Margie's is a landmark in SLO. We saw many types eating there. Some French speaking visitors from Quebec were next to us and were shocked at the portions. They took many photos of their orders. I must say that so were my wife and I. The food was very tasty and very good. If you like grandma's farm style cooking this is the place. Good recipes, well prepared, fresh. Not extraordinary, but they are not trying to be more than a traditional roadside/family diner. We ate there two nights and tried some of the items they touted. The meatloaf had no filler and was made with course ground meat, beef and pork I assume. Portion was maybe near a pound with a savory gravy on it. Pork chops were large with 3 on the plate and gravy. Ham steak was large but nothing special. Wife ate a lot of my meatloaf. Mash potatoes on the side was ridiculously large, as were the very nice local vegetables and rolls. Fruit were wedges of melon and oranges. All excellent and very fresh and tasty. Menu variety was good. Burgers were huge. Fries order looked like a log pile, huge. We saw many fresh shakes being made. I have no complaints. Our servers both nights were new and breaking in. They did nicely and were interacting with us well. Now my only comment would be that they do offer smaller portions, but do not display or mention that prominently enough. LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PLATE WHEN YOU GO IN. It hurt to see many wasting a lot of food and expense. Many did box the remainder. A good value but consider the smaller portions.
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