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4 Local Hot Spots To Try

Big Al’s

Big Al's at the Beach is a unique coffee & shave ice shop offering local organic coffee, Italian espresso, iced and cold beverages, teas, organic juices, and healthy snack options. You definitely want to try their Shave Ice, offering many flavors and a taste like no other shave ice! They also have an assortment of toys and gifts. Check them out in the Landing building in downtown Avila just off the promenade.

445 1st Street Avila Beach, CA 93424

(805) 441-2770



If you’re looking for delicious gourmet pizza and maybe some refreshing cold craft brew, Woodstock's Pizza is the place to go. Customize your pizza any way you like it with gourmet sauces, toppings and whole wheat or gluten-free crusts! They also have vegetarian and vegan options. Whether you're looking for a family friendly location, a place to watch sports or a fun atmosphere, you can find it at Woodstock's Pizza. And don’t forget to try their legendary cheesy WildeBread or sugary CinnaBread.

1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401



Old Slo BBQ Co. specializes in authentic Santa Maria-style cuisine and many of the family recipes date back nearly a century. All meat is grilled over a red oak BBQ and the Tri-Tip is hand-trimmed, Angus Beef. They use locally farmed, organic vegetables and locally-sourced artisan sausages from Cattaneo Bros. In addition to Tri-Tip, Chicken, or Linguica sandwiches, they also have salads, delicious side dishes, and family-style meals. And if craft beers or wine is what you’re looking for, they have that, too, with over 46 different beers and wines!

670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 285-2473


Beda’s Biergarten

Beda’s Biergarten is a German restaurant here, on the beautiful Central Coast with authentic German food from the Lower Rhein area and imported German beers. It’s a place where you can be sure to enjoy yourself and always meet friends and family for a good time and even make new friends!

3230 Broad St #130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 439-2729


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