Local Dining


Fine creative seasonal interesting cuisine served in a somewhat modern ambiance.

Bistro Laurent

French on the lighter side. Served in a lovely classic dining room. Try the well-priced prix fixe menu.

Il Cortile

Excellent modern Italian served in a well designed dining room.

Villa Creek

Excellent, mostly organic, seasonal cuisine served in a beautiful modern rustic dining room or at the bar which is the most lively spot in town. Separate bar menu.

Thomas Hill Organics

Restaurant with a farm or farm with a restaurant? Nice courtyard.

Classic Thai

Great Thai served in a modern, well-designed room.

Pier 46

Great seafood served in a simple clean room that doubles as a fish market.

Pappy McGregors

Better food than you would expect. Serves Hearst Ranch grass-fed burgers.

Chino’s Tacos

Better than average clean healthier Mexican on Nibblick in the Walmart parking lot.

Red Brick Pizza

Better than average chain pizzeria that is an excellent to-go option.

15 degrees Wine Bar and Shop

Tastes and glasses of vino served with small plates, cheese, charcuterie and olives in this clean modern wineshop/bar. (Templeton)

Goshi Sushi

Quiet beautiful Japanese restaurant hidden at the train station.

Hoover’s Beef Palace

The real deal for super authentic American diner fare. Open for breakfast & lunch. Enormous portions. (Templeton)

Mount Olive Farm

A sustainable organic farm that serves healthy meals in the backwoods on Adelaida Rd. Good stop for kids.

Cass Winery

Wine tasting with top class casual lunch served at the Wineries tasting room. (lunch only)

Surrounding Areas

Dos Hermanos

Very authentic Mexican simple road-side restaurant near the Mission. (San Miguel, 7 miles)

Cass House

High end dinning. No relation to Cass Winery. (Cayucas, 34 miles)

The Range

Cool country bar with massive steer horns painted on the front has morphed into a casual upscale restaurant. (Santa Margarita, 16 miles)

Rudell’s Smoke Fish Tacos

Delicious smoked foods from Cayucos California. (Cayucas, 34 miles)


Stick to the simple grilled ultra fresh fish and dine dockside watching the seals, seabirds and that big famous rock. (Morro Bay, 27 miles)

San Sebastian General Store

Great Hearst Ranch burgers served in cool old general store. (San Simeon, 38 miles)

10th St. Basque Cafe

Pre-fix Friday and Saturday dining. (San Miguel, 7 miles)


A wine cafe and market. Modern wine bar in historic building slightly out of the way. (SLO 28 miles)

Sidecar Restaurant

Serving farm to table cuisine, around the block from Kreuzberg. (SLO 28 miles)

Full of Life Flatbread

Great localvore pizza open, only on weekend nights. (Los Alamos 75 miles)

Bell Street Farm Eatery and Market

Great soups, salads, sandwiches, roast chicken, wine, books and more in a super stylish country dining room. (Los Alamos 75 miles)