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Old San Luis BBQ

670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3593
+1 805-285-2473
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“corn pie” (10 reviews)
“tri tip” (32 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3593
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find with helpful, speedy service and some of the most delicious sandwiches you can buy, The BBQ meat was freshly cooked and mouthwatering to taste. I'll be heading back anytime I am back in SLO!

Thank Dabdad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$3 gets you 18 oz of craft brew of the day BBQ is very good Santa Maria style Sourdough rolls are awesome

Thank mschmidt31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for great bbq without waiting in line for a 30 minutes, this is the place. Super fast friendly service with quiet indoor or outdoor dining. Besides bbq they also have a fantastic strawberry field salad and vast array of local brews. Reasonable prices to...More

Thank TJanzen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Once we found this place, we are regulars. I love the barbecued chicken sandwich! My beef eating friends love the tri-tip plate, and sandwich. I like that it`s not filled with loud televisions. Staff is always friendly, and can help, if you`re undecided.

1  Thank judith h
Reviewed 19 May 2017

we walked here from our conference location. The strawberry field salad was very refreshing and tasty, Add a barbecued slider and a drink, and it was a wonderful lunch!

1  Thank Tami R
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place. I'm so glad we did. We had the pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce and fries. It was delicious! We sat at a table by the creek, it was so pretty

1  Thank April G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Considering it was Cal Poly Open House weekend; I was able to order, sit down and have a good meal in about 35 minutes. Parking lot was full, but one time around the block and I got a meter. The Chef Salad with Tri- Tip...More

Thank theman4
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We wandered in with some modest hope of good BBQ. However, BBQ expectations are very regional and our original frame of reference is mostly Central Texas brisket and ribs. California BBQ is a different idea. I had the pulled pork plate, garlic bread and sweet...More

Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I was drawn to the large number of positive reviews. The location was easily located with limited parking. Notable long lines were present. The interior area provided seating for dining and decor like a cantina some outdoor seating was available. Ordered the Pit plate with...More

Thank Roland W T
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Old San Luis BBQ is a very casual eatery with great food. We love their tri-tip sandwiches and tri-tip sliders - especially the BBQ sauce! The strawberry fields salad is delicious. This is a fun place to eat a tri-tip sandwich by the creek or...More

Thank Molly Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3593
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-285-2473
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