Good food, trains, friends and family meet at the Grover Station Grill

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

Station Grill owners, Christopher and Melissa Zaferis.

Serving up home-cooked goodness

The Grover Station Grill is the perfect location for a hearty breakfast before a day of exploring or a lunch break in a day of shopping and dinner with friends at the end of a full day. A Grover Beach landmark, the restaurant is located close to shopping, the Pismo Dunes State Park, and close enough to the train station to experience the rumble and clanking of trains. The rumble of passing trains adds a little extra adventure to the dining experience and some excitement for kids and kids-at-heart.

New owners, Christopher and Melissa Zaferis moved to the Central Coast from Winnetka, Calif. “Taking over the restaurant during COVID-19 might seem an insane decision but we believe in this town,” said Christopher

The Grover Station Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, is known for its home-cooked, flavorful food. The food is the top priority for first-class service. The consistent quality of food prepared by cooks who have been with the restaurant almost since the beginning, the friendly service, good training, cleanliness and reasonable prices all stack up to keep guests well-fed and coming back.

“We want everyone to be comfortable and happy. The more comfortable folks are the happier we are,” said Melissa.

The Zaferis have no plans for changing the restaurants popular menu. “We will run specials, though, and some might join the permanent menu,” said Christopher.

Start with breakfast and come on back

Breakfast can be a warming bowl of oatmeal, omelets, burritos, French toast, to the hearty Station Grill Breakfast: three eggs any style, with bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast.

The Station Grill has a kid’s menu and side orders filling enough to be a complete meal. For lunch, guests love wraps, salads, burgers, pastrami, and sandwiches. For dinner, the Station Grill offers classics like meatloaf, chicken Alfredo, flatiron steak, pork shanks — all served with a side salad and bread.

Home cooking has certainly served the grill and guests well over the years. The Grover Station Grill has become a hot spot for tourists and a meeting spot for several local groups and organizations.

The Grover Station Grill serves local beer and wine, has a dog-friendly patio and is open for patio dining and takeout. Located at 170 W. Grand Avenue in Grover Beach at the corner of Grand and Highway 1, the grill is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (805) 489-3030 to place your order or check the daily specials at

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