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Sides Hardware and Shoes - a Brothers Restaurant

2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
+1 805-688-4820
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bacon steak” (35 reviews)
“scallops” (20 reviews)
“tacos” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second time visiting this restaurant when in Cali. As always a great meal and terrific service. Scallops and Bacon Steak superb! Black squid ink pasta awesome.. and the Caramelized Pork with Lentils was too notch. Mac and cheese starter and bread amazing. Make sure you...More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the halibut cerviche with avocado mousse. The prices were a little high, but execution was spot on. On a nice evening, you can sit outside.

Thank Sonrisa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic waiter, really light and on point. He suggested a wonderful wine that was on tap, and then my husband and I split some small plates. I loved the bacon steak, though it really was just a really nice piece of bacon....More

Thank nchaffin
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hamburger we have ever had! Bacon is awesome, the smoked smell makes you so hungry. They have done a great job with restoring the old building into a restaurant. Salads are good too

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Formerly a hardware and shoe store. Very fun restaurant. Great decor. Food is good and good wine list. Has outdoor seating.

Thank mnt2rice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sides is located on Alamo Pintado, a street filled with tasting rooms in Los Olivos. We were expecting chic hamburgers and sandwiches but.....we discovered that we had inadvertently been looking at the on-line lunch menu. The dinner menu is not very extensive--just appetizers and mains--and...More

1  Thank Cerritos_Dave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Sides. The entrees, apps, and salads were inventive and flavorful. The service was attentive, but did not leave us feeling rushed. The jalapeño margarita was SO good that I ordered two. We returned a couple of...More

Thank Sborowski
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service .... such a quaint lil restaurant... their grilled cheese sandwich was amazing also their calamari was perfection ..... perfect lil place while wine tasting

Thank michelespies
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Dined on a Saturday night with a reservation. Arrived on time but were told we had to wait 20 mins for our table. That could present a problem but they offered us seating at the bar and since it was only two of us and...More

Thank allisonsavvytraveler
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After a full day of hiking and fishing, we were grateful to snag a 5:00 walk-in reservation for 4. Despite our sporty gear, service was attentive and helpful, and our entrees and drinks were delicious and filling. Rave reviews for steak and chicken! The hostess...More

Thank Melissa H
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Do you have a corkage policy?
14 September 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
HI- Have eaten there many times. I believe their policy is $20/$25 They have amazing local wines by the carafe or 1/2 carafe which are a good value and may be worth not bringing wine unless yo have those special bottles. :)
Hi! Is is possible to get food to go? I am having a family BBQ for +/- 30 people on September 23. Do you have a catering menu? Thanks, Janice 562.832.6182
28 August 2016|
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Response from hermosaDurango | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer and also suggest you call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2375 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441 (Formerly Sides Hardware and Shoes)
    (Grand Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Routes A and B stop across the street from Sides Hardware and Shoes. Please check www.syvt.com for route information.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-4820
  • E-mail
Brothers Matt and Jeff Nichols named Sides Hardware and Shoes in tribute to Milburn Sides who opened his store in Los Olivos in 1901. Serving lunch and dinner daily, enjoy The Brothers “bacon steak” – a thick cut of house-made applewood smoked maple bacon, the Hammered Pig Sandwich of Fried Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Mustard Seed Slaw, a classic Brothers Burger and Albacore Fish Tacos for lunch; as well as Fried Chicken, Lamb Sirloin and Salmon prepared with seasonal ingredients. Featuring eight local wines, stored in kegs and served on tap as well as a full list of Central Coast wines.