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The Neon Carrot
3536 S Higuera St Ste 206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-545-0000
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Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Pismo Beach, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Food it good, restaurant is a bit crowded, but customer service is great

Visited December 2011
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  • English first
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English first
San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best of SLO - Neon Carrot MUST NOT be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

The Neon Carrot is SLO's secret that must be shared. Maegan, Jeff, and their team are exceptional - they don't accept boundaries or convention. Treat yourself to real, local food w/Maegan's special touch - the menu will please vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. Yes, it's just for lunch and breakfast on most days but it's perfect for a quick mid-day break. Friday happy hours and special dinner nights surpass any other local offerings. They cater and also sell creative concoctions and treats at the local Saturday Farmer's Market. Don't be deterred by the location or outside appearance - all that matters is inside!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A FANTASTIC lunch & AMAZING Friday Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

I have been a huge fan of Maegan Loring, in both her catering company as well as her previous restaurant, The Park, which, very sadly, suffered the fate of many fantastic restaurants in the recession and had to close it's doors. I was so happy when this scaled down version of her restaurant was opened servicing absolutely amazing lunch entrees. Don't let the location or casual walk up service atmosphere throw you. The food here is divine. 90% of the time, I eat off of the specials board for the day which is something homey with a gourmet slant and always seasonal and fresh. The daily menu is equally fantastic and if you love a good burger, this is your establishment! I also love the in house made agua fresca's and the duck tamales are not to be missed! Sign up for their weekly newsletter to get a menu for the upcoming Friday's happy hour. It changes every week and is always inspired by a seasonal ingredient or theme.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

Really good food, order at the counter-actually more gourmet than it sounds. Tucked away in a small business park on S. Higuera. Owner use to run a fancy place and has been a caterer for years. Simple inside, not a romantic or exactly cozy place but I was very comfortable (and I am not that easy to please with surroundings). If you want, take it to go on a nice day and eat at a park or winery that is really not that far away. Great salads, sandwich stuff, and tasty homemade drinks. Went with my husband the first time and sat at the end of a community table. He took some business contacts another time.

Visited December 2010
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Ventura CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

Read some great reviews about this little place; not much to look at from the outside, but the food is fabulous. Had the Crab Cake Salad, the flavors were complex, fresh and fabulous. The best part was it was $10.00. A great value!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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