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“Follow the college kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Firestone Grill

Firestone Grill
1001 Higuera St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3603
(805) 783-1001
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Ranked #10 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
san francisco
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Follow the college kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great basic food and lots of it. The meat filled tri tip sandwich is plenty for two people. The $3.99 beef taco is huge and flavorful. We stopped for lunch on a long drive from LA to San Francisco. On the main street and a nice place to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat in a pretty location.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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“The best Tri-tip sandwich on the Central Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Firestone is the place to go when you want a tri-tip sandwich and fries. The meat on the sandwich is tender with an excellent flavor, while the seasoned fries are just right. Seating out on the patio is the way to go.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The BEST Tri-Tip sandwich I have EVER had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

THe locals told me about this place, and there is great pride in Tri-tip in SLO... But without a doubt, THIS is the BEST Tri-Tip sandwich I have EVER had!

Order from the counter, then sit and enjoy... The meat was tender, smoky and sweet, and the bread, OMGosh, the bread was a garlic toasted bun... TOTALLY great!

Dont't walk, RUN to the Firestone Grill in SLO!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great fun and Great food at Firestone Grill!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband wanted to go to a sports bar in San Luis Obispo, and based upon recommendations from friends we went to Firestone Grill! It was great, my husband had a tri tip sandwich and I had a delicious made to order burger! Best burger around! The atmosphere is quite fun with tv's all around and it was such an energetic bar! Loved it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sierra Madre, California
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“Lots of college energy and great tri-tip sandwiches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I've been going to San Luis Obispo so long I remember when this place really was a Firestone Tire store. OK, mark me down as a senior. Now Firestone is a Cal Poly student hangout with lots of good energy. There's both indoor seating (really noisy) and outdoor seating which is the best for most of the year in San Luis Obispo. Keep in mind it's considered a "walk-up" place. You pick up your own order and you bus your own dishes (baskets, really) so be ready. This is not a white-tablecloth place. The tri-tip sandwiches are legendary. I've been here a bunch of times and the tri-tip is always tender and properly cooked. Both the onion rings and fries are great too. I'm guessing the onion rings are the frozen ready-to-go-into-the fryer variety so stick to the fries. Get lots of napkins and some extra BBQ sauce; you're going to need both. The bar has a nice selection beer and (I presume) wine which you have to purchase separately from your meal (I haven't so far). Bring your appetite and be in the mood for some fun and energy. You won't be disappointed. If you're up the road in Cambria try the sister restaurant, the Main St. Grill.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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