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Graduate

990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7699
+1 805-541-0969
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good34%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible22%
2 May 2016
“Is what it is”
27 Feb 2016
“40 years of coming here and it's still great.”
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990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7699
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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...More

1  Thank MarleyMe77
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank VictoryVisionTim
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!...More

Thank Dee93960
Reviewed 9 October 2014

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

Thank GuitarManDoug
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,...More

Thank Supertrack
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Jedimasterkush
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank GuyGadois
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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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Reviewed 11 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...More

3  Thank SLOJen
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  • 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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