This is a hot tip if you are travelling between the Santa Barbara/LA area and the Bay Area. We stopped in San Luis Obispo and came across Big Sky Restaurant (1121 Broad St/805-545-5401) and were very impressed. The extensive menu is California/Mex Eclectic with delightful specials. Items stretch from sandwiches, burgers, salads of all kinds, to jambalaya, mixed grills, thai style curry. They also serve breakfast all day and even feature beignets! It seemed to have something for everyone at the right price AND be very kid friendly. We found it because it had a line out the door and we followed our instincts.
Rori and Allan