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1638 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4040
+1 805-543-8165
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
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cahuita
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Ive tried to find someplace better, but I haven't found it. It all starts with great sourdough bread, and fresh ingredients. Great vibe here too, can't wait to come back!

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Thank hotelmagellaninn
San Luis Obispo County, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

While the sandwiches are good, freshly made. It is slow because all meats etc are cut after you order.

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Thank M K
Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

interesting way to order sandwiches but beware a regular sandwich is gigantic. I had an avocado BLT and it was quite tasty along with a local beer. The bread was particuarly good I thot. The wait time was minimal on Cal Poly graduation day. Would definitely go back if I lived there.

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Thank tibber55
California
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The breakfast burritos are delicious. We rode over on our bikes, parked in the patio, and thoroughly enjoyed our chorizo/egg/potato w/veggies burritos and coffee. Their sandwiches are excellent too – reasonable prices, friendly service, quality food! Highly recommend.

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Thank MPP214
Pismo Beach, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Order at the deli case, take out or eat on picnic bench outside great sandwich, is actually a very small market.

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Thank praiseGod3n1
Ash Fork, Arizona
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

A great location with excellent sandwiches, beer, soda, and water. Patio seating, which can be really crowded. This last visit was not as good as usual, with slower than usual service and some rude college students grabbing tables on the patio. Great fresh sandwiches but the "new" chocolate chip cookies were awful. Go outside of the main lunch rush if... More 

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Thank ontheroadknow
Pismo Beach, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

staffed by Cal Poly students...fun, family vibe...parents wont feel like they're out of it...fill out personal order sheet for sandwich..pick bread, ingredients, etc..enjoy the vibe...

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Thank W0ntGetF00ledAgain
Atascadero, California
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624 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Well there has been a Gus's grocery operating here for over forty years that I know about. It was a small grocery store and had evolved over time and owners to a nice patio and beer garden and great sandwiches a couple blocks from the train. It is not fancy. it is worn, It is full of real sincere friendliness.... More 

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Thank CharleySays
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

This place is an icon! This is where the "locals in the know" go. Very low key atmosphere. Sandwiches made specifically to order. Breads, meats and cheeses are extremely high quality, and prices are very reasonable. We never visit San Louis without a trip ( or two or three) to Gus's! Don't miss it!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Visalia, California
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

It is a little place, but if you build it right, your sandwich will be a huge success! Very fresh and a fun place to go for everyone including families!

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Thank Deb W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1638 Osos St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-8165

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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?