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Recommendations for Thanksgiving in San Luis Obispo

Niki Rothman Nov 13, 2005 11:05 AM

We'll be driving down from SF to San Luis Obispo for Thanksgiving, and staying at the Apple Farm. In the Triple A guide they seem to be featuring a real resturant, as opposed to a casual motel style eatery.
How is the food there?

Also, what are better/best choices for Thanksgiving dinner in San Luis Obispo in the moderate price range? (location appreciated if you know it)

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    Bruce in SLO Nov 13, 2005 02:17 PM

    We truly enjoyed a dinner last year at the Madonna Inn.
    Lots of food and it was very good. We never go there during the year, but their Holiday dinner was terrific.

    Link: http://www.madonnainn.com/specialeven...

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      toodie jane Nov 13, 2005 12:22 PM

      I know the restaurant well. I won't comment on the food other than to say the meals are very traditional in style, there's lots of it and $28.95 per adult, 14.95 for those under 12 on Thanksgiving day. As of right now they have several noon-2 pm openings for a party of four, and one at 6. It is filling fast. (It prebooks solid every holiday.)From noon on, they serve only these holiday meals:

      A meal includes salad or soup, cornbread, green bean casserole, baked yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and pie, and non-alcoholic beverage. This goes with your choice of
      Oven Roasted whole turkey, (light or dark)
      Prime Rib
      Oven Baked Ham

      Apple Farm caters to folks who value generous portions and tradional style seasonings and preparations. It's like home cooking. Be sure to call asap if you want a table reserved. Walk-ins won't be lucky unless there's a cancellation.

      Many fine-dining restaurants in the Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, Paso Robles, SLO areas offer Thanksgiving Day meals. I'm sure Lindsay and Bruce will weigh in with their detailed knowledge of area dining. They get around!

      Have a great time and don't forget to get out to the beach (anywhere) for some post-meal excercise. I recommend Montanya (sp)de Oro St Park, 12 min west of SLO on Los Osos Vlly Rd. Awesome!!

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      1. re: toodie jane
        Snackish Nov 13, 2005 09:36 PM

        Montana de Oro is the most amazing place - don't miss it. Head out Los Osos Valley Road and don't stop until you get there. You can't miss it, and you really shouldn't. There is a nice 2 mile almost flat stroll along the bluffs that is just spectacular (park where all the rest of the cars are - there will be a lot).

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