Favorite Family-Owned Restaurants in Lompoc
Tucked in a scenic California valley near the Pacific Ocean, you'll find a quaint town that has foodies talking.
You'll find friendly service, homemade dishes, locally grown ingredients, and, most importantly, a sense of community that you won't find at chain restaurants.
Lompoc, California has a growing list of family-owned and operated restaurants that locals love. When you travel to Lompoc for a weekend getaway, be sure to include a visit to one of these local spots:
Sissy's Uptown Café
Head to historic Old Town Lompoc to find a local favorite, Sissy's Uptown Café. With traditional American food, homemade desserts, and an extensive wine list, your taste buds will thank you for stopping in.
The Springer family owns the whimsical, charming restaurant located on South I Street in what used to be the original Lompoc post office. Mom, dad, son, daughter and son-in-law welcome customers with warm hospitality. Open for lunch Mon-Saturday, and dinner Thursday-Saturday. Save room for a slice of home-made pie!
When you're done with your meal, take some time to explore. Lompoc's Old Town is known for its expansive outdoor murals. Sissy’s is located adjacent to Art Alley, where you’ll find several of the most popular ones. Grab a map of the 40+ murals in Lompoc and check some out.
La Botte Italian Ristorante
Ready for some hearty, old-world style Italian food? La Botte Italian Ristorante is the spot for you.
The owners, Nick and Caterina, are from Marsala, Italy and opened their Lompoc restaurant back in 1989. Since then, this married duo and their two daughters have worked tirelessly to make the restaurant a place where every family feels welcome.
Try the Chicken Parm, Lasagna or the Linguini - portions are generous. And save room for one of Mama Caterina's homemade desserts, like Crème Brule.
Florianos Mexican Food
If you want authentic Mexican food, head to Florianos. With a salsa bar and to-die-for burritos, it's a family-owned restaurant that locals line up for.
Try the prime rib burrito or the asada fries. Locals love them. And if you're dipping anything in salsa, remember, this place is the real deal, so expect a little spice with every bite.
805 ChopHouse - RESTAURANT CLOSED DECEMBER 2018
Treat yourself to a mouthwatering ribeye at 805 ChopHouse. The owner, Jimmy Vargas, is a Lompoc native. He grew up going playing football in youth leagues and regularly attended the Lompoc Valley Flower Festival. He returned to his hometown after serving in the Army with hopes of opening his own restaurant, and in late 2017 that dream came true.
This neighborhood restaurant with an "everyone knows your name" vibe, serves hearty American meals that you'll rave about. The restaurant is primarily open for dinner, so make sure you keep an evening open to visit one of Lompoc's newest eateries.
Whether you're in Lompoc for a long weekend or just traveling through, you'll find a variety of family-owned restaurants to enjoy. If you're visiting for a few days, be sure to check out this list of great Lompoc activities to try while you're in town.
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