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  • DougJ
    Coastal North Carolina •8 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Really impressive setting, outstanding and personable service, terrific food, and desserts (especially the cakes) that will blow your mind because they’re so huge and so delicious! Highly recommend this unique place to dine!
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    Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• American• San Luis Obispo
    4.4
  • CharlesNvip
    California Central Coast •14 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Excellent food and awesome service by Theresa! Can't wait to get back. Gold Rush Steak House is our favorite place for prime rib on the Central Coast!
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    Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• San Luis Obispo
    4.7
  • PrettyGreen
    Los Angeles •12 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    This classic Italian restaurant is one we return to whenever we are in SLO, the food is authentic, delicious and perfectly presented. The service is friendly and efficient. The ambiance is more old world. And something we especially appreciate is that the acoustics allow for actual conversation, something so rare in modern restaurants with all the hard surfaces, open kitchens, and loud music. This makes it particularly pleasant for date nights, larger multigenerational family gatherings, or any dinner out where members of the party actually want to share a conversation over their fine meal.
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    Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoPrice: Expensive• Italian• San Luis Obispo
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    California Central Coast •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    Food is superb, wait staff very knowledgeable. Beautiful venue
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    MisturaPrice: Expensive• Peruvian• San Luis Obispo
    4.9
  • OpenTable Diner
    Seattle / Eastern Washington •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on May 17, 2024
    Dinner out with our CP student and his friends. This was our first time at Bear & The Wren, but we had heard good things. Great environment for visiting and catching up with everyone. We ordered a variety of pizzas -- all tasty and unique. The service was terrific. Only patio dining was available, but outdoor heaters kept us plenty warm.
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    Bear & The WrenPrice: Expensive• Pizzeria• San Luis Obispo
    4.8

Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Central Coast is James Dean Restaurant

The best vegetarian restaurants in Central Coast are Passionfish, Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch and Opal Restaurant & Bar

The restaurants with the best service in Central Coast are The Lantern Room, Pizza Heaven and Monterey Plaza Hotel

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Coast are The Lantern Room, Woodstock's Pizza - San Luis Obispo and Live at Characters

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