Where to Eat in Oceano: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Oceano (/oʊʃiˈɑːnoʊ/ or /oʊsiˈɑːnoʊ/; Spanish: [oˈseano]) is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. The population was 7,286 at the 2010 census, up from 7,260 at the 2000 census. "Océano" (with accent) is the Spanish word for "ocean", but the toponymic name is written without it.
Things to do in Oceano

1. Rock N Roll Diner

1300 Railroad St, Oceano, CA 93445-9630 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Greek, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 805-473-2040
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 165 reviews

Rock N Roll Diner

Reviewed By jtdanza - Oxnard, California

Okay, if you like eating on a train, an historic one at that, and you want good food, go here! We were absolutely delighted with this place. Great Rock and Roll Music! Posters from old movies, Checkered floor, Betty Boop. Eggs were cooked perfectly. The potatoes delicious. Coffee was good too. We will definitely being going here again!

2. Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Arroyo Grande

114 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2602 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 9 +1 805-474-4068
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 279 reviews

Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Arroyo Grande

Nostalgic ice cream parlor with super-premium ice creams made on-site daily. Model train circles the parlor.

Reviewed By Suzanne L

A flavor for everyone. Some creative, weird and unusual. Great quality costs more. Choose your type of cone. Free tastes for those who are undecided. Family and kid friendly. There is a great toy train running around the ceiling. The staff is very patient with...MoreHi Suzanne, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review with your feedback! We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Arroyo Grande parlor. We are looking forward to serving you again soon.

3. The Spoon Trade

295 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433-1938 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +1 805-904-6773
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

The Spoon Trade

Reviewed By pearlfrancis - Santa Barbara, California

We enjoyed lunch here after visiting the Butterfly preserve. It's a small menu, but we definitely found a number of dishes to try. I had the quiche with roasted vegetables and my dad enjoyed the eggs benedict. We were intrigued by the smell of fresh bread, so we also ordered a side of the home made sour dough with sapote jam--definitely get this! We literally inhaled that bread in a minute!
The bacon on the eggs benedict was life changing too...I should have ordered a side of that too...next time!
Wait staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.
Easy free parking.

4. Jaffa Cafe

206 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2704 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 805-202-2080
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Jaffa Cafe

Reviewed By Juli W

LOVE the food and whole experience at Jaffa. The meals are delicious, authentic and oh so enjoyable. My whole family loves it here... even my picky eaters. The people there are amazing as well... always great spot on recommendations.

Always a go to favorite for us.

5. The Oyster Loft

101 Pomeroy Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2639 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 17 - SGD 60 +1 805-295-5104
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

The Oyster Loft

Reviewed By Peggy O - San Francisco, California

This was our favorite restaurant in Pismo Beach. The service and food were simply wonderful. Great suggestions from our wait staff. The seafood was outstanding especially the great selection of oysters and types of fish offered. We were celebrating our anniversary and was very pleasantly surprised to recieve a delicious dessert compliments of the chef. There is inside and outside seating. We sat outside on the deck and in spite of the chilly weather, it was quite pleasant with heat lamps and a screened in porch. Ocean views!

6. Old West Cinnamon Rolls

Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2503 Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast +1 805-773-1428
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 972 reviews

Old West Cinnamon Rolls

Old West has been a family owned business since 1981. We still do county fairs throughout the western states. We now have our website up and running so you can order rolls to be shipped anywhere in the US.

Reviewed By Holly A

We went here on our way out of town and all I can say is WOW!!! This cinnamon roll was OUTSTANDING!! You can choose from plain (no frosting) , Frosted (cream cheese frosting) , pecan top and so many others! They also have vacuum sealed rolls to take with you or even better the mix is sold there too! A single frosted roll was $3.50 very reasonable!
Don’t miss this spot if you’re visiting!

7. Ember

1200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 101, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2573 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 805-474-7700
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Ember

Reviewed By Susan H - Napa, California

Simply remarkable menu options outdone only by the signature cocktails. I had the "Smoke Signal" which was served up in classic glass that was first placed over a torched sprig of rosemary capturing that essence, then spritzed with absinthe and filled to the brim with vodka. Amazing! Had to have another! Get there by 6:00 or plan on waiting since they don't take reservations...unless you snag a seat at the large bar like we did. Fabulous ambiance, great energy, cool staff.

8. Old Juan's Cantina

649 Pier Ave, Oceano, CA 93445-9601 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 805-489-5680
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 195 reviews

Old Juan's Cantina

Reviewed By Robincafoxa - Arroyo Grande, California

Had to try abondigas soup....good but a little too salty. Chips were very good, light. Fish taco was very good as was my husband's combo plate with enchilada and taco. Place is cute and there is outside patio that is dog friendly. Would return to try other things. Prices are decent.

9. Cracked Crab

751 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2529 Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 52 +1 805-773-2722
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cracked Crab

Our Mission To provide excellent food and service to all of our guest in a clean, comfortable, casual AND FUN atmosphere. Serving the finest seafood available, in a most casual style.™ The Details of Our Philosophy Although we serve fine food in a nice atmosphere, please dress casual should you choose us for lunch or dinner. Our concept is largely based on dumping a bucket of various shellfish on your table with a mallet, crab crackers, and other tools to get the job done. It can get messy, but hey, we clean it up! We feature "in season" product, printing our menu daily based on what's available. We serve several local fresh fish daily, and use local farmers for fresh in season produce all year round. We use a local butcher and a local baker. We always have a steak for those of you who don't eat fish, a chicken dinner for those of you who don't eat fish, and we can sauté a vegetable dish for those of you who don't eat fish, meat, or chicken. We have been open since May 1999.

Reviewed By doritg888 - Singapore, Singapore

We are so grateful that we found Cracked Crab at our stay at Pismo beach. Fantastic restaurant, casual style, no view, but fantastic atmosphere and food. You can't make a reservation and we were there off season and just got the last table available. We started with a small bowl of crab bisque, wow this is a must if you like it and I could have eaten a full bowl, it is so yummy. They server the seafood basket, which get thrown over your table. We didn't take it, but saw it around us and it looked great. I wanted the lobster and my hubby had scallops. Both were so good! I wished I had more space to try more. for desert we had their key lime pie. We left very happy and can highly recommend this restraurant.

10. Fin's

25 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433-1934 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 805-473-3467
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 231 reviews

Fin's

Reviewed By Wallytheplumber30 - San Francisco

Sandwiched between a golf course and a state beach, Fin's is a great alternative to the crowded lines, long wait times, and horrible parking of Pismo. If the wind is blowing on the outside patio, there are booths available for inside seating. Service is good. Prices are reasonable. Parking is plentiful. Lunch is tasty. This is a locals hangout, so make yourself comfortable. Enclosed patio area is dog friendly,and there are fire pits. Live music Friday/Saturday nights.

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