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Firestone Grill

1001 Higuera St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3603
(805) 783-1001
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Meat was cooked well. I find it abit tough so it didn't get top marks for me. Bread and salad were fresh. Overall, it's a steal for the amount of meat at US$15. Even though crowded, the turnover is high and we had no issues getting a seat or asking the staff for service. A worth while visit if you... More

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Lodi, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Of all the places I review, I can honestly say this one doesn't need my support. Oh yes, they have great Tri-tip sandwiches, but everyone knows it. They're popular for a reason, and that reason is great food! If it's your first time to the Grill, grab a tri-tip sandwich, and a half order of fries. You may think you... More

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California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

So disappointed. We raced into town as we always do to make sure we get to Firestone before they closed to get TriTip sandwiches. By our second bite both my husband and myself said 'this is not the same as the last 15 times we have been here' Meat dry. Maybe a thimble full of their fantastic sauce in the... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch or diner. Fast service and delicious food. You will not be disappointed. There are some TVs near the bar area. Family friendly atmosphere.

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So Cal
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241 reviews 241 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I guess the tri tip sandwich and salad I ordered wasn't the most mind blasting meal I was expecting for this popular place. However, this place stays busy during the week, as it was recommended to me by my BIL. However, I suppose next time I would choose something different to order since I was limited to my meager dinner... More

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Fresno, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was as good as expected - maybe even better - when we visited the Firestone Grill, but it was hard to enjoy with all the flies surrounding our table. We've heard it can get crowded here, but we had no trouble finding a table inside near the entrance and our food was ready in minutes. So far, so... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Just had lunch there there today, and the place is extremely noisy with serve orders being anounced on a loudspeaker, continuously. Food was just ok. Very busy at lunch time. Would not reccomend it unless this is your kind of place... Many restaurants to chose from in this lively town.

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Camarillo, California
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460 reviews 460 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A couple of vegetarian choices, including a burger. I had that. It was a garden burger I think It was fine. Basket of fries is very large. Some good beers on tap. Nice location with a patio and fireplaces in downtown SLO. I'd come back here for the atmosphere and beer, but maybe not the food.

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was great. Good portions, some you could share but you probably want it all for yourself! The basket of fries or onion rings are great for two. The line is long but it moves fast and while you are waiting, you are in a wonderful aroma! Getting hungry writing about it. Very casual with some seating inside but... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What you are getting here is essentially fast food but its tasty fast food. My OH had the ABC burger and was happy with it, I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delish. It wasn't that expensive and was well worth the reasonably long queue. My only complaint was my original choice of meal was grilled chicken and... More

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