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1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
+1 805-545-5401
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Bakersfield, California
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351 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place and keep going back. This trip was for a quick, small lunch. I had the vegetarian chili and my wife had the mushroom soup. We split a garden greens house salad with roasted pecans and walnuts on top, along with a great vinaigrette dressing. Everything was excellent. Our service was prompt and friendly. The ambiance is... More 

Thank Jon R
Palo Alto, CA
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten both breakfast and dinner at Big Sky Cafe on separate dates. The breakfast selection was terrific - I especially enjoyed the bacon, blue cheese and apple omelet - highly recommended!

Thank 13AnnD13
Level Contributor
59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked for a restaurant that had plenty of salads/vegetable options and was family friendly. This restaurant fit the bill. Our food was reasonably tasty, although I was somewhat disappointed by the vegetable pot pie. There was no wait on a Saturday night at ~6pm.

Thank S K
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Sky is an awesome restaurant. They serve fresh, locally produced food in a comfortable atmosphere. I always suggest it to out-of-town visitors.

Thank Elise W
Tappahannock, Virginia
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710 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends selected Big Sky for lunch meeting and we turned up early, put out name on the list, walked around downtown SLO and returned at the appointed time to be graciously seated by our amiable host. Service was slower due to lunch time crush but that was fine by us as we had so much to catch up on.... More 

Thank northernneckinn
Newcastle, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent menu offerings! Lots to choose from without being overwhelming. Definitely a locals/tourists favorite!

Thank Bambrosia
Three Rivers, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of choices, everything was well prepared. The coffee cake and corn muffin basket was a delightful treat.

Thank KH333
Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed dinner in this busy restaurant. The town farmers market and street barbecue was happening and this place was still busy. Three of us ate a mix of vegan, vegetarian and "I like everything" and we were all pleased with our meals. Service was good. Gluten free was available. Very enjoyable.

Thank Mariann K
Lancaster, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a wonderful salad and flat bread with humus. The salad was very good and the flat bread with humus was amazing! Definately would love to go back.!

Thank Pam W
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Oh my the service was excellent and the food even better. I had one of the rice bowls with lemongrass and mint. So good. My husband had the Ruben which he thought was good but not the best he had ever had. We will be back. Three outside tables on a beautiful day and easy to stay gluten free.

Thank Kristen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-5401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?