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Firestone Grill

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 245
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  • 33
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  • 14
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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual dining

This place is hopping on the weekend so we waited for a weekday lunch to visit. The tritip sandwich was the specialty but we thought the beef had a funny aftertaste. Must be the corned beef we are not used to. We also tried the pulled pork sandwich and the ABC burger, both excellent. The outdoor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Retiredtraveller27
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is hopping on the weekend so we waited for a weekday lunch to visit. The tritip sandwich was the specialty but we thought the beef had a funny aftertaste. Must be the corned beef we are not used to. We also tried the pulled pork sandwich and the ABC burger, both excellent. The outdoor patio is huge and... More 

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Thank Retiredtraveller27
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Firestone is loud, rustic, efficient and well run. The food is just plain fantastic. Everything is excellent but the tri-tip sandwitches are the best. The place is always crowded and loud because they announce your number when your order is up on a loud speaker. But is worth it. A little known secret by locals is that you need not... More 

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Thank Guswthomasson
San Luis Obispo, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're hungry, thirsty or want to watch the game on the big screen, go to Firestone! You cannot beat their burgers and fries. Several local beers on tap and good chopped salads. Quite noisy inside, but a large patio is great for kids, groups and dogs. Always a crowd, but the line moves quickly and food comes up fast.... More 

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Thank CADreamin78
Vancouver, Washington
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282 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about the famous trip tip sandwich and it is very good. The meet is nice and tender with a great smoke ring. I sat at the bar and although they have a full bar, they don't have a cocktail menu. I thought that was interesting. Everyone was really nice and the pricing is good. I did ask for... More 

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Thank KendraDawnRN
SLO
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch a couple of weeks ago. Had a great sandwich and ordered some fries....enough for at least 2 or 3 people. Tri tip was tender and bun toasted. Fries were too many for one person. Self serve, but as busy as it was, food arrived quickly.

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Thank Masuoslo
Oregon, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line was long so we almost didn't stay but everyone had said that it moved quickly so we waited. It did move quickly and are we ever glad that we stayed. DELICIOUS!!! I've never had such a tender and tasty sandwich! We will definitely return again and again!

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Thank Ruth A
Los Altos, California, United States
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337 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, when you see a line out the door, you know the food, service, and location are going to be good. In this case the sandwiches are awesome (try the BBQ), the prices are good, and you can sit inside or outside in their spacious patio. A must do with a family while in San Luis Obispo, CA

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Thank Rhett L
SoCal
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A couple of times each year, my wife and I travel from Santa Clarita to Paso Robles to enjoy a bit of wine tasting. Because of their great food, our trips are always timed to allow us to stop at Firestorne Grill in San Luis Obispo for lunch. The tri-tip sandwiches are exceptional, as are all other items on the... More 

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Thank VetteGuy
West Chester, PA
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yup, its worth the wait. We sat out side and my cousins placed all of the orders, but the sandwich was great. When we were there, a bunch of families were seated outside. Seemed like a pretty cool place.

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Thank rchs20
San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firestone is a great place to catch the games. But you must keep ordering to keep a table on busy days. Great burgers, tri tip, salads,ribs and chicken. Sit in the bar on most nights for table service and you can avoid the line.

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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: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?