Nipomo Willow Restaurant
The Nipomo Willow Restaurant is a great place to stop for a bite to eat and some local culture. The restaurant and market are about 2 miles off of the 101, so it’s an easy stop when you’re traveling along California’s Central Coast.
This was my first time in Nipomo and I loved taking a break at Willow before heading back down to Southern California.
Willow is a restaurant, bar and market all in one. The market has an extensive selection of California wine, craft beer and gourmet foods.
These are exactly the type of things that I like to purchase as souvenirs when I travel, so I did. Many guests like to select a special bottle of wine, so that they can enjoy it with their meal.
Brussels Sprouts are a favorite veggie, so I eat them often. I’m really glad I ordered the Fried Brussels salad at Willow, because this dish was fantastic.
The Brussels Sprouts were topped with a fried egg, pine nuts, pickled onions and a sesame ginger dressing. The dish normally includes pork belly, but they were able to leave off the meat for me.
The salad was great and very filling. I was hoping to have room for one of their desserts, but that didn’t happen.
The food and service were good at Willow. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming. There was a mix of locals and out of towners, when I was there.
I’m sure there are other good things on the menu, but I’d be happy to order the same salad again the next time I visit. Yes, it was that good.
1050 Willow Road
Nipomo, CA 93444