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“Nothing Special”
Review of Guest House Grill

Guest House Grill
Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Atascadero
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
las vegas, nv
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Guest House Grill is about what you would expect in an old country town. The interior is dark the porch (or deck) is kind of run down. There was a fire going in the fire pit on the patio that looked inviting, but I couldn’t manage the stairs going down. We split a grilled artichoke. The flavor was just smoky and paired with the chipotle aioli, it was really smoky tasting. We each had the chicken fried steak. The clam chowder starter was mostly large hunks of potatoes. The c.f. steak was very large and we should have ordered one to split. It was no better than average. Service was fine. The prices didn't seem too high. No complaints about the restaurant and no high praise. It is just an average small town grill.

  • Visited May 2014
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San Luis Obispo, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Nice Atascadero Surprise”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This restaurant is tucked into the back corner of an older shopping plaza on El Camino on the southern end of Atascadero. We had not been aware of it until a friend from another town mentioned he'd been there and really liked it. It is a bit pricey for the area, but the food is well worth it. Every item we enjoyed was prepared with care and a bit of flair. We ordered meat loaf which came with a nice salad, a choice of fantastic cheesy scalloped potatoes, very fresh skinny green beans and really delicious meat loaf. House bread and a terrific pesto accompanied the meal. The service was prompt and very friendly. One can dine inside, or outside on a covered enclosed patio, or an open patio garden. We'll be back.

Visited May 2014
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Thank rosalindmalone
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Atascadero, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best steak in town”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We eat here at least twice a month. The service is very good, only had one experience that was not great. I usually get a steak but my husband really likes the meatloaf. It is my favorite place to go for lunch. The Sunday steak and lobster is a nice change. We have not tried the Sunday brunch but heard that it was really good. They also have a nice selection of wine.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank COATES6
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Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of Atascadero's grown up restaurants”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

While we found this restaurant somewhat noisy the menu was one of the more varied and sophisticated in Atascadero. My husband jokes that if we want something other than Burgers, BBQ, Chinese or Mexican food.... we have to go to Paso or SLO. This restaurant is the exception.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank cpdexterhaven
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Atascadero, California
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Atascadero Gem”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This little restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center that that no longer has the huge magnet grocery store pulling in customers for it. Yet it has survived mainly because the locals know the food is excellent. It features dishes ranging from steaks to pasta, with my favorite being the fettuccine which is excellent. It offers a full service bar and many very good wines from the central coast region. Prices vary but I would consider them to be on the low to moderate level.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Ben C
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