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“Great burgers”
Review of Mother's Tavern

Mother's Tavern
Ranked #24 of 316 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.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

My wife and I recently ate here and loved the burgers. They're Angus beef and I believe they might have been a third of a pound, a good size. Plus the cheeses, toppings and breads for the buns are a nice selection you don't always get with burgers like mozarella, portabella mushrooms, sprouts, garlic bread or ciabatta to name just a few choices.
Unfortunately for my wife who is allergic to Gluten, all of their fries are battered. This is one of the only places she can't eat fries, so we'll hope they make changes to that eventually, as the fries were very good but surprisingly don't come with the burgers. Had to order them separately.
We liked the high ceilings (18 feet?) and woodwork around the bar. The Happy Hour menu is great with plenty of food apps and drinks on special. They also have a nice area upstairs for eating or bands in the evenings.
We enjoyed it and will be back, but not after trying some other burger places in SLO.

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Thank JasonMatthews67
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Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Mother's is one of our favorite places to hang out in downtown SLO; we especially enjoy Happy Hour-the nachos or sweet potato fries are especially good & for a full meal, you can't beat their burgers! If you have a large group, go upstairs & relax in a comfy setting....we've been coming here for years & this us "a go to" place when in town.

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Thank cdenoi
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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?

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Thank Michelle B
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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.

Thank bloren3433
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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.

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Thank HumesHigh
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