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Dan's Grub Shack

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El Camino Real, Kmart Shopping Center, Atascadero, CA
11:00 - 21:00
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Atascadero, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, a little pricier than fast food but well worth the extra. Burgers are big and very tasty. Food is fresh and portions are great. Excellent stop for lunch even if you have to drive a bit.

Thank Ron S
Palo Alto, California
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love it when my burger is so juicy that I need multiple napkins! The accompanying fries were served hot and perfectly cooked. The service was friendly and very welcoming. What a great place!

Thank Sharon L
Kingsburg, California
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They have the cutest MINI wrapped with their ads. Big family meal with my 5 folks from 5 to 86. They looked full but had a table for us in the back. We were happy to squeeze in. Big portions of comfort food reflecting all the cuisines the owners have experienced through their lives & travels. Mac&CheeseBurger. Actual Hawaiian inspired... More 

Thank Mokegrl
Atascadero, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is a hoot! All staff are so friendly and the food is varied and unique. Small, down-home type place.

Thank joeschwartzphotos
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

They said they were known for their Fish and Chips. I'd recommend a burger instead. The burgers were big and juicy and there were lots of options.The onion rings were also very good. It's a nice little local burger joint. We enjoyed it.

1 Thank anncrafton
Atascadero, California
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

seriously, how does this place survive with the stingy portions and very high prices? and almost next door to In N Out Burgers. another SLO county ripoff.

1 Thank S S
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you want some home style southern cooking and a full belly you can't go wrong at Dan's. I had a dish called the triple pig and it should come with lipitor but it sure is tasty. The fried okra is also good.

Thank Reggie A
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very friendly service. Large menu. Lots of comfort food, and good beers on tap. Smoked pastrami sandwich was very tasty.

Thank haveabagel
Nipomo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

My wife and I were very impressed by the food in this restaurant. The Chili with pasta tasted like my own recipe, and the French Dip was perfect. A great place for lunch.

1 Thank Grognard
Atascadero, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great beer on tap, wonderful service! It's just a little hole in the wall but in my opion those are the best finds. One of our top favorite local restaurants. Just a tip, the farmhouse burger is the best!

Thank Brittney C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: El Camino Real, Kmart Shopping Center, Atascadero, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Atascadero
  • Phone Number: 805-464-2220
Awesome grub at a reasonable price. May be listed as Dan's the Grub Shack.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?