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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.
American Restaurant
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“I've eaten here for over 25 years (wow) and they consistently offer a great experience and delicious variety of locally grown food! I often hike at Fiscalini Ranch and then head here for lunch.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This restaurant overlooks moonstone beach. It is so quaint and lovely. You can sit at the bar with a glass of wine and watch the chefs prepare your oysters in the half shell and cook your meal ...right in front of you. It is really quite an experience! The seafood, pasta, salads, soups and appetizers are all amazing. No reservations are available...there may be a line of 30 people before they open up at 5:30. Make sure and bring cash as they don't take cards.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing pies here. In quirky Cambria where there are plenty of shops to explore. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful nature walk with really close up views of the ocean below the bluffs. There are homemade artistic benches where you can sit and chat or open your picnic lunch. You may see Sea Otters, Seals, Pelicans, Seagulls, Egrets, other sea life, bob cats, coyotes, and lots of happy dogs with their owners.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Famous for its dramatic coastline and breathtaking views Near iconic restaurants if you get hungry.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Here you will find a gourmet treat with food made from scratch. Lunch and dinner are both great and the wait staff are really friendly. I love their salads and their seafood bisque is truly amazing. They will do so much to try and make you happy.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic experience. Watch the sun set over the pacific. Food is tasty and they have local wine.”
  • 12 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“This extension of Firestone Restaurant in San Luis Obispo is your go to for a famous Central Coast Tri Tip Sandwich. Their salads are also very tasty. If you want to stick to a hamburger, be sure to get it with those famous French fries. The dress code is casual.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoy tasty appetizers and great music from local artists. Dance the night away on Friday or Saturday nights.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Really cool grounds to walk around, using all re-purposed materials. There's a market/deli, and upstairs there's a bar and restaurant. All with a view!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Moonstone Beach in Cambria is lovely and they also offer a boardwalk along the coast as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I love this place because of the quaint atmosphere , the grassfed/organic burgers and meatloaf sandwiches. There is a cute patio out back and also seating outside in the front. Inside there are cozy antique tables and rustic atmosphere.. I haven't had anything I didn't like and the sandwiches are so plentiful! They are open from 11am to 4pm.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Chef Owner/Operated restaurant. Menu is small but but something special for everyone (Steak/Seafood/Chicken). Great wine list.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“Cambria's own Whole Foods. Locally owned and operated, this place has everything holistic and healthy. Farm fresh organic veggies and produce. vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian grocery options, and a great Deli in the back open from 8-4”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
“Make sure you have enough time when you stop by this magical and creative shop. Hats off to creative shopping.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“I've eaten here for over 25 years (wow) and they consistently offer a great experience and delicious variety of locally grown food! I often hike at Fiscalini Ranch and then head here for lunch.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This restaurant overlooks moonstone beach. It is so quaint and lovely. You can sit at the bar with a glass of wine and watch the chefs prepare your oysters in the half shell and cook your meal ...right in front of you. It is really quite an experience! The seafood, pasta, salads, soups and appetizers are all amazing. No reservations are available...there may be a line of 30 people before they open up at 5:30. Make sure and bring cash as they don't take cards.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing pies here. In quirky Cambria where there are plenty of shops to explore. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Here you will find a gourmet treat with food made from scratch. Lunch and dinner are both great and the wait staff are really friendly. I love their salads and their seafood bisque is truly amazing. They will do so much to try and make you happy.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic experience. Watch the sun set over the pacific. Food is tasty and they have local wine.”
  • 12 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“This extension of Firestone Restaurant in San Luis Obispo is your go to for a famous Central Coast Tri Tip Sandwich. Their salads are also very tasty. If you want to stick to a hamburger, be sure to get it with those famous French fries. The dress code is casual.”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Enjoy tasty appetizers and great music from local artists. Dance the night away on Friday or Saturday nights.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Really cool grounds to walk around, using all re-purposed materials. There's a market/deli, and upstairs there's a bar and restaurant. All with a view!”
  • 6 locals recommend

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