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“Wonderful food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mother's Tavern

Mother's Tavern
Ranked #19 of 301 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Elk Grove, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

My boyfriend worked in SLO and visited this place, he liked it so much he brought me their for our anniversary trip to SLO. Food was AMAZING, try the portabella sandwich!

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank AEP024
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Mothers T, Public Relations Manager at Mother's Tavern, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
We are so happy to be included in your very special anniversary memory! So glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to have you back again real soon.
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food in central SLO”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We enjoyed a really good meal in Mothers Tavern as we passed through SLO. Our teenagers loved the TV screens, the space is good and the staff very friendly, helpful and personable. Well worth spending time in.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank car0line2004
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Mothers T, Public Relations Manager at Mother's Tavern, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thanks for the positive review! We take pride in being a family friendly establishment and we are so glad that we had something to offer for all of you!
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice lunch menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stopped into SLO for an early movie and lunch. MoTav had good reviews so that's where we went. They have a lunch menu that's good until 2:30. For $7, you get a smaller portion main dish, side dish and drink. Even if you want a full size meal, the prices are still what you'll pay at most sit down restaurants, but more creative than your average menu. Lots of sports TV around the place, and live music on the weekends. If we visit the area again, we'll probably return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beachfam94
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Mothers T, Public Relations Manager at Mother's Tavern, responded to this review, 11 July 2013
Our $7 Power Lunch is a staple in our community, and we are glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy it. We look forward to having you back again, and you can count on us to have great food and service waiting for you, along with all the sports packages to watch your favorite games on any of our 11 screens.
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CA Central Coast
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99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

The food here is delicious and the portions are huge! Every time we've gone the service has always been great. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2013
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Food In the heart of SLO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Mothers, or MoTav is in downtown SLO. This is a bar/restaurant that caters to students but is a great place to dine. The tables up front offer a view of foot traffic on Higguera St, and this can be quite interesting. The food is pretty good for a college town bar. I've had burgers, salads and fish tacos and all were very good. This is not fine dining. It is loud, but fun. If you want a quite evening, this is not the spot. But for good food and drink this is a place to visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pandasdad
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Mothers T, Public Relations Manager at Mother's Tavern, responded to this review, 24 June 2013
Hey,

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We take pride in standing out as a family friendly, high quality dining experience in the heart of a college/tourist town. We are not only a college friendly venue, but we cater to parties large and small for both regular dining and private party accommodations.

We look forward to having you back again real soon!
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