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Adventures In San Luis Obispo, California


The Cracked Crab Restaurant

A favorite of the staff at the Lexington Inn SLO is the Cracked Crab restaurant.

Cracked Crab Restaurant
Cracked Crab Restaurant

A bit funky and casual, the cracked crab serves up the freshest seafood available here on the central coast. The cracked crab is known for procuring their ingredients from local farmers and purveyors thus ensuring the freshest ingredients possible.

Try ordering their “Signature Bucket” and staff will roll out the butcher paper on the table and bring you a literal bucket of their highest quality shellfish. Along with the sides, this makes for a delicious and abundant meal.

Try a Food Tour in SLO

Staff at the Lexington Inn SLO, know that San Luis Obispo is home to many fine restaurants.

central coast food tours
central coast food tours

A  food tour takes you to several restaurants where you get to try to best food that particular restaurant produces.

As you walk from restaurant to restaurant, your guide will share interesting historical and cultural information about the town. The walk through town is at the rate of a nice stroll and offers several opportunities to sit down and enjoy the town and food. Tours last about 3.5 hours and are $78p/person.

Oyster Festival

Join us for a trip to the Oyster Festival!

Oyster Festival
Oyster Festival

The 2017 Oyster Festival  at the Avila Beach Golf Resort is a good time for all – especially oyster lovers! The festival is scheduled for Saturday July 8, 2017 from 12 – 8p.m. The festival promises a good time featuring music all day with five bands, a full bar, aphrodesiac lounge, local food and, of course, delicious local oysters.

San Luis Obispo County Olive Oil

Most visitors are unaware, but San Luis Obispo Olive Oil is quite an industry!

olive tree
olive tree

Over the last 15 years thousands of acres of olives have been planted for the purpose of making San Luis Obispo County olive oil. Guess it turns out that the climate for growing wine grapes is very similar to that needed for growing olives! So, among the many acres of vineyards in San Luis Obispo County you are certain to find acres of olives.

Splash Cafe

The Splash Cafe is renowned for their clam chowder.

Splash Cafe
Splash Cafe

But did you know they make killer salmon tacos and wonderful pastries as well? Yes, the clam chowder has made it ‘s way into Costco – it’s that good. The good folks at the Splash Cafe make their chowder from scratch daily and serve more than 40,000 gallons of it each year!

Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

Atascadero Lake Wine Festival
Atascadero Lake Wine Festival

Come and join in the fun at the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival on June 24, 2017 from 4-8 p.m.

The festival offers local wines, live music, craft beers, good eats, craft vendors and local artists.

Add to this, the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival is the only central coast festival festival with a zoo!

For more information contact atascaderowinefestival.com or call 805.466.2044

What People are Hungry For…

Food and Wine magazine recently published an article on “What People are Hungry for ….” and,

Pound cakes
Pound cakes

knowing that many of our Lexington Inn SLO guests are foodies, we wanted to share it with you! Ready for some great food? 

Here’s the list:

Burgers, Beer and Bourbon

At the Lexington Inn SLO, we’re always looking for ways for our guests to have a good time while in the area.

Toast on the Central Coast
Toast on the Central Coast

We just discovered a “Burgers, Beer and Bourbon” night held weekly at the Lido restaurant in the Dolphin Bay Resort. The Lido is generally known for fine dining so it’s nice to see a delicious, yet casual offering from this famed restaurant.

Every Sunday at 4 p.m. burgers, beer, bourbon and whiskey is being offered. This offering includes a Teixeira ranch beef burger or housemade veggie burger with over 25 different toppings available to customize your burger. Also on offer are over 30 whiskeys and bourbons, discounted draft and bottled beers as well as their own handcrafted whiskey cocktails and whiskey flights. Whew – it this doesn’t satisfy a beef, bourbon and whiskey lover I don’t know what will!