EXQUISITE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA DINING
A Plate to Please Every Palate in San Luis Obispo
Feed your appetite for adventure, relaxation and indulgence. Start your next getaway by enjoying a carefully crafted meal at one of the best restaurants in Central California, nestled just moments away from our properties. Marked by some of the freshest flavors available throughout the state, our region is known for delightful Central California fine dining opportunities. Whether you want to please your palate with one of California’s most highly-regarded wines or attend one of the many food festivals, we look forward to satisfying your cravings during your stay at Martin Resorts.
You'll quickly learn that Central California Coast dining is second to none. Our restaurants, whether located onsite at one of our hotels or in the surrounding vicinity, make the most of local ingredients to provide guests with an unforgettable experience to be treasured. Our blog will give you suggestions for the best romantic restaurants on the Central Coast and our staff's choices for the best places in Pismo Beach. Offering an assortment of cuisines in both casual and upscale settings, our favorite Central Coast restaurants make your vacation even more special.
- Custom House
- Fat Cats Cafe
- Olde Port Inn
- Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse
- Cattlemen's Lounge
- F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House
- Palazzo Giuseppe
- Splash Cafe
- Ventana Grill
The many culinary festivals of the Central Coast provide great ways to celebrate the delicious dishes native to our area every year. These annual events are favorites among residents and great ways for visitors to experience an abundance of the culinary scene here in a very short amount of time. There is a festival of every interest, from the Avocado & Margarita Festival in September to the Central Coast Oyster Festival in July, there is a way to enjoy every palate of Central Coast food!
- Pismo Beach Clam Festival
- Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival
- Harvest on the Central Coast
- BUBBLYFEST by the Sea
- San Luis Obispo Culinary Carnival
- SLO Craft Beer Festival
- Wine, Waves & Beyond
- SLO Greek Festival
- Taste of Pismo
- Mac and Cheese Festival
- Paso Robles Olive Festival
With more than 250 wineries and 32,000 acres of vineyards, this wine lover's playground has something for everyone. California Wine Country on the Central Coast is home to some of finest vineyards and wineries in the world, especially celebrated for Rhone and Zinfandel varietals and a unique production of fine Syrahs and Cabernets. By staying at one of the hotels in the Martin Resorts collection, you'll enjoy easy access to some of the best Central Coast wine tastings nearby. We'll also treat you to exclusive discounts, wine maps and more. In the north, Paso Robles has received national acclaim, while in the south, San Luis Obispo's Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley are so close to the Pacific Ocean. From rustic tasting rooms nestled in oak-studded valleys to seaside wine pairings along the coast, find world-class wine offerings where no two experiences are the same. Get to know your way through the vineyards by booking a wine tour with us and sip and savor at one of the many wineries in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles below. And the best part is, after wining and dining your way through the Central Coast, you can fly your new wines home for free!
Fun Facts about Central Coast wine:
- Ask any tasting room staffer for pairing pointers - they're happy to share.
- Festivals are a favorite way to sample the area's 200+ wineries.
- There are almost 100 dog-friendly wineries in San Luis Obsipo county. Our favorites are Adelaida Cellars, Baileyana Winery, Chamisal Vineyards, and many more!
- It's common to find live music at any given winery. Some amazing venues include Cass Winery, Castoro Cellars, Calcareous Vineyard, and Vina Robles.
While most people know the Central Coast for its fine wines, a wide variety of craft breweries also call the Central Coast home. Some breweries, like the popular Firestone Walker, have restaurants and offer brewery tours*. With so many things to do in SLO, we hope you make time for a cold one at one of the locations below. Don't feel like driving? Hop on Beer Tours offers both private and social tours. Rely on their beer connoisseurs to guide you and your friends to the best breweries pouring the finest beers on the Central Coast. Mention the promo code, MARTIN, to receive a special discount. Cheers! *Reservations are recommended for tours.
- Firestone Walker Brewing Company
- BarrelHouse Brewing Co.
- Molly Pitcher Brewing Company
- Dunbar Brewing
- SLO Brew
- Central Coast Brewing
- Tap It Brewing Co.
- Bang the Drum Brewery
- Pismo Brewing Company
- ManRock Brewing Company
- Figueroa Mountain
From savoring local produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who work so hard to grow your food, there are countless reasons to visit farmers markets. At farmers markets, you find an amazing array of seasonal produce that you don't normally see in the grocery store. The food you buy at the farmers market is fresh, delicious and it reflects the truest flavors. This food is as real as it gets - fresh from the farm. Farmer's market is also a community hub - a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children or just get a taste of small-town life. Lucky for us, here on the Central Coast of California, there is a farmers market almost every day of the week.
- Pismo Beach
- Avila Beach*
- San Luis Obispo
- Arroyo Grande
- Morro Bay
- Paso Robles
Sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up. And then sometimes we don't... but we get coffee anyway. Other times we specifically want something sweet with our roasted beans, and these cafes have got it all. Caffeine addict or not, the Central Coast is full of trendy coffee shops and cafes. Regardless of the Martin Resorts property you're staying at, there is a coffee shop or cafe within walking distance. Enjoy delicious drinks and yummy food while experiencing the charm of these unique Central Coast coffee shops.