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Mother's Tavern

725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
+1 805-541-8733
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (23 reviews)
“truffle fries” (3 reviews)
“ahi” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

It’s all I have to say. Totally recommend to stop by while you visit this town. I would definitely come back.

Thank RichardMH
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We were in SLO for one night driving form LA to SF. After walking the downtown area looking for place to grab a bite - nothing fancy - we came back to Mothers and it was a wise decision. It was a Monday, so it...More

Thank 78chevy
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you wish to hang with the local College crowd & I do mean crowded, then this is the place for you. This place becomes super noisy & crowded when Cal Poly has classes & it is a weekend night. Except for the College crowd,...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Well from a suggestion at the hotel they told me about Mother's Tavern. As a sports bar with craft beer and some specialty sandwiches it was okay but nothing to outstanding. Even though the waitress had the short, shorts, long legs and tattoos didn't mean...More

Thank fryertuc
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Mother's Tavern is probably the most popular, best bar in town. Always busy, often packed....a very popular and fun place.

Thank Tommy O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my family one night. It's a largish bar/restaurant that can seat up to 60-70 people. The night we were there, there were just 2 waitresses on which meant after we were seated it was about 5-10 minutes before we got a drinks...More

Thank Alvin377
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were out on Saturday Night for a concert and decided to try Mothers. To be sure it is a Tavern and Sports Bar so this is not a quiet night with ambiance. However, if you want a real bargain on Bar Style comfort food...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great meal and service in this lovely resturant. Good choices, ordered ribs, fish and chips, burger clam chowder. Cold Coronas a god send after a warm sunny day! Lots of restaurants to choice from but give it a try. Didn't book a table but lots...More

Thank betsy065
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had traveled over from Las Vegas as part of 3 week tour and arrived in SLO late afternoon so wandered in to downtown to find somewhere to eat, not in mood for anything too fancy just good honest food, we found this at Mothers Tavern,...More

Thank dannyscotland
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had lunch at Mother's Tavern Wednesday May 18th, for the first time. We had BBQ burger from their luncheon menu, they were the best burgers that we have found in the area. My husband had french fries with his lunch and I had sweet potato...More

Thank mdeanm2016
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Yes. We took our sons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-8733
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Mother's Tavern is a full service, family friendly restaurant that takes a classic, yet modern approach to historic downtown San Luis Obispo. We offer gourmet burgers, craft brews and top shelf custom cocktails. A great place to catch up with some old friends or meet some new ones while watching your favorite sporting events and enjoying a great meal. Mother's Tavern features a private lounge and we offer both on and off site catering services.
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