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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2377
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good dinner, super breakfast

We ate here for dinner and breakfast while staying at the Inn for 1 night. Like the Inn, the restaurant is pretty rustic. I was surprised to see that they had a sous chef and the menu had lots of interesting dishes to choose from. I found the dinner to be a bit of overkill on the flavours, but my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here for dinner and breakfast while staying at the Inn for 1 night. Like the Inn, the restaurant is pretty rustic. I was surprised to see that they had a sous chef and the menu had lots of interesting dishes to choose from. I found the dinner to be a bit of overkill on the flavours, but my... More 

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Napa, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As guests of the hotel we had an over the top breakfast. I had the best Huevos Rancheros I have ever had and my wife had a big blueberry pancake with an egg. The service and atmosphere was just great. Highly Recommended.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a memorable experience. Super friendly staff. They are very laid back and nice here. Just genuine great people. The food was outstanding. Had a cod special and the regular paella on the menu. We loved it. Staying at the post ranch and will be going back here again. Not that we love it so much more than post ranch.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I got sick both times I ate here this past year. Something has gone terribly wrong at this place. Both times I called paramedics; once I landed in the ER and the hospital was not nearby. There is something gone wrong at this restaurant. Also, there is a waitress with short curly blonde hair who scolded me for reading while... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The ambiance, low ceilings and Victorian decor is more unique than the food. Still, we go to Big Sur to experience all sorts of different things. Why not the architecture too? The staff is fabulous, the coffee and food good, and hummingbirds join you at the window. It's a good place for breakfast, but Big Sur Bakery beats it and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food is not cheap but it is completely delicious. The wine is great, the service is cheerful and the dining room is a beautiful place to sit.

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Big Sur, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We took a break from our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway (Rte 101) to have lunch here. Restful gardens and a deck overlooking the tree tops. The food was fresh and tasty.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Deetjens is a cozy little restaurant tucked away in the Big Sur Inn. The ambiance is wonderful and the food is excellent. We had the pork chop, the baked blueberry alaskan and the rhubarb dessert. We loved it! I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for something unique and intimate.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Deetjens has a cozy bed and breakfast vibe, but they keep things romantic with lots of candle light and intimate tables. The rooms are decorated with old photos, pages of old books and newspapers and oil lamps. The food was delicious and tasted home made. The restaurant was a little bit crowded and I would have hated to be in... More 

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Beach Lake, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was a 19th century type of place, with low ceiling, and interesting décor. The food was excellent and we didn't want to leave after we finished.

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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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 831-667-2377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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

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