I am driving from LA to Montesito for a few nights at the San Ysidro Ranch. Google Maps suggests I take the 101, however I am sure it would be nicer to do the PCH, and stop for a nice lunch along the way. Any recommendations, there are no price restrictions, but casual good food is always fun. I don't need some elaborate meal, and a simple good salad/sandwich place would be great. I am familiar with the Malibu country mart area restaurants, so I guess I am more interested in something a bit farther.
PS. I am not from Cali...And I am leaving today so please be quick.