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Big Sur Roadhouse

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Californian, Healthy, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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
Description: The Big Sur Roadhouse features Chef Matt Glazer’s fresh take on classic California cuisine. Hailing from New Orleans, Matt brings a unique blend of Cajun style to the bountiful California coast. 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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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Going in to the roadhouse, we were expecting cheap food. Turns out the Big Sur Roadhouse is a roadhouse in name and location only (like almost everything in Big Sur, it's right off Highway 1). We didn't mind much, though, as the restaurant glows with the copper furnishings and the menu features a lot of options, including smaller plates. We... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Best place for dinner in Big Sur or to have a larger crowd/dinner. We have been here a few times when staying in town and the food has been nothing less than stellar. We got married in Big Sur and had our rehearsal dinner here for about 75 guests. The spot was easy to work with on our needs and... More

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Berlin, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

All dishes I had made from locally sourced organic ingredients were delicious. I had shaved fennel salad with radishes as a starter, roasted vegetables with raisins as a main and Banana Bread Pudding with cinnamon ice cream plus an Espresso for dessert. Staff members are friendly and welcoming, there is a nice atmosphere.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After reading reviews of foodies and chefs I respect that have eaten here I wish I could recommend it. Having grown up in the South, with Cajun Godparents, and spending my formative years in Nawlins--I can say that this food was far from anything I have ever eaten in that fair city. I get fusion with the Cali/Big Sur style,... More

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las vegas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Big Sur Roadhouse was located directly across the highway from Glen Oaks Big Sur which was fantastic. We had a marvelous dining experience coupled with great conversation with other diners and the staff. All were easy going and from so many different backgrounds. The Blackened Salmon with a glass of Line Shack wine and deviled eggs were excellent. The... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We greatly enjoyed our dinner at this Cajun-inspired new eatery, part of the trendy Glen Oaks Big Sur hotel. It is next to Hwy 1 (PCH), and has no view. But it has a nice outdoor patio and a soothing, light-colored and very modern interior dining room. Staff was very low key but good. Almost all the food was excellent,... More

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Camarillo, Ca
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Be careful or you will miss it. West side of the highway, bright new sign across the street from the gas station. This was an accidental find as we were referred by the café across the highway because they had run out of propane. Excellent , excellent food. The references to poor service had to be a wait to be... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was an unexpected treasure!! We made it for lunch with minutes to spare!! We were so lucky!! Huge sandwiches !! Stuffed with yummy meats it was a two handed meal!! Espresso over vanilla ice cream was the crowning end to a delicious meal! Our waiter, who is also a student from Monterey, was fantastic! Friendly, helpful, fast and fun!!... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It looks so welcoming and the menu is southern food---a fun surprise for Big Sur---the service was slow slow slow---the food was ok--so all in all, not bad but not above average.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

What a treat it was to have some down home New Orleans food in Big Sur ! The poboy sandwiches were outstanding , a filling meal made with the freshest ingredients. The biscuit bowl with vegetables was a treat. The fare was very reasonable and staff was friendly . Great job Big Sur Roadhouse

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