My wife and I went to a new restaurant in downtown SLO called Creekside Brewing. It’s located at 1040 Broad Street right above the creek. There have been a few other restaurants at this location over the years. James Brolin (the actor) owned it at one time and he was the one that added the area that sits over the creek.
The new restaurant also brews its own beer. Since we went there a few days after they opened their first batch wasn’t done yet but they had plenty of other beer and wine to choose from. My wife and I aren’t drinkers but they recommended a Belgium Ale, Framboise Lambic, which had raspberries. My wife HATES beer and most every other type of alcoholic drink, but she actually really liked this one.
We were also pleasantly surprised with the dinner. I had Mahi Mahi and my wife had shrimp on sugar cane skewers (which she let me try!). I’m not a seafood fan and will only eat fish that doesn’t taste like fish and both of these were real good. You can choose 2 sides with dinner and they had a lot of different choices. I had their Mojo Tomatoes which was tomatoes with mozzarella cheese. My other side was garlic mashed potatoes which were the best I’ve had in a long time. Just enough garlic to add flavor but not overpower. They also have a bunch of small plates on the menu for $5 each which you can choose as an alternative to a dinner.
The restaurant is at street level and they also have a bar downstairs. I don’t think they take reservations and there are only 4 (of 5) tables that sit outside overlooking the creek. With the weather this past week, I bet those tables are popular.
John is one of the owners and was very helpful with beer and food recommendations. If you go and the opportunity comes up, mention that you read about their restaurant on Keith Byrd’s blog.