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Big Sky Cafe

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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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7:00 am - 10:00 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: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 304
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Fresh and tasty !

Awesome homemade corn muffins and omelets. Organic burger for lunch with sweet potato fries is delicious-wash down with Pom Sangria. Best anywhere !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
stephensG5220OB
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San Luis Obispo, California
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We want to like this place as the atmosphere is comfortable and with a parking lot across the street parking is not a problem but every time we return no matter what time of day it's always just so-so.

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Thank SLOFoodie398
San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome homemade corn muffins and omelets. Organic burger for lunch with sweet potato fries is delicious-wash down with Pom Sangria. Best anywhere !

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Thank stephensG5220OB
San Luis Obispo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Consistently good. Fresh and local products. I have lived in San Luis over 25 years and Big Sky is a favorite with tourists and locals.

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Thank Glewis333
San Francisco, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. Always great food and good, friendly service. Don't miss the pozole -- a huge bowl either vegetarian or with pork shoulder. For years I could order nothing but in our regular jaunts from SF to SD.

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Thank waldenrocksinsf
San Jose, California
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! It was recommended by friends and I'm so glad we gave it a try. We took our grandkids there for lunch on our visit to SLO and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a big, diverse menu with something for everyone's taste buds. Granddaughter had caesar salad, grandson had a burger, hubby had a turkey burger... More 

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Thank Rebelliot
Atascadero, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has an excellent menue with many very healthy options including vegan and gluten free. The service is good as is the food. It does get very busy at the normal peak times

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Thank Charles G
Ventura
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the time there is a line and often the hostess seems a bit overwhelmed. Food is good and their wine selection is varied, but has not impressed thus far. Food options range between Mediterranean and basic American fare. People love their complementary corn bread served with breakfast, but it does not taste fresh to me. They claim food... More 

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Thank RalphVentura
Sarasota, Florida
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231 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read several reviews about the Big Sky Cafe on Broad Street and of course needed to confirm it was as good as was reported. It was. This cafe offers “fresh market cuisine” and 20 local wines by the glass. We started with moist cornbread muffins and I heartily recommend the Chilled Sesame Ginger Noodles with Shrimp. My husband... More 

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Union, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the ginger noodle salad, which ended up being more salad than noodles (a good thing) and others in the party had the gumbo and tomato basil soup. All excellent. Wine list is very reasonable ($24-27/bottle) and all local.

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Thank 360eileen
usa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the pozole --- which I had never had -- and it was so delicious (and just right for a rainy Saturday.) The vibe in this place is great. Just sat at the counter, and felt right at home. Highly recommend for both the food and the ambience!

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Thank fredusa

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?