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Margie's Diner-San Luis Obispo

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1575 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7205
+1 805-541-2940
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Flower Mound, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped for lunch on the way back from Hearst Castle. The food was good, portions are huge however. The three of us split the sliders and fries, added a chocolate shake. Everything tasted fresh, there were strawberries and oranges as garnish, we even ate those. Would definitely go back if we lived in the area, just visiting from Dallas.

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Thank Sasha174_dallas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for business and staying at the courtyard Marriott. Decided to here for dinner one night and got the Chili Burger. The plate was full and the Chili for the burger was definitely not in shortage. I manages to put it all down but I sure was full. I got the onion rings for my side with the... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portions just as huge as last time. Fries for days. Super tasty, lord knows what they fry things in but its delicious. The milkshake (while expensive) is amazing. Almost pure ice cream. The staff here clearly work super hard to keep up and do it with a smile on their face. The decor hasn't changed in years and maybe it... More 

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Thank Richard H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

When I first entered I believed it would be like any diner.. Then I ordered the Rib-eye and after the first bite, the WoW factor kicked in!! I couldn't believe how good everything tasted. The portions are no joke either! I'd definitely come here over and over each time I pass through SLO. I highly recommend it as well!!

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Thank Steve R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

we ordered our food to go. glad i ordered the smaller version of vegetarian omelette; lots of eggs and only saw broccoli. you get tons of food. basic breakfast.

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Thank Diana A
League City
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say that this does not happen often to be pleasantly surprised with a restaurant but we were. Small fifties style diner with great burgers! Rather pricey for a cheese burger and fries, $13.95, but it was very good and plenty to eat. Spouse and I split one and we were glad we did. More than enough food... More 

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Thank PierceChick
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The diner was very popular and busy. The inside of it was outdated and stereotypical of a diner, almost nastalgic. The menu had a vast selection to choose from and the portions were very large. The food was tasty, but is not recommended for anyone trying to eat light and healthy.

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Thank Michelle M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Was in town to drop off my son at Cal Poly and staying at a hotel near the Diner. We were wanted to get a bite to eat but we were short on time. We decided to give it a try based up on reviews and close proximity. As some reviews mentioned it lacking on curb appeal when you arrive.... More 

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Thank BarnScott
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, great staff, very friendly! The pancake is a bit too thick for me, and im not american, so I feel its a bit too greasy as well, but Ive notice that its like this every traditional place. The decoration is very cute, very welcoming!

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Thank Lys L
Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

we are from the UK and this was a real American diner and it reminded me of the one in Pulp Fiction!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1575 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-2940

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