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Restaurants in San Luis Obispo

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these San Luis Obispo restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best San Luis Obispo restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in San Luis Obispo to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best San Luis Obispo restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in San Luis Obispo.

  • Big Sky Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Try a breakfast Portobello Mushroom Benedict off of the seasonally inspired menu. More
  • Buona Tavola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The kitchen serves excellent pastas (pumpkin-filled tortelloni, gnocchi Gorgonzola) to a crowd of professors and local families. More

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