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“Great happy hour, great location”
Review of Mother's Tavern

Mother's Tavern
Ranked #15 of 302 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mother's Tavern is a full service, family friendly restaurant that takes a classic, yet modern approach to historic downtown San Luis Obispo. We offer gourmet burgers, craft brews and top shelf custom cocktails. A great place to catch up with some old friends or meet some new ones while watching your favorite sporting events and enjoying a great meal. Mother's Tavern features a private lounge and we offer both on and off site catering services.
Long Beach, California
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great happy hour, great location”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We dined here one evening to use a Restaurant.com coupon I purchased a while back. Even though the coupon was not recent (it had no expiration date), the manager gladly accepted it. We were just in time for happy hour and enjoyed a couple of craft beers for a mere $3 each. Although we were alone in the restaurant, we waited quite a while for someone to bring menus. My husband even got up and brought them over himself :( The food server was STILL serve! It's a good thing the beer was so good.

That being said, we ordered a shrimp quesadilla as an appetizer, jambalaya and to be honest, I can't remember the 2nd entree. The food was good-fair, the beer was great, the bartender was very friendly, the service was mediocre. We will probably go back, but just for happy hour. Sliders and $3 craft pints -- what else do we need?

  • Visited November 2012
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Local Tavern”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

College kids and locals like this joint. Worth seeing. Various entertainment; average food; great place to dance. Downtown San Luis Obispo - walkable to any place in town.

Visited February 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food and sports”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

First visit to SLO, and this was a pleasant surprise. Downtown had a festival, and we just wanted to watch sports, couldn't get in Firestone Grill. But this place was better, not a sports bar per se, but good food, good price, lots of TV's, good service. Very positive experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank HumesHigh
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Avila Beach, Ca.
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118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“MO - TAV Happy Hour is the Best”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Mon. - Fri. 4 - 6 p.m. Very good marked down drinks and draft beer and amazing $2 appetizers such as delicious sliders (2 - good sized too!), onion rings (large, delicious order). For downtown, this is our favorite Happy Hour venue. Come on a Thursday and then you can attend the Farmer's Market which begins at 6 p.m.

Visited September 2012
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Thank AndiamoBrian
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I had lunch at this place. The staff was friendly the food was average good. Perhaps, it would have been more memorable if they were not about to close for a private event. The sweet potato fries were ok and the mushroom burger was good.

Visited August 2012
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Thank KTITA
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