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925 Airport Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8354
805-549-9466
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big appetite needed for big portions!

The tiny San Luis Obispo airport does not have an eating establishment. This restaurant is just a few steps away and is a good place to wait for your flight if you have a lot of time. The food is really good for airport food but beware of the huge portions. One lady ordered a fresh fruit bowl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Carolyn J
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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171 reviews 171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The tiny San Luis Obispo airport does not have an eating establishment. This restaurant is just a few steps away and is a good place to wait for your flight if you have a lot of time. The food is really good for airport food but beware of the huge portions. One lady ordered a fresh fruit bowl and it... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is located near the parking & car rental area just outside the airport terminal itself. It provides an excellent view of the runway, so you can watch planes come and go. My husband & I split a sandwich & we each had soup. The french fries were fabulous & the sandwich & soup were very good, too. We... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Doug & Julie make you feel part of their family here. A local favorite, but out-of-towners would do well to stop in for a casual meal, great food.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Came to Doug and Julie's restaurant for new years dinner, a cheery staff and great food! Had the snapper, very well cooked. We love this place, out of the way, no parking hassles, and just friendly, good food.

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Bent NM
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192 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A place on the runway, adjoining the airport, that puts food first. It has local customers in addition to passengers passing through. This is a good place to eat and a better place to wait on a flight. It is not your standard airport fare.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is an long time favorite for locals and a great place away from town. You get the view of a small airport (specially from the patio), good food and friendly service (with the owners there most of the time).

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Valencia Province, Spain
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I used to do a lot of air travel for business, in addition to pleasure, and am pleased with the quality of food and selections at this long-enduring restaurant. I can check in and then go for a delicious cup of clam chowder and glass of wine before catching my flight. I have also met a group of friends (who... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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22 helpful votes 22 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 925 Airport Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8354
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-549-9466

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  • Cuisine: American

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