Restaurants

Our favorites in the central coast, California. Not sponsored – just sharing

Brooks Burgers > A hamburger restaurant located in Pismo Beach, California. It is known for its fresh, all-natural burgers, as well as its wide variety of toppings and sides. The restaurant also offers a full bar, with a selection of beers, wines, and cocktails.

Brooks Burgers is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It is open for lunch and dinner, and it is a great place to enjoy a delicious burger and a cold drink.

Yelp Reviews


Firestone Grill Home of the Tri Tip Sandwich since 1995. > is a restaurant in San Luis Obispo that is known for its tri-tip sandwiches. The sandwich is made with grilled tri-tip steak, caramelized onions, and horseradish sauce on a toasted bun. There’s nothing like our mouth-watering tri-tip sandwich to better describe our passion for food. From our grill to you, our tri-tip is unmatched in California. Topped with our homemade BBQ sauce and served on a toasted, buttered roll, this sandwich will bring you back for more again and again.


Mei Chinese Restaurant > Mei’s Chinese Food is a restaurant located in Pismo Beach, California. It is known for its authentic Chinese cuisine, as well as its friendly service. The restaurant has been in business for over 20 years, and it has a loyal following of locals and tourists alike.

Mei’s Chinese Food offers a wide variety of Chinese dishes, including both traditional and modern favorites.

Yelp Reviews


Blast and Brew > Located within walking distance of the pier, our Pismo Blast & Brew is a great place to enjoy a tasty meal and cold brew with a fantastic view of the beach.


Sunset Thai Food is a Thai restaurant located in Pismo Beach, California. It is known for its authentic Thai cuisine, as well as its friendly service. The restaurant has been in business for over 10 years, and it has a loyal following of locals and tourists alike.

Sunset Thai Food offers a wide variety of Thai dishes, including both traditional and modern favorites.

Yelp Reviews


The Absolute Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara, California > is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves Southeast Asian cuisine. It has a casual yet charming atmosphere, and the food is consistently delicious. Southeast Asian food inspired by the offerings of our local farms. This is the philosophy by which we, as Sama Sama Kitchen, cook, serve, and dine. We aim to break barriers and make memories, to make date nights romantic and to affirm you when it’s your day to treat yourself.


Santa Barbara’s Best Seafood! > “Studies have shown that people who regularly eat fish are 20 percent less likely than their peers to have depression,” says Gans. This is thanks to seafood’s anti-inflammatory properties—a result of its high amount of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids—and its ability to promote serotonin production and absorption.


Novo Restaurant & Lounge > is a popular spot for fine dining with a California coastal influence. They have a beautiful outdoor patio with stunning views of the city. An unparalleled award-winning dining experience in the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo – where locally sourced global cuisine combines with hand selected craft cocktails, an award-winning wine list, and a breathtaking atmosphere.


Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica > is a family-owned Italian restaurant that has been serving up delicious food for over 30 years. They have a wood-fired oven that they use to cook their pizzas and other dishes.


The Hitching Post II > is a popular spot for steak and seafood. They have a large outdoor patio with views of the Santa Ynez Valley.


Whiskey & Rye BBQ >Solvang, California is a barbecue restaurant that serves smoked meats, like brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, as well as sides like mac and cheese and cornbread.


Bit O’Denmark Restaurant > is another popular spot for Danish food located in Solvang, California. They offer a traditional smorgasbord with all-you-can-eat Danish fare, including roast duck and apple cinnamon crepes.


Fat Cats Cafe > is located in the beautiful Port San Luis Harbor near Avila Beach, CA. The restaurant offers gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean and are open 7 days a week from 6am – 10pm serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Come enjoy the beautiful Central Coast through big windows on the inside or outside in our lush garden patio (heated when chilly).


Mulligan’s Bar & Grill > offers casual, comfortable fine dining along with a full bar. Whether you’re playing golf or just want to enjoy the ocean views come enjoy a delicious lunch. My favorite here: Spicy Pork Belly Tacos


Ocean Grill > Located in Avila beach front, this restaurant offers wood-fired pizzas, seafood, and American entrees with a patio and water views. It has a 4 star rating on Google.

Our favorite when we are at Avila Beach


If you are in the San Jose area, and looking for places to eat? According to TripAdvisor these restaurants are good dinning places.

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