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AJ Spurs is great for families and steaks

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, May 29, 2021, In : Restaurants 
I had been eyeing AJ Spurs off the 101 highway exit in Grover Beach for years but just never had the opportunity to dine there. It's pricey and like a type of place for a special occasion. Earlier this month, we've finally went!

We've actually dined at the AJ Spurs in Buellton before we dined at this Grover Beach location. The decor is similar but I feel like maybe this place feels much bigger! The parking situation is much easier.

My collage below is a collection of photos taken by me at AJ Sp...
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Dutch Bros Review in Arroyo Grande

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, In : Restaurants 
Located on the same side of the Starbucks on Grand Ave., Dutch Bros is a refreshing alternative for getting coffee. The high-spirited staff will get you excited as you're greeted for ordering coffee with their mobile device! 
picture of Dutch Bros coffee from Arroyo Grande
The lines can get long but there were two lanes when I arrived yesterday in the drive-thru. There were four ladies walking around getting orders so it made the process of ordering so efficient and fast. If you don't know what you're going to order when one of them gets to...
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Robin's Restaurant in Cambria

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Saturday, July 25, 2020, In : Restaurants 

We drove to Cambria earlier this week to enjoy some sightseeing in our county. We live in the South County part of San Luis Obispo County so driving to the North County part is a nice change. 

With the Covid-19 pandemic causing a second round of closures for San Luis Obispo County, many restaurants with patios and outdoor dining spaces are more popular since indoor dining is not allowed at this time. We went to Robin's Restaurant in Cambria to enjoy a very nice lunch in their garden dining ar...
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Tropical Hawaiian BBQ Arroyo Grande Review

Posted by on Saturday, February 15, 2020, In : Restaurants 
Yesterday, on Valentine's Day, we decided to try out the new Hawaiian restaurant in Arroyo Grande called Tropical Hawaiian BBQ. It's located in the same shopping center as another Hawaiian place that serves coffee and food called Red Dirt Coffee House. They are not the same owners, however.

I'm happy to say that Tropical Hawaiian BBQ is exactly what I think a Hawaiian restaurant would be like. The menu includes katsu chicken, loco moco, kalbi ribs and other Hawaiian entrees. I ordered the Dail...
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The Rooftop at Inn at the Pier Hotel in Pismo Beach

Posted by on Monday, July 15, 2019, In : Restaurants 
A dear friend from the Bay Area came down and visited me. I wanted to take her to a special place where a successful yuppie like her would appreciate. After some research online, I decided to take her to The Rooftop at Inn at the Pier hotel in Pismo Beach that overlooks the pier and ocean. It was absolutely the right pick!

The entrance to the hotel took a bit of time to figure out because it's on the opposite end of the beach parking lot. However, once we got on the property, I instantly fel...
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Ventana Grill Panoramic Beach and Cliff Views

Posted by on Friday, July 12, 2019, In : Restaurants 
 (Photo taken at Ventana Grill by
Before my family and I moved to the San Luis Obispo area, my husband was raving about the dinner spot that his company took him after his final interview. They had flown him from South Carolina, where we had lived, to come to San Luis Obispo for this new job opportunity. It didn't take him long after that to make his decision. He wanted to move here and be able to see this panoramic view with me. 

We had moved here in January 2019 so it ha...
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Street Food Finds in SLO

Posted by on Friday, June 21, 2019, In : Restaurants 
There is just something really refreshing about street food that makes eating out so exciting. Although street food is illegal around here, like you know bringing out your pots of food and selling it on the corner of a street type, the many city-run farmers markets around San Luis Obispo area and the authentic little restaurant stands give the very same exciting feel.

You get to eat out on the streets or buy it and take it home while it's still piping hot. Here some of the great street food fi...
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Places with Boba in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, In : Restaurants 
Lucky for SLO residents and tourists, there are many places that sell boba! Some of them are dedicated tea shops while others are donut shops or restaurants. Check out these boba places visited by 

Sweetie Cup Tea House
Located in downtown SLO on Churro Street is a true tea house with wifi and the works.

They also have ice cream, mochi and wontons!

This place is boba done right! It's high quality and our top choice for boba. Address: 1118 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93...
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Recommended Asian food in SLO County

Posted by on Monday, January 14, 2019, In : Restaurants 
Mee Low Heng Noodle House - Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, Mee Low Heng serves noodle soups and stir fry noodles.
Try their dumplings as an appetizer. They put it in a hot and sour sauce that's delicious! The place is small but the building is uniquely 2 stories and reminds me of the medieval Chinese era. Many order take out as well. Address: 815 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Fay's Fusion - Located in Pismo Beach, near the Pier, is a boba shop called Fay's Fusion. This place is legit...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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