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“Not worth the wait”

Louisa's Place Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 304 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Our family of 4 ate breakfast at Louisa's Place in San Luis Obispo on a foggy, Sunday morning. We arrived around 9:30 and were told the wait would be 30-45 minutes. We waited 1 1/2 hours! I guess part of the problem is the restaurant is VERY small. Unless you wish to dine at the counter (first come, first serve, please stand behind the patron and wait your turn), there are only 3 tables for 4, 2 tables for 3, 1 table for 2. I guess you can also "call ahead" and jump the line, as well.
After the long, cold wait, the food was just okay. The portions were large, but really, nothing special about the omelette. Too bad, because there aren't many places open for breakfast in downtown SLO.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'd been told that this was the best breakfast in SLO. The crowds outside the small establishment seemed to reinforce this. The owner runs a very busy operation with aplomb, and is the proper degree of personable. The kitchen staff hums along at a solid clip and the waitstaff is very competent. The menu is extensive. But the portions are unnecessarily large, and the food itself is just okay. I appreciate that the maple syrup appears to be genuine, which is unusual. Otherwise, this is pedestrian breakfast fare and you may want to skip the wait for a standard meal.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you're looking for the ultimate breakfast experience in SLO, this is the place to go. We went there based on some locals' tip, and came out pleased (and fatter). Friendly female staff.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I have had both breakfast and lunch at this very casual and funky restaurant, and both are excellent. The servers actually listen to your requests and serve to your liking. The food is fresh and tasty and the portions are more than generous. We always end up taking half our food home for another meal the next day. It is not surprising that they are always busy! The service is wonderful, food is superb, the prices are a good value for what you get. I highly recommend this fun little restaurant for young and old and anyone inbetween!

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Went with family members that live in the area.

The food was way over priced for breakfast. The food was okay nothing outstanding, average for breakfast foods.

Very busy place, service was acceptable under how busy they are.

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