Sylvester's Burgers ~ Oceano

It’s Big, It’s Hot, It’s Juicy! Serious Central Coast burger nuts swear by Sylvester’s, a bright yellow and turquoise shack whose meaty motto is a smiling burger with Mickey Mouse-like hands and feet declaring that he’s “Big, Hot ‘n Juicy.” Only 100 percent unfrozen USDA grade beef is used, and the chewy sesame seed buns are always perfectly toasted and buttered. In addition to the classic Old Fashion (served with Sylvester’s pungent secret sauce), adventurous palates can try a dozen other variations, including Texas Flood (open faced and smothered with chili), Fiesta (homemade salsa and pepper jack cheese) and Sauteed Onion (wine, garlic and butter). Don’t forget milk shakes (including pineapple), malts and floats, all made with real ice cream, or the chili and just-cooked onion rings. Healthier options include the Cajun Chicken Salad and Garden Burger.

A Los Osos destination for more than two decades, there’s also a new storefront in Oceano. Visit to read a complete menu, as well as purchase Sly apparel and learn about the Beef Bath Bonanza contest – $1,000 given to the person who can eat a very large burger in the fastest amount of time.