2023 Best of North SLO County Winners

As voted on by the Readers and Customers of the Best businesses in North SLO County.
Paso Robles • San Miguel • Templeton • Shandon • Atascadero • Creston • Santa Margarita

Nonprofit Giving

Best Community Involvement by Business Owner

  Eric Peterson

Best Charity or Nonprofit

  •   El Camino Homeless Organization

Best Charity Event

  •   Dancing with our Stars

Best Youth Charity

  •   Paso Robles Youth Arts Center

Best Local Charity or Nonprofit Project Completed in 2022

  •   Tom Maas Clubhouse — Boys & Girls Club

Best Parade

  •   Pioneer Day Parade

Best Community Service Group

  •   Kiwanis

Changing Business

Best New Business Opened in 2022

  •   Cielo

Best New Location or Relocation for Existing Business

  •   805 Boardshop

Best Social Media Presence by Local Business

  •   Streetside Ale House

Best Beautification, Interior or Exterior Improvement

  •   Guest House Grill

Specialty Best Individual

Best Tacos

  •   Garcia’s

Best Steak

  •    The Range

Best Bacon & Eggs

  •    The Nest

Best Appetizer (Which appetizer & restaurant)

  •   Cauli Bites by Wildfields

Best Salad (What salad & restaurant)

  •   Tri-tip Salad by Santa Maria Brewing

Best French Fries

  •   Streetside Ale House

Best Pastry

  •   Back Porch Bakery

Best French Toast

  •   Country Touch Cafe

Best Pancakes

  •   Country Touch Cafe

Best Waffles

  •   Country Touch Cafe

Best Mocktail

  •   Streetside Ale House

Best Cup of Coffee

  •   Joebella Coffee Roasters

Best Bag of Whole Bean or Ground Coffee

  •   Joebella Coffee Roasters

Best Hot Tea

  •   Spice of Life

Best Iced Tea

  •   Spice of Life

Best Olive Oil

  •   Olivas de Oro

Best Bread

  •   Back Porch Bakery

Best Cake

  •   Just Baked

Best Pie

  •   Bramble Pie Company

Best Gelato, Ice Cream, or Frozen Dessert

  •   Negranti Creamery

Best Fruit

  •   Templeton Farmer’s Market

Best Local Seasonings

  •    Bren’s Blends

Shopping & Retail

Best Overall Shopping & Retail

  •   Perry’s Parcel & Gift

Best Women’s Clothing

  •   Farron Elizabeth

Best Men’s Clothing

  •   Bloke

Best Kid’s Clothing

  •   Anna & Co

Best Fashion

  •   Anna & Co

Best Consignment Store

  •   Black Sheep Finds

Best Antiques

  •   Reminisce

Best Thrift Store

  •   North County Thrift Store

Best Flowers & Florist

  •   Bloom N Grow

Best Bookstore

  •   The Book Odyssey

Best Gift Shop

  •    Perry’s Parcel & Gift

Best Home Decor

  •   Atrium Mercantile

Best Health Food & Supplements

  •   The Natural Alternative

Best Board Shop

  •   805 Boardshop

Best Surf, Skate, or Streetwear

  •    805 Boardshop

Best Casual Attire

  •   Bloke/Farron/Anna & Co.

Best Furniture

  •   Atrium Mercantile

Best Eat & Drink

Best Coffeehouse

  •   Malibu Brew

Best Overall Food & Beverage

  •   Streetside Ale House

Best Seafood Restaurant

  •   Pier 46

Best Mexican Restaurant

  •   Pedro’s

Best Sushi

  •   Goshi

Best Chinese

  •   China Gourmet

Best Thai

  •   Thai Elephant

Best Pizza

  •   Bravo Pizza Plus

Best Burger Joint

  •   Sylvester’s Burgers

Best Steakhouse

  •   Guesthouse Grill

Best Sushi Restaurant

  •   Yanagi

Best BBQ Spot

  •    Jeffry’s BBQ

Best Pasta Restaurant

  •    Cielo

Best Breakfast Place

  •   The Nest

Best Brunch

  •   Brunch

Best Lunch Spot

  •   Colony Market & Deli

Best Juice Bar

  •   The Neighborhood

Best Dessert, Bake or Cake Shop

  •   Just Baked

Best Vegetarian or Vegan

  •   Ziggy’s

Best Cheese Shop

  •   Vivant

Best Family Restaurant

  •   Guesthouse Grill

Best Grocery Store

  •    Trader Joe’s

Best Organic Farm-to-Table

  •   JR Meats

Best Local Beef

  •   JR Meats

Best Catering

  •   Trattoria di LUCA

Best Outdoor Dining

  •   Guesthouse Grill


  •   Fatte’s Pizza

Best Pizza DINE-IN

  •   Nardonne’s Pizza

Best Pizza BUFFET

  •   Mountain Mike’s


  •   Capricciosa by Trattoria di LUCA

Health, Wellness, & Beauty

Best Urgent Care or Clinic

  •   Urgent Care Atascadero

Best Pediatrician

  •   Patterson & Tedford Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dentistry

