Experience 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 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.

Dining

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.

Festivals

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!

Wine Tasting

 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 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.

List of Paso Robles Wineries.

List of San Luis Obispo Wineries.

Fun Facts about Central Coast wine:

Beer Tasting

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.

Farmers Markets

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 farmers market is fresh, delicious and it reflects the truest flavors. This food is as real as it gets - fresh from the farm.  Farmers 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 everyday of the week.

*Seasonal Markets

Coffee Shops

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.