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Al Fresco Picnic

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225 McMurray Rd, Unit A, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Newport Beach
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing more to say here......sandwiches are truly great. Great service, too! And if they have it, go for the tri tip.

1 Thank OCDoc
Millbrae, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Paso Robles having found this place on Yelp. I am not a sandwich person but this was likely the best Turkey Avocado sandwich I've ever had. The turkey was so tender. Husband had the hot chicken breast sandwich with homemade bacon jam and it was to die for. The guys who run it... More 

1 Thank kns_6
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

I always stop in for a BLTA (BLT w/avocado, soooo good) when I am commuting on the 101 mid-day. Its right around the corner when you take the exit to Buellton. Very good food, never disappoints! They use really quality ingredients and I appreciate that. Friendly, down to earth service too. They have a "food truck" and cater as well:)

1 Thank K H
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

That's the restaurants name... Al Fresco Picnic. My problem is that I have no patience to wait until getting somewhere to enjoy their lunch menu. I'm a pastrami fan myself. The food is on many local professionals top choices for a working lunch and quiet atmosphere. You can eat inside the shop or outdoors on picnic benches provided by the... More 

1 Thank CaptainBusy
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Been here once for lunch. I was not sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. My husband had meatball sandwich and I had a turkey sandwich. They were both very tasty. The owner/cook provided great service.

1 Thank Linda R
Lompoc, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Service is a little erratic but pleasant. I think they're still getting started and they're doing a lot of catering. Food is far superior in quality and style compared to what you pay for, and a cut above even the other fine, specialty lunch shops in the area. I tried my girlfriend's pastrami sandwich and I've been wanting one for... More 

1 Thank Tom D
Santa Barbara, CA
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239 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is our local "go-to" place for sandwiches, meat/cheese plates, etc...for winestasting days. Its family owned and operated and the very best artisan cheeses and meats are utilized at a very fair price. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place.

1 Thank dlb0758
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is very under rated - It's hard to find & doesn't have much curb appeal at all but when you step inside it's another story. Great people run this place - sorta like talking to family but more importantly the food is great. I usually get a steak sandwhich or pulled pork along with one of their homemade... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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239 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We have had the sandwich plates as well as the meat and cheese plates here. Both are fantastic for a day of wine tasting or other exploring in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. They make everything to order using only the finest in meats and artisan cheeses and package it all up individually making the picnic break really easy. Love... More 

1 Thank dlb0758

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 McMurray Rd, Unit A, Buellton, CA 93427-9573
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-245-2864

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