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Central Coast, CA Best Value Restaurants

Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out GAYOT's Best Value Restaurants that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.

Apple Farm American
Apple Farm Inn
2015 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Farm-to-table seasonal menus of American comfort food, served up amid kitschy-country décor. More...

Bell Street Farm California
Quick Bite
406 Bell St.
Los Alamos, CA 93440

Farm-to-table cuisine served with classy, small-town warmth in wine country. More...

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

F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House American
750 Mattie Rd.
Shell Beach, CA 93449
Enjoy hearty meals centered around oak-grilled meats at this casual cowboy-themed dinner house. More...

The Grill at Hunter Ranch American
Hunter Ranch Golf Course
4041 E. Hwy. 46
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Above par (in a good way) golf course fare in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. More...

Indigo Moon California
1980 Main St.
Cambria, CA 93428
Café/cheese store/wine bar located in the heart of Cambria. More...

Oasis Moroccan
675 Higuera St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Delight in authentic Mediterranean flavors, especially those of Morocco, in this casual downtown eatery. More...

Pappy McGregor’s Pub & Grill Pub
1122 Pine St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
The name is more Irish than the menu, but this pub food is better than you might expect. More...

Schooners Wharf American
Dining Room at Schooners Wharf, Cayucos, CA 171 N. Ocean Ave.
Cayucos, CA 93430

A casual neighborhood spot with views from the upstairs patio and bar. More...

Tanner Jacks Steakhouse
Dining Room at Tanner Jacks, Arroyo Grande, CA 2796 S. Halcyon Rd.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
This family-friendly eatery offers comfort food and barbecue with a smokin’ attitude. More...

Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant Seafood
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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