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Spirit of San Luis Restaurant

925 Airport Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8354
805-549-9466
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Ranked #28 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Morro Bay, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Spirit of San Luis restaurant is located in the county airport area. It affords lovely views of the activity of the airport, takeoffs and landings, etc. The food here is not particularly noteworthy, but affordable. One of their most commented upon dishes is their fish and chips. It's totally average, lightly breaded and deep fried, and served with fairly... More

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Beijing, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So we were vacationing in pismo beach and my kids wanted to go back to the restaurant "where they can see the airplanes." We went for breakfast. My two boys had decided this trip that they would order shrimp wherever they went which is a little comical at eight in the morning. Doug, the owner, after hearing my kids plea... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Most communities you would not think the airport would be the a great local spot, but in SLO it is one of the best. It is relaxing here, covered outdoor seating available, view is great, variety of food all good and great owners. Also two hour free parking.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Airport restaurants, in general, do not have great reputations for good food or service. The Spirit of San Luis is a glaring exception to this rule. Patrons from all over the county visit the airport just to eat at this restaurant, as do aviators from throughout the state. The food is not fancy, just fresh and tasty. The service is... More

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Felton, California
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313 reviews 313 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

They have a very varied menu and nice seating next to the SLO airport runway. Service is fast and friendly. they even give you a parking pass so you don't have to pay for parking. Of course, we didn't know this until we went inside the restaurant. So get your parking pass first and then enjoy your meal. Not too... More

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Los Angles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Food good, service always friendly as it is run by terrific owners. Try the onion rings and the burgers. Great stop over whether flying in or driving by.

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OZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

A highlight of flying into SLO is this restaurant. Indoor or outdoor seating, we always go outdoors. Lots of small aircraft and helicopter traffic to watch as you are eating. The wait staff is well trained and seems to enjoy being there. Food quality is very good and consistent. A full bar is available and they will give you a... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Good food, free 2 hour parking, same couple owners for years and a great view of the landings and beyond. This is the place as a local you go to meet just out of town (which is only 5 minutes away) where everything will slow down and you can relax with friends or conduct business. Never had a bad meal... More

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Beijing, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love this restaurant. Every time I am in the area I make sure to go here. The staff are so nice and accommodating. I have small kids and they love to see the airplanes taking off and landing. They do it right in front of you! This is not your typical airport restaurant. This is a true restaurant where... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I always have time to spare before my flight but not enough to look for a restaurant etc. I fell upon the Spirit of San Luis and now am a regular. I love their grilled fish sandwich. It is hearty but does not make you uncomfortable on your flight ahead. The view of the runway is as close as you... More

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