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Sylvester's

1099 Santa Ynez Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402
+1 805-528-0779
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Ranked #2 of 31 Restaurants in Los Osos
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We traveled to Montana de Oro, the kids were hungry so we looked up places to go eat. We found this wonderful place, great hamburgers but nobody dared to do the 5 pound burger. Will go there again for the challenge.

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Morro Bay, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Dried out burger only rescued by onion, lettuce, tomato, and sauce. Old fashioned adds , interesting combos, but over cooked meat a minus. Added big serving of onion rings-not pressed. Was busy though. May try again, but only if in area.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We picked Sylvester's based on TripAdviser ratings and were not disappointed. It's a small place and most likely you'll end up sitting outside. That's not a bad thing but be prepared if you it's chilly. We ordered burgers all around and they were all great. The fries were good too. The kids menus come on frisbees which was cool. Their... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have been to Sylvester's countless times and it still manages to maintain its local flavor and serve those fantastic burgers. Under new ownership the menu has expanded a bit but the burgers are still fantastically the same. My favorite is the mushroom burgers with delicious wine marinated mushrooms swimming in that great Sylvester's sauce on the burger. My husband... More

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Ventura, CA
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63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped here while staying in Moro Bay on a family vacation. We all decided we wanted a burger so my son checked his iPhone and found this place had a good rating so we drove over here to try it out and we were not disappointed. The food and service were great. It's not a fancy place, just good... More

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Los Osos, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As most other restaurants in Los Osos come and go over the years, Sylvester's has become an institution in our cozy little coastal town. The burgers and chicken sandwiches are huge (1/4 & 1/3lb) and reasonably priced, and the large cut french fries and onion rings are sinfully delicious. My favorite is the Desperado burger, and I recommend getting the... More

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Los Osos, California
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Awesome burgers, but get your sauce on the side if you want avoid a mess. And get lots of napkins. I am quite sure everyone can find a burger to their liking. Staff is excellent.

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Cambria, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ok, the menu choices..Great! I had the grass fed( thanks for the option)burger, with side of garlic fries. I added mushrooms and boy did they give me mushrooms!! Loads of them, it's a good thing I like them. The burger was heaven, kinda soggy bread maybe too much sauce? I couldn't finish it, didn't want to finish it. Fries, yummy... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Huge burgers and they were very juicy. The fries and onion rings were really great and the service was very good. We tried several burgers and the kids loved them all.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Sylvester's is a staple of Los Osos, and up until 2005 was the only real burger place in the area that had truely Great food. The only thing that holds me back from giving it 5 stars is the price. If you want just a burger it's not too bad, but there's other places that have near the same quality... More

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