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:

Adelina's Bistro & Market Place

Enjoy regional cuisine made daily with fresh local organic produce amid a contemporary yet relaxed atmosphere adjacent to Monarch Dunes Golf Club.

Avila Wine & Roasting

Avila Beach
A hip, fun wine tasting bar and wine shop just steps away from the beach, Avila Wine & Roasting specializes in limited production, hard-to-find wines from the Central Coast.  Relax on their stone patio and enjoy panini sandwiches and gourmet cheeses paired with delicious wine, local craft beer and epicurean coffee.

Big Sky Café
San Luis Obispo
Come savor our hand-made food, supplied by local farmers, in a bustling and casual downtown setting. Our diverse menu features organic fruits and vegetables, farmstead cheeses, local olive oils and over 20 local wines by the glass. Be visually delighted by our rotating local artist exhibit. Enjoy our award winning breakfast with our house blend coffee to start your day of tasting. Let us consider that one big sky covers us all equally!

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".

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.

Two Cooks Catering

San Luis Obispo
Two Cooks Catering’s exclusive use of local farmers’ market produce, fresh meats, and local seafood brings out the best of the Central Coast’s exceptional foods with a distinctive global touch. Our core philosophy to maintain a high level of quality in everything we do is showcased in the seasonal dishes we create. We make individual custom menus for every event we cater, will assist you in planning the perfect custom service style (i.e. passed hors d’ oeuvres, buffet set up, or full sit down service), and also have on-call front-of-house service staff available.

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.