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Big Sur Taphouse

47520 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: The Taphouse is located right next to the Big Sur Deli and the Big Sur Post Office. We have a pet friendly, large outdoor patio with a beautiful view of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Stop by and try one of our 10 craft brewes on tap or a glass of wine. We also feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Come stop by and see us!
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to come for a drink (or 2). My husband and I came here before our dinner at Big Sur Bakery (right next store) to grab a drink. We saw others order food that look mouth watering. The bartender working was so sweet and we loved watching all the locals.

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Toluca Lake, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food is basic, but the atmosphere is sweet. Hung out with locals and some people passing through. We are Broncos fans and we were here watching when they lost to the Colts in playoffs. Hard loss, but it was a fun place to watch the game. They are adjoining to a deli and market and you can buy stuff... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped on our way out of Big Sur. Was planning on getting something quick to go but the brisket sandwich and cold beer was too enticing to pass up. I was not disappointed.

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Modesto, California
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460 reviews 460 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
472 helpful votes 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My sister and I ate here for a mid afternoon meal during our stay in Big Sur. We really enjoyed our meal here. When you enter this small restaurant, you order at the counter after looking at the menu on big wooden boards (clever idea). The menu is not very large, but they have some good offerings, such as pizzas,... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After driving the 1 from Los Angeles, this was a nice spot to stop in for some fantastic barbeque (homemade sauce) and some brews. They have a good selection for the craft brewheads, but it can get busy and the parking lot is small. If you can get a parking spot, make sure to stop in and hang out in... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We drove from Carmel to Big Sur (sb on Pac Coast Hwy) and on the way back stopped here for lunch. Kind of a non-descript place near a gas station and the famous bakery. Inside is a grocery store where you can get supplies, as well as carry out meals, sandwiches, etc. and on the s. end is a small... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

On a recent trip up the PCH, we stopped at the Big Sur Taphouse for a quick dinner. The parking lots were full, but we were able to find a spot in a reasonable amount of time. When we walked in, we weren't greeted by anyone, and couldn't find any menus. Uncertain of if we were supposed to wait to... More 

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Cape Haze, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food, beef tacos the best ever and I come from a lot of Texas experience. Friendly staff, good tv for football. But this is a bar, very cold beer and lots of it

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a great time at this bar and hope to come back. The bar is cozy and has lots of games to play. We were lucky enough to watch MNF while having some nice craft beers here. Their food is good too and they have a really cool back patio if you want to sit outside. Loved this place.

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Saskatoon, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We came upon the place after not realizing it was the labour day weekend and all the campsites were full. A lovely lady directed us this way for "good food, good beer, and good internet." Boy was she ever right. This one was one our favourite stops along the Big Sur highway. It is a quite little place, with one... More 

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Additional Information about Big Sur Taphouse

Address: 47520 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 8316672197
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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