Meal stops on 101 or 1 between Santa Barbara & San Jose

If you are going to stop in Buellton, highly recommend Industrial Eats at 181 Industrial Road (off Rt. 246 west of Rt. 101). Creative menu, quality ingredients, casual setting.

Good recommendation. We ate here on our stop up north. Just as your described. Had a very nice uni plucked that day from Santa Barbara. Served with proscuitto. Very sweet and nice briny finish. The good kind.

The bread and pizza crust were outstanding. Baked in house. A nice crust.

Only 3 beers on tap. Stick with their wine or better yet I think there is no corkage. Saw a few groups bringing in multiple bottles.

Better than eating at Pea Soup Anderson’s or Firestone Brewery.

I just saw this for the first time. Er, it’s only four hours, ya know. :slight_smile:

If there’s no traffic, but that’s never the whole trip, just the middle stretch where I want a break.

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Ah, gotcha.

Just came back from there. Sea Chest is pretty great for seafood. Black Cat was pretty good not great with tons of execution issues. Had a nice meal at Sow’s Ear (chicken dumplings!) and Boni’s Taco’s is great. 2 pie breakfasts was at Linn’s farm shop and a good breakfast at Creekside.

Food has been really tough up there on our many visits but this time not as bad.

Sea Chest is a hoot, though Cambria’s still not on 101.

Linn’s

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Sea Chest. Brought our sick Picpoul from Paix Sur Terre

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Pier 46, Templeton

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Black Cat

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Sow’s Ear

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Except for the crab claws what are we looking at here?

Fried gnocchi app, a great pork chop on turnip purée with pommagtanate molasses that’s too sweet, short rib

Is that a typo? It sounds and looks terrific.

An Armenian misspelling pomegranate is really embarrassing

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It’s funny, not embarrassing. Hey, you spelled “embarrassing” correctly while I have to look up that word :slight_smile:

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Ribline has solidly respectable bbq and is right off the 101 in SLO. Great option for a quick pit stop.

Jocko’s is a real gem. Anyone ever go there for lunch? They don’t fire up the oak grill until dinner, so wondering if it’s worth it for an upcoming trip.

Linn’s lamb shank is nice! As is the Hearst ranch burger. Decent ribs on the kids menu and cakes are amazing

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Bob’s Well Bread is three blocks off the freeway.