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Big Sur Roadhouse

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
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Ranked #8 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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82% Recommend
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English first
Salinas, California, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After seeing the Roadhouse featured on a local "foodie" show, we decided to take a run down Highway 1 and check it out. A beautiful scenic drive put us there about lunch time. A glass of Prosecca, some New Orleans beer and giant portions of very tasty meals left us ready for a nap. Luckily there is a nice comfy... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family took a day trip to Big Sur on July 23, 2014. After checking recommended tripadvisor.com restaurants we decided to eat a late lunch at the Big Sur Roadhouse, on the way to Pfeifer Beach (awesome!). We were not disappointed! The restaurant has a great vibe and feel to it. Soft jazz music played in the background. The staff... More

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Big Sur, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This chef seems to make the extra effort to always have the freshest seafood --- and my daughter and I had the privilege of having his fresh Monterey Bay Salmon. It was 'melt in your mouth' delicious. Service and ambiance were excellent also. If you're a seafood eater you'll love this place.

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Came here for dinner on the recommendation of the staff at Riverside Campground where we were staying. We absolutely loved it. Wonderful locally-sourced food, delicious wine, and a lovely, glowing, warm ambiance- perfect for Big Sur. It was our best dining experience in 8 days of traveling around California. Our server was knowledgable and enthusiastic, giving us generous tastes of... More

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Santa Monica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had lunch and dinner here - the best we had in our 4 day trip. Service was impeccable as well. Try the local salmon, if in season

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed at the Ripplewood Resort and, after checking in around 1500, we wandered literally 20 metres next door to this really great establishment. We intended to have a quick beer but ended up staying an hour or so and enjoying a bottle of wine around their excellent fire pit. The staff were so welcoming, our server, True, in particular.... More

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Huntington Beach, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went on a Saturday around 5pm and it was not crowded at all. We got the cheese plate which was awesome and I highly recommend. Lots of different wines and beers to choose from. Wait staff is really nice and on top of things.

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San Francisco
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stayed at Glen Oaks, and walked across the "street" for dinner. Good atmosphere, GREAT blackened fish (salmon), but the service was VERY slow, although professional and nice. Took 2 hours for dinner, and not because we were indecisive. Would give it another go, though, and hope for more staff. Oysters were stellar.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We tried this place three times while we stayed at Glen Oaks. I was expecting better because of the good reviews I'd read. The first meal we tried was breakfast. I ordered the"southern" biscuit and gravy. Do not order this! I'm pretty familiar with biscuits and gravy being from Oklahoma. This was the strangest biscuits and gravy I've ever had.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our family pulled in here while looking for a place to have lunch in our road trip down the Big Sur coastline. I couldn't stop taking pictures of this charming, well-designed and sophisticated restaurant. The menu was excellent, as were our meals. Healthy, creative, fresh local fare. The kids enjoyed their chicken biscuit dishes and root beer float and we... More

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