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28 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sidecar is an establishment in San Luis Obispo, CA that provides visitors with a wide range of interesting cocktails and drinks. It is a nice spot to visit with some friends when you want to relax with a drink, whether it is a classic or new type of cocktail. Of course, you can find some great items to eat here, as well.

Sidecar has a range of small plate options. You can choose sautéed shrimp, chicken curry, California deviled eggs and steak fries. Plenty of entrée options are available, too. Try the Sidecar burger, pork chop, Korean short ribs and the Cajun fried chicken. Sidecar can also offer bar catering for those who need it.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday & Sunday:10:00am - 3:00pm


Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(805) 540-5340
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Hernandez
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Cross street
Between Higuera and Marsh Streets
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Parking details
There is a public parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant. Additionally, there is plentiful street parking throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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vipTrsn (San Francisco)
Dined on April 11, 2015

This is our second visit to Sidecar and it was amazing. Much busier than our first visit when it had just opened but the word is definitely out that this is a hot spot. Wait staff A plus and the food is delicious. So we had an interesting evening in that we had to leave soon after we had our drinks and salad. Had yet to get our dinner but told our server Jen that we would be back. She kept our order on file and when we returned an hour later we sat at the bar and had our meal. Even ordered two take out dinners that she got to us no problem! The zebra lasagna is wonderful :) Definitely recommend checking this place out for a casual,great meal in SLO!

SLOtahoegirl (Central Coast)
Dined on March 15, 2015

We were very disappointed in Sidecar. There were three os us having brunch. Two of us ordered their specialty Bloody Mary's. there were mediocre. Our food was just OK-nothing to write home about. The Mac and Cheese was flavorless. The fried Chicken and Waffles was pretty good. But worth $17? NO! The Crab Cakes Benedict was not bad, but also pricey. We should have left before ordering. The worst was the price! A whopping $84! We had dinner the night before in SLO at the beautiful 5-star Luna Red for three, including three drinks, and the price was $119!!! Save your money and go to Louisa's or anywhere else for brunch. Sidecar is a bad deal. Also, our server was about as disengaged as one could get. Never going back!

vipmamat (San Diego)
Dined on February 27, 2015

San Luis Obispo has so many good food places and Sidecar is right up there. We were visiting SLO again and wanted to take our college going son and his buddy out for dinner. Had a great Osso Buco and fresh arugula salad. The best recommendation I can give is that they are on Open Table. That makes all the difference for this diner!!!!!

Erin (Central Coast)
Dined on February 14, 2015

Amazing custom cocktails and a wonderful knowledgeable staff. Sidecar is a local favorite!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on January 29, 2015

It wasn't super busy when I went, but I imagine it can be quite a scene on busy nights. The menu isn't extensive, but interesting; the drink menu is great. Staff and service were perfect...felt like being at a friend's house. If I were a local, I"d be a regular. If I pass thru SLO again, I'll be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
Dined on November 8, 2014

Went here while visiting our daughter in SLO. A trendy little spot with interesting decor. The brussel sprouts and tater tots were delicious as advertised. Drinks were very good as well. The half roasted chicken would have been amazing had it not been over salted. The service was good and our waitress was friendly and helpful.

figgybird (Central Coast)
Dined on November 6, 2014

Sidecar is a favorite among our friends. It's the perfect place to experience elegantly crafted cocktails, delicious appetizers, and a warm atmosphere. Do not allow yourself to eat here without experiencing both the fried Brussels sprouts and home made tater tots. They are both *divine*. Recent favorites on the menu have included a particularly delicious risotto dish, and pork belly tacos. Portion sizes are generous, and great for sharing with friends. Ordering "family style" is our favorite way to experience Sidecar's menu, as everyone's food is always so delicious it's impossible not to share!

BirthdayBeach (Los Angeles)
Dined on October 6, 2014

You need to update your info on this restaurant! I received a call the night before our reservation informing us that they were NOT open for brunch! After travelling from out of town this was a real inconvenient bit of news. Kudos to the management who phoned around SLO and found us another brunch spot.

vipambear (San Francisco)
Dined on September 29, 2014

Everything we had here was delicious! Exceeded expectations! In the salads, the lettuces were crisp, tomatoes heavenly, soups were delicious, fried Brussels to die for! A few people had fried chicken & loved it, fries were perfect, although truffle fries had no truffle flavor. Only complaint was service--waitor was nice, but he was the only person working in the whole front. He was the host, was waiting on every table & making all the drinks behind the bar, so service was so sloooowwww!

DishingOjai (Los Angeles)
Dined on September 27, 2014

We visit SLO once a year and always make a point to dine at the Sidecar. Food and cocktails are creative and not too pricey. See you again next year!