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Sebastian's Cafe

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442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
(805) 927-3307
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 160
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 12
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hamburger heaven!

Locally they use the Hearst Castle beef and it is amazing. I am dreaming about it right now. Work up your appetite with a tour of the castle and head here for a great meal and wine tasting. yum

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
matthew s
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Locally they use the Hearst Castle beef and it is amazing. I am dreaming about it right now. Work up your appetite with a tour of the castle and head here for a great meal and wine tasting. yum

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Thank matthew s
Anoka, Minnesota
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Two of us stopped here for lunch before going to the Hearst Castle. The burgers are huge so we shared one. We tried the bacon, cheese, avocado burger and it was delicious. The fries were very good as well. The view of the castle on the hill is pretty cool too.

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Thank MJVT57
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Sebastian's cafe for lunch before going up to Hearst Castle. Amazing tasty burgers. Being vegetarian, it's not easy finding delicious burgers but I really enjoyed this one. My husband enjoyed his pulled pork sandwich too..

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Thank Manisha000
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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not into wine tasting but the burger tasted great. The fries are good too. Seating indoors is a little cramped but there is plenty of outdoor seating.

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Thank Michael G
Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a late lunch on a Monday. They were out of chili so ordered the burger and fries. The burger was raw in the middle and so greasy! The fries were just ok. Disappointed after reading the other reviews about the food being delicious. Should have eaten at the grill in the visitors center at the Castle.

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Thank Shirley O
Chicago, Illinois
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring Hearst Castle, we decided to stop by Sebastian's Cafe on our way out of town. I was surprised by how much I liked my burger, and everyone in our group commented on how good the food was! I would definitely eat here again.

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Thank pinkvalise
Santa Maria, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend brought us to this place for lunch. I ordered a pastrami on rye which was fