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Address: 442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
Phone Number: (805) 927-3307
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: 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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crowded but very friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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long beach
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Malibu, California
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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 

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long beach
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

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!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This Ian McPhee guy should have had a clue. Just like see's candies and in and out burger DONT CHANGE A GOOD THING.

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Southern Calif.
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We loved the food at Sebastians Store before the change and we love it still after the change. Excellent burger and fries. Love the ambiance sitting outside. We will be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We are locals and have been going to Sebastian's for years. We ventured out today to enjoy an amazing epicurean adventure. As we were driving to Sebastian's we reminisced about the delicious buns and how great everything was and what we were going to choose this time - deciding on the Ortega beef sandwich and the French Dip, favorites for... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A good short stop near San Simeon, some old whaling items on the wall and they sell the local wine plus meat from the Hearst Ranch.

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We were VERY surprised to notice all the changes in Sabastian's. ESPECIALLY the changes in the menu. It was much, MUCH smaller than previously and only a VERY small menu. Why would they make changes to something that "worked so well"? Just don't get it. Will be interested in seeing how it does over the next eighteen months!

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Burlingame, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stopped in to visit and taste the Hearst Ranch wines. Tiny historical building across from public beach. It was packed, both with tasters and folks lined up for grill food, which looked and smelled great. Across Hwy 1 from the entrance to Hearst Castle Visitors Center. Oh--the red wines we sampled were good, not great. Better options in Paso area.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a great spot - the burgers are huge and delicious! Bonus having the Hearst vineyard tasting room steps away ! Perfect ending to the Hearst Castle tour.

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