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“Great Tri Tip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old San Luis Barbeque

Old San Luis Barbeque
670 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA
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Ranked #64 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Porterville, California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Great Tri Tip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

visiting with a friend doing farmer's market, we stopped in for a tri tip sandwich special at $5 each...what a great deal. Tender and tasty. The house made salsa was wonderful. I ordered a side of the Santa Maria style beans and was disappointed...not as good as mine, but the piquinto beans are very hard to find, as they are only grown by Better Avia Farms in Santa Maria. My market hadn't been able to get them for over 6 months now...There is a recipe on the bag the beans come in, that if you follow it (this place didn't), you'll love the beans. Anyway, this was a decent place, decent food, good price, and great employees.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food, down home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the BBQ pork sandwiches. They were very tasty and filled with a generous amount of meat. This is a great place to grab a delicious lunch for a very reasonable price!

Visited March 2014
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Paso Robles, California
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We has the tri tip plate and pulled pork plate. Although they were both tender, they were flavorless. The BBQ sauces were good and they saved the day. The garlic bread was hard and dry, the beans were mediocre. The sweet potato fries were very good.

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Sacramento
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pick Up Your Food and Go”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The establishment is not set up for "sit down" enjoy your meal dining. You order at the counter. Your food is placed in a "to go" box. Tables and chairs are provided. It is the establishment you would use for eating during your lunch break. No decor. The chicken was a little pink but done and the bbq sauce is not on the chicken. It comes in a little to go carrier, so you dip your chicken chunks into the sauce. The corn pie was very dry. The french fries are ok.

Would never eat here again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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El segundo
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our drive to Northern California. The tri-tip was excellent and the BBQ sauce was great too. Fries could be a little crispier but overall..all great meal.

Visited December 2013
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