The dining scene in SLO Wine Country is refreshingly eclectic, offering a wide range of culinary experiences from the casual to the artful, often with an abundance of fresh organic ingredients sourced from nearby farms and farmers' markets.

Better yet, our restaurants take great care to creatively pair their dishes with the wines SLO Wine Country and neighboring regions, ensuring a distinctive dining experience loaded with local flavors. Among dozens of area restaurants and wine bars, here are some of our recommended favorites:

Café Roma
San Luis Obispo
Café Roma is the quintessential San Luis Obispo Italian experience located in the historic Railroad Square. F

Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky and Sausage
San Luis Obispo
Cattaneo Bros. is a local, family owned business boasting 67 years of gourmet meat snack production. Over the years, Cattaneo Bros. has added Smoked Beef Sticks, Turkey Jerky, specialty nuts, dried fruits and a line of over 100 gift packs to their product line. Anyone is invited to stop into Jerky Heaven to watch us make our famous jerky and to experience the tradition!

Comfort Market
Arroyo Grande
Whether you are running in for a hard to find ingredient, a gourmet picnic basket for wine tasting or to sit down and enjoy a meal that will bring you back to a good time and a warm memory, you will find a place at Comfort Market. Located in the Village of Arroyo Grande, stop in for a bite, a gift or to shop around.

Fromagerie Sophie

San Luis Obispo
Inspired by the small fromageries in France, ‘Fromagerie Sophie’ is a European-style cheese shop located in downtown San Luis Obispo.  The cheese and gourmet shop specializes in European and Domestic cheeses; artisanal charcuterie and pâtés, as well as specialty foods to compliment your cuisine.  Cheese and Charcuterie plate catering for all occasions, Gift Cards, Gift Baskets and a monthly.  Cheese Club are all part of the delicious treats to be had at ‘Fromagerie Sophie.’ Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm. À bientôt !

House of Bread

San Luis Obispo
At House of Bread Bakery Cafe we make bread the way Grandma made it – by hand, fresh & naturally.  We are dedicated to providing your family with the best tasting and most nutritious bakery products available. At House of Bread Bakery Cafe, good taste comes naturally. 

Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay Resort

Shell Beach
Lido’s seasonal menus are built around ingredients provided by local farmers, ranchers and food artisans—all paired with stunning ocean views.

Luna Red

San Luis Obispo
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo Luna Red serves globally-inspired small plates, farm-to-table cocktails and both local and international wines.


San Luis Obispo
Set against a rich eclectic backdrop. Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience with spectacular creekside setting.  They offer an extensive global and local wine and beer selection and can host large parties on their patios or in their lower level "cellar room".

Rooster Creek

Arroyo Grande
Rooster Creek is a full-service restaurant with a modern bar, and several flat screen televisions throughout. We strive to offer a variety of quality menu items in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere.  Located in the historic Village of Arroyo Grande, we are entertained daily by the not-so-distant crows of the local hens and roosters  who make the banks of the creek their home.  

Splash Café & Artisan Bakery

Pismo Beach & San Luis Obispo
Renowned for its remarkable clam chowder, this festive café offers everything from tacos to burgers to sandwiches, as well as fresh-baked breads and desserts.

SeaVenture Resort & Restaurant
Pismo Beach
Located directly on the beach, SeaVenture offers ocean view dining and tapas bar open nightly.  SeaVenture is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset over the ocean with live jazz on Wednesday nights and live music and brunch on Sundays.

SLO Provisions
San Luis Obispo
At the intersection of rustic and refined, SLO Provisions offers all-day take-away and dine-in options with house-roasted rotisserie meats, family-style dinners, specialty sandwiches, farm-fresh salads, and
rustic-style baked goods, as well as signature drinks, coffees, wine and beer.

Urbane Cafe

San Luis Obispo
Hand crafted, fire baked gourmet sandwiches and salads.Clean, comfortable casual dining with healthy, flavorful and affordable meals on freshly baked bread. At Urbane Cafe, you’ll find everything you’re looking for: a clean, comfortable casual dining environment, and a healthy, flavorful and affordable meal - all prepared fresh for you by our fast, friendly staff. Walk in hungry, walk out happy.