Visiting the 805 and looking for the best places to eat? You're at the right place. Here you'll find a continually updated list of the best best restaurants, wineries, breweries, and coffee shops on California's central coast. Fine dining or taco truck–we don't discriminate.

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San Luis Obispo (SLO)

Old San Luis BBQ
Easily the best and most authentic Santa Maria-style tri-tip in town, this catering-outfit-turned-restaurant has recently expanded with additional seating and a solid local tap selection.
670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA

Scout Coffee
Now serving their own HoneyCo brand of coffee from 2 bright, stylish locations, Scout rises above what is an otherwise stale coffee scene in SLO.
2 locations

North SLO County

Fish Gaucho
Calling it an "upscale cantina" doesn't really do Fish Gaucho justice. When you combine chef Chris Beckett's seafood expertise with Matthew Hanson's cocktail skills, the combination is something that must be experienced.
1244 Park St, Paso Robles, CA
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South SLO County

We're already declared Ember the best restaurant in SLO county, so its no surprise to find it here. We recommend getting the ribeye for yourself and sharing a flatbread with friends.
1200 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA

Jocko's Steakhouse
An institution on the central coast, Jocko's serves up oak pit-grilled steaks in a setting where time has stood still. Even the prices are in a time warp–where else can you get an amazing ribeye for well under $40?
125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA

North Santa Barbara County

This French bistro helps anchor Los Alamos as a food and wine destination. Impeccable food and great atmosphere, all run by a deslightful husband and wife team. The French onion soup is a must and ordering one of every dessert is the best way to go.
406 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA
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Industrial Eats
The local wine trail and Industrial Eats turned the city of Buellton from "a place you stop for gas" to a destination. While the non-pizza menu can be daunting at first, the pies are amazing and we've yet to have a bad dish here.
181 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA
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