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Rooster Creek Tavern

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American, Bar
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200 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2704
+1 805-489-2509
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course I had seen the roosters!! They strut across the intersection while workers went their way home. Dodging and gaping, we laugh and point, maneuvering our cars to avoid them. But a restaurant named after these community pets. Too cute! Or so I thought until I tried it! A stylish renovation of one of the turn of the century... More 

1 Thank isabelladelmar
Diamond Bar, California
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254 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time here (once before for lunch), and our first for dinner. Good bar food, excellent drinks and all served with a smile

1 Thank Kirk F
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casual dining. Great bar with an expansive list of beers, wines and cocktails. The Mac and Cheese is a favorite of my granddaughter. I usually go for the varied salads, ribs and the burger.

1 Thank Jim S
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy as ever but a bit too much hustle and bustle comes with that. Is continued success leading to missing the details? Liking the Mason across the street which may be owned by same owners as it is a bit quieter due to cost

1 Thank 1963chevy
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227 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated fairly quickly for a Saturday night. For an appetizer we ordered bruschetta, but when I pronounced it correctlt, the waitress tried to correct me? The "pita" was just pizza dough, kinda disappointing. The tomato/garlic was awful. Ordered a slab of ribs and the fried chicken. The chicken was barely warm, so doubtful it was cooked fresh, or... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place but food is geared to those who like the the salt and greasy presentation of In and Out Burger -- over salted, unrefined and wholly lacking in rafinity. Chef is/are untrained bar food hacks. Same group owns and operates Mason Bar and Shell Beach Brew House. Unsophisticated formula atmosphere and food. Go for drinks but skip the food... More 

Thank Stephen H
Arroyo Grande, California
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meals here are less than inspiring. Pan roasted salmon was not worth the $18. Salads are mediocre. Service is rare, waiting is mandatory.

Thank Stephen D
California Central Coast
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a popular place, but it is not for everyone. It is more like a sports bar and is quite noisy. My husband and I found the food to be a bit overpriced and of average quality. Outdoor seating is nice.

Thank CypressRidge
Big Bear Lake, California
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648 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We met friends who live in the area for a visit and lunch. My wife said her beet salad was very good and my fried chicken was also very good. (Huge breast unlike most restaurants these days.) They also had a good selection of beers and a full bar. The service was also very good overall. I would recommend this... More 

Thank Steven C
Arroyo Grande, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Moved to Arroyo Grande, CA about 5 months ago and Rooster Creek was the first place we ate out. We've come back about 10 times total, and have now tried just about everything on the menu... Bottom line, Rooster Creek is amazing, from the drinks and happy hour specials to the appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The staff is amazing and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-489-2509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?