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All 20 Big Sur Restaurants

Big Sur Roadhouse

47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2370
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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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Templeton, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

At 9AM, with only a handful of guests, they were out of the yogurt/granola breakfast item and out of orange juice! Did not offer to refill coffee cup until we were done eating and by then it was too late. The food was good, but I won't return.

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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. Only a few other people there, but food and service was great. Relaxed, but classy service. Had the roast beef po'boy, plus a glass of lovely Chardonnay. Interesting menu, cool vibe and enjoyable atmosphere. But what sealed it was the excellent coffee in the affogato. Real, strong coffee. Not cheap, but here you get quality. Sydneysiders,... More

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Tampa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The gumbo was excellent, like N, O. and the pork (grill dinner) was one ofg the best on our 8 day trip. Very nice place for the drive down from Monterey.

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Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Based on previous Tripadvisor reviews, my husband and I stopped at the Big Sur Roadhouse on our trip up Big Sur on September 29. It was lunchtime and so it seemed strange there was only one other table taken, and the people had just returned their plate to the kitchen, for whatever reason. The overpriced menu wasn't very extensive, although... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went here for breakfast as we were staying at their lodge across the road. The food was delicious and the offering on the menu had a Louisiana twist to it and was unlike anything we had tried on our west coast road trip. Loved it!

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Spring Branch, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Loved the patio and the evening fire was great, cool bathroom sink... but their food, especially their fried chicken was just horrible. There were some interesting tastes on other dishes, but even with an open mind--we will just skip this one next time.

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Soquel, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our first visit to this place was a pleasure. Our return trip was the opposite. We had surly, sullen staff who acted like we were an imposition to have in the restaurant. Food was mediocre to bad. Pork shoulder was tough & full of fat - we took it home to the dog. It was like we'd been to a... More

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Auburn, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A lot of fun for such a little restaurant. A little New Orleans style place up in the mountains. Awesome coffee drinks and breakfast

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Geneva, Switzerland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Big sur roadhouse is positioned perfectly on the PCH, it materializes just as you you start to become weary from traveling and as you you pull up the area has a great summer camp vibe. The bar and restaurant has a surprising modern feel with mid century accents, comfy seating and social outdoor terrace with fire pit. The beer and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food was great, great outdoor dining options. Has a outdoor fire pit too. Had the chicken which was great.

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