Just north of Santa Maria, when things start to become cow farms and agriculture, the 101 passes through a tiny town called Nipomo. Aside from filling up your gas tank or re-upping on snacks at Vons, there doesn’t appear to be any reason to even stop here. But there is. About five minutes off the highway sits Jocko’s, a roadside steakhouse/diner/BBQ with history that dates back to the 1830s. All of the steaks are excellent here, but it’s their double cheeseburger that deserves your focus. Two giant patties topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and onion, this burger is as classic as road trip nourishment gets. Jocko’s is an absolute must-stop on your way to SLO.
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