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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do realize there are great reviews about this place, however, I'm going to be completely honest about our experience here. We will Never eat here again. We go to the coast 3-4 times a year and always stay in Pismo, SLO, Cayucos or Arroyo...Grande. We almost always stay 2-3 days and spend lots of hard earned money. This restaurant has a great little outside area amenable to people with pets. The waiter we had came back to check on us ONE TIME. The steak was terrible with a horrible tasting sauce. Even the fries were bad. My girlfriend had some chicken that was average. This place gets a lot of nice reviews, but there are other places in the immediate area so much better, with better food, better customer service and better experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

NO way was my pizza GLUTEN FREE as requested and advertised. I double checked with server before i ate it. I only ate less than 1/3 of meal. About 1.5 hrs later I suffered severe cramps and massive diarrhea. So disappointing, went there especially because...they advertise as"gluten free menu restaurant."More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021 via mobile

Our Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande experience started off w/a small hitch…(lost that 5th Point because of it). They do not take reservations…instead, there is a “call ahead” policy. You simply call ahead (30 - 45 minutes) before arriving and they will accommodate you...accordingly. Unfortunately…on this night (Thursday 12/28/21) our party of 4, collectively logged 94 calls to this establishment with no results. Since I know an employee there, who happened to be working on this day, I called him and explained our situation. Only through this “round-about” method were we able to get on the “call-ahead” list. At that point our party was only 5 minutes from arrival and once we checked in at the front entrance podium, we were told there were 4 parties ahead of us. As we surmised…the restaurant’s phone had been left off the hook! Upon arrival, I mentioned what had occurred to the employees at the podium…and wasn’t surprised (today, this is the “service” I expect from people working “just for the paycheck”) by the very “blasé” response. No apologies, no gratitude for (in my view) helping Rooster Creek out (if your phone is out of order…it stands to reason, your losing potential business), no “thank-you” from a Management Team Member. Sad! Once seated the service was prompt and professional. We ordered: Red Beet Salad (4/5 - really very good), Rooster Nachos w/all the fixings and added Ground Beef (5/5 - no faults here), Calamari Fries (3/5 - average) , Tavern Chicken Wings (3.5/5 - tasty), Tuna Poke (5/5 - Yummy), Garlic Truffle Fries (4/5 - very good), Steak Bites (3.5/5 - tender but lacking in seasoning), a Rooster Burger (4/5 - very good), 2 IPA’s, 4 Drinks. Generally speaking…the food was not EPIC, BUT definitely “tasty” enough to return for. The Restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was desirable, that being said…on this occasion and in this Reviewer’s opinion, the Rooster Creek Tavern in Arroyo Grande truly earned this solid “recommend” 4 Point review.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

wonderful food, great service and we even heard the rooster crowing! highly recommend! Comfortable area to eat outside.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021

Great restaurant for friends and family. Better than a 'pub food' place but in that mode. Fun bar - lots of TVs if you're looking for a sports bar atmosphere. Owned by the same folks as Mason Bar & Grill...solid pedigree.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

Lunch and dinner menu in one. Up front, no reservations. Call ahead to get on the wait list. Huge wine list, more than adequate beer and ale list. Top price of $27 for a pitcher. Saturday night special was prime rib, $31. Large portions, very...well prepared. Choice of inside, terrace, or tent seating. Special mention of Missy, our server. Starters, drinks, entrees for four and tip ran $180. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2021

We live nearby and used to go to Rooster twice a month as they had the best happy hour in all the five cities. About a year ago and they raised all the prices on happy hour items, but was still a good deal. While...they still offer discounts on drinks during the happy hour time now, there are no food specials. We did order a plate of Nachos and it was huge and delicious. Food was good and the service was wonderful. We will return, but maybe once every couple of months. They do have a great outdoor eating area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 21, 2021

Ordered a nightly "special" of mashed potatoes, pork chop, and broccoli (I think it was broccoli). Pork chop was tiny, with the portions of spuds and veggie that amounted to a spoonful each. $25 for a meal that wouldn't fill a 5-year-old's stomach. Granted, the...food was delicious, but I left the restaurant almost as hungry as when I went in. Your money would be better spent at any number of restaurants on the Central Coast.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 6, 2021 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the service and food. The atmosphere was relaxing. I dont like that almost everywhere is dog friendly bc not all are dog lovers. When they sit and beg for your meal or bark or even see the hair flying in the air...it’s an appetite killer. I can’t take my child anywhere bc she is allergic to them. Also the waitress was touching and petting it then taking orders and delivering food😱I’m shook.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Atmosphere: nice, rustic Lots of outdoor seating during Covid Food: Chicken Caesar salad just the way I like it!! My friend’s French dip looked amazing Service: just right!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 22, 2020

Food was ok. If you like listening to white hate music while in the bathroom, this is your place. Literally, cuss words and everything, stating white people are trust fund babies etc etc. Will not go back there again. PS. Not a trust fund baby.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

My friend and I went here after testing golf clubs nearby. Cool set up with hight top tables and a bar inside with dining as well outside. I had the meatball appetizer along with a side of mac and cheese. My friend had the steak...nachos. The meatballs were Angus beef which was good, but the marinara sauce on top lacked flavor. The mac and cheese was runny and had zero flavor. Hard to imagine with mac and cheese. My friends nachos were a little over cooked, with burnt chips and not enough steak. The beer selection was something to be desired, both on tap and in bottles. Maybe we didnt order their best dishes but the place has promise if the food had a little more to be desired and the beer menu was more diverse.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Busy place. Friendly service. Varied menu with a reasonable wine list, especially the house red. Fresh and enjoyable salad. Try the beet. Maybe have a pizza. Worth a return.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Excellent variety of food and gluten free options, including pizza crust made with cauliflower. (Fabulous!). No problems with special requests for picky eaters, as well. Food was amazing and beautifully presented. Service was excellent. Amazing Happy Hour menu and prices 4-6pm, and easier to get...in then. They do not take reservations.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020

Wonderful evening dinner at Rooster Creek. The staff was attentive the food very good. The atmosphere was very comfortable.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Response from DrZ63 | Reviewed this property |
I'd let the manager or chef at the restaurant know how much you liked their food and they might share with you. Best,
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I would say nice casual. It can get busy especially on weekend, but honestly I would just call and see what their reservation policy is. Can't hurt.
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Rooster Creek Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4