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Old San Luis BBQ Co

San Luis Obispo, California

Old San Luis BBQ Co logo

Old San Luis BBQ Co

San Luis Obispo, California


Reviews (23)

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Teresa Marshall

23 May 2019

I visited from New Zealand over christmas 2018 and absolutely loved it! Had dinner here on a thursday night during the farmers market and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food was just as I expected, tasted so good! Loved the atmosphere too, staff were really friendly. Great restaurant, highly recommend! Will definitely go back next time I visit SLO. More...


Mike Noga

7 May 2019

Simply amazing! The food takes great at 1am! TriTip all the way to go!


Giustizia Tower

30 April 2019

Love this low key place for a good old Santa Maria BBQ Tri tips. What a lovely place for a unpretentious bite to eat in downtown SLO.


Robby Donaldson

28 April 2019

Best tri tip sandwiches in town. Bbq sauce and fries with it are a must. The home made strawberry lemonade is the cherry on top.


Mr Toad's Wild Ride

28 April 2019

Truly a cut above. The corn pie is magnificent and the Tri tip and pork sliders are to die for. Best BBQ on the central coast!


Karla Echenique

29 March 2019

BBQ good enough (great actually) to stand on it's own! No bbq sauce required. Sides are also delicious. And that Tap Rooom.... winner!


Thomas Elkins

27 February 2019

What a great meal! Reasonably priced. Food was really good. I got the beans as a side and but I would probably rather of had the corn pie (GF). Sounds crazy but the food was great and the service even better.I highly recommend this place if you're in the area and want a comfortable place to eat at. They also have a wall of beer on tap. Neat place. More...


Les Wright

28 January 2019

I have to say - this was one strange dining experience. You walk in and are greeted by a huge taxidermy bison and then into the main dining area where there are lots more "stuffed animals" - If that's not your thing - avoid this place at all costs. We were seated and before my dining companion returned from the restroom the waitress arrived with a huge cast iron pot of beef soup/stew and a bowl of beans. (My vegetarian dining companion was bummed that there wasn't just a little something for him as even the beans had meat in them). The beef soup/stew was pretty yummy and I could have filled up on that and on the salad that came with my dinner alone. I did order the Strip Steak combo meal and the steak was VERY VERY good - great char and smokey flavor, perfectly cooked medium rare + which is why I am giving this place 4 starts - a great steak is a good thing to get you on your drive to LA. The dinner came with some veggies and skillet fried potatoes and onions. My veggie friend had a dinner salad, baked potato and this huge cast iron skillet of nicely cooked veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots and yellow squash) - no way one person could eat all those veggies in one sitting. Besides the steak - the best part of this meal was the amazing hash I made for breakfast the next day with the left over potatoes, veggies and steak topped with poached eggs. Oh - and the dinner comes with a root-beer float (or aperitif) - no other choices - go figure - told you this place was strange. I honestly kinda wish I could've just had the salad, totally yummy perfectly cooked steak and a baked potato and skipped all the other stuff. Oh well. More...


Karena Lindstrom

29 November 2018

Good food, great flavor. The corn pie is especially nice. The portions are small though, so it seems a bit overpriced. The BBQ at Firestone, which is just down the street, is better and you get more bang for your buck. The seating area at this place is ok, nothing special. There is an arcade game inside which is fun. They also have a pour-your-own tap system along the back wall which is interesting. There are about 40 or so beers/ciders (only a couple ciders, but still, cool!) on tap. Good service. Overall worth checking out. More...


Steven Junio

6 July 2018

The fries here are really good. I got the tri-tip sandwich and that was good too. The staff was friendly and I have no complaints with the decor and whatnot. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. I recommend giving this place for some solis BBQ More...


Justin Archer

1 July 2018

Excellent selection of self serve beers. You won't find your average taps here. Hopefully they keep the rotating handles, rotating. The food was average BBQ. It's good, but nothing that made me want to come back for more. The beer selection however, did. More...


Jarred Soliz

13 June 2018

Much better tritip sandwich than Firestone's in my opinion. Solid beer selection. I little pricey for the portion. Definitely worth a shot.


Elizabeth Bantugan

10 May 2018

great alternative to the famous Firestone bbq! order your food at the window, and you can get a card to track your drinks from. the self-serve beer wall. Also, order the corn pie! More...


Jennifer Castillo-Nunez

2 May 2018

Nice lunch stop. You order at walk up window outside, but can pick up order inside to eat. Outside seating is somewhat shaded. Had the pulled pork sandwich, tri-tip sandwich and the apple-cucumber coleslaw. Meats were tender, moist and very well seasoned. Priced well for the location (central coast college town). Close walking distance to mission, and if you are a shopper you are in the heart of everything. Looking forward to next trip to stop again. More...


Daniel Cone

26 April 2018

Delicious food no matter what you get. Easy to order and lots of room right by the beautiful creek and murmur of downtown SLO. Also 42 beers on tap many if not all are local, and it's self serve, can it get better? Kid friendly as well and great views and open seating/ space. I would definitely recommend if you are visiting the area or looking for quick but great food that's not junk. Walking distance from all downtown areas and parking usually not too bad for the part of town that it is. Perfect for a date without the kids. More...


Harry Criswell

20 April 2018

Unique college town BBQ. Popular busy for lunch and dinner. Great veggie salad for a meat focused restaurant. Some outdoor seating available. Rustic looking building design.


Amy Moffatt

20 March 2018

I enjoy their food so much!! The employees are also friendly and helpful. The taproom has a great selection. I feel like I can bring my kids here and not be judged if they make some noise (regular, healthy, kid noise) while we eat and play games. We love to bring family from out of town here too-they always enjoy the food and atmosphere too. More...


Oscar Stagel

12 March 2018

Better than I expected. Great fries and tri tip sandwich. Friendly service


jason hancock

16 February 2018

The tri tip sandwich was outstanding even for a Texas boy. They dont have sweet tea though. The cornbread and beans were high class as well.


Benjamin McCreath

28 January 2018

I had a very good tri tip sandwich. Service was fast and friendly, with both indoor and outdoor seating bring equally attractive. The meat was cooked perfectly and sauce was offered on the side. More...


Ili Silva

3 December 2017

The food was incredible and delicious. Please try their corn bread you will not regret it. I went on a Sunday at 11:00 am when they opened. Park right next to it in the parking lot didn’t have to pay the meter because it’s free before 1:00pm. Order the Pit Plate they gave me three big pieces of trip. The garlic bread was perfect finished all my fries. Had to order and extra side of corn bread and also order a root beer float. So good so worth it. More...


TerraNova Technologies

3 December 2017

Such an awesome BBQ joint! Definitely one of the very best on the California Central Coast. That pulled pork is perfect... a little too perfect. Their new tap room has 48+ taps for beer, wine and hard cider. The tap system is a cool new Self Serve system which is a fantastic experience for nearly anyone. New brews on tap every week keeps me coming back to see what's new. More...


Allison Wright

26 November 2017

Amazing place! A little confusing at first where to order, sit, get food. I ordered a chicken slider and a pork slider. They were amazing. I don't know what kind of roll they use for them but it was AMAZING!!! The strawberry lemonade was also very good! My husband got beer here and he LOVED their beer system where you get a card and it measures how much you pour yourself then you pay for exactly that amount. More...

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