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Guest House Grill

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8783 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
(805) 460-0193
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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San francisco
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Friendly waitress. outside seating. also got lucky with 2 for 1 steak dinner. wore shorts and casual clothing which was welcome. Easy to access from the freeway.

Thank Kelliebeale
Atascadero, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really sad experience for our grad. We were told we could have a table for an hour and ten minutes only as a reserved party was due in at that time. We agreed as that seemed reasonable for our small party of three. The problem was the kitchen couldn't accommodate the plan. One of us got his meal and... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a busy tavern in a shopping center right off the 101 freeway in Atascadero. We didn't have a reservation so we had a bit of a wait for a table, but everyone from the host to the waitress and the bartender were fast, friendly and professional to us. We all had burgers and salads - portions were huge,... More 

Thank RidingwithJim
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193 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some towns just have restaurants where the people and the staff just make you feel good that you came in. The city of Atascadero and Guest house grill is one of these places. From the time you walk in til the time you leave the staff make you feel good about coming in. The menu is not over ambitious but... More 

Thank Jedimasterkush
Atascadero, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got seated at 6:00pm and we did not get a drink order for 20 mins. We were seated outside because they would not take a reservation for 12 people. It was extremely hot outside and we had to ask for ice multiply times. When we order the special prime rib, we were told later that they only had 2... More 

Thank paulawon
Huntsville, Texas
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134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I came here after trying another place earlier. What a terrific difference. The staff was very friendly. Mike the bartender was polite, fast and a great bartender. I sat at the bar and was immediately served. I met a couple of locals and we had a pretty good conversation. The Burger was terrific. The beer was a very good local... More 

Thank Dale K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Guest House Grill was recommended by the late afternoon desk clerk @ Holiday Inn in Atascadero. My hanger steak salad was excellent, good wine selection and friendly patrons. I would return.

Thank Susan C
San Luis Obispo, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

They were extremely busy. Had a big party on the patio. The service was still good and the food was good to. My only complaint was the crème burlee. I love that for dessert and it was awful. I have always finished it, but not this time. Even my daughter said it was awful.

Thank TERI S
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were not expecting to find such a great restaurant during our stay in Atascadero. Located in a strip center this charming well appointed gem is tucked away off the street. Luckily our hotel told us where to get a great steak. David, the owner/manager was on top of everything at all times. The bartender, Trevor, made a special drink... More 

Thank ninad42
Clayton, California
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519 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We dropped in here on a late afternoon at the end of a day of driving and found this to be a nice place to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. And the meal was good. I had the ribeye steak (which wasn't on the lunch menu but they accommodated my request) and it was quite satisfying. And the salad... More 

Thank Dale W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8783 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero
  • Phone Number: (805) 460-0193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?