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22 California Central Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

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18 Restaurants
Updated 10 April 2019
Restaurants:Oyster Loft, Lucky's, Bouchon - Santa Barbara
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, Steakhouse, Californian
Neighborhoods:Pismo Beach, Montecito, Santa Barbara
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Oyster Loft

$$$$
Seafood
Pismo Beach
4.8
2765 reviews

Our service was amazing, we will be back soon! Environment was outstanding!


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Lucky's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Montecito
4.8
2182 reviews

Great dinner


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Bouchon - Santa Barbara

$$$$
Californian
Santa Barbara
4.7
4287 reviews

Very good service, friendly, knowledgeable wine waiter, food was excellent


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Il Cortile Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Paso Robles
4.7
3207 reviews

Superb quality of food and wine. Great service as well.


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The Sur House

$$$$
Californian
Big Sur
4.3
374 reviews

Our main meal was very good. Limited menu. However, we started with a "grilled vegetable salad". There wasn't a grilled vegetable to be found in it.


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Lucia Restaurant & Bar - Bernardus Lodge & Spa

$$$$
Californian
Carmel Valley
4.7
732 reviews

Best Salmon ever. Bread here is amazing. Everything was terrific. Henry our server has been at Bernardus for 21 years. A real professional and fun to talk with.


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Ventana Grill

$$$$
Latin American
Pismo Beach
4.5
2555 reviews

The best ocean view of any California restaurant I have ever dined in, plus the food and craft cocktails are absolutely inspired! We’ve eaten there several times and it has always been consistently amazing. try the Mexican Manhattan cocktail — it’s out of this world!


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Stella Mare's

$$$$
French
Santa Barbara
4.7
1550 reviews

One of our favorite brunch spots. Great food, friendly staff, excellent location with several options for seating.


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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel Dining Room

$$$$
Contemporary American
Santa Barbara
4.5
1252 reviews

The restaurant at El Encanto hotel was lovely for lunch. Very quiet and on a beautiful day it is very pleasant to sit there high above Santa Barbara. Food was interesting and excellent.


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Fandango

$$$$
European
Pacific Grove
4.7
3248 reviews

The absolutely finest dining experience anywhere on the Monterey I have dined at the world’s best from Lutece to TourD’Argent. Fandango’s staff is wonderful, attentive, non intrusive, and friendly making me feel like family and royalty both at once. Best culinary offering with impeccable presentation. Add a pallet tantalizing wine menu and its nirvana. If you are in Monterey, Carmel, or Pacific Grove, Fandango is the pearl in the dining oyster by the sea. I’m John G aka Nohj Reiemborg and Fandango gets five stars!


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Chart House Restaurant - Monterey

$$$$
Seafood
Monterey
4.4
5645 reviews

Charthouse Monterey is a must go to for a beautiful view, meal and drinks….to bad COVID made them get rid of their wonderful salad bar😡😡…other than that great place…definitely ask for a window seat and try the spicy cucumber vodka cocktail 👏👏👏


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Sardine Factory

$$$$
Seafood
Monterey
4.6
3968 reviews

We try to come here every year for our anniversary and it never disappoints. Thank you


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Sea Venture

$$$$
Contemporary American
Pismo Beach
4.7
1785 reviews

The best Brussel Sprout Appetizer ever! Wait person was very courteous.


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Anton & Michel Restaurant

$$$$
Californian
Carmel
4.6
2440 reviews

Everyone was amazing! My friend and I hadn’t seen each other in 35 years, so we had a lot to chat about during lunch. The service was amazing, and they were very accommodating, which was so appreciated! So classy in every way!


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Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna Inn

$$$$
Steakhouse
San Luis Obispo
4.6
3297 reviews

Ashlee was our server and absolutely incredible. She was very aware we were on a time crunch and gave us excellent service and conversation.


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Pacific's Edge

$$$$
American
Carmel
4.6
2627 reviews

Great spot to dine.


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Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn

$$$$
American
San Luis Obispo
4.3
1172 reviews

The service was excellent! And the food was just so-so. Probably wouldn’t eat there again due to the prices.


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The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn

$$$$
Steakhouse
Paso Robles
4.1
601 reviews

It was very good our waiter Joel was absolutely amazing. The prime rib and the wedge salad or totally up to my standards


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