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Address: 442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
Phone Number: (805) 927-3307
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Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance...

Sebastian's in Old San Simeon Village, across Highway 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle, is a well-known casual eatery. Serving up the very best Heart Ranch burgers, salads and sandwiches - guests from all over can enjoy a bite to eat on the deck with an ocean view or inside the cafe with historic photographs of the Hearst Ranch and Castle. Our historic building has been a general store in the village since 1873 when Leopold Frankl opened one to sell supplies to whalers, miners, dairy farmers and those who transported products in or out by ship.

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The burger tastes super delicious to the max! Not pricey for the quality they have. The vegetable is really fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The burger tastes super delicious to the max! Not pricey for the quality they have. The vegetable is really fresh.

Thank Joanne P
Ojai, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Located directly across from the entry to the Heart Castle you will find a most delightful surprise. It's small and simple but don't let that fool you. Inside you can experience wine tasting of some of the regions best selections from the Hearst Ranch Winery. My favorites were the Rose, Three Sisters and Cab. If you're not into wine, then... More 

Thank Lydia G
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After a morning tour at Hearst Castle on a busy Monday, my group--which included extended family--headed on over here to enjoy lunch and a glass or two of wine from Hearst Ranch Winery. The store is rustic and filled with local memorabilia...a nice country vibe. We found a large wooden picnic table inside that would accommodate all of us including... More 

1 Thank CarolFromPL
Orange County, California
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Pretty sure Sebastian’s has the best burger on the entire Central Coast. Locals from Paso Robles actually head over the hill for them, I was told. And they should—1/2 lb. of Hearst Ranch grass-fed beef, all the trimmings—delicious and so big, even a hearty eater like me couldn’t finish one. Excellent fries, too. A great place to stop and recharge... More 

1 Thank WorldShuffler
Perth Scotland
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not much choice but you can get something basic groceries bread milk ham and jam found it quite expensive the staff were lovely

1 Thank fayPerthScotland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great place to stop after visiting Hearst Castle. Their menu includes 1/2 pound hamburgers made from Hearst's grass-fed Beef Cattle, for under $9, and served with great tasting fries. Made me a fan of Hearst's meats. As good as it gets. A place to stop in for a bite to eat with more flavor and atmosphere than any fast food... More 

2 Thank clanmcd
Stockton, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Wine tasting for the Hearst Winery as well as a café to enjoy a Hearts ranch hamburger. This used to be a general store/gift shop, and this shift seems to be a great way to sustain this historic building.

2 Thank Donna A
Malibu, California
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705 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Burgers and wine No more cooked food after 4 Burgers are large but nothing special Staff were not particularly attentive & seemed most interested in wine customers than anything else Parts felt kinda bogus: 1) New owner-- but sign days family owned for 1914 years/generations Which is it? 2) Didn't see the general store part of it-- not even sure... More 

1 Thank SanMo
long beach
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Awesome sandwiches, wine tasting too! The wine staff was very friendly. We bought a t'shirt along with several bottles of wine. When we found if was too small, we went back in the morning to exchange it and found they didn't open until 11am When I knocked on the door, they let me in to exchange and also opened the... More 

1 Thank annies133
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We had burgers and sat by the horse farm. Yummy huge burgers ( my kids spilt one!). Sat under a cypress tree. Everyone loved it. Had a wine tasting too!

1 Thank Twinmommy123

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