After moving to SLO in 2001 to attend Cal Poly, I fell in love with the traditional BBQ of the Central Coast. Desiring an inexpensive quick-service restaurant with authentic recipes developed over generations by SLO native families, I decided to open a "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant to produce this tasty fare.
Today Old San Luis BBQ Company is the local spot to enjoy the best BBQ on the Central Coast! Come order at our walk-up window, with outdoor seating on a nice day and indoor dining as well. Old San Luis BBQ Company specializes in authentic Santa Maria style cuisine and many of our family recipes date back nearly a century. All our meat is grilled over a red oak BBQ and our Tri-Tip is hand-trimmed, certified Angus beef. We use locally farmed, organic vegetables and freshly made local artisan sausages. In addition to Tri-Tip, Chicken, or Linguica sandwiches, we also have salads, delicious side dishes, and family-style meals.
Come experience our authentic, affordable, and Delicious Santa Maria style BBQ!
Take a look and listen of our first installment of "Tap Talk with Matt"
In this installment Matt is speaking with Nolan Mott of Earth and Fire Brewing in Paso Robles. Nolan has been brewing for over 10 years on the Central Coast. Nolan began home brewing with his buddies while attending Cal Poly. His passion for great beer has escalated from those early days and he has become a thriving brewer in Paso Robles.
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Old San Luis BBQ is seriously the BEST! Definitely my favorite BBQ in SLO! Their sliders on sourdough bread are to die for! And their milkshakes are super yummy! The staff is always friendly and helpful. It is pretty hidden, but I definitely recommend looking for it! Their food is the best!- Julia R., SLO, via Yelp