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“Our favorite restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spirit of San Luis Restaurant

Spirit of San Luis Restaurant
925 Airport Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8354
805-549-9466
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Ranked #38 of 255 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Central Coast, Californai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband and I find the Spirit to be the BEST restaurant in San Luis Obispo. The atmosphere is classy yet casual, and we love real tablecloths, wait staff in uniform, and really excellent food. My husband loves the seafood platter--loves that the fish is sauteed and the shrimp is tempura-style, and that you can get a baked potato or rice instead of fries. Not your average all-deep-fried seafood platter. I love the snapper vera cruz--simply delicious. The fresh vegetables are really fresh and good, and the dinner salads and blue cheese dressing are fresh and delicious.

  • Visited December 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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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The forgotten restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

NOT your normal 'airport' food, this restaurant is just enough out of the main stream in town to be forgotten about. Food is very tasty, reasonably priced, good service and you can watch planes take off and land with nice views of the valley. Doug and Julie are just the best owners and VERY well respected in town - just a good place to go - we're there at least once a month, sometimes more.

Visited October 2012
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“Congenial atmosphere & locals place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I consider the food good, basic American chow.
I consider lunches a bit over-priced, depending what you order. (not tried dinner yet).
The service has been good times when I have visited.

I enjoy eating there for the "visuals". (planes, locals, travelers).
The place has an attractive, low key atmosphere.
I believe the owners work hard to keep improving it.
Parking is easier than going "down town" .

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pismo Beach, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Great for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is a locally owned resturant with many years of history. Frequented mostly by locals. It's not super fancy, but it is super friendly, and a great, consistant, dining experience.

The breakfasts are well prepared and generous. All the basics, eggs, bacon, ham, etc.

Lunch has great salads and very good sandwiches.

Dinner always has some good specials. The fried shrimp appitizer is excellent.

I can always recommend this place, and now they have free parking. Just ask the person at the register so you don't need to feed the airport parking meter.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very good food with a view of the Airport runways.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Popular with locals, and travelers waiting for flights. Variety of dishes, reasonable prices, friendly service.

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