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Firestone Grill

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Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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1001 Higuera St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3603
(805) 783-1001
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid casual choice

Walked over from our Monterey Street hotel. It's nice to have a wide selection of drinks from the bar to choose from-- we opted for a couple of pints of Firestone DBA, which is one of my personal favorites. While my husband grabbed a table outside, I waited in the short line to order our food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
maryf55
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Benicia, California
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best food period. Don't know how it's not number one. Tri tip is perhaps the best thing I've ever tasted, be sure to get some extra BBQ sauce on the side to dip in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

When I was younger and before I had children, I travelled to the Central Coast often. While working their I asked the locals where I could go for lunch, on the CHEAP! The first place they recommended was Firestone! Fast forward nearly 15 years later, it's still the "Go To!" The food is still tasty, and that Cobb Salad is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

People love Firestone Grill. Tasty burgers and a great bar scene is what makes this a very popular hangout. One problem is the noise level, with all the activity, TV's and more, the noise level can get very irritating. So I head outdoors. Actually it's a great place to people watch, as the restaurant is at a major corner and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice change from a sit down/more expensive restaurant. Big portions and nice staff, tri tip sand which was amazing and would love to return- even though it is very busy usually, the line moves quickly. You got to try it!

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walked over from our Monterey Street hotel. It's nice to have a wide selection of drinks from the bar to choose from-- we opted for a couple of pints of Firestone DBA, which is one of my personal favorites. While my husband grabbed a table outside, I waited in the short line to order our food. Staff was quick and... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

2013 September Had lunch here after flying in from LA, loved the menu and the atmosphere. Food was fantastic, a great way to start a business trip and to get to know our hosts, great Californian lifestyle meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A must for anyone visiting SLO. Delicious tri-tip and other sandwiches. The lines can be long to place your order but it's worth the wait. Parents visiting their Cal Poly students will enjoy this well-known eatery. Plenty of outdoor seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Firestone is a reliable spot for a good meal. Not fine dining, but very good food with both indoor and outdoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stopped by on a trip to see Cal Poly. Didn't disappoint! Two of us had the ABC burger (HUGE, messy, and amazing) and two of us had the tri-tip sandwich (again, HUGE and delicious). We ordered fries and onion rings - way too much food. We could have done with just one of them. Both were excellent, but I think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had heard this place was great from some locals. They were not wrong. Line was a little long even at 1pm, but we only waited for 15 mins and then another 15 after ordering. The tri tip is just like the Dog House in Fresno. Very tender and great sauce. Get a basket of fries if you have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Higuera St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: (805) 783-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?