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Home Eat & Drink SLO County Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today

SLO County Restaurants Where You Can Eat Outside Today

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Hello family! We are creating a list of restaurants and wineries with outdoor seating! We are working on the restaurant list then the winery list. If you know anyone with plans of staying open, comment below! We will promote them out to the best of our ability. SLO is STILL OPEN and we need to support one another with this new change.

UPDATED 7/25/20

Photo: 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar

$$$$ | American in Templeton

Located in downtown Templeton, 15c Wine Shop and Bar is a local and traveler favorite. Offering an amazing selection of small production Central Coast wines to over 500 from around the world. You can enjoy pizza, cheese, charcuterie, salads, panini, tapas, and more on their outdoor patio.


Photo: 1865 Crafthouse

$$$$ | American in San Luis Obispo

Go back in time to 1865 with a fresh modern look, craft-inspired food and drink and a family-friendly atmosphere. The new 1865 Craft House brings mom and pop quality with the consistency of a national chain to SLO.


$$$$ | Vietnamese Fusion in San Luis Obispo

Enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with a Western fusion touch!  Some of their most popular dishes are their hot garlic grilled chicken, lemongrass pork ribs, sriracha honey shrimps. They also have a fresh juice bar and 15% off beef pho on Tuesdays to Thursdays.


Photo: Ada’s Fish House

$$$$ | Seafood in Pismo Beach

Ada’s Fish House is a family owned and operated establishment, boasting fresh fish and seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. They offer classic coastal dishes such as clam chowder, fish tacos, and fish and chips along with mouth watering specialties of lobster rolls, oysters on the half, seafood pasta, and steamed clams.


Photo: Bayside Cafe

$$$$ | Seafood in Morro Bay

Bayside Cafe has been a favorite since 1986, on the bay in beautiful Morro Bay. Delicious fish and chips, homestyle burgers, Mexican specialties, salads, and more. Diners can also enjoy a leashed-dog-friendly outdoor patio dining area with umbrellas and heaters.


Photo: Big Bubba’s BBQ

$$$$ | BBQ in Paso Robles

Grab BBQ in a casual atmosphere! At Big Bubba’s BBQ you can get your fill of Spare Ribs, Tri-tip, Brisket, Chicken, Nashville Hot Chicken, Wings, Salads, Fries, and Onion Rings.


Photo: Big Sky Cafe

$$$$ | American / Vegan in San Luis Obispo

Big Sky Cafe is a local, urban cafe with an eclectic and diverse menu. Right in the heart of bustling downtown San Luis Obispo. They provide farm-to-table meals and create fresh market dishes daily. Their mission to encourage community, sustainability, and a great time. They currently have two outdoor patios for dining. Takeout or delivery is also available.


Photo: Bon Temps Creole Cafe

$$$$ | Italian in San Luis Obispo

Try the Fat Tuesday Omelet for breakfast, or a ca`tfish po-boy for lunch, but don’t miss the Crawfish Etouffee, Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya, or the house specialty, Genuine Seafood Gumbo. Enjoy your delicious meal on the patio with a glass of wine.


Photo: Brad’s Restaurant

$$$$ | Seafood in Pismo Beach

Brad’s is a family owned restaurant since 1953 serving seafood, burgers, bbq and traditional American foods. Located in the heart of beautiful Pismo Beach they have affordable prices and a casual family-friendly and a large outdoor patio.


Photo: Brasserie SLO

$$$$ | French in San Luis Obispo

Brasserie SLO serves modern coastal cuisine with a particular emphasis on creating a casual French dining experience, not without venturing into other exciting flavors and ingredients. Their mainstay dishes utilize ingredients sourced from the abundant agriculture.


Photo: Cali Grill

$$$$ | American in Paso Robles

Come to Cali Grill to experience a local twist on all your favorite breakfast and lunch menu items The Cali Grill is a true foodies dream! Traditional juicy gourmet 1/2 pound burgers, footlong Nathan’s hotdogs,mouth-watering panini sandos, soups, and more!


Photo: Caliwala

$$$$ | Market & Deli in Santa Margarita

Caliwala Grocery Market & Deli of Santa Margarita specializes in fresh, local and natural foods and convenience goods. The market celebrates local and sustainable products as well as dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options. They have an outdoor patio for you to enjoy premade take away sandwiches and more.


