Diner worth a roadtrip
My husband and I live in south Orange County and would love to get outta Dodge and spend the final weekend of summer on the road. It's a last minute thing and our sole requirements are that we stay near the coast and find a classic diner, preferably with strong coffee, 24 hr service (great, but not necessary), and of course, the non-negotiable, CHOW-worthy eats. We'll drive as far north as SF... Suggestions, bring em on!
Rock 'n Roll Diner
Oceano, CA (San Luis Obispo county)
Even has a full bar and good bloody marys.
Nice hotel on the ocean nearby:
Sea Venture Resort
Pismo Beach, CA
Also has a decent restaurant.
There are a lot of oceanfront hotels in SLO county, but I think the Sea Venture is a little off the beaten path and out of the tourist area in Shell Beach.