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Big Sur Lodge Restaurant

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47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-3100
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than I expected.

There were more servers than diners, but the service was slow. The food was pretty good. Better than I had hoped. Cost about half again as much is it would have outside of the park. I ordered the roast chicken, and it was a chicken quarter, not a half. Tasted good, but why scrimp? The pen a pasta... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There were more servers than diners, but the service was slow. The food was pretty good. Better than I had hoped. Cost about half again as much is it would have outside of the park. I ordered the roast chicken, and it was a chicken quarter, not a half. Tasted good, but why scrimp? The pen a pasta was pretty... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not the quickest service but food was OK. They seemed like they were doing me a favor to make a morning coffee...

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very pretty restaurant and that is all I know about it. My family of 4 waited for 45 minutes to be served breakfast. We finally cancelled our order and left. The restaurant was not even particularly busy. We had to go because it was time to check out. Very disappointing.

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North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After hiking in Pfeiffer State Park we stopped for dinner in the Big Sur Lodge Restaurant and enjoyed a delicious meal on the patio. Not an extensive menu but our food was tasty. The local beer was some of the best I had any where in the Big Sur. I was disappointed it was not sold in the store that... More 

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Spring Hill, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sometimes I don't remember to write reviews from vacation, but I remembered how excellent my burger was from this restaurant, and wanted to make a review. We had hiked around the redwoods (trail starts at the restaurant entrance!), and enjoyed the scenery and area. We worked up an appetite and were not disappointed by our meals, the service was fine... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I timed my arrival about 2:30 to miss the lunch rush. Outdoor seating among the trees was great. Not cheap but huge portions. Many places along the highway are extremely crowded but we found this blissfully relaxing. Service was fast and friendly. After lunch an easy walk through the trees was an added bonus.

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Columbia, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food was OK, the location was very nice, but the service was by far the worst we've ever experienced. It was slow, the waitress showed no interest in her guests, never checked to see whether the food was OK, and simply dropped off the bill without comment while we were still eating.

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Dallas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had to serve myself water and could never get a drink from the bar (no one was working the bar). Ordered fish and chips and the food was good. but service was slow. Only one chef was on duty and there were two large parties that had ordered before us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful lodge restaurant, great food, personal service, magical evening. Very special visit for us, the dining room was uncrowded and the setting amongst the redwoods is inspiring. Deer meander by, the river is steps away, and our steaks were excellent!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Refreshed and rehydrated ourselves with some IceCream at the Restaurant's deli/shop. Ate under the redwoods on the back porch.

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Address: 47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: (831) 667-3100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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  • Address: 47225 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: (831) 667-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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