Ed, that must have been the same bartender I talked to! He’s a nice fella! He used to live in the valley so we had a lot to talk about!
In Cambria I can recommend the Moonstone Bar and Grill, Robin’s (great international food), Wild Ginger, (for asian inspired dishes and snacks), and The Sow’s Ear for good American food in an upscale atmosphere. Stay away from Linn’s (except for dessert) and J.J’s pizza unless you like flavorless cardboard pizza.
In Morro Bay,( other than Rose’s which you know about), or try The Flying Dutchman.
For more upscale atmosphere try the new tapas menu (14.95 for any 3 dishes)at the Inn at Morro Bay or Mare Blu up the road in Baywood Park.
For the best tri tip sandwich in existance…go to the Visitor’s Center at Hearst Castle.. I was amazed at how big, flavorful, juicy, and well cooked the meat was.
In Cayucos there is a great ice cream and candy shop called the Cayucos Candy Counter.
If you like smoked fish, nobody does it better than Ruddell’s Smoke House, where you can get either sandwiches, tacos, or a great smoked fish jerky.