Located in a residential neighborhood about a 10-minute walk from downtown, this historical market and deli has been in operation since 1927, and is where the entire town congregates every afternoon. Expect big, well-made sandwiches (The Dutch Punch and Cal Turkey with hot sauce are our favorites), a great front and side patio, and a well-stocked beer fridge to keep that day-drinking going strong.
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SLO Donut Co.
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In a town with a lot of excellent BBQ, Old San Luis BBQ has the best barbecue in San Luis Obispo.
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