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22 California Central Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

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17 Restaurants
Updated April 10, 2019
Restaurants:Oyster Loft, Lucky's, Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Pismo Beach, Montecito, Santa Barbara
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Oyster Loft

$$$$
Seafood
Pismo Beach
4.7
2943 reviews
Food was delicious

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Lucky's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Montecito
4.8
2325 reviews
My favorite restaurant to go to. Regardless what I order, I am never disappointed. Feels more like a local hometown bar. Great drinks too!!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Bouchon - Santa Barbara

$$$$
Californian
Santa Barbara
4.7
4493 reviews
Amazing experience. If you have an anniversary, birthday ect. They give you a card. So sweet and thoughtful

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Il Cortile Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Paso Robles
4.6
3346 reviews
Especially loved their extensive wine list. Very generous pours! Highly recommend this restaurant.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

$$$$
Californian
Carmel Valley
4.6
764 reviews
We loved our Lucia restaurant experience. We were 4 for a Birthday dinner. I appreciated that we weren't rushed to get out in an hour and 1/2. We spent 2 and 1/2 hours at our wonderful dinner. Our table ordered 2 swordfish specials which were beautiful, fresh and served with lots of vegetables. We also had 1 ravioli and 1 salmon entre. All were excellent, beautifully presented and nice portions. Our server was patient, kind considerate and professional. The Birthday chocolate cake for dessert was to die for. we'll be back!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Ventana Grill

$$$$
Latin American
Pismo Beach
4.3
2675 reviews
Great food and drinks. Ventana Grill is my wife and my favorite place when we come to the coast. Always great

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Stella Mare's

$$$$
French
Santa Barbara
4.7
1684 reviews
Our food and service were terrific and we enjoyed eating in the garden room. The menu offers a very good choice of items, and there are several things (frog legs, escargot) that you rarely see on any menus. We always enjoy this place.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel Dining Room

$$$$
Contemporary American
Santa Barbara
4.6
1302 reviews
Anniversary

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Fandango

$$$$
European
Pacific Grove
4.6
3330 reviews
On our trip to Pacific Grove

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

$$$$
Seafood
Monterey
4.4
5865 reviews
excellent evening, never disappointing! Party of 6, all 6 of us enjoyed service, excellent dishes!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Sardine Factory

$$$$
Seafood
Monterey
4.5
4118 reviews
Great seafood in a very cool decor. Would go back when in Monterey

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Sea Venture

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pismo Beach
4.5
1871 reviews
Anniversary.

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Anton & Michel Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Carmel
4.6
2586 reviews
Outstanding restaurant! The food was so good ! The ambience was beautiful! The service was fantastic ! We will definitely go back !! Absolutely spectacular

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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

$$$$
Steakhouse
San Luis Obispo
4.6
3473 reviews
Best steak around! Enjoyed sharing the meal with my family.

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Pacific's Edge

$$$$
American
Carmel
4.7
2773 reviews
A great getaway with my wife. One of the best dining experiences we had. Location, view, ambiance, food and service were all on point. Highly recommend!

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A photo of Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn restaurant

Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

$$$$
American
San Luis Obispo
4.4
1283 reviews
best blt i ever had,y wife loved the waffels and one very large egg

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The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn

$$$$
Steakhouse
Paso Robles
4.4
643 reviews
Great steaks and service

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