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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 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Asian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Napa, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have a meal here every time we go to SLO. Never been disappointed with either breakfast or lunch. Such interesting options even for vegetarians.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a nice meal and were happy with the menu. Both of us enjoyed our meals. I can't give them 5 stars because it had something missing that I can't put my finger on. It might be that the waiter was attentive yet seemed a little unsure of himself.

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Nutley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked here from our motel & sat at a table inside but at the open air window. The server was pleasant & very helpful. I ordered the blueberry pancakes which were wonderful. My husband had eggs toast bacon...all very good!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Crab cakes, ahi, scallops perfect! Great staff, clean and comfortable. Lots of wine by the glass. Really great place to visit.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were staying in San Luis Obispo for one night and asked our hotel 'concierge' to recommend a local restaurant. After clarifying what we were looking for he actually recommended three restaurants, amongst them the Big Sky Cafe which he described as specialising in a combination of modern American/ Mediterranean/Asian cuisine. Both the description and the recommendation were spot on.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This might be the best restaurant in San Louis Obispo; it is certainly the best value. While the ambiance is casual - no table clothes, no reservations - the food and the service are excellent. Like several of the better restaurants in SLO the food is an eclectic mix of ethnic influences, frequently with several in the same dish. Unlike... More

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salinas, ca
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

we had the beignets to start and they were great. I had the traditional breakfast (the road) and my wife had the Chile Verde omelet. they were both amazing!!

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is unique, consistently delicious and reasonably priced. Service is always above and beyond. Nice mix of vegetarian and non veg. Only complaint is that they don't have very many gluten free items on menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful menu, service. Great food. Had a burger and fries, Greek watermelon and feta salad, gezpacho, and it was all great (3 people).

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San Luis Obispo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been dining at Big Sky since it first opened over 15 years ago. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, the options never cease to wow us. Homemade coffee cake, wonderful desserts, international flavors, fresh fish, and farm to table everything. Their list of purveyors alone is impressive. They are on top of customer requests for non-dairy dishes, allergies to... More

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