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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: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great reasonably priced eats

Ate here twice on our three day trip to Big Sur, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Food was fresh, tastey, and well priced (by Big Sur standards.) The decor was great, and the patio was beautiful. Very convenient if you're staying at Glenn Oaks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Laura O
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Edmonton, Canada
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for breakfast on our way down to LA. Menu choice was not extensive but ok. Once our order was taken the wait began. We saw others give up and leave but we thought it couldn't take much longer for our food to arrive but it did! Over an hour later our simple breakfast arrived which did taste ok... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate here twice on our three day trip to Big Sur, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Food was fresh, tastey, and well priced (by Big Sur standards.) The decor was great, and the patio was beautiful. Very convenient if you're staying at Glenn Oaks.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had our Rehearsal Dinner here and the everyone couldn't stop talking about how good the food was. For the following week I must have heard "the cauliflower was incredible" about 13 times. The staff was terrific and made sure, out of the 40 guests, no glass was ever empty. We will be going back soon.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Big Sur Roadhouse is owned by Glen Oaks Big Sur. It is a lovely place with a crisp yet retro feel. The list of wines, most California, is wonderful and the food is fresh and inventive. It is vegetarian friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Three of us had gyros, salad, and fries. Great food and service. I especially appreciate that they encouraged us to linger after finishing our food.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great Food (better than Nepenthe), Pleasent Staff, & Good Coffee. We ate there for two breakfasts and one dinner. Really enjoyed lounging out around the gas fire pits after breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was part of a big wedding party that was having a brunch there, it seems the wedding coordinator never informed the restaurant that we were having a brunch because they were extremely short staffed for 50+ people to come in at once! The little staff they did have did a very good job. The food was good and very... More 

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Matera, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Big Sur Roadhouse is a very well decorated place. I had a New York steak and, by the price of it, I expected something very good. Instead I ended up eating a regular steak, not better than many I had in simpler restaurants.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a gem of a place. We ate dinner in front of a cosy log fire and scampered up again for breakfast the next day. As we are Australians and used to decent espresso coffee, we almost genuflected in front of the barista- finally a decent cup amongst a journey of weak filter crapola. Innovative simple food and decent... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Loved the classy 1960's vibe and all of the wood. Great food. Very friendly waitstaff! An upscale take on a

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Additional Information about Big Sur Roadhouse

Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone Number: +1 831-667-2370
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: Californian, Healthy

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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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