Dining Recommendations

Below is a list of our favorite restaurants in alphabetical order.  We hope you enjoy some of the finest cuisine our area has to offer.

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Artisan

1214 Pine Street, Paso Robles

Phone: 805-555-5555

We really enjoy the fantastic seasonal menus and local fare at this American Bistro located near down town.  Be sure and try one of their daily specials or their jalapeno cornbread!  One of Paso Robles finest down town restaurants.

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Buona Tavola

943 Spring Street, Paso Robles (805-237-0600)

1037 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805-545-8000)

Northern Italian Cuisine.  Great daily specials and many fresh pasta dishes to choose from.  Great mid priced Italian dinner with cozy atmosphere.

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Cass Vineards

Cass Winery Cafe

The café is now open for lunches every day from 12pm to 4pm or by reservation . Chef Jacob Lovejoy is creating a variety of specialty plates from crab cakes to smoked chicken salad, there is something for everyone. The café is also able to host private parties and events.

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Deborah's Room (Justin Vineyard)

11680 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles

Phone: 805-238-6932

A very special treat for those wanting the absolute fine dining experience in Paso Robles.  Deborah's Room at Justin Vineyard is a paired meal where you will enjoy some the the areas finest cuisine matched with some of the areas finest wines.  Make reservations.

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Firestone Grill

1001 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

Phone: 805-783-1001

Great casual college town oak pit barbeque sandwiches and salads.  Also good little sports bar near down town SLO.  The food is inexpensive and the atmosphere is always bustling

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Gold Rush Steak House (Madonna Inn)

100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo

Phone: 805-784-2441

Enjoy a nice dinner at the Historic Madonna Inn.  The oak-pit barbecued steaks and seafood is good but the elaborate fantasy holiday decorations are a must see.  Don't miss the world renown waterfall in the Men's bathroom.

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Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana

800 Price Street, Pismo Beach

Phone: 805-773-2870

Great little Italian restaurant down by the beach.  The Osso Buco is incredible as are the daily specials.  I really like this restaurant's atmosphere, location, and food.  Take a romantic stroll on the beach after dinner!

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Hoppe's Bistro & Wine Bar

78 N. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos

Phone: 805-995-1006

Great garden bistro and wine shop located beach front along the Cayucos Coast.  Their Sunday Brunch is to die for!  Sit in the garden on a spring or summer day and let your taste buds go crazy!  Perfect cozy beach town treat.

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Jocko's Steak House

125 North Thompson Avenue, Nipomo

Phone: 805-929-3565

One of the best Santa Maria Style BBQ steak houses in the state!  Casual ranchers atmosphere.  No frills, just the absolute tastiest Fillet's you can find.  If you want one of the best steaks and are willing to drive...this is the place!  Make reservations!

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McPHEE's Grill

416 S. Main Street, Templeton

Phone: 805-434-3204

Great little grill in quaint down town Templeton.  The pork chops are amazing as is most of their specials.  This is a fine dining treat at a very reasonable price.  Great for lunch too....

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MO's Smokehouse BBQ

1005 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo (805-544-6193)

221 Pomeroy Street, Pismo Beach (805-773-6193)

Authentic Hickory BBQ pork, chicken, turkey, and beef sandwiches. ribs. and fixings.  Don't forget to try the fried green tomatoes.  Casual atmosphere and great place to grab a quick bite.

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Villa Creek

1144 Pine Street, Paso Robles

Phone: 805-238-3000

Enjoy a cocktail or appetizer on the patio directly across the street from the tree-lined city park.  Great location downtown serving rustic preparations of local organic farmed products.  Romantic casual atmosphere perfect after a long day of wine tasting.

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Woodstock's Pizza

1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo

805-541-4420

Great little college town pizza joint.  Pizza by the slice, appetizers, salads and beer on draft!