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Any remarkable eateries in SLO?

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  1. Do a key word search, there's lots of cool places in the city and county. What kind of food are you craving? There's fancy, cheap, comfort food, clam chowder, bakeries, Middle Eastern, Japanese sushi, Korean sushi, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, really good Italian, crepes, you name it, SLO's got it.

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    1. re: paso_gurl_100

      really good italian or authentic thai? Crepes?

      1. re: Ms. Melissa

        For Italian in SLO, I like Cafe Roma ( the burrata appetizer rocks!) and Buona Tavola. CR is near the train station and parking is a bit more convenient than BT, but both are really good. I like Thai-rrific on S. Higuera and Royal Thai on Foothill. The crepe place is Creperie on Broad Street in the Crossroads Center. I haven't been in a couple years ( it's kinda out of the way for me) but I LOVED the smoked salmon crepe.

        1. re: paso_gurl_100

          Thanks for all the suggestions!

        2. re: Ms. Melissa

          very good Thai on Pismo Beach, 10 minutes south on 101.

          Thai Talay http://www.thaitalay.com/

      2. Park; its out by the train station. Had a very nice dinner there last year.

        1. I second Park. I've had 3 wonderful meals there in the last 3 years.

          1. Second (or third) for Buena Tavola - had a great meal there. Didn't see any recs for Thai Palace, but we had a really nice meal there, too.

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            1. re: nancyhudson

              I second the rec for Thai Palace in SLO, our favorite in town. The tom yum kai is especially good.

              1. re: glazebrookgirl

                The Park is a real standout. I'm lucky enough to dine there 3 or 4 times per year for work related dinners. Their winelist is excellent, and the food is thoughtfully prepared. A bit pricey, but nice for a special dinner.

                My vote goes to Buona Tavola over Cafe Roma for italian in SLO. Cafe Roma is good, but can be very loud and somewhat of a cavernous feel on busy nights. Buona Tavola has a warmer, more intimate, dining space - especially their outdoor patio. Plus, Buona Tavola has wonderful pastas, particularly their homemade stuffed tortelloni or agnolotti.

                We've been disappointed with Thai Palace since they reopened after seismic retrofitting of their building last year. On the two occasions we've been since then, the curries we ordered were not just mild, but quite bland. These were the same dishes we ordered many times before, but all the spark was gone.

                1. re: PattyOh

                  It has been a couple of months since I have been to Thai Palace, but the last time we were there (October/November), we enjoyed it. Hopefully they aren't having problems.

                  1. re: glazebrookgirl

                    The last time we were there was soon after they reopened, I believe in August. We haven't given it another chance, but maybe they've got their groove back after being a bit rusty - I'll check it out again soon.

                    1. re: PattyOh

                      they probably had a turover of staff due to the down time. Mention the change in flavors to the owners--I'm sure they'd be receptive.

                      1. re: toodie jane

                        Thanks for all the recommendations!