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Big Sky Cafe

1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Asian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the morning because of the service good location. Local produce, music selection added to the ambience.

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Tulare, Ca
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to eat at Big Sky Cafe but just never seemed to have the chance when visiting Slo, I had pork lion and mashed potatoes - perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. We got there a bit before the dinner rush started and were quickly seated. Server was very attentive throughout the meal. I will be going back!

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San Luis Obispo, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed breakfasts here for years. My wife loves the Johnny Cakes, I love the huevos rancheros and most everything else. Dinners are nothing special, but they do have a good list of wines at reasonable prices.

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This reasonably priced restaurant offers many traditional meals but with an interesting twist. Other offerings have an international flavor.They use high quality ingredients and try to source locally. This restaurant has long been a local favorite.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner Big Sky always delivers a good meal at a reasonable price. This is a good place to take friends with varying dietary preferences. For those wanting something light there are some excellent choices in salads and light bites while those with bigger appetites will be satisfied with an array of heartier options. There's... More

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Los Osos
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Big Sky is one of our favorite restaurants Much of the food comes locally and is moderately priced It can be noisy-so atmosphere is not great but that's because it's always crowded

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great local favorite place to dine! We always take out of town guests to this spot! Everything on the menu is wonderful!

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Redmond, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We were visiting friends while on our visit from Oregon. We had lunch at Big Sky Café-A large, open restaurant in downtown SLO. My friend had: Romaine Leaves & Maytag Blue Cheese Salad I had: Organic, Local & Sustainable Fresh Market Vegetable Plate-a selection of seasonal local or organic vegetables prepared in a variety of ways. primarily from local farms... More

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Sfo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had been here a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it but were disappointed this time. I had the beef ribs which really was a large bowl of veggies with polenta and very little meat. My friend had the gumbo which she enjoyed. Another had the steak which was not memorable.

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Alameda, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I found out about Big Sky from Trip Advisor. It was perfect for a slow Sunday lunch! Spacious, good music (they were playing old soul/motown) and a wide and varied menu full of fresh ingredients. Great for vegans and vegetarians! The wine list is limited but with an array of varietals by the glass. Seems good for... More

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