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Mother's Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
+1 805-541-8733
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Fort Worth, Texas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We brought friends to the Farmers Market in SLO and it was so cold outside that we had to find a place to eat inside rather than eat at the stands out on the street. We chose Mother's Tavern because they had a stand outside at Farmers that smelled delicious. There were 6 of us and we quickly got a... More 

Thank HoneyLovesTim
Greenville, South Carolina
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up on a business trip and wandered downtown and found Mother's Tavern. OMG food was spectacular. Nice to find a wonderful waitress (Laurel) who is not afraid to make a recommendation which she did and I ended up with Mahi-Mahi fish and chips which were the best fish and chips I have had anywhere, at any restaurant! Cooked perfectly... More 

Thank BorisMurchant
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

All yum. Meatloaf sandwich! The best meatloaf I've ever had. And truffle fries. The servers are friendly, highly recommend

Thank Leah B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Older place in SLO but still pretty good. Salads, Burgers, Great bar in good location but parking is always an issue in SLO. Either way if you have to walk it is worth it

Thank Veronica C
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Both times we've been here the service has been fantastic. The first time was on a Thursday night during the farmer's market and the restaurant was slammed. We got in after not too long of a wait and were thrilled that the food still came fast even though they were so busy. The menu is extensive with lots of good... More 

Thank Candice S
Singapore, Singapore
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised! After reading all the good reviews about Novo (which is just across the street from Mother's Tavern), we were not really sure if we should try this pleasant looking pub across the street. We are glad we did! Both of us ordered the fish and chips. The fries are amazing - crispy on the outside while... More 

Thank Dawn L
Arroyo Grande, California
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

They have beer tasting which is always a win in my book. A nice selection of local and craft beers on tap. The food was good. We had a tostado appetizer which was delicious

Thank Scott F
Corner Brook, Canada
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I was walking the streets, looking for somewhere to waste some time whilst waiting for an appointment, and wandered into this beautifully appointed gastropub. The decor is authentic, warm and inviting, and the wine list is impressive. The menu has something for everyone, and even though there were multiple TVs showing live college football (good!), the volume was turned all... More 

Thank TravellingGaslady
San Luis Obispo, California
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

january 1 lunch after a vinyasa 2 yoga. (sweat out your new years!) but then perhaps you need something completely tasty and mouth-satisfying. i had a craving for fish n' chips and a friend just wanted something "not too pub-like"(geez!). off to mothers t. break loose. i've never had the fish n' chips (usually go for a burger- which is... More 

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
North Ferrisburgh, Vermont, United States
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140 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped for lunch with family- very quiet, almost empty- I am told it is very busy in the evening. Service was great, food was very good- loved the pretzel roll. Nice central location to stop at

Thank Jeff V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-8733
Mother's Tavern is a full service, family friendly restaurant that takes a classic, yet modern approach to historic downtown San Luis Obispo. We offer gourmet burgers, craft brews and top shelf custom cocktails. A great place to catch up with some old friends or meet some new ones while watching your favorite sporting events and enjoying a great meal. Mother's Tavern features a private lounge and we offer both on and off site catering services.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?