Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Best Restaurants
in Central Coast, CA

Enjoy oak-fired pizzas at Full of Life Flatbread on California's Central Coast


The dining scene of California's Central Coast presents a wide range of restaurants in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and Shell Beach. Whether you are looking for the highest-rated restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, you can follow these top 10 Central Coast restaurant lists. Here you can discover the best restaurants in Central Coast, CA, in a variety of categories.


TOP 10 CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANT LISTS

Thomas Hill Organics, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Brunch Restaurants in Central Coast, CA

Brunch

Romantic


Top Food Ratings

Best Views

Wine Lists



BEST CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

Enjoy a meal on the patio of Luna Red, one of the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Central Coast, CA

With so many great restaurants on California's Central Coast, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best steakhouses and more.

Barbecue

Brunch

Cheap Eats

Heart-Healthy


Outdoor Dining

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST
HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Mother's Day brunch. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Mother's Day

Valentine's Day



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.