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Margie's Diner-San Luis Obispo

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1575 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7205
+1 805-541-2940
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06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we ordered our food to go. glad i ordered the smaller version of vegetarian omelette; lots of eggs and only saw broccoli. you get tons of food. basic breakfast.

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Thank Diana A
League City
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say that this does not happen often to be pleasantly surprised with a restaurant but we were. Small fifties style diner with great burgers! Rather pricey for a cheese burger and fries, $13.95, but it was very good and plenty to eat. Spouse and I split one and we were glad we did. More than enough food... More 

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Thank PierceChick
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The diner was very popular and busy. The inside of it was outdated and stereotypical of a diner, almost nastalgic. The menu had a vast selection to choose from and the portions were very large. The food was tasty, but is not recommended for anyone trying to eat light and healthy.

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Thank Michelle M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Was in town to drop off my son at Cal Poly and staying at a hotel near the Diner. We were wanted to get a bite to eat but we were short on time. We decided to give it a try based up on reviews and close proximity. As some reviews mentioned it lacking on curb appeal when you arrive.... More 

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Thank BarnScott
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, great staff, very friendly! The pancake is a bit too thick for me, and im not american, so I feel its a bit too greasy as well, but Ive notice that its like this every traditional place. The decoration is very cute, very welcoming!

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Thank Lys L
Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

we are from the UK and this was a real American diner and it reminded me of the one in Pulp Fiction!!!!

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Thank 707emmz
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Although the prices are rather high, in this case the saying "You get what you pay for" is true. If you are on a budget, the portions are definitely large enough for two people to be satisfied by sharing one meal. The food quality is excellent. The servers are knowledgeable and friendly and aim to please. We will definitely be... More 

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Thank Stacey C
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Classic American diner. Huge food portions. Off the beaten track. Friendly staff. Coffee very average. Food tasty. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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Thank Nay E
Broomfield, Colorado
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My mom, sister and I were staying at the Rose Garden Inn (see separate review), and we decided to try out Margie's Diner, as it was adjacent. When we got the menus, we were pretty surprised at the prices - about 30% more than we'd have expected - but having sat down, we stayed. When the food arrived, the pricing... More 

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Thank Yobabs
Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I passing through town heading to Pismo Beach and had to stop and eat. I couldn't believe the size of portions we got. We could have split the plate and still be full. And the staff of great. I'm sorry that I didn't remember my waitress but she was always there. Checking up on us, or extra sodas, containers for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1575 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-7205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-2940

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?