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Big Sky Cafe

1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
+1 805-545-5401
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pozole” (29 reviews)
“turkey chili” (8 reviews)
“coffee cake” (18 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When traveling north we always make it a priority to have a meal at Big Sky Cafe. Their menu is extremely diverse. Our favorites include: the turkey chili; the Pistole; the gumbo ya ya. The restaurant is casual and moderately priced. It has been a...More

Thank viarueda
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the food at Big Sky, but the restaurant is noisy. If you want to have a decent conversation, it is difficult here. If the weather is nice and you sit outside, you might be able to talk, but the tables outside are very...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place used to be good. I have been multiple times and have avoided it for a long time. I am scared to give more chances to a place that cannot even properly cook eggs. I have had other items that were decent I just...More

Thank Casey A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one thing we loved about the SLO area is just how fresh all of the food is. We went to big sky at the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. He was spot on. The place is comfortable with a great wine selection and...More

Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed the buttermilk pancakes. Service was friendly and professional, setting open and tables by the window let you watch the streetscenes as SLO wakes up.

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had huevos rancheros and I had a devil omelet. Both were just OK, probably a bit too salty The accompanying fruit had too much rind. The muffins were tasty. The food was OK, but nothing to write home about.

Thank markmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here. Tacos, salad and big sky bowl. All awesome, fresh, flavorful. Open front area/patio. We’d come back again and try dinner.

Thank Lisadeanspencediana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While this used to be a rather stellar local restaurant, somehow, over the years the food has become not worth the expense. Now the food is typical for downtown SLO, and is likely cheaper than some places. They have change the menu over the years...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here several times and it's always consistent. Very good beer and wine selection as well.

Thank Freude-am-Fahren
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It has a ceiling showing a starry night, but the interior is anything but gloomy. Big Sky is one of the more popular restaurants within downtown SLO. All the dishes are quality made (whatever you order, ask for some corn bread - it's homemade and...More

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Questions & Answers
14 July 2017|
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Response from Cathy C | Reviewed this property |
at the very least i would call when you are on your way and ask them to put you on the list. it's bound to be busy .
Anthony C
18 April 2017|
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Response from Mariann K | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure. Laid back folks serving a college crowd. Welcoming.
27 November 2016|
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Response from Staffing_Man | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-5401
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