Best American Restaurants in San Luis Obispo

Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(461)
$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 1 time today
Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna InnCopper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
(228)
$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 10 times today
Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(495)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 4 times today
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(902)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(287)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(548)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 2 times today
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(93)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(336)
$$$$
American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 8 times today
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(60)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1249)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 20 times today
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(743)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 7 times today
Bistro at Bacara ResortBistro at Bacara Resort
(220)
$$$$
American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
Booked 6 times today
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(1982)
$$$$
American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 23 times today
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(74)
$$$$
American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 3 times today
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(101)
$$$$
American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
Jacks - Portola Hotel & SpaJacks - Portola Hotel & Spa
(37)
$$$$
American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 7 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in San Luis Obispo

Cafe RomaCafe Roma
(717)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(516)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 2 times today
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1620)
$$$$
Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 24 times today
Tre LuneTre Lune
(410)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 4 times today
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(369)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 4 times today
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(931)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 19 times today
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(1919)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 18 times today
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(881)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 15 times today
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(802)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 10 times today
Favaloro's Big Night BistroFavaloro's Big Night Bistro
(392)
$$$$
Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Booked 3 times today
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(144)
$$$$
Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Booked 2 times today
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(472)
$$$$
Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
Booked 1 time today
ConvivoConvivo
(356)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Booked 5 times today
CadizCadiz
(610)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Popular restaurants in Central Coast

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Cafe Roma
(108)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo
Japanese Restaurant Goshi
(167)
$$$$
Japanese | San Luis Obispo
Granada Bistro
(113)
$$$$
Californian | San Luis Obispo
Vegetable Butcher
(44)
$$$$
Latin American | San Luis Obispo
Foremost Wine Company
(76)
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Luis Obispo
Mama's Meatball
(143)
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo
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San Luis Obispo Restaurants

Japanese Restaurant GoshiJapanese Restaurant Goshi
57 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 10 times today

This was a special occasion dinner for eight people. I have lived in Japan, and this restaurant completely met my expectations. Food was excellent service was excellent. There were wide variety of choices of authentically Japanese food More

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Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
516 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 2 times today

Thanksgiving Dinner here was great. Good food, great service, not too noisy, everyone was very happy and nice. More

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Cafe RomaCafe Roma
717 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Good, attentive service and delicious food! Desserts are outstanding! More

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CiopinotCiopinot
52 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, fantastic service. We have been here 3 times and just love it! More

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Granada BistroGranada Bistro
325 reviews
$$$$
Californian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Granada bistro is always a delicious place to meet up with friends. More

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Vegetable ButcherVegetable Butcher
92 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 4 times today

Extremely interesting menu. I loved how they had a majority vegetarian options which makes it a fun experience, and really expands your pallet with the use of local and fresh ingredients. Must try if you’re in the area. More

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Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
461 reviews
$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 1 time today

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. More

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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna InnAlex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
1713 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 29 times today

I went on a day trip with my cousin, to see Cam sing in the ball room. The staff there was great, and our server Ciera was super nice. Over all we had great service. And got to see the mini concert so it was totally worth it! More

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La Esquina TaqueriaLa Esquina Taqueria
2 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 3 times today

We enjoyed our meal and we recommend that others try it. But the menu choices are pretty limited and the prices are pretty high and that combination could keep local customers from going back too often. The decor is nice but the noise level is high. More

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Woodstock's PizzaWoodstock's Pizza
3 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Made a reservation to take daughter and her college roommates out to dinner. Group of 9 at 6:30 pm. No way we could have sat together without a reservation. Ordered at the counter, but they had set aside a big table with "reservation: our name" on it. Had it there early so there was a table for us. It was great. Daughter has celiac and ate the GF pizza with no problems. Also recommend the veggie for non-GF people. REALLY good. More

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Foremost Wine CompanyForemost Wine Company
214 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 1 time today

Gre at selection between small plates and entrees More

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Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna InnCopper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn
228 reviews
$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 10 times today

There was an hour wait according to the Host when we walked in at 6:45 pm on a Saturday night - so we stepped outside and I made the reservation on Open Table using my phone. Open Table confirmed my reservation for 7:15 pm so we walked back in at 7:10 and (surprise!) were immediately seated! We had a secluded booth that easily sat six with plenty of room making it quiet and easy to chat. The service was a bit slow (hence the lower rating) but the food was excellent. It was my step-mom's 89th birthday and she especially enjoyed the free piece of carrot cake! We go to the Madonna Inn for special occasions and will definitely go back - but will always use Open Table to book our reservation! More

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Gardens of Avila RestaurantGardens of Avila Restaurant
303 reviews
$$$$
Californian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 3 times today

We were staying at Sycamore Mineral Springs and did not want to leave the premises. Great restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Food was very good and service was excellent More

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California Pizza Kitchen - San Luis Obispo - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - San Luis Obispo - PRIORITY SEATING
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$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes you by PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant.

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.More

San Luis Obispo Diners' Choice Winners

San Luis Obispo's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Japanese Restaurant GoshiJapanese Restaurant Goshi
57 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 10 times today

This was a special occasion dinner for eight people. I have lived in Japan, and this restaurant completely met my expectations. Food was excellent service was excellent. There were wide variety of choices of authentically Japanese food More

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Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
516 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 2 times today

Thanksgiving Dinner here was great. Good food, great service, not too noisy, everyone was very happy and nice. More

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Cafe RomaCafe Roma
717 reviews
$$$$
Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Good, attentive service and delicious food! Desserts are outstanding! More

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CiopinotCiopinot
52 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, fantastic service. We have been here 3 times and just love it! More

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Vegetable ButcherVegetable Butcher
92 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 4 times today

Extremely interesting menu. I loved how they had a majority vegetarian options which makes it a fun experience, and really expands your pallet with the use of local and fresh ingredients. Must try if you’re in the area. More

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Granada BistroGranada Bistro
325 reviews
$$$$
Californian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 5 times today

Granada bistro is always a delicious place to meet up with friends. More

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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna InnAlex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn
1713 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 29 times today

I went on a day trip with my cousin, to see Cam sing in the ball room. The staff there was great, and our server Ciera was super nice. Over all we had great service. And got to see the mini concert so it was totally worth it! More

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Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
461 reviews
$$$$
American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 1 time today

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. More

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Gardens of Avila RestaurantGardens of Avila Restaurant
303 reviews
$$$$
Californian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 3 times today

We were staying at Sycamore Mineral Springs and did not want to leave the premises. Great restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Food was very good and service was excellent More

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Foremost Wine CompanyForemost Wine Company
214 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Booked 1 time today

Gre at selection between small plates and entrees More

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Discover San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo's city council has maintained a ban on drive-throughs for any restaurant within city limits since 1982. This helps to make the restaurant scene one that prizes fresh ingredients, classic cooking styles, and a variety of cuisines. The vegetarian and vegan restaurants are among the most popular, making the most of the area's high value for fresh produce. Most of the rest of the restaurants, which feature farm-to-table ingredients, fresh seafood, and a host of international flavors, also offer several vegetarian options. Delis and Mediterranean restaurants also feature the freshness of San Luis Obispo in unique and delicious ways.