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Dan's Grub Shack

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El Camino Real, Kmart Shopping Center, Atascadero, CA
11:00 - 21:00
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Northfield, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here based on a Yelp review and were not disappointed at all. I don't usually expect great food at a strip mall but this was amazing. The chef takes a lot of care to get things right and the brisket sandwich, which we split, had so much flavor that I completely forgot where I was eating. This... More 

Thank Roger S
Atascadero, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, a little pricier than fast food but well worth the extra. Burgers are big and very tasty. Food is fresh and portions are great. Excellent stop for lunch even if you have to drive a bit.

Thank Ron S
Palo Alto, California
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316 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I love it when my burger is so juicy that I need multiple napkins! The accompanying fries were served hot and perfectly cooked. The service was friendly and very welcoming. What a great place!

Thank Sharon L
Kingsburg, California
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

They have the cutest MINI wrapped with their ads. Big family meal with my 5 folks from 5 to 86. They looked full but had a table for us in the back. We were happy to squeeze in. Big portions of comfort food reflecting all the cuisines the owners have experienced through their lives & travels. Mac&CheeseBurger. Actual Hawaiian inspired... More 

Thank Mokegrl
Atascadero, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is a hoot! All staff are so friendly and the food is varied and unique. Small, down-home type place.

Thank joeschwartzphotos
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

They said they were known for their Fish and Chips. I'd recommend a burger instead. The burgers were big and juicy and there were lots of options.The onion rings were also very good. It's a nice little local burger joint. We enjoyed it.

1 Thank anncrafton
Atascadero, California
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

seriously, how does this place survive with the stingy portions and very high prices? and almost next door to In N Out Burgers. another SLO county ripoff.

1 Thank S S
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you want some home style southern cooking and a full belly you can't go wrong at Dan's. I had a dish called the triple pig and it should come with lipitor but it sure is tasty. The fried okra is also good.

Thank Reggie A
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Very friendly service. Large menu. Lots of comfort food, and good beers on tap. Smoked pastrami sandwich was very tasty.

Thank haveabagel
Nipomo, California
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196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I were very impressed by the food in this restaurant. The Chili with pasta tasted like my own recipe, and the French Dip was perfect. A great place for lunch.

1 Thank Grognard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Camino Real, Kmart Shopping Center, Atascadero, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero
  • Phone Number: 805-464-2220
Awesome grub at a reasonable price. May be listed as Dan's the Grub Shack.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?