AWARDS


 

2013

• Taste of Pismo - Best Restaurant, People's Choice

 

2012

• Rumble on the Rocks Mixology Contest, People's Choice

 

2011

• The Exploration Station Chemistry of Cocktails, 1st Place

 

2008

• Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year
• Pismo Beach Clam Festival Chowder Cook-off, 1st place

 

2007

•  Sweet Springs Saloon 24th Annual Battle of the Bloody Marys Crowd Favorite
 

2006

•  The Tribune Top 20 Under 40 Awards: Douglas MacMillan, Owner/Chef
• 13th Annual Bouillabaisse Festival: People's Choice
 

2005

• 12th Annual Bouillabaisse Festival: 1st Place, Cioppino Division
 

2004

• 11th Annual Bouillabaisse Festival: Judges Choice, Best Cioppino
 

2003

• 10th Annual Bouillabaisse Festival: Judges Choice, Grand Award for Excellence, Best of Show
 

2002

• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "People's Choice"
• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "Judges Choice"
• New Times SLO, "Best Italian Restaurant"
• New Times SLO, "Best Romantic"
 

2001

• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "People's Choice"
• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "Judges Choice"
 

2000

• Santa Maria Times Readers Choice - "Best South County Restaurant"
• Santa Maria Times Readers Choice - "Best Italian Food"
• Santa Maria Times Readers Choice - "Best Romantic Restaurant"
• Santa Maria Times Readers Choice - "Best Restaurant Service"
• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "People's Choice"
• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "Judges Choice"
• Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Cookoff 1st Place - "Best Presentation"
• L.A. Times Food Section - "Best Mussel" - Pismo Beach
• Chef/Owner Doug MacMillan named Rotarian of the Year, Five Cities, Pismo Beach
• New Times SLO, "Best South County Restaurant", 2nd place
• New Times SLO, "Best Italian Restaurant in Slo County", 2nd place
• New Times SLO, "Best Outdoor Patio Dining", 3rd place
• Valley Vinters Association - Great Italian Chefs of San Luis Obispo County
• Five Cities Times, "Best Italian Restaurant"
• Five Cities Times, "Best Service"
• Five Cities Times, "Best Romantic"
• Five Cities Times, "Best South County Restaurant"
• Pismo Beach Clam Festival 2000 - 1st place Clam Chowder Competition
 

1999

• New Times, SLO "Best South County Restaurant" - 3rd place
• Santa Maria and Five Cities Press - Best Italian Restaurant, 1st place "peoples vote"
• Elmer Dills great Getaway - Los Angeles food critic
• Clam Chowder Cookoff, Pismo Beach - 2nd Place
• Five Cities Times, Best Italian Restaurant
• Best Restaurant in America (where the locals eat) Magellan Press
• Best Wine Selection (where the locals eat)
 

1998

• Business of the year by Five Cities Rotary Club
• New Times Best South County Restaurant - 2nd place
• New Times Best Italian - 3rd place
• Best restaurant in America (where locals eat) Magellan Press
• Best Wine Selection (where the locals eat)
• Frommers Travel Guide
• Cioppino contest- 1st place Brander winery, Santa Barbara
• Clam Chowder cook off, Pismo Beach, 3rd place
• Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce, Business of the Year
 

1997

• Cioppino/Bouillabaisse Santa Barbara contest 2nd place
• Frommers Travel Guide
• Outstanding Business - Rotary Club Five Cities
 

1996

• Frommers Travel Guide
• International Press Association Fleur de Lis Award - Best Restaurant
• Old Port Inn, Avila Beach, Cioppino Contest - 2nd place
 

1995

• New Times SLO, "Best Italian"
• New Times SLO, "Best South County Restaurant"
• New Times SLO, "Best Wine List"
• Cioppino/Bouillabaisse Contest, "Judges Award", Brander Winery - Santa Barbara, 2nd Place
• Olde Port Inn, Avila Beach, Cioppino Contest, "Peoples Choice Award",Old Port Inn, 1st Place
 

1994

• New Times SLO, "Best Italian Restaurant", 3rd Place
• New Times SLO, "Best South County Restaurant", 1st Place
• Adventures in Dining Magazine, "Best Italian Restaurant", Carmel/Monterey/Central Coast
 

1993

• New Times SLO, "Best Place to Take a Date", 1st Place
• New Times SLO, "Best Restaurant Service", 2nd Place
• New Times SLO, "Best Place to Take a Visitor", 5th Place
• Cioppino/Bouillabaisse Contest, "Peoples Choice Award", Brander Winery, 2nd Place
• Cioppino Contest, "Judges Award", Old Port Inn, 1st Place
• Italian travel magazine Weekend Viaggi Central coast and restaurants. "Must stop Rosas"

 

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