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Anybody Ever Eaten In Lompoc

Hughlipton Feb 12, 2008 06:08 AM

On my way up North I am stopping in Lompoc to see a winery and sample their grape juice. The only place I know of is the Hitching Post in Casmalia. Anyone out there know of anything else for lunch or dinner?

  1. toodie jane Feb 12, 2008 07:08 AM

    Sissy's Uptown Cafe

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/443600

    On 101 15 min north of Buellton is American Flatbread (pizza) in Los Alamos, open Fri & Sat nights only but a jumpin' place. Great artisan flatbread pizzas, mostly veggie. Wood burning oven. Nice old bar up front with fireplace. Very casual locals place. An experience.

    http://fulloflifefoods.com/restaurant/index.html

    if you venture about 40 minutes northover the hills to the southern Santa Maria Valley, you'll find the bedroom community of Orcutt which is lucky enough to have two fine restaurants celebrating great food and area wines.

    http://www.chefricks.com/home.htm#

    http://www.winecottagebistro.com/

    1. JalamaMama Feb 12, 2008 08:43 AM

      Well- if you are going to the trouble of stopping at a winery- why not ask their esteemed opinion? Call ahead and ask for a reccomendation- you may be glad you did! It was 78* in Lompoc yesterday- bet it was nice out at Ocean Park....

      We love Sushi Teri on W Ocean- the marinated calamari salad is great- as is the sushi.
      I cannot go to Lompoc without stopping at the original Taco Loco on E Ocean- a small 4 table taco place with food you'll crave long after you've left Lompoc.
      There is a great burger place called Toms on E College- burgers anyway you want them.
      Forgive me- I cannot remember the name of the Thai restaurant on the N side of town, it has quite a following.

      Hit up SeaSmoke before all of former winemaker Kris Currans stock is gone!

      8 Replies
      1. re: JalamaMama
        cshack_21 Feb 12, 2008 02:56 PM

        Does the store at Jalama Beach still make the Jalama Burger? Is it still as good as it was fifteen years ago?

        1. re: cshack_21
          JalamaMama Feb 12, 2008 03:55 PM

          FYI, I am not affiliated with the store- I cooked burgers at Jalama 20 yrs ago, and thus the moniker.

          To answer your question- yes they are still making burgers, yes they are still delicious and the store is still going strong. A few new items to the menu, and a deck to eat on.....the same folks have opened Jalama Beach Cafe in Lompoc- another good place to eat!!- where you can get a jalama burger for breakfast with a egg on top. Pretty big menu, decent prices, and a flat screen tv to boot. At the old HI! Lets eat location on E Ocean ave.

          1. re: JalamaMama
            Hughlipton Feb 12, 2008 05:18 PM

            Well now, that sure sounds like a possibility. I have some history up in Lompoc. My aunt owned a Jewelery store near Camp Cook in WW II and used to hoist a few at a place called Jaspers. I understand Jaspers is still there. Can you fill me in?

            1. re: Hughlipton
              JalamaMama Feb 14, 2008 09:58 AM

              If Jaspers is still there- it is on South H street- in the 100 block. Nice coffee shop across the street. Jaspers and the bar next door- I'd take a defensive type stance in either. Nice weather this weekend!

            2. re: JalamaMama
              Hershey Bomar Nov 4, 2008 03:14 PM

              Jalama Beach Cafe Menu from fall 2008:

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/colinbro...

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                sel Nov 5, 2008 10:30 AM

                Check the link below for Jalama Beach Cafe in Lompoc, I've only had Double Cheese Burgers & Fries at the Jalama Beach Store but the cafe has a much bigger menu with Kobe Burgers and more.

                http://www.jalamabeachcafe.com/

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                Jalama Beach Cafe
                404 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

                1. re: sel
                  Hershey Bomar Nov 5, 2008 12:50 PM

                  OK. Just so people don't/aren't confused there are two Jalama Beach Cafe's. One on the beach at the end of a very long road and the other is a diner in Lompoc.

                  Chow rule number (?) -- proximity. When you are camping/surfing/fishing at Jalama Beach miles and miles from anywhere then the Jalama Burger is the best meal you have ever had.

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                    sel Nov 5, 2008 01:19 PM

                    Agree!!!

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            glbtrtr Feb 12, 2008 10:08 PM

            There was a pretty okay Japanese restaurant just a little past the main downtown streets on the road that goes out to the ocean, on the left hand side of the road. Oki-Sushi on West Ocean Avenue.

            When at a total dining loss, don't dismiss a local IHOP - can't beat their Swedish Pancakes with Lignonberry Jam. And a classic american breakfast always makes a homey away from home meal, no matter what time of the day. There is an IHOP in Lompoc.

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              mlgb Feb 26, 2008 11:57 PM

              I second Sissy's. They have a nice selection of local wines also.

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