas dinner. I thought it was a bit expensive for a regular meal but as a Christmas dinner. I guess I can concede the extra cost was worth it. No shopping, cooking and doing dishes for hours. We had a wonderful Christmas dinner. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Two of us had great meals; the third person was not happy with his prime rib - said it was tough, but refused to send it back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner. Several staff were rude and impatient. I felt hurried to finish and leave. The food was full of sodium and we all felt like we were ballooning up in the evening. It was crowded and several people were talking too loud. There was little to no flexibility in the menu for the day. I have a son with autism and he is not very flexible with the things he will eat. The overall cost was certainly NOT worth the value of the food or poor experience. We will choose somewhere else in the future.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Christmas dinner we had on the 25th was fantastic. Everything was cooked to perfection.
Service was stellar. This the second Christmas dinner here and we will definitely be back next year.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was very good! Customer service was great and it was just an overall great experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It’s a wonderful place to come for dinner. Every time we are in Sa Luis Obispo, we have a meal here. Also, I love all of the beautiful thimgs that they have for sell.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place. It is a must if you are visiting SLO. The omelets, muffins, and French toast are delicious. We also love walking around the restaurant afterward as they have a watermill and an antique car.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The dinner was amazing!!!!
Great food great service

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Asked for a table instead of a booth, would not accommodate our request. Booth was in corner by kitchen. It was very loud & uncomfortably snug.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was amazing !
Delicious food , great service and great prices.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Usually this restaurant is outstanding. We dined there on Thanksgiving and while the food was good the service was less than average. After we ordered, our salads arrived in an appropriate amount of time but the corn bread never arrived. A few bites into our salads they were placing our dinner plates in front of us. It felt rushed and made this holiday dinner not that enjoyable. Corn bread finally arrived at the end of dinner after asking for it several times and the busboy delivering it to the wrong table 2 times. Suggest to the wait staff to not rush your tables and let your diners enjoy each course.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Lovely home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, but over priced. Thanks just the same.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

VERY DISAPPOINTING Thanksgiving. 2016 was so good at Apple Farm, we returned for 2017 Thankgiving. Terrible experience this time. Waiter seemed bothered to be serving us. The requested medium prime rib was very rare. We couldn't eat it, but the waiter was acting so strange we were afraid to send it back. The vegetables were mushy. The $40 dinner came with a sliver of corn bread- we asked for a second helping, but waiter said they were almost out so they couldn't give seconds. It was only 5:30pm. The soup was very good, but that didn't make up for the terrible dinner and service. Strangest Thanksgiving ever!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place had been recommended to us though we hadnt gone as of this time. We will return excellent food! Quaint dinning areas & Great service

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic quality, traditional American food. Excellent, friendly service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the Atmosphere. Beautiful decorations. Love the store

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Healthy, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Used Open Table, but were seated immediately when we arrived/checked-in. Staff always friendly. JC our waiter was attentive, professional and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great breakfast and wonderful gift shop. The muffins and jam were a delicious surprise! Will definitely go back. We were in town on a busy college weekend and were glad we had reservations! Definitely recommend the attached hotel as well. So cute.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The ambiance was so quaint! The grounds are beautiful, covered in gorgeous plants and flowers! Service was wonderful, and our food was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always reliable with service and food. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time with our son here. We all loved the food, particularly the potato pancakes and the fried chicken. Service was fast and friendly🙌 And the place has charm. We loved the store too, and send an apple pie with my son.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was very good. Unfortunately at 6pm they were already out of the ribs. Aside from that the food was wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time visitor. Sunday Brunch. Excellent meal!

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The best scone I ever had. So moist and flavorful. I had the chèvre omelette. Delicious! Dining companions had salmon Benedict and biscuits and gravy. All were satisfied.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The homemade pull apart cinnamon rolls are so delicious. Such a fun place!! Love the menu

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Been here twice. Definitely worth the price and the drive. A very unique place. Great food and great service. The baked goods are to die for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had both dinner and breakfast at The Apple Farm. The dinner surpassed our expectations and we would rate it as above but give the food 4 stars. The breakfast was a bit unimaginative, and not as high quality as the dinner, hence the 3 stars.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Quiet and comfy, it feels like the neighborhood diner you always wish you had. The pot roast was delicious, and so were the crispy green beans. The service is quick and friendly. I want to go back to try new dishes!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good variety on menu. Good portions. Wait staff very good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always an excellent place to dine, shop and stay in their wonderful rooms! So homey💓

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love, love, love this place. This was our second time eating here and we just love it. The food, the portions (huge), the service and the atmosphere are just heartwarming. We have not been disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Second time we've enjoyed a brunch at this restaurant. This time it was for the Cal poly move-in weekend. Thankfully they took reservations as you can imagine it's a very busy time of year. The food is delicious and comforting, do not expect anything outside that typical brunch menu though tasty and you feel that it's very fresh. Due to the busyness of the weekend the server was a bit overwhelmed, but I'll let it go this time.
I highly recommend the corn beef hash as you can taste the freshness of the corn beef, etc. My husband got the breakfast quesadilla which was delicious. The homemade pastries that are brought your table before your food is our warm and quite flavorful. Highly recommend this as a brunch / lunch location. I have not attended their happy hour nor dinner yet, but I feel that may be in our future in it for the next four years ...!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Horrible food for dinner - avoid at all costs. Very expensive for what it is. Breakfast food was average but service was terrible, waited 50 minutes for food without any waiter acknowledgment

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