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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

Luna Red

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

Cal Poly and special events - check them out HERE | Mon-Wed 11am-2pm, 5pm-8pm

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.

SLO Provisions

1255 Monterey St, SLO | Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm, Sat 8am-6pm​

North COast


690 Santa Maria Ave, Los Osos | 11am-10pm Daily

Hidden Kitchen

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.

North County

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.

Nautical Cowboy

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."

Pappy McGregor's

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.

Vic's Café

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!

South Coast

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 

Honeymoon Café

999 Price St, Pismo Beach | Tue-Sun 7am-2pm(ish)

Humdinger Brewing

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.

Sidewalk Café

130 W. Branch St, Suite A, Arroyo Grande | Wed-Sun 8am-5pm

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