BEST SEAFOOD

1. Luna Red 

2. Ocean Grill Avila Beach 

3. Ventana Grill 

BEST SANDWICH

1. Lincoln Deli 

2. Kona’s Sandwich 

3. High St Deli 

BEST thai food

1. Thai Palace 

2. Thai Boat 

3. Papa’s Thai 

BEST SUSHI

1. Goshi Japanese Restaurant 

2. Pokirito 

3. Shin’s Sushi 

BEST BREAKFAST

1. Louisa’s Place 

2. Breakfast Buzz 

3. Sally Loo’s 

BEST RESTAURANT OUT OF YOUR BUDGET

1. Giuseppe’s 

2. Taste 

3. @bites 

BEST ITALIAN

1. Giuseppe’s 

2. Mama’s Meatball 

3. Buena Tavola 

BEST VEGETARIAN

1. Ziggy’s 

2. Bliss Cafe 

3. Oki Momo 

BEST BARGAIN MEAL

1. Firestone 

2. Haha Sushi 

3. Splash Cafe 

BEST BBQ

1. Firestone 

2. Old SLO BBQ 

3. G Brother’s 

BEST MEXICAN

1. San Luis Taqueria 

2. Taco do Acapulco 

3. Taqueria San Miguel 

BEST HANGOVER FOOD

1. House of Bagels 

2. High Street 

3. Breakfast Buzz 

BEST BURGER

1. In-N-Out 

2. Eureka 

3. Sylvester’s 

BEST ON-CAMPUS DINING VENUE

1. Starbuck’s 

2. Einstein’s 

3. Vista Grande 

BEST COOKIE

1. Insomnia Cookie 

2. Brown Butter Cookie Co. 

3. Cowboy Cookie 

BEST FRIES

1. Firestone 

2. SLO Brew Rock 

3. Hotel SLO 

BEST ON-CAMPUS DISH

1. Shake Smart 

2. Einstein’s 

3. Kimchi Fries 

BEST DONUT

1. SLODOCO 

2. Sunshine Donuts 

3. Happy Donuts 

BEST LATE
NIGHT FOOD

1. Taco Bell 

2. SLODOCO 

3. Insomnia Cookie 

BEST VENUE IN
VISTA GRANDE

1. Noodles 

2. Sweet Bar 

3. Hearth 

BEST BOBA

1. Boba Stop 

2. Milkinit 

3. Sweetie Cup 

BEST PIZZA

1. Flour House 

2. Woodstock’s 

3. Fatte’s 

BEST ICE CREAM

1. McConnel’s 

2. Nite Creamery 

3. Doc Burnstein’s 

BEST ACAI

1. The Neighborhood 

2. Seeds 

3. Krava Bowl (Avila Market) 

BEST CAFE

1. Scout’s Coffee 

2. Nautical Bean 

3. Kreuzbergs 

BEST COVID MENU ADAPTATION

1. Finney’s (Take out alcholic beverages) 

2. Luna Red (Mini Paella/paella special) 

3. SLO Provisions (take and bake meal for 4) 

BEST BRUSSEL SPROUTS

1. Eureka 

2. Novo 

3. Milestone 

BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR DINING

1. SLO Brew Rock 

2. Flour House 

3. Novo 

BEST TACO TUESDAYS

1. Taqueria San Miguel 

2. Luna Red 

3. Tortilla Town 

BEST RAMEN

1. Raku 

2. Menika 

3. Kuma 

BEST DESSERT

1. Madonna Inn 

2. Nite Creamery 

3. Batch 

BEST TRAIL

1. Bishop’s Peak 

2. Avila Rdige 

3. Arch Graveyard 

BEST BEACH

1. Avila 

2. Morro 

3. Montaña de Oro 

BEST SUNSET SPOT

1. Perfumo Canyon 

2. Cuesta Ridge 

3. Pirates Cove 

BEST SURF SPOT

1. Morro 

2. Cayucos 

3. Pismo 

BEST GRAD
PHOTO SPOT

1. Montaña de Oro 

2. Terrace Hill 

3. Arboretium (Botanical Garden) 

BEST PARK

1. Dinosuar Park 

2. Santa Rosa Park 

3. Throop Park 

BEST BOUTIQUE

1. Lulu Luxe 

2. Blackwater 

3. Avanti 

BEST TRADER
JOE’S PRODUCT

1. Two Buck Chuck 

2. Sweet Potatoe Gnocchi + 

Garlic Sauce Thai Noodles 

3. Dark Chocolate Orange Sticks 

BEST HAMMOCK SPOT

1. Avila Beach 

2. Arch Graveyard 

3. Serenity Swing 

BEST DATE
SPOT/NIGHT

1. Avila Beach at Sunset 

2. Perfumo Canyon Stargazing 

3. Flour House 

BEST PLANT SHOP

1. Poly Plant Shop 

2. Growing Grounds 

