Find your grilled cheeses
With restaurants participating all over San Luis Obispo County, there are many to try!
Support local restaurants by:
Touring these fabulous establishments and enjoying their grilled cheeses
Sharing your experience through social media using #SLOGrilledCheeseFest
Vote for who you think deserves the below titles (voting opens May 16th)
SLO's Best Grilled Cheese
Most Ooegy Gooey
Best Twisted Grilled Cheese
For your convenience, each restaurant is linked, listed, and included in the interactive map below.
*Please check with individual restaurants for specifics and hours serving grilled cheese
San Luis Obispo
Big Sky Café
1121 Broad St, SLO | Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm
Long time farm to table, casual café. Serving grilled cheese sandwiches since 1994!
Bon Temps Creole Café
1819 Osos St, SLO | 8am-2pm Daily
The shining star of Southern cuisine in "San Luis-ianna." Featuring The Muffuletta Melt: thick cut brioche, over-stuffed with provolone cheese and their signature olive salad with choice of French fries, salad, or sweet potato chips - $12.95
Frank's Famous Hotdogs
950 California Blvd, SLO | 6:30am-7pm Daily
Libertine Brewing Company
1234 Broad St, SLO | Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sun 10:30am-8pm
1023 Chorro St, SLO | Sun-Thu 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
Featuring a paprika parmesan crusted grilled cheese sandwich on brioche bread with arugula serrano pesto and Spanish Urgelia cheese. Served with sweet potato fries. $2 per sandwich will be donated to Restorative Partners.
Plant Ivy Food Truck
Featuring a grilled cheese uniquely served on a pretzel bun with smashed avocado and vegan coconut bacon.
Mint + Craft
848 Monterey St, SLO | 8:30am-4pm Daily (Lunch 12pm-3pm)
Presenting: "Braaibroodjie" - (take on a traditional South African grilled cheese) with tomato jam, onions, tomatoes, sharp cheddar + our house-cured extra thick cut bacon.
1255 Monterey St, SLO | Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm, Sat 8am-6pm
690 Santa Maria Ave, Los Osos | 11am-10pm Daily
113 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos | Thu - Mon 9am-3pm
2164 Center St, Cambria, CA 93428 | Sat-Sun 9am-2pm
Featuring a spicy, cheesy, crunchy grilled cheese, served on a one-of-a-kind blue corn waffle! 100% gluten free
Libertine Brewing Company
801 Embarcadero, Morro Bay | Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm
Morro Bay Butcher & Deli
911 Main St, Morro Bay | Tues-Sat 10am-6pm (grilled cheese served 11-4pm)
Featuring The Hot Messed/Braised Beef Grilled Cheese: "We use high quality cuts to make shredded braised beef paired with creamy pepper jack cheese, crunchy pickled red onion, American cheese, spicy sriracha mayo, and peppery arugula on toasted local sourdough by Brian's Bread in SLO"
The Savory Palette
601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (bay side) | Tue-Wed 2pm-8pm, Thu & Sat 2pm-10pm, Fri 2pm-9pm
Featuring two specialty grilled cheese sandwiches:
#1 - Jalapeno Popper: Cream Cheese blended with jalapeños, bacon, sharp cheddar and a secret ingredient sure to turn up the heat! Add two more slices of cheddar, all grilled on sourdough.
#2 - Ham & Raclette: Our newest ooey gooey on a hearty rustic bread.
Carbon 6 Wine Bar
5940 El Camino Real, Atascadero | Thu-Sat 3pm-9pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
Lots of melted cheese on the inside and out combined with jalapenos, bacon and a secret spice that gives the sandwich a kick without too much heat! It’s definitely an Element of Fun!
Dan's Grub Shack
4240 El Camino Real, Atascadero | 11:30am-8pm Daily
Featuring: Grilled cheese on thick cut French bread with Dan's own macaroni and cheese and a bacon cheeseburger in between.
6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero | Wed-Sun 5pm-9pm
Featuring: Thick, crispy sourdough with a garlic aioli spread, Havarti, Gruyere, and a dash of goat cheese.
"We like to keep it nutty, savory, and creamy at the Cowboy."
1122 Pine Street, Paso Robles | 11am-9pm Daily
Red Scooter Deli
1102 Pine St, Paso Robles | Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Toasted cheese, loaded with bacon jam, Tillamook cheddar, pepper jack, caramelized onions, more applewood smoked bacon all toasted on Brian's Sourdough Bread. Vegan jackfruit option available
Street Side Ale House
6155 El Camino Real, Atascadero | Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12pm
Featuring: #1 - Grilled Cheese on sourdough, with mushrooms, ham, jalapeno, and cheddar
#2 - Grilled cheese on a pressed roll, swiss, bacon, and avocado
The Vreamery Vegan Cheese Shop & Melt Bar
1815 Spring St, Paso Robles | Mon 11am-3pm, Tue-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-6pm
The shop showcases a variety of small batch, plat-based artisan vegan cheese makers from all over the country.
841 13th Street, Paso Robles | Thu-Mon 7:30am-2pm
Wild Fields Brewhouse
6907 El Camino Real, Atascadero | Thu - Mon 11am-8pm
Featuring their famous Linguisa Grilled Cheese: cheddar, swiss, grilled bell peppers and onions, thinly sliced jalapenos, linguica, and house Wild Sauce. Go give this customer favorite a try!
Avila Valley Barn BBQ
560 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo | Thu-Mon 11am-5pm
Blue Moon Over Avila
460 Front St, Avila Beach | Tue-Sun 11:30am-8:30pm
999 Price St, Pismo Beach | Tue-Sun 7am-2pm(ish)
116 W. Branch St, Arroyo Grande | Tue-Sun 12pm-9pm
*Winners of the 2021 SLO's Best Grilled Cheese
Featuring: Torta Ahogada (Drowned Torta): Carnitas and black refried beans fill this Cubano roll to the brim. Avocado cools it down and radish gives a solid crunch. Drowned in house-made spicy red sauce and topped with Manzano pepper and pickled onion blend.
130 W. Branch St, Suite A, Arroyo Grande | Wed-Sun 8am-5pm