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Best Central Coast, CA Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in California's Central Coast.

Beach Burger American
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Beach Burger, Oceano, CA 325 Pier Ave.
Oceano, CA 93445

Burgers are the star at this tiny beachside spot. More...

Big Sky Cafe Contemporary
12/20
1121 Broad St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Menu
Relaxed café serving everything from American comfort food to approachable ethnic cuisine, all with an emphasis on fresh, market ingredients. More...

Bon Temps Creole Cafe Cajun
12/20
1000 Olive St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Menu
Bon Temps serves Creole food at near coffee shop prices. More...

Cafe Roma Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Cafe Roma, San Luis Obispo, CA 1819 Osos St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Traditional dining and authentic Italian cuisine. More...

Fundaro's Foodstream Sandwiches
Quick Bite
Locations vary
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Eclectic fare that’s a cut above offered via a vintage Airstream trailer. More...

Mandarin Gourmet Chinese
12/20
1316 Madonna Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Menu
Expect authentic Chinese and Vietnamese flavors from the extensive menu. More...

Odyssey World Cafe American
Quick Bite
1214 Pine St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Menu
Expect big flavors and an eclectic menu at this comfortable, bistro-style gathering spot. More...

Pappy McGregor’s Pub & Grill Pub
13/20
1122 Pine St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Menu
You don’t have to be Irish to have fun at this Paso Robles pub, and the menu is better than you might expect. More...

Thai Elephant Restaurant Thai
13/20
7320 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422
Menu
A classic Thai spot with hearty vegetarian options. More...

Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant Seafood
12/20
1245 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442

Perched waterside in Morro Bay, operated by a longtime fishing family, and serving nothing but the freshest catch. More...


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