The Central Coast Restaurants

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Linn's Restaurant

  • $$$
  • American

Homemade olallieberry pies, soups, potpies, and other farmhouse comfort foods share the menu at this spacious East Village restaurant...

Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe

  • $$$
  • American

Part wine store and part social hub, this café focuses on wine-friendly fish, pasta, and meat dishes, plus salads, pizzas, and burgers.

McPhee's Grill

  • $$$$
  • American

Just south of Paso Robles in tiny Templeton, this casual chophouse in an 1860s wood-frame storefront serves sophisticated, contemporary...

Nepenthe

  • $$$$
  • American

It may be that no other restaurant between San Francisco and Los Angeles has a better coastal view than Nepenthe, named for an opiate...

Palace Grill

  • $$$
  • American

Mardi Gras energy, team-style service, lively music, and great Cajun, creole, and Caribbean food have made the Palace a Santa Barbara...

Root 246

  • $$$$
  • American

This chic restaurant's chefs tap local purveyors and shop for organic ingredients at farmers' markets before deciding on the day's menu.

Sidecar

  • $$
  • American

Sidecar serves farm-fresh meals and small plates along with inventive cocktails and 16 beers on tap, most of them local. Burger patties...

Sides Hardware & Shoes: A Brothers Restaurant

  • $$$
  • American

Inside a historic storefront they renovated, brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols serve comfort food prepared with panache. The Kobe-style...

Sierra Mar

  • $$$$
  • American

At cliff's edge 1,200 feet above the Pacific at the ultrachic Post Ranch Inn, Sierra Mar serves cutting-edge American cuisine made from...

Succulent Café

  • $$$
  • American

Locals flock to this cozy café for its comfort cuisine and regional wines and craft beers. Order at the counter, and staffers will deliver...

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