  •   Theron Stout

Best Surgical and Cosmetic Dentistry

  •   Jeremy Lansford

Best Orthodontist

  •   Dr. Jason Pambrun

Best Hearing Aid Specialist

  •   Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast

Best Optometrist and Eye Care

  •   Optometric Care Associates

Best Prescription Glasses

  •   Specs by Kyla

Best Chiropractor

  •   Mankey

Best Holistic Healthcare

  •   Salus Integrative Medicine

Best Day Spa

  •   River Oaks Hot Springs

Best Nail Salon

  •    Calvin’s Nails

Best Hair Salon

  •    Salon Aer

Best Barber Shop

  •   New Era Barbershop

Best Tattoo Studio

  •   Pioneer Tattoo Company

Best Gym

  •    Kennedy Club Fitness

Best Weight Loss or Personal Trainer(s)

  •   Fusion FIIT

Best Overall Eyewear

  •   Specs by Kyla

Home Improvement

Best Paving, Concrete, and Driveways

  •   Aronsen Construction

Best Backyard Design and Build

  •   California Pools

Best Construction & Building Materials

  •   Big Creek

Best Flooring

  •    Templeton Floors

Best Plumbing

  •   Bell’s Plumbing

Best Roofing

  •    We Do Roofing

Best Solar

  •   Solarponics

Best Electrician

  •   French Electric

Best Rain Gutters

  •   5 Star Raingutters

Best Landscaping, Lawn, and Garden

  •    Native Landscape Creations

Best Propane Supplier

  •   Delta Liquid Energy

Best Pest and Rodent Control

  •   Story Termite and Pest

Best Commercial or Residential Cleaning Service

  •   SteamPro Cleaners

Best Moving & Storage Company

  •   Central Coast Moving and Storage

Financial, Real Estate, or Legal Services

Best Bank or Credit Union

  •   SESLOC

Best Real Estate Agent

  •   Jaime Silveira

Best Real Estate Group

  •   Malik Real Estate Group

Best Mortgage or Home Loans

  •   Colony Mortgage

Best Insurance Agent

  •   Terry Mulhall

Best Tax Prep or CPA

  •   George Duck CPA

Best Bookkeeping Service

  •   Tidwell Bookkeeping Services, Inc.

Pets & Animals

Best Pet Supply Store

  •   Lemos Pet Supply

Best Pet Grooming & Care

  •    Steampup Parlor

Best Veterinarian or Pet Hospital

  •    El Camino Veterinary Hospital

Best Feed Store

  •    Atascadero Hay & Feed

Travel, Entertainment, Leisure and Events

Best Hotel

  •   The Carlton Hotel

Best Outdoor Event Venue

  •   Barrelhouse Brewing Co.

Best Indoor Event Venue

  •    Rava Winery

Best Wedding Venue

  •   Rava Winery

Best Event Supply Company

  •   All About Events

Best Art Gallery

  •   Studios on the Park

Best Place for a Girl’s Night Out

  •   Cielo Rooftop Bar

Best Place for a Guy’s Night Out

  •   Outlaws

Best Place for a Family Outing

  •   Tin City

Best U12 Kids Entertainment

  •   Hop’s Bounce House

Best 12-17 Kids Entertainment

  •   Mr. Putter’s Putt Putt

Best Amusement or Games

  •   Wild Fields Brewhouse

Best Bounce House or Party Supply

  •   Hop’s Bounce House

Best Golf Course

  •   Chalk Mountain Golf Course

Best Park Playground

  •   Atascadero Lake Park

Best Photographer

  •   Renee Rose Photography

Auto Care

Best Overall Auto Care

  •   Ferrell’s

Best American Auto Repair & Maintenance

  •    Ferrell’s

Best German Auto Repair & Maintenance

  •    The Autobahn

Best Japanese Auto Repair & Maintenance

  •   Sunset Honda

Best Lube and Oil Service

  •   Lube n Go

Best Car Wash and Auto Detail

  •   El Camino Car Wash

Best Body Shop

  •   Davis Body Shop

Best Tire Sales and Service

  •   American West Tire Pros

Best Auto Sales & Service

  •   Mullahey

Best RV Sales and Service

  •   Sky River

Best Gas and Diesel Station

  •   Atascadero 76

Best Window Repair or Tinting

  •   Mason’s Auto Detail and Tint

Best Car Audio and Video

  •   Ultimate Car Audio

Best Auto Parts Store

  •   Carquest/Napa/O’Reilly’s

Wine & Vineyards

Best Downtown Tasting Room

  •    Kula Vineyards & Winery

Best Vineyard Tasting Room

  •   Fableist

Best Vineyard Experience

  •   Daou

Best Winery Experience

  •   Daou

Best Winery Event Venue

  •   Rava Winery

Best Red Wine (name and winery)

  •   Mountain Zin by Opolo

Best White Wine (name and winery)

  •   Grenache Blanc by La Perdignus

Best Sparkling Wine (name and winery)

  •   Sparkling Blanc de Blanc by Rava

Breweries, Distilleries, and Tap Houses

Best Bar, Tavern, Pub, or Tap House

  •   Ancient Owl

Best Brewery

  •   Barrel House

Best Local Spirit (name and maker)

  •   Central Coast Distillery

Best Beer (beer name and brewer)

  •   805 by Firestone Walker

Best Cocktail (cocktail name and location served)

  •   Belladonna by The Alchemists Garden