3. The Garden Gallery 

BEST DAY TRIP

1. Big Sur 

2. Santa Barbara 

3. Solvang 

BEST STUDY SPOT

1. The Library 

2. Kreuzberg

3. Linneas 

BEST NIGHT
TIME ACTIVITY

1. Beach Bonfires 

2. Sunset Drive in 

3. Getting Insomnia Cookies 

BEST BEACHSIDE TOWN

1. Avila Beach 

2. Cayucos 

3. Pismo Beach 

BEST PODCAST

1. Call Her Daddy 

2. The Daily, New York Times 

3. Girls Gotta Eat 

BEST DAY OF THE WEEK

1. Farmer’s Market (Sat. + Sun.) 

2. Taco Tuesday 

3. $2 California Rolls 

BEST SCENIC DRIVE

1. Montaña de Oro 

2. Perfumo Canyon 

3. 101 South 

BEST PLACE TO WORKOUT

1. Cal Poly Recreation Center 

2. Spark Yoga 

3. Kennedy Fitness Club 

BEST LIVING COMPLEX

1. Mustang Village 

2. Academy 

3. Valencia 

BEST CAL POLY REC CLASS

1. Yoga 

2. Cycling (spin) 

3. Body Pump 

BEST GOLF SPOT

1. Dairy Creek 

2. Avila Beach 

3. Morro Bay 

BEST THRIFT STORE

1. Goodwill 

2. Fred and Betty’s 

3. Mission Thrift 

BEST EXCURSION

1. Big Sur 

2. Santa Barbra 

3. Solvang 

BEST TATTOO PARLOR

1. Traditional Tattoo 

2. San Luis Tattoo Company 

3. Apothecary Tattoo 

BEST YOGA STUDIO

1. Spark Yoga/Cal Poly Rec Center 

2. The Yoga Standard 

3. SLO Yoga 

BEST SALON

1. Bluebird Salon 

2. Twig and Arrow 

3. Ming Salon and Spa 

BEST SLO HIDDEN GEM

1. Perfumo Canyon 

2. Arboretium (Botanical Garden) 

3. Pirates Cove

BEST AUTOSHOP

1. Certified Auto 

2. Mienike 

3. Villa Automotive 

BEST BARBER SHOP

1. Mike’s Barbershop 

2. The Ritual 

3. University Barbershop 

BEST GROCERY STORE

1. Trader Joe’s 

2. Sprouts 

3. Cal Fresh 

BEST SPA

1. Sycamore Mineral Spring Resort 

2. Madonna Inn 

3. SLOCO Massage and Wellness Spa 

BEST SURF SHOP

1. Moondoggies 

2. Pancho’s 

3. Wavelength’s 

BEST CENTRAL COAST STAY

1. Hotel SLO 

2. The Granada Inn 

3. Le Petit Soleil 

BEST HOTEL

1. Hotel SLO 

2. Madonna Inn 

3. Hotel Cerro/Cliff’s Hotel 

BEST NAIL SALON

1. @nails 

2. T and L Nails 

3. Polishery Nails 

BEST BEER SPOTS

1. SLO Brew Rock 

2. Tin City 

3. Milestone 

BEST DISPENSARY

1. Megan’s 

2. Urbn Leaf 

3. Natural Healing Center 

BEST BAR

1. Mother’s Tavern 

2. Creeky Tiki 

3. Frog and Peach 

BEST WINERY

1. Tolosa 

2. Edna Valley Vineyards 

3. Biddle Ranch 

BEST BEWERY

1. SLO Brew 

2. Barrelhouse 

3. Central Coast Brewery 

BEST BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS

1. Charlie’s Place 

2. Libertine 

3. Lido @ Dolphine
Bay/Breakfast Buzz 

BEST PLACE TO BUY ALCOHOL

1. Costco 

2. Campus Bottle 

3. Bevmo 

BEST PLACE TO PLAY DIE

1. Sandpit Beach MDO 

2. Pirate’s Cove 

3. Arch Graveyard 

BEST GO-TO COCKTAIL

1. High Bar Lemonade (Hotel SLO) 

2. Poly Royal (Milestone) 

3. Red Carpet (Sidecar) 

BEST HAPPY HOUR DEAL

1. Finney’s 

2. Luna Red 

3. Charlie’s Place 

BEST DRINKING GAME

1. Rage Cage 

2. Die 

3. King’s Cup 

BEST DAY DRINKING SPOT

1. Pirate’s Cove 

2. Montaña de Oro 

3. SLO Brew 

BEST OUTDOOR BAR

1. Creeky Tiki 

2. Hotel SLO 

3. Tin City 

BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL

1. Finney’s 

2. Hotel SLO 

3. Sidecar