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Mother's Tavern

725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
+1 805-541-8733
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mother's Tavern is probably the most popular, best bar in town. Always busy, often packed....a very popular and fun place.

Thank Tommy O
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my family one night. It's a largish bar/restaurant that can seat up to 60-70 people. The night we were there, there were just 2 waitresses on which meant after we were seated it was about 5-10 minutes before we got a drinks...More

Thank Alvin377
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were out on Saturday Night for a concert and decided to try Mothers. To be sure it is a Tavern and Sports Bar so this is not a quiet night with ambiance. However, if you want a real bargain on Bar Style comfort food...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great meal and service in this lovely resturant. Good choices, ordered ribs, fish and chips, burger clam chowder. Cold Coronas a god send after a warm sunny day! Lots of restaurants to choice from but give it a try. Didn't book a table but lots...More

Thank betsy065
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Had traveled over from Las Vegas as part of 3 week tour and arrived in SLO late afternoon so wandered in to downtown to find somewhere to eat, not in mood for anything too fancy just good honest food, we found this at Mothers Tavern,...More

Thank dannyscotland
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Had lunch at Mother's Tavern Wednesday May 18th, for the first time. We had BBQ burger from their luncheon menu, they were the best burgers that we have found in the area. My husband had french fries with his lunch and I had sweet potato...More

Thank mdeanm2016
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We brought friends to the Farmers Market in SLO and it was so cold outside that we had to find a place to eat inside rather than eat at the stands out on the street. We chose Mother's Tavern because they had a stand outside...More

Thank HoneylovesTim
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Ended up on a business trip and wandered downtown and found Mother's Tavern. OMG food was spectacular. Nice to find a wonderful waitress (Laurel) who is not afraid to make a recommendation which she did and I ended up with Mahi-Mahi fish and chips which...More

Thank BorisMurchant
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

All yum. Meatloaf sandwich! The best meatloaf I've ever had. And truffle fries. The servers are friendly, highly recommend

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Older place in SLO but still pretty good. Salads, Burgers, Great bar in good location but parking is always an issue in SLO. Either way if you have to walk it is worth it

Thank Veronica C
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Yes. We took our sons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-8733
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Mother's Tavern is a full service, family friendly restaurant that takes a classic, yet modern approach to historic downtown San Luis Obispo. We offer gourmet burgers, craft brews and top shelf custom cocktails. A great place to catch up with some old friends or meet some new ones while watching your favorite sporting events and enjoying a great meal. Mother's Tavern features a private lounge and we offer both on and off site catering services.
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