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Rancho Nipomo Deli & BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
+1 805-925-3500
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bakersfield, California
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stopped by here with some friends on our way home from Santa Barbara. I was not sure what to think of this out of the way place but it turned out to be a nice experience. I ordered the tri-tip burrito which was excellent and my husband ordered the tri-tip sandwich which was also excellent. Really good food for... More 

Thank melissajo1994
Nipomo, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

My family and I have been coming here off and on since they've opened, The owner and his staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food here is fresh and delicious. They've added a bar area, and is great to have a beer and relax, or watch some football on Sundays, or listen to a local band and dance. But... More 

Thank JimJam411
Medford, Oregon
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145 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Years ago when we lived on the Central Coast, this was our favorite haunte. Yesterday's meal was no exception. We ordered one pulled pork sandwich with the slaw. Beer on tap or bottle. Love love love this place. Just off the 101 before you get to The Santa Maria bridge.

Thank Anita W
Miami, Florida
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I had the tri tip sandwich and added some hot salsa from the salsa bar. it was very good, but don't get this for a date night. It's kind of hard to eat properly, you have to chew and rip into the meat, there is no way to not make a mess. If you're passing by this area, the restaurant... More 

Thank mielvert
Nipomo, California
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

There for the first time to check out an excellent Blues band on a Tuesday night. Had the "large" pulled pork sandwich on a very large roll..which was delicious and soft...and had them leave off the cole slaw since I'm not a fan of such. Some sweet potato fries(gigantic portion) rounded out the meal but left half of that over... More 

Thank ArtnCindy
Arroyo Grande, California
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Knew about this place for a year or so. Finally went and what a great surprise. We weren't that hungry, so we ordered the least expensive item. The Yummy burger is like $2.50. Lettuce, tomato, onion and the best grilled burger meat I've ever tasted. Please go. Or maybe don't. The place is small and then I'll have to wait.

Thank 924larry
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The best -Tri-Tip sandwich I have had, other than ones smoking right off the grill. I have driven past a thousand times, and never knew it was here. My loss. Anyway, if you are cruising the 101 it is 30 seconds off the freeway. The rest of the menu looks good too.

Thank lostmywalletagain
Nipomo, California
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

It is in an odd location . . . out in the middle of nowhere. The ambience is nice and the feeling is very relaxed. It has a specialty market attached, but the vegetables looked a little on the dated side. I ordered a hamburger, which was fairly pricey. I was not overly impressed.

Thank JunellP
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Live music, great selection of beers and always kid friendly. The owners are almost always there and come around to say hi and see how your experience has been. I have never had a bad meal here and keep picking the nachoes which are always so filling. See picture. My wife loves their pulled pork sandwich... More 

Thank Justin S
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

... didn't find it here. super large bun and plenty of meat, it just didn't tasted good. I'm still in search for a great pulled pork sandwich. also the place is very noisy at night. live music ...

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-925-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?