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Big Sur Roadhouse

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Californian, Healthy
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47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
+1 831-667-2370
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7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Big Sur Roadhouse features Chef Brendan Esons delicious California...
The Big Sur Roadhouse features Chef Brendan Esons delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, using a variety of house made products . In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and small bites in between. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Their breakfast is ok and very simple - not much to offer. We had dinner here as well and is was a lot better. Both my and my husband's food was great, plus we had the coconut cake which was different but amazing. Service was great and I love the seating outside...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
jen_math
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Their breakfast is ok and very simple - not much to offer. We had dinner here as well and is was a lot better. Both my and my husband's food was great, plus we had the coconut cake which was different but amazing. Service was great and I love the seating outside...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Ordered fried egg with biscuit and sausage gravy. Had carrots celery and green onions in it. Really? Gravy makes everything good but very unexpected. My lunch date had ABC omelet. Closer to a frittata had huge chunks of avocado inside and on top. So much green onions in the egg and inside the omelet, she could not eat it. Egg... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here for breakfast while staying at Glen Oaks. The design and feel of the place was really great. Coffee and food was excellent. My husband got a breakfast sandwich with a homemade english muffin that was OUT OF THIS WORLD. The service was really slow and not particularly friendly, but honesly- I didn't really care. We were having... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was staying at the magnific Glenn Oaks right across the street, from the same owner, and went there for breakfast. Certainly one of the bests I've ever had. Service is top notch. The juice we have, all natural done minutes before, was amazing. The granola and yogurt was ideal. And the eggs and bacon were so well made that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Glen oaks. The Roadhouse across the street is part of Glen Oaks so complimentary coffee here in the mornings till noon and at Glen Oaks from afternoon on to evening. Tuesday nights they don't do dinner so we booked to dine at the Bakery which was a blessing in disguise as we thoroughly enjoyed our meals at the Bakery. Breakfast... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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72 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had stayed at the Glen Oak's cabins in Big Sur and had breakfast here before we headed off to San Francisco. the breakfast was excellent, simple but not overfilling, and as my drink, I had a berry smoothie with honey added to it. I asked our server what was in the smoothie and he spoke with authority, adding that... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to eat in Big Sur. Delicious, satisfying and super cool atmosphere. Wait staff was great and the food was worth every penny.

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California
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6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I like the ambiance of the Roadhouse. The food was fine - not outstanding but good. Our server, while friendly, was not well trained (he didn't know the specials). The music they had on in the dining room was not appropriate for dinner (AC/DC). I'm perfectly happy with that music at a bar, or outside but not in a dining... More 

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Lafayette, Ca
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we enjoyed dinner so much we went back for breakfast. We had salads which were outstanding and our main course was excellant. The breakfast was fine but options were limited. I would skip breakfast but dinner was outstanding.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We chose Big Sur Roadhouse out of convenience since we stayed at the Glen Oaks Inn across the street. We arrived early for our 7:00 reservation, so we sat outside by the firepit where we had wine and appetizers and told about the dinner menu. The appetizers were fair. We were seated promptly at 7, but service was slow. oWhen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Public Transportation: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2370

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Californian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

The Big Sur Roadhouse features Chef Brendan Esons delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, using a variety of house made products . In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and small bites in between. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?