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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
805-545-5401
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Petaluma, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A hearty portion of Lobster Mac & Cheese was my choice. First time I've ordered Mac & Cheese at a restaurant. It was rich, but delicious. Our group of six enjoyed our meals and visit. Would put it high on the list of many restaurants in SLO to choose from.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Casual, relaxed dining. Healthy choices on the menu. Flavorful, fresh tasty food. Well worth checking out the next time you travel through San Luis Obispo.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live here. The best restaurant by far in our town. I am addicted to their BLT sandwich, featuring delicious thick bacon. But many other dishes, especially those unique to California, using fresh, organic ingredients. I guarantee a positive experience.

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Rockville, MD
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189 reviews 189 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Big Sky Café on a 2-night stay in San Luis Obispo. We had to wait in line outside for about 20 minutes, but it was worth the wait. The restaurant has an attractive Southwest décor with an open ("big sky") feel--actually, the front of the restaurant is literally open to the outside (at... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Found this restaurant thanks to tripadvisor and we could not agree more with its top ranking. First we went there for dinner. Wife had the fish special and I had the lamb along with the soups of the day. Everything was cooked perfectly and well seasoned. We shared an almond polenta dessert which was terrific. Tried another 2 restaurants in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I loved this place! The food is really homemade! Lots of options an local foods an healthy organic veggie food as well for those who eat meat they have really good stuff as well. Very unique!

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wonderful food, nicely seasoned to make it flavorful and memorable. Excellent portion size and value for the price. Good, helpful and friendly service. Excellent selection of wines and beers. An overall great experience. We had eaten here during our last visit earlier this summer and were impressed then, so we returned for another treat. We were well rewarded. The food... More 

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Placerville, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I don't think a salad can really give someone a good feel for a restaurant, but pre-lunch muffin appetizers did the trick. Oh man, I'd go just for the jalapeño cornbread muffins. Aside from the food, Big Sky offers a south-of-the-border feel in the open air. It's a great place for lunch, brunch, people watching or just relaxing.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Big Sky always has a wait, and it's worth it. Their wine menu is full, and the specials are always creative. Food is fresh and delicious, light, colorful, simple ingredients, but complex tastes. Whole, healthy foods served in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Templeton, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited today (Veteran's Day). The restaurant was slow when we arrived around 8:00 a.m. but slowly filled to almost capacity within an hour. Service was good but the food was average. Big Sky is known for its organic and sustainable menu choices. My food was served warm (at best; certainly not hot) like it had set for awhile after being... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Asian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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