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Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Hi, We are driving down the coastal highway beginning in SFO in less than 2 weeks! Our final stop will be Pismo Beach to have dinner (a return visit to a favorite from prior trip), will spend the night, and the following day visit some of the Paso wineries.... We stayed at the Kon Tiki before and liked it very much, but would like to try something different this time. Can stay somewhere within an hours' drive from Pismo, prefer an ocean front/view with a nice beach. I heard Cambria has some good ones. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Cambria has a lot of charm, the inns on Moonstone Beach are across the street from the ocean. I would suggest either the Sow's Ear Cafe or Robin's for dinner, the Black Cat Bistro is also a nice upscale choice for dinner with very good food and friendly service. www.centralcoast.com :)

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2. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

The best located ocean view inns in Cambria include Moonstone Landing, Fog Catcher Inn, Pelican Cove Inn & Sand Pebbles Inn. The Best Western Fireside Inn is another good choice, but not as close to the water and beach as the others.

Out of curiosity, what restaurant will you be returning to in Pismo?

Seems like a long way to go from Cambria for dinner when Cambria has some of SLO County's better eateries.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Thank you both for your replies..Kibblesmom, my husband has to return to Pismo Beach for the "killer garlic fries" at Mo's BBQ. That is the only reason we are going that far south....But I will check out the hotel suggestions in Cambria. I think Cambria would be nearer to the wine tasting area as well?? Currently I have the Best Western Shelter Cove booked.

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4. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Travlin: You don't have to go all the way down to Pismo Beach to eat at Mo's. There's a location in San Luis Obispo, which is 20 minutes closer to Cambria, situated in the pleasant downtown area of town. See here: http://www.mosbbq.com/slomap.htm

Cambria, California
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5. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

The SLO location was actually their first location. I love all the different BBQ sauces they have. Also my heart goes out to whole MO's family. The owner died 4 days ago while bicycling over in Italy

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6. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

I wasn't even aware Mo's had a Pismo Beach location until I read this thread. I guess I just never made it down there often enough when I lived in SLO! :)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Excellent! SLO it is for Mo's. Thank you for that tip. It is sad to hear about the owner's passing. Now for the next plan, can anyone recommend a hot air balloon flight around the Paso Robles area??

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8. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

It shouldn't be too difficult. After all, it *is* election season! Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)

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9. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Let's Go Ballooning Inc. (805) 458-1530

The balloon ride will be contingent on weather conditions that day. If it's too windy or foggy, they won't fly.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10. Re: Pismo or Cambria / Paso Robles Wine Tasting

Any suggestions for restaurants in Cambria that have a decent breakfast and also a grocery store in Cambria? Thank you.

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