Sides Hardware and Shoes - A Brothers Restaurant

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$30 and under
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American
Named for its original storefront, Sides Hardware and Shoes serves new American comfort food. You'll experience excellent service and phenomenal cuisine in this casual Los Olivos scene.

Please visit our website for the most up to date menu.

We are currently offering lunch only.

When making reservations for outdoors (front patio), please note weather will always be a factor. The patio is covered by a porch, but is in no way weather proof. The patio has front shades, but no heaters. The patio is closed when raining. If you book an outdoor table prior to knowing it will rain, you will be moved to an inside table when available. Reservations will always have priority over walk-in guests.
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SG
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a Birthday Celebration lunch. As always, really good food!

MS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

cool spot for lunch; salads were underwhelming but the wings and the burgers were good

C
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As long as Elizabeth is at the front door, we truly love the place. Yippee for Taco Tuesday.

B
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food anywhere!

JG
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite salads, hammered pig and bacon!! Great menu and friendly staff too.

L
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our return to Sides👌👌👌we were surprised to learn that they are not open for dinner at the present time.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sides is a must every time we visit Los Olivos. I wish it were open for dinner too.

LM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for lunch. We shared the ahi tacos, grilled cheese and the lunch special BLT sandwich. Everything was excellent!

JW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorites and a destination place for fine food. After so many years, the Brothers are still delivering a delectable menu and a staff that is Michelin star worthy. Truly still a hidden gem with house made thick cut bacon that defines what thick cut bacon should be.

L
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our lunches here, but I wish they would offer dinner again. Missed the pan-seared scallops... lol

CF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating here. The food is great and we love the vibe. Bacon here is a must. Everything on the menu is worth trying.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to sit outside and the food was delicious

ES
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Atmosphere and food outstanding. Unfortunately the service fell short. We waited a long period from our starter to entree and rarely saw our server. It appeared he only had one of the four tables outside while all of his other tables were inside, which got more of his attention so our service suffered. Also, dirty dishes from starter only cleared when we asked and silverware taken but not replaced. Nonetheless the food is amazing and we would go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a must stop by when I’m in the area. Food is fresh and delicious!

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salads were delicious!!
Outdoor tables were dog friendly.

RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to come back! The food was amazing, and a great, comfortable experience! Everyone in our party of 6 was impressed. We'll be back!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seared albacore was marvelous.

LS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great. Service is prompt. It is consistently a pleasure

DL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to have lunch in Santa Ynez. It was my friend's birthday and they served her a sundae
as a dessert.

JM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and Service are always outstanding.

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bacon steak rules

LW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Stop for lunch every chance I get.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and come every time we r in town! Amazing burgers!

KM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Los Olivos and Sides ranks among the best on the Central Coast. There are many reasons, besides never being disappointed here, foremost for their excellent cuisine. I love the food, which is always fresh and delicious. The service is also great, the staff is always friendly and accommodating. The restaurant in clean, comfortable, and family friendly. I also appreciate the fact their wines by the glass are on tap, and the wine list features most of my local favorites. Whenever I visit, I make Sides one of my first stops.

KF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Burgers you will ever eat! Thanks for making great food consistently.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my hubby there for his birthday, he loved it so much that we'll be back soon! Thank you for all you do!!
Belen Marr

AS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we're a little late and yet it was no problem. Very accommodating.
I left my reusable straw and the waiter ran out to give it to me. Very thoughtful ❣️

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sides Hardware and Shoes is a one of a kind treasure in Los Olivos. We live in Thousand Oaks but have been there a few times when we visit a couple of wineries and Chumash Casino. I've even driven there just to go there!
The food is unique, tasty...not cheap but quality never is!

Over all...Excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative menu-wonderful burgers!

SR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’ve been to Sides for dinner and that experience was amazing. Came back here while my husband and I were in town for lunch...and was pretty disappointed. The food was very bland and the service wasn’t great either. Maybe we caught it on an “off” day.

CS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were there for Taco Tuesday--three different tacos and each one delightful in their own right and the guacamole salsa was yummy: Bear Battered Avocado taco, Pork Belly Taco, and Ahi Taco. Probably more than you're used to paying for tacos but I'd say that these are unique. Very sweet waitress.

BP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch on the front porch! The food was delicious and our waitress was attentive and very helpful. Can't wait to go back!

SC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place when we are near Los Olivos. Great food.

NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for lunch on Easter Sunday (unintentionally) and had a great experience. Was a little bummed that the Lunch offerings were so different than dinner, but still turned out to be SO good. Thank you Sides!

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a meaty treat! Go starving and expect to leave full. Excellent ingredients paired in glorious ways leaves one's belly full - nap time. They're known for their bacon steak (a super thick slab of bacon--forgot 'crispy' bacon breakfasts, this is a meal in itself). Otherwise, a decent menu, even have salad (with salmon) but at least someone from your table needs to go for the gold. Nice beverage selection as well and cute little patio (4 4-tops) so if you have a pooch, you're in luck! One note - they're so popular they need to be sticklers about their reservation policy - if you come after 2pm without one, you're likely out of luck. They're only open for lunch and close at 3, so book early! No frill inside ambience, you can bring kids but it's a foodie spot so just keep in mind.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Terrible service at check-in. She said they gave our table to someone else claiming to be me, but found another table for us anyway. Went the first course eating with our hands because the server didn’t give us silverware and never returned to the table until main course was brought out. The food was pretty good, but at a pretty hefty price, especially for people from LA who are used to great food. 2/10, which is surprising for all the good reviews we’d heard.

EJ
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal in the cute town of Los Olivos. Food was delicious and our waiter was very nice. Lots of great menu options.

B
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best food anywhere and the service is special as well!!!

LM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Sides...the location, staff, food and service were all Excellent!

g
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

honestly i am obsessed with this restaurant!! what a gem of a find and at such an unexpected location in very small los olivos. i would travel back to los olivos just to be able to eat here again! the food is phenomenal. everything we ordered was delicious, fresh, nice portions. our server was so nice and helpful. this is true cal cuisine with lots of delicious fresh options. i would recommend for all visitors to come here. there is something for everybody. it's a little on the pricey side but well worth the quality of food. looooove.

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