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“Okay. Not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Louisa's Place Restaurant

Louisa's Place Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 301 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Okay. Not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stopped here for breakfast. We like diners and it looked like the perfect local spot. The staff was nice and helpful. However, the food was just "okay"; I know we could have made a better choice. The portions are HUGE. One order is enough to feed 3 people.

Visited January 2014
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sierra foothills CA
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awful!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

After we ordered it was 50 minutes to get served, the worst part was the breakfast potatoes come loaded in bell peppers. If you are gonna cook them that way call them southwest style or something. Warn your customers! I just wanted regular spuds, can't stand bell peppers, ruined everything on the plate.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sawdust444
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Folsom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not worth the wait”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FolsomCATraveler
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Miami, FL
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“What is the fuss about?”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank passportwilltravel
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Porto, Portugal
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great breakfast place”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rachella84
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