Louisa’s Place, serving locals and visitors since 1958

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Louisa's Place San Luis Obispo

Fifties-style diner in downtown SLO is a local favorite

Longevity is typically a rare and hard-won battle in the restaurant industry, and one of those precious few is Louisa’s Place, a classic fifties-style diner and a San Luis Obispo favorite for over 50 years. Originally opened as the “Best Ever Grill” in 1958 the diner was purchased in 1976 by Louise Webb, and “Louisa’s” became an instant success. The Sweeney family purchased it in 1991, and Aubrey Pyle took over in 2019.

Where breakfast is champion

There are 26 omelets on the menu along with the build-your-own option. There are also pancakes, local sausage, bacon, oatmeal, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, and waffles. Louisa’s is famous for their bacon Belgian waffles, with generous chunks of actual, house-cooked bacon folded into the batter.

After breakfast there’s lunch

What’s lunch without an exquisite hamburger? Louisa’s menu offers all of the classic burger choices plus the breakfast burger with a 1/3-pound sirloin patty, American cheese, bacon, tater tots, and a fried egg on a sesame seed bun, with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles on the side.

Not in the mood for a burger, grilled, or club sandwich? Choose a vegan option or order a salad, soup, or chili dish.

Kids and dessert

The kid’s menus for 12 years and under offer breakfast and lunch choices for every appetite.

Everyone, including kids, who are up for dessert can select a dessert from the board menu at the front of the restaurant.

No fads, just good, home-style cooking

Judging by the line out the door and the packed seating on any given weekend, Louisa’s is clearly the place for most people. Dine in or call ahead for takeout. Private parties and catering are available, including for breakfast! Breakfast and lunch are served daily from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Start your day or afternoon the right way.

Louisa’s Place is located at 964 Higuera St. in downtown SLO. To see the menu or more information visit www.louisasplace.com or call (805) 541-0227.

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