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Sebastian General Store

442 San Simeon Rd., San Simeon, CA
805 -927-4217
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in San Simeon
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stopped here as part of our Hurst Castle Experencie and wished we would have known to come with an empty stomach... :) The food looked very yummy, the lunch portions were the size of a full dinner and featured beef and other meats from the Hurst Ranch. It was a fun little place to visit and would highly recommend... More

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Do go hungry Don't go if you're hungry RIGHT NOW Do expect to wait in line unless you are there before the door opens Don't just stand there, go buy wine - sip while you wait! Do eat beef (if you're into that) as it's not likely you'll get better beef anywhere else Don't be surprised if you sit longer... More

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california
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

New owners new menu. Most of the beef sandwiches are no longer on the menu. No more French Dip:(. No extras with your burger or sandwich. The candy & drink coolers are gone to make room for a large picnic table inside. It's not the same and not as good.

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Albuquerque
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Hands down the best sandwiches between San Francisco and San Luis Obispo. Excellent wines from San Simeon ranch accompany their superb beef and five star service at the bar, especially from Geraldine aka Gwendolyn.

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Mich
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199 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Order at the counter, grab a seat either in our out in a market, deli environment and wait for one of the best sandwiches you'll ever have. The pastrami and Beef dip were out of this world. Staff was friendly. It's not open late so get there for lunch. Go after you do the Hearst Castle, Go straight across the... More

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Northern NJ
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185 reviews 185 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The information desk attendant at Hearst Castle recommended this as "the place where all the locals go" near to the property. I can see why. The sandwiches they made were excellent and very generous on portion size. The only real negative is that the lines are fairly long, although no surprise as I guess word gets around!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The queue was rather long but we decided to stay due to a recommendation despite the signs that say 'if you are in a hurry maybe go elsewhere' we waited over an hr in the queue as it moved at a snails pace, not sure why as all you do is order your food and pay, you then have to... More

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