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RecommendationChris Burkard recommends eating lunch or dinner at Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide to San Luis Obispo.

San Luis Obispo, California

Big Sky Cafe

"A killer restaurant downtown."

Recommendations:
Ember
Sally Loo's
Ruby Rose

Big Sky Cafe

"A killer restaurant downtown."

"I quit my job at nineteen to submit myself to a career in photography."
Recommended by:
Chris Burkard
  
Photographer

Chris' Take

"My favorite dish is at this really killer restaurant downtown San Luis that's called Big Sky Cafe. It's one of my favorite spots."

Santa Maria Tri Tip Sandwiches at Firestone Grill San Luis Obispo through the Eyes of Surfer Chris Burkard Pale Ales for Days at Central Coast Brewing

My Story (Steve, Owner)

"In '75, if I wanted to go surfing, I had to pay my buddies for gas, so they got me a job washing dishes. I paid my way through college by working in restaurants, doing that.

After about ten years out of high school and college, I thought, 'I better figure out what I want to do with my life.' I knew I wanted to something physical, something mental, and I wanted to do something where I was around people, and I realized that I'd been doing that the whole time.

So I went back to school in Santa Barbara so I could learn more than just washing dishes, and took a job here as a night manager. I came in here knowing nothing about real food, worked my way up and ultimately bought the place."

Interview Excerpt

 

Big Sky Cafe

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Big Sky Cafe
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Big Sky Cafe
San Luis Obispo
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Ember
"They're just great and they really kind of brought something new and fresh to the coast."
-120.5994799
35.1210741
Sally Loo's
"A sweetheart of a cafe."
-120.6557641
35.275711
Ruby Rose
"She's a creative force and it's really a gem of a store."
-120.65778490000002
35.2836884
Big Sky Cafe
"A killer restaurant downtown."
-120.66435100000001
35.278456

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