5 Restaurants You Must Try in SLO County

March 15, 2023

5 Restaurants You Must Try in SLO County

Are you looking for unique dining spots in San Luis Obispo County? Well, you're in luck – we have narrowed down our list of top restaurants that offer delicious flavors and cozy atmospheres.

First is BL Brasserie located in Paso Robles. This modern bistro serves up French-influenced dishes like escargot, smoked duck confit and a delightful selection of cheeses that will make your taste buds jump for joy! Be sure to pair your meal with their house-made cocktails or one of their many hand-selected wines from their international wine list. My personal favorite - the Mushroom Raviolis with Beurre Blanc!

BL Brasserie Website

Next up is Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica located in downtown San Luis Obispo. This Italian trattoria offers an ever-changing menu featuring classic dishes like handmade ravioli, roasted garlic gnocchi and chicken parmesan - all made with local produce and fresh ingredients! And don’t forget to finish off the meal with one of their classic desserts such as tiramisu or ricotta cheesecake. My personal favorites - any martini (they make them the best) & Capesante e Gamberi (pasta dish with prawns, scallops, pancetta, vodka cream)

Giuseppes Website

Third on the list is Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar located in Cayucos — this spot serves up elevated seafood dishes such as blackened salmon tacos and seared scallops that are sure to please any seafood lover's palate. And don't forget their savory burgers, salads and other pub favorites too! Make sure to take advantage of their outdoor patio that offers stunning views of the ocean while you dine! My personal favorites - Surf n' Turf & Horseradish Crusted Ahi! 

Schooners Website

Fourth we have Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill located in Cambria – a beachy spot that serves up delicious seafood dishes such as grilled halibut and shrimp scampi, alongside classic American comfort food like burgers and fries. Enjoy the ocean breeze while you dine on the patio overlooking beautiful Moonstone Beach! My personal favorites - Moonstone Chowder, Jalapeno onion rings & fish tacos!

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill Website

Last but not least is Ember Restaurant in Arroyo Grande. This modern bistro offers fresh ingredients that are locally sourced when possible — their menu features some unique dishes such as oven roasted cauliflower with pistachio pesto and seared sea bass with Swiss chard, fingerlings and shitake mushrooms. Plus, make sure to try one of their amazing desserts like chocolate panna cotta or apple tart for a sweet finish to your meal! My personal favorites - Avocado & Beet starter, Ember Old Fashioned & the Six Cheese and Bacon Pizza!

Ember Website

So if you're looking for something truly special in San Luis Obispo County, these five restaurants have got you covered from start to finish!


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