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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 17
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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
A Real Treat

Good old TA led us to The Big Sky Cafe on our one night in San Luis Obispo. We had a 10 minute wait for a table and were then looked after by the lovely Candace. Service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed everything we ordered. This was dining as it should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Andy M
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Good old TA led us to The Big Sky Cafe on our one night in San Luis Obispo. We had a 10 minute wait for a table and were then looked after by the lovely Candace. Service was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed everything we ordered. This was dining as it should be.... More 

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Hassocks,West Sussex, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

While on holiday we spent 2 nights in SLO and I confess we came here both nights! We are normally far more adventurous but we had spent a week in California at this point and found the food quite average.. Well there was so much to choose from on the menu and a superb choice of specials too we decided... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very attractive place to eat and the food was good and reasonably priced. The staff wee attentive and helpful. We all had lamb shanks, a rarity, and they were delicious.

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came here with friends and were lucky to get a booth towards the back as it is very crowded and noisy. On the upside the food was great and so was the service. We all ended up having the Lobster Mac and cheese, the portion was very large and we could have split it with no problem but did... More 

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socal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are in SLO and in need of a good breakfast, drop what youre doing and head to Big Sky! Seriously delicious. First of all, they have options for vegetarians, like the Huevos Rancheros (these were goooood-- black beans, cheese, tortilla, eggs your way, delicious sauce....). They also have pretty creative dishes, like the Green Apple, Blue Cheese and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am always a bit hesitant to come to this restaurant because it's always way too loud and crowded. Fortunately, with a party of just two, we were seated immediately today and the service and food was excellent as always. My friends huevos rancheros were perfectly done as was my "devil's" scramble, a massively delicious mess of sausage, spinach, onions,... More 

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Newcastle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Truffled Mac n Cheese: Thick, high quality bacon in a creamy, cheesy Mac sauce with peas and a touch of truffle oil. Served with a kale and sun dried tomato salad to balance the weighty Mac. Washed it down with a bottle of Anchor Steam. Perfect. But please do toilet checks!

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Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A great restaurant- they had different and fresh eating options! May not be the first choice if you are traveling with children or teens. But if you are looking for something new and exciting this is the place!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stopped in for brunch here and had a great meal! The cafe is large and airy with great service. Our respective dishes were great, but skip the beignets... they don't compare to anything I've had in New Orleans!

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Amarillo, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've eaten here on numerous occassions and it never disappoints. This last visit was no exception! We ate here around 3 PM, so it was not busy. The little patio space was awesome since the weather was perfect, too. I ordered the tofu soft tacos, which were vegan and served with their rice and beans. WOW! They were so flavorful!... More 

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Additional Information about Big Sky Cafe

Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
Phone Number: 805-545-5401
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-545-5401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?