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Best American Restaurants in Central Coast

Brothers Restaurant at Red BarnBrothers Restaurant at Red Barn
(571)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Finch & Fork: Corner Grill CocktailsFinch & Fork: Corner Grill Cocktails
(985)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
The Black SheepThe Black Sheep
(333)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Sur at The BarnyardSur at The Barnyard
(145)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers RestaurantSides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant
(586)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Succulent CafeSucculent Cafe
(373)
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American | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Tarpy's RoadhouseTarpy's Roadhouse
(1382)
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American | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel
Wine Cask - Santa BarbaraWine Cask - Santa Barbara
(781)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Joe's CafeJoe's Cafe
(71)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Bistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraBistro at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
(231)
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American | Goleta, Santa Barbara
California Market at Pacific’s EdgeCalifornia Market at Pacific’s Edge
(2091)
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American | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel
The Bear and StarThe Bear and Star
(124)
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Benchmark EateryBenchmark Eatery
(117)
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American | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Apple Farm RestaurantApple Farm Restaurant
(517)
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American | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Coast

Tre LuneTre Lune
(467)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
La Mia CucinaLa Mia Cucina
(426)
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Italian | Pacific Grove, Monterey / Carmel
Il Cortile RistoranteIl Cortile Ristorante
(1773)
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Italian | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
SY KitchenSY Kitchen
(1052)
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Italian | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley
Toma Restaurant & BarToma Restaurant & Bar
(2150)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Olio e Limone RistoranteOlio e Limone Ristorante
(983)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Ca' Dario RistoranteCa' Dario Ristorante
(880)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Mama's MeatballMama's Meatball
(579)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Leonardo Ristorante & PizzeriaLeonardo Ristorante & Pizzeria
(219)
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Italian | Solvang, Santa Ynez Valley
Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoCafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
(798)
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Italian | San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
Trattoria MollieTrattoria Mollie
(510)
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Italian | Montecito, Santa Barbara
ConvivoConvivo
(441)
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Italian | Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Enzo Ristorante ItalianoEnzo Ristorante Italiano
(66)
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Italian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Coast's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel1. Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel
716 reviews
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Californian | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

I was so incredibly impressed at how phenomenal this tasting menu was. I've eaten at my fair share of restaurants, but Aubergine has left me with the same gastronomic awe as Saison and Manresa. It's local and innovative ingredient driven cuisine. Very creative dishes but still maintain the integrity of each dish. The dining room sits only ~20 people and is very cozy, but the interior design very warm and tranquil. My only complaint is the music selection, which doesn't match the restaurant. Service was very good and any and all my questions were answered. I was dining alone while reading a book so I was pretty easy to take care of. My only complaints here was that I had to serve myself my own tea and there were crumbs on my table that weren't cleared. Not huge service issues, but just minor details. Anywho, Aubergine is a tremendous restaurant and I'll be returning, hopefully monthly, for the rediscovering flavour dinners and at least seasonally to see the progression. 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
931 reviews
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Steakhouse | Montecito, Santa Barbara

Quintessential Montecito. Outstanding food. Expansive menu. Service always very attentive. Very friendly hostess and manager. First class all the way. More

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Old Fisherman's Grotto4. Old Fisherman's Grotto
752 reviews
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Seafood | Monterey, Monterey / Carmel

Friendly staff, on fishmens wharf which is cool, as for a window seat. Seafood forward menu and overall good food. Decor a little dated but a good first time visit stop to check out. More

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The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery5. The Restaurant at JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
330 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

Food was delicious and beautiful view of wine vines. MelB was terrific as our server. Great service and interesting to chat with. Justin restaurant definitely requires a return visit. More

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Central Coast restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Norman at the Skyview Los AlamosNorman at the Skyview Los Alamos
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American | Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez Valley

We believe in good conversation, comforting food, and a drink list that highlights some of the best winemakers and local ingredients around. Whether you're enjoying an overnight stay at Skyview or just moseying through town, Norman offers a unique and satisfying menu every day of the week.

This is a space to gather with your favorite people for brunch, cozy into a dimly lit corner booth for dinner, or order your favorite dish poolside as the weather is always looking up here in Los Alamos.More

Village Corner California BistroVillage Corner California Bistro
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Bistro | Carmel, Monterey / Carmel

Village Corner California Bistro is a dining institution in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, that locals and travelers have been frequenting for 70 years. Experience our new menu as we work to carry on the tradition guests and Locals have enjoyed for decades. Chef Soerke Peters Specialties include

Illy Cafe Full Espresso menu
Full Wine List featuring Local & California Wine
Enjoy Bloody Mary's, Peach Bellini's, Mimosa's and our famous Kir Royal.
Local Seafood
Seafood Watch Program
Certified Green Restaurant
Local Fish Specials
Prime Steaks
Wild Foraged Mushrooms
Vegetarian Dishes
Vegan Dishes - Daily Vegan Specials
Impossible Burger
Al-fresco Dining
Outdoor Patio
Dog Friendly
Kids Menus
Gluten Free Menu, Gluten Free Corn Pasta, Gluten Free Hamburger Buns, Gluten Free Breads, Gluten Free Bagels & English Muffins, Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas.
Brunch
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Wine Dinners
Full Beer Selection
We accept We Chat Pay
We accept Visa, MC, American Express, Discover Card



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Willow Pismo BeachWillow Pismo Beach
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American | Pismo Beach, Pismo Beach

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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.