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All 20 Big Sur Restaurants

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2377
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Cape Haze, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We tried eggs rancheros, Benedict, and with avocado. All passed with high marks. Blueberry pancakes great, chicken apple sausage a must try.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed at the Inn and so having the restaurant right there was great. Absolutely gorgeous surroundings and the restaurant very romantic. The food didn't disappoint an matched the very attentive staff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I already said a few words when I reviewed the inn but I do want to reiterate that besides having good food and a fantastic atmosphere(walking into this homey place on a cold, foggy night is like being wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket) the service was above and beyond. Our meals seemed to be taking a long time to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I really wasn't expecting this to be what it is. Given the description of the Big Sur Inn as having "rustic charm", from where I come that translates to mean, "please excuse our cob webs and mouse droppings." So, for an associated restaurant to be at a higher level was not to be expected. As it turned out, I could... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best Breakfast!!! And I love Dinner and Lunch as well. Unique décor in dinning rooms, or you can sit an eat at a small simple bar, if you desire.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Best meal we had all trip! I had never had duck before and it was wonderful. I wish there was better parking though. Tip- DO make a reservation even during the week.

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Salinas, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In order to appreciate the true essence of Big Sur, you have to understand the culture and history of this wonderful community along the California Coast. Originally populated with ranchers, loggers, and farmers, the area has become a gathering point for those who wish to experience a more reflective state of mind in the shade of a towering Coastal Redwood.... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a hideaway with a lot of history and really good food. Very casual and many travelers stop to rest and refuel. I would recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

this is a quaint restaurant right in big sur. The food is quite good and fairly reasonable. Service was excellent. very enjoyable

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Monterey, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Like all of Big Sur, CA, dining at Deetjen's is not only a great experience, it is a state of mind. The food is ultra fresh, the service is genuinely friendly, and the decor is historically comfortable and inviting. Parking is minimal, reservations are accepted. A good time to get a parking place is before they open at 8:00 AM.... More

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Additional Information about Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2377
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Californian

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