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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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Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The whole dining time here is so quaint and surprising . We had a British fellow as our waiter , quirky and informed about the food The repast and he were delightful .Very unique building also . .

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place is gorgeous, at night lit by candles. Seriously romantic over the top. However, the food is so lackluster and very disappointing. The waitstaff is very nice and I wish I could give this a good review... We ate the pasta of the day; which was painfully not homemade. The veggie ravioli which was covered in so much cheese... More 

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Los Osos
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We live in Los Osos and love to take mini-vacations in Carmel. We like to take a rest break on the way up or way back and have now found our favorite stop on the way north. We called to make a reservation but they only take reservations for 6 or more. I think it was Tara that I talked... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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136 reviews 136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had breakfast here last month. Good food in a very rustic setting. The cottage fries are excellent and the toast is whole wheat, my favorite! Prices are much better than at nearby Nepenthe, but there is no view of the ocean. It was a Sunday, and the place was mobbed. It was built way back in the 1930's, just... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Lovely. Eclectic and filled with lots to look at. Delicious breakfast. Good coffee, nice staff. Intimate, warm, fireplaces. Feel the history, well preserved without losing its character. Highly recommended.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Was staying in Big Sur area and was driving for a nice dining place for dinner. I stopped and thought that this would be a fine dining and fine dining should also go with a great taste. It didnt. I didnt remember what i ordered since it was a long time ago but i remembered i asked them to take... More 

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san francisco
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131 reviews 131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There is a great breakfast menu- try the pancakes. The dining area is interesting with all kinds of antiques. This is a great Big Sur institution and a must try.

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Palos Verdes
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Deetjen's has been a favorite of ours for many years. The menu selections are very good, with a gourmet flair. The atmosphere is warm and intimate with a friendly staff. Deetjen's is a very rustic Inn and Restaurant with a very eclectic décor. Breakfast and dinner is always one of the best in Big Sur.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It was romantic and delicious. All items on the menu were seasonal and exceptionally fresh. The entrees were very big and we enjoyed the leftovers cold the next day.

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Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the drive along the coast on highway 1 is absolutely breath taking, every time. We planned our Thanksgiving day to end at Dietjens for a special meal in a charming inn. Very pleasant atmosphere and charming setting. But, the meal was another thing. The appetizer was good, but not exceptional and the main course we chose was the traditional Thanksgiving... 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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