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Best American Restaurants in Central Coast

Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(551)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(954)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(319)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(128)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(567)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(358)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1335)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(768)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(65)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(228)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2064)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(109)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(110)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(503)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Coast

Tre LuneTre Lune
(443)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(399)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1713)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1009)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2071)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(942)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(855)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(562)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(198)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(771)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(493)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(409)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(46)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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Central Coast's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
La Mia Cucina1. La Mia Cucina
399 reviews
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel

Great food service and ambiance. We will be back! More

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Japanese Restaurant Goshi2. Japanese Restaurant Goshi
98 reviews
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Japanese | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

I love Goshi's. I have been coming here for over 25 years and have always had a fabulous meal. Everything they prepare is amazing, sushi is super fresh and always a variety on the fresh fish board. It is the only authentic Japanese owned and operated sushi bar on the Central Coast. I eat here at least twice a week and look forward to coming every time. Some of my most memorable dining experiences have been at Goshi's. More

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Lucky's3. Lucky's
904 reviews
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Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara

Excellent dinner menu selection. outstanding service and food preparation. We shared a porterhouse and a whole lobster (shelled) for our main course dinner and it was perfect in every way. More

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Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn4. Brothers Restaurant at Red Barn
551 reviews
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

Celebrated 4th Anniversary. Excellent food & service as always. Come to Santa Ynez once a year & now always go here More

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Il Cortile Ristorante5. Il Cortile Ristorante
1713 reviews
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

As always, this place does not disappoint! Everything from start to finish was fantastic! We will return again and again! Thank you again! More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - SalinasBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Salinas
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American | Moss Landing, Monterey / Carmel

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

Big Fish GrillBig Fish Grill
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Serving the Freshest Seafood. For more than one hundred years, fishing has been a vital part of Monterey’s economy. Monterey’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf with its colorful shops, seafood markets, and flavorful restaurants, is a reflection of that history. The Big Fish Grill celebrates Monterey’s fishing tradition and enjoys the Wharf's most expansive, panoramic views of the working harbor. We are open for lunch, brunch, and dinner, or stop by and enjoy a cocktail and our stunning views at the restaurant’s bar and lounge. Our ambiance is casual California and it’s suitable for visitors of all ages. Stop by and see for yourself. You’ll be glad you did. Buon Appetito!More

Giorgio's at 201 MainGiorgio's at 201 Main
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Contemporary American | Moss Landing, Monterey / Carmel

Upscale, California fresh cuisine. Take a seat in our show kitchen or in fire-lit Tuscan Piazza. Featuring an award winning wine list and a highly renowned mixology menu, we offer 104 seats in the dining room, 38 bar seats, and 56 seats in the fire-lit piazza.More

Intermezzo Bar + CafeIntermezzo Bar + Cafe
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Comfort Food | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Intermezzo is Wine Cask's casual venue, open for lunch and dinner nightly. Reservations are available for lunch; dinner is a walk-in basis only (no reservations are accepted for dinner in Intermezzo due to high volume). Intermezzo has an outside area, if you prefer outside dining please request it with your lunch reservation. More

Lobby Lounge at Inn at the PierLobby Lounge at Inn at the Pier
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American | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

Sip on a signature cocktail handcrafted to perfection and mingle with your fellow traveler at the Lobby BarMore

Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.