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Big Sur Roadhouse

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2370
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Ranked #9 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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Boston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Ate here twice during our time in Big Sur. Blown away each time by the food and atmosphere. Fun spot with gorgeous decor. The steak and the chicken cacciatore rock. Impressive wine list, good parking. Can't wait to go back!

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Berkshire, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Super cool atmosphere and awesome, creative dishes. I also thought they had a great selection of Beers and Wines. Gluten free selections are warranted, like all kinds of OMission. Outstanding Breakfast... The biscuits were to die for!

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed a simply amazing meal and incredible service at Big Sur Roadhouse. Before dinner we took a walk with our drinks down behind the Roadhouse into the forest. It was a wonderful experience and set the tone for the evening ahead. We felt we had experienced something really special due to the setting, quality of the food and warm... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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153 reviews 153 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had been warned several times that I'd need reservations to eat here at night. However, it was 4 pm and I was hungry from a long day of hiking and driving. I stopped in and requested to sit by the outdoor fire. I was given the Pupu menu (not sure what they actually called it--but small appetizer like snacks).... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Well prepared meals that were very good and reasonably priced Had some of the best oysters on the trip there at the best price

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The restaurant is a hidden gem. Pun intended. The ambience was great, the staff was nice, and the food was good. Being used to actual creole cuisine, this was a bit different - it had a California twist.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I hadn't read any reviews. We just happened upon the road house on our trip south on the big sur, I had little expectations on what I thought would be Hobsons choice lunch. How wrong was I. A great private, shaded, spacious court yard at the rear. We chose the jambalaya and the poor boy. The jambalaya was excellent although... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The food here was quite good. My mom and I split a steak entree and it was certainly enough for two. The wine was also excellent. The service could be a little more prompt and some of the old-timey jazz got a bit annoying after awhile. Perhaps a slightly more contemporary Pandora channel would fix the problem. Otherwise nice setting... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Amazing food and great service. I had one of my best meals of my entire trip here! I thought that the food was not only amazing for Big Sur, but also top notch for Califonia overall.

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Monterey, California
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This spot has been renovated and really spruced up. Very attractive in an informal setting. We have been there both for breakfast and lunch, and in both cases the food was well prepared, perfectly seasoned and nicely presented. Interesting and creative dishes. So why only a three star? Well its that you leave hungry. And when I say hungry, I... More

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Additional Information about Big Sur Roadhouse

Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: 831-667-2370
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Californian, Healthy, Fusion

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