Creston

Creston


There’s not much to the tiny town of Creston but they do have one fantastic cowboy-style restaurant called the Loading Chute. Phenomenal 12 oz. prime rib, barbecued chicken sandwiches, huge, juicy steaks, fast, friendly service, and they serve Mimosas! Dinner entrees come with soup or salad, baked potato, rice or steak fries and fresh vegetables. The western atmosphere is complimented by wood floors, planked wood walls and bench seats. Entrees are around $30 for dinner. The Loading Chute is located at 6350 Webster Road (Highway 229) in Creston. (805) 237-1259

Fifteen miles east of Paso Robles, Creston was originally part of the 15,685 acre Huerhuero Mexican Land Grant. The land was sold in the 1880’s. The town was established in 1884 and named after its founder, Calvin J. Cressy. Some famous names have been associated with Creston, including Alex Trebeck, of the tv quiz show Jeopardy used to own a horse ranch here and it’s where Scientology guru L. Ron Hubbard died. Some of the original buildings still standing from the 1880’s is the town’s post office (1885,) the Community Church (1886) and the 1889 elementary school with its original bell. Unfortunately, another historic building burned down in 1960 when some local hooligans smoked cigarettes behind the town’s 19th century jail. The hundred year old Loading Chute Restaurant structure also burned down (in 1992) and was completely rebuilt and reopened in 2000.

Creston also holds its “Classic Rodeo,” in September attracting almost 1500 people.




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