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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“If you're here during Monarch migration this is an epic place to view mass amounts of monarch butterflies in the eucalyptus trees.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you need it, they have it. A collection of great shops from Nike to Levi. They feature kids, teen, adult clothing and shoes, kitchen wear, and even an "As Seen On TV" store. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“If you like good steak, this is a must visit! Even with a reservation you will wait at least 30min for a table. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious, world famous clam chowder and more!! They even fry twinkies and snickers bars for an unusual dessert. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Theatre
“So so fun !!! Don’t miss this ! Great live theater comedy food drinks this may be the highlight of your trip ”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious farm-to-table food offerings, great happy hour, and great service!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice happening place in Arroyo Grande village. Good food and great big bar. Fun place, out door dining also. Check it out, walk around town. Be sure to check out the roosters in the parking lot/park in back! also the Swinging Bridge.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The food is great with some awesome cocktails. Our fave cocktail is the Strawberry Basil Lemon Drop.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach
“The famous Oceano Dunes is the most popular destination in central coast, ATV riding is about $80-$100 for 3 hours. Call early for reservation on weekend, fewer people on weekdays. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Supermarket for groceries, produce, deli items, personal care, home goods, etc.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pier
“The Pismo Pier is a nice stroll, with a beautiful view. The downtown area nearby has cute beachy shops and restaurants. A great place to watch the sunset!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Winery
“Nestled halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Edna Valley Vineyard is the jewel of California’s Central Coast. Just five miles from the Pacific Ocean, constant refreshing breezes and warm sunshine create the longest growing season in California. For more than three decades, Edna Valley Vineyard has been dedicated to producing a grape that grows best in this long, cool growing season: Chardonnay. Today, Edna Valley Vineyard offers a portfolio of balanced, food-friendly wines. Enjoy a taste of Edna Valley Vineyard wine at the iconic tasting room or with a great meal shared with family and friends.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fun place, good 805 beer, etc. good bar food. Has music on certain days. Close by Try the pretzel for appetizer!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar, music and drinks. Pismo Beach. Trolley runs in Summer, otherwise about 10 min drive”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“If sugar is your thing, don’t have to wait for the fair for the best cinnamon rolls on the west coast and only a block to the beach. Grab to go and watch the surfers”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is probably the most recommended restaurant in the area. Little on the pricier side. Check the menu first online.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“If you like good steak, this is a must visit! Even with a reservation you will wait at least 30min for a table. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious, world famous clam chowder and more!! They even fry twinkies and snickers bars for an unusual dessert. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Delicious farm-to-table food offerings, great happy hour, and great service!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice happening place in Arroyo Grande village. Good food and great big bar. Fun place, out door dining also. Check it out, walk around town. Be sure to check out the roosters in the parking lot/park in back! also the Swinging Bridge.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The food is great with some awesome cocktails. Our fave cocktail is the Strawberry Basil Lemon Drop.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun place, good 805 beer, etc. good bar food. Has music on certain days. Close by Try the pretzel for appetizer!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Mexican food. Popular place can have very long wait times on weekends. Might be worth it for their chips & salsa and chicken mole enchiladas. Even better, order to-go. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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