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Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant

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2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Formerly Sides Hardware and Shoes) (Grand Avenue)
Routes A and B stop across the street from Sides Hardware and Shoes. Please check www.syvt.com for route information.
+1 805-688-4820
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols named Sides Hardware and Shoes in tribute...
Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols named Sides Hardware and Shoes in tribute to Milburn Sides who opened his store in Los Olivos in 1901. Serving lunch and dinner daily, enjoy The Brothers “bacon steak” – a thick cut of house-made applewood smoked maple bacon, the Hammered Pig Sandwich of Fried Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Mustard Seed Slaw, a classic Brothers Burger and Albacore Fish Tacos for lunch; as well as Fried Chicken, Lamb Sirloin and Salmon prepared with seasonal ingredients. Featuring eight local wines, stored in kegs and served on tap as well as a full list of Central Coast wines.
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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun vibe, delicious food in Los Olivos

Excellent food in Los Olivos. Stopped in for lunch on the way to Pismo Beach. Menu is limited, but both our meals were outstanding. Chef's Burger Special included grilled peach (I was curious about that) which was delicious. Maybe the best burger I've eaten in a long time. This is a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food in Los Olivos. Stopped in for lunch on the way to Pismo Beach. Menu is limited, but both our meals were outstanding. Chef's Burger Special included grilled peach (I was curious about that) which was delicious. Maybe the best burger I've eaten in a long time. This is a great place to stop before strolling the town and... More 

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College Park, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you love bacon, you cannot miss this place. Everything our group ordered was delicious. I personally loooooved the pork belly tacos. My husband loved his burger topped with a bacon steak. You can even order a side of the bacon steak. Just fabulous!!

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Solvang, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love Side's. I love their "hammered pig" however it's served...in a salad, a sandwich or main course. Sometimes we stop in on Sunday. Be early and be prepared because the line to get in builds quickly.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food ~ love the history of the building. We stopped in for lunch and all 6 of us enjoyed every single bite of our lunch choices. The bacon is amazing, whatever you do, try to get a taste of their house made bacon. Will be back for sure .

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had the Fried chicken. It was outstanding. Also presents a great wine list as expected. Nice atmosphere. Excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great restaurant. My husband and I were initially taken aback by the extreme casualness of the restaurant. But once we tasted the food, all bets were off! Simply divine! Everything from the salad to the sashimi special, the duck and the fish were all aMAZING! We could have eaten here everyday had we been in Los Olivos for a week.... More 

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Long Beach
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife ate here with her girlfriends on a trip months ago and we kept hearing about these Brussels sprouts that we had to try. So we were up for the weekend and I got to try them, along with the chefs burger that day. OMG the sprouts are really as good as you hear....never tasted like them before, they... More 

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Orange County, CA
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a great time at this restaurant. The service, drinks, and food were all excellent...and they struck a great balance with the ambiance. We had the beet salad and chilled pea soup to start, then had the diver scallops and fried chicken for dinner. We topped it off with the blueberry upside-down cake. What I liked was that they... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First of all, Lucia is awesome. Her recommendations are spot on. The Side is casual but the food is remarkable . I had the calimari appetizer. My waiter crafted absolutely great cocktail sauce. And then the scallops and bacon steak. Phenomenal. I so highly recommend it. I am stuffed. It is walking or crawling distance to a ton of wine... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Seemed like we were in the middle of nowhere when,we stumbled on this highly rated find. Not disappointed! Ask for the burger Eni if you're in the mood, or try the chef specials. I had the short ribs and they were scrumptiois! Dessert was tangerine Panna cotta Oh.My.God!Perfect ending for delightful meal and wonderful friendly service 😊

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Additional Information about Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant

Address: 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Formerly Sides Hardware and Shoes)
Phone Number: +1 805-688-4820
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Formerly Sides Hardware and Shoes)
    (Grand Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Routes A and B stop across the street from Sides Hardware and Shoes. Please check www.syvt.com for route information.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-4820

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols named Sides Hardware and Shoes in tribute to Milburn Sides who opened his store in Los Olivos in 1901. Serving lunch and dinner daily, enjoy The Brothers “bacon steak” – a thick cut of house-made applewood smoked maple bacon, the Hammered Pig Sandwich of Fried Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Mustard Seed Slaw, a classic Brothers Burger and Albacore Fish Tacos for lunch; as well as Fried Chicken, Lamb Sirloin and Salmon prepared with seasonal ingredients. Featuring eight local wines, stored in kegs and served on tap as well as a full list of Central Coast wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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