Photo: Carla’s Country Kitchen

$$$$ | Breakfast in Morro Bay

Carla’s Country Kitchen is in Morro Bay and it is family has owned and operated. Enjoy the same friendly service and excellent breakfasts and lunches. They are walking distance from hotels, downtown and the Embarcadero waterfront. It’s a family friendly environment with plenty of customer parking and they have a dog friendly patio area.


Photo: Christa L. – YELP

$$$$ | Breakfast in Los Osos

Celia’s is the perfect place for your getaway breakfast or lunch. Nestled in Los Osos, it’s a local’s favorite spot to enjoy a beautiful outdoor patio. Celia’s is proud to serve fresh local produce, freshly squeezed local orange juice, home made apricot jam and salsa, desserts, muffins, locally roasted coffee, hand carved turkey, and home made hollandaise sauce. They offer breakfast all day and have a dog friendly patio. Stop by on your way to or from the beautiful Montana de Oro State Park!


Photo: Cello Ristorante & Bar

$$$$ | Italian, Mediterranean, & American in Paso Robles

Cello Ristorante & Bar is a culinary getaway that brings guests’ senses deeply into the Allegretto culture of joy, discovery and the good life. Savor rustic northern Italian cuisine made from the freshest local ingredients sourced from regional farmers, ranchers and purveyors.


Photo: Colony Market & Deli

$$$$ | Deli in Atascadero

Colony Market & Deli took a 1950’s era gas station and turned it into the neighborhood hang-out for great food, drink and fun. This deli has signature sandwiches, soups, salads & small plates from locally sourced ingredients. Meats are roasted daily in house. Craft beer & wine, kombucha, craft sodas & drinks. Enjoy their outdoor seating or order take out.


Photo: Cracked Crab

$$$$ | Seafood in Pismo Beach

Have a casual meal in Pismo Beach. If you love diving into a bucket of seafood with a mallet, crab crackers, and other tools this place is for you. It can get messy, but it can be delicious! The Cracked Crab features seasonal and local products. Check out their outdoor dining area!


$$$$ | American in San Luis Obispo

A family-owned and operated cafe offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have been satisfying customers since we opened our doors in 1981.


Photo: Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream

$$$$ | Ice Cream in San Luis Obispo & Arroyo Grande

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab features handcrafted fine chocolate and super-premium ice cream in a unique Old-fashioned, neighborhood parlor experience. They have 10 locations on the Central Coast of California with parlors in Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo. Enjoy a scoop on their outdoor patio!


Photo: District Deli

$$$$ | American in Paso Robles

Paso’s first “permanent” food trailer! They are located behind Cal Coast Beer and Iron Oaks Winery. OPEN Wednesday-Sunday 12-8.


Photo: Ember

$$$$ | American & Italian in Arroyo Grande

Ember serves Italian-inspired California Cuisine. The goal at Ember is to create the ideal environment to enjoy food and wine, beer or spirits. They are open Wednesday to Sunday fro 4-9pm. They are currently taking reservations for their outdoor tables so book your table today!


Photo: Farmhouse Corner Market

$$$$ | Breakfast & Brunch in San Luis Obispo

Farmhouse Corner Market is stocked up with pantry essentials, cheese, wine & beer, ice cream, house plants, gifts, and more! Each weekend from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. they will be serving beer out of their Airstream with a musical performance by a local artist on our outdoor patio. Their extended outdoor patio is a great way to share a meal with friends while maintaining social distance.


Photo: Fig at Courtney’s

$$$$ | Breakfast & Brunch in Templeton

Courtney’s House” opened its doors in 2012 as a nonprofit resource center for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, providing a safe, supportive environment for social and enrichment activities. All of their delicious food is now packed in eco-friendly take out containers; order ahead for pick-up and enjoy on our porch, picnic tables under our oak trees, or relax in our backyard garden.


Photo: Fish Gaucho

$$$$ | Mexican in Paso Robles

Fish Gaucho is a purveyor of California Mexican food and tequila. Their food is fresh, healthy, & served in an authentic atmosphere. All seating will be outside and they will still be offering online ordering for takeout of comida and cocktails!


Photo: Flour House

$$$$ | Pizza & Italian in San Luis Obispo

Flour House specializes in Pizza Napoletana & House-Made Pasta, bringing Italy’s obsession with simplicity, craft, and quality to the central coast.


Photo: Giovanni’s Fish Market

$$$$ | Seafood in Morro Bay

Giovanni’s Fish Market is Morro Bay’s oldest fish market and seafood restaurant. They’ve been open over 30 years and have fresh locally caught and sustainable seafood. Come take a seat on the wharf patio for the scenic view of Morro Rock, and the Historic Morro Bay Harbor while you enjoy their famous fish and chips, clam chowder, fish tacos, and more.  They also have an express take out window with a limited menu of all your favorite dishes!


Photo: Giuseppes Italian Restaurant

$$$$ | Italian in San Luis Obispo & Pismo Beach

No indoor dining… No problem!!! Join Giuseppe’s for “al fresco” dining. Giuseppe’s is dedicated to bringing you the freshest local and imported ingredients to create simple, straightforward cuisines that your whole family will enjoy.


Photo: Gino’s Pizza

$$$$ | Italian in San Luis Obispo

Gino’s Pizza is a classic neighborhood family pizzeria known for our distinctive pizza crusts, farm-fresh products, premium quality ingredients and friendly service. . Their pizzas and pasta recipes are a mix of old-school ideas combined with new elements.


$$$$ | American in Atascadero

Halfway Station is a destination bar and restaurant on beautiful Highway 41, halfway between Morro Bay and Atascadero, CA. Come enjoy a drink, savor artfully crafted seasonal dishes, and connect with friends as you explore the California Central Coast. Set on the site of the historic Halfway Station restaurant, market, and filling station, the newly refurbished restaurant and grounds honor the history of the property while offering a modern casual restaurant experience.


Photo: Heirloom Kitchen

$$$$ | American in Paso Robles

As a fire forward catering company, Heirloom Kitchen uses open wood fire for their assortment of vertical rotisseries and Argentinian style cuisine. They bring a fun and unique experience to Paso Robles.


Photo: Hidden Kitchen

$$$$ | Breakfast in Cayucos & Cambria

The Hidden Kitchen is a 100% gluten free cafe featuring all-organic and locally sourced fare. We specialize in bioregional blue corn waffles and seasonal smoothies to satisfy a broad range of taste preferences. Their menu is simple yet the flavors extend beyond simplicity, adding lovely combinations of both bold and subtle tastes to excite the palate.

Photo: Honeymoon Cafe

$$$$ | Breakfast in Pismo Beach

Honeymoon Cafe has been serving Pismo Beach for over 40 years. They offer healthy and wholesome options made fresh with local ingredients. Their mission from day one is to provide local, sustainable, direct from the farmers, organic and locally grown produce and meats.


DESCRIPTIONS TO BE ADDED

Inn at the Pier
Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ
Just Baked
Kuma
La Casita
La Salsa Market
Las Cambritas
Lido
Lincoln Market Deli
Luna Red
Madonna Inn
Mama’s Meatball
Man Rock Brewing
Marisol at The Cliffs
Martin’s Cayucos
Marv’s Original Pizza
Mason Bar
Mint + Craft
Mistura
Monterey Street Market
The Nest
Novo
Oasis Restaurant
OCean Grill Avila Beach
Old SLO BBQ
Orale 805
Ox and Anchor
Pappy McGregors
Paso Pizza Kitchen
Penny’s All AMerican Cafe
Piadina
Pizza Republic
Quintesa Coffee Roasters
Rosa’s Italian
Red Scooter Deli
Robins
Rock & Roll Diner
Rooster Creek
Roots On Railroad
Rosalina
Rustic Fire Paso Robles
Santa Maria Brewing Co
Seapines golf course
SLO Brew Rock
SLO Provisions
Somerset Grill
Spirit of San Luis
Su Casa Bar and Grill
Sylvester’s Burgers
Taste
The Nest
The Range
Thomas Hil Organics
Tin City
Tortilla Town (SLO & PASO)
Willow
Yamatos
Ziggy’s?
Zorro’s Cafe & Cantina

Downtown SLO

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