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990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7699
+1 805-541-0969
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Brookings, Oregon
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This place used to be far out of town in an industrial park section of SLO. It still is, but town went out to meet The Graduate. The place is huge, with a dance floor, bar along one side, a kitchen along another side, and plenty of tables. It's a sports bar, it's a dance bar, it's a good place... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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554 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Went to The Graduate this afternoon with my wife. I've been coming here since the early 70s when I lived near SLO but moved in 1980 so have been here every couple of years since then. It is consistently good food, with good service in a fun atmosphere. Lots of TVs for sports and live music and dancing in the... More 

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Thank VictoryVisionTim
Soledad, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Went to this place throughout the year with my co-workers/friends while we took a class in SLO. Bartender is really nice. Please, tip her. They have the most delicious burgers, especially when you ask for grilled onions. Portions are very large and prices are awesome! Super cool staff and a variety of food to choose from. Love the tortilla soup!... More 

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Thank Dee93960
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Wanna Graduate? Come to the Graduate. By the way, while you are here say hey to DJ. He is one groovy dude.

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Thank GuitarManDoug
Arroyo Grande, California
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178 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

The food is nothing to write home about, but it is always cooked fresh, very consistent, and lots to choose from (burgers, fries, fish and chips, salads, etc.). The portions are ample, and they put a cookie on the platter too. The place is HUGE, and you can always find a place to sit. Lots of screens showing sports, etc.... More 

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Ventura
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267 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2010

Giant screens for football and lots of them. Great place to catch Sunday football! Good food deals but could use a couple more healthy choices but bar food is what it is. Only real prob ran out of bloody mary mix at 10:15 am on a Sunday morning (come on now, big time fumbleruski). Otherwise go and cheer on your... More 

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Thank Jedimasterkush
Central Coast, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2009

This may be the place to boogie down at night but skip it for any food. Everything they server tastes as though they took it out of a prepakaged product and warmed it up (because that is what it is). Even the burger patties are pre-formed and bad quality. Skip this place.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2007

It was cool in high school. But it's not that great anymore to have dirty, sweaty, drunk guys trying to grab all over you all night and watch skanky chicks dance badly in cages. Eww. To summarize, it's trashy.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2005

Atmosphere is very casual, great to take the kids because they have a few video games, toy machines, etc. and since the restaurant is quite large there's a little room for them to run around. You order at the counter and pick the food up after they announce your name. Typical bar fare: burgers, (different though because you add your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7699
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-0969

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