Top Choice Fusion in San Luis Obispo

Luna Red

Local bounty from the land and sea, artisan cheeses and farmers-market produce pervade the chef's Californian, Asian and Mediterranean small-plates menu. Cocktails and glowing lanterns enhance a sophisticated ambien…
Top Choice Market in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Farmers Market

The county’s biggest and best weekly farmers market turns downtown SLO’s Higuera St into a giant street party, with smokin’ barbecues, overflowing fruit and veggie stands, live music and free sidewalk entertainment,…
Californian in San Luis Obispo

Big Sky Café

Big Sky is a big room, and still the wait can be long – its tagline is ‘analog food for a digital world.’ Vegetarians have almost as many options as carnivores, and many of the ingredients are sourced locally. Big-p…
Fusion in San Luis Obispo


Novo spins out hit-and-miss European, Latin and Asian-inspired tapas, but with an artistic eye towards presentation. Pick from dozens of international beers, wines or sakes, then savor the view from tables on the cr…
Barbecue in San Luis Obispo

Firestone Grill

If you can stomach huge lines, long waits for a table, and sports-bar-style service, you’ll get to sink your teeth into an authentic Santa Maria–style tri-tip steak sandwich on a toasted garlic roll and a basket of …
Californian in San Luis Obispo


A long saloon-style bar where locals mingle with serious cocktails, and a casual Californian menu – try the fried brussel sprouts or the signature house burger with smoked mozzarella – make this downtown eatery a so…
Mediterranean in San Luis Obispo

Meze Wine Bar & Bistro

Hidden downhill from the Amtrak station, this tiny wine shop, gourmet market and tapas-style bar is an eclectic gem. Gather with friends around the cheese and charcuterie board, or stop in for a hand-crafted sandwic…
Supermarket in San Luis Obispo

Whole Foods

For organic groceries, deli picnic meals and a hot-and-cold salad bar. It’s 4 miles southwest of downtown via Hwy 101 (exit Los Osos Valley Rd).
Snacks in San Luis Obispo

SLO Donut Company

Home of unusually good flavor combos like bacon-maple and mint-chip donuts, served with cups of organic, fair-trade, locally roasted coffee. It’s northwest of downtown off Santa Rosa St (Hwy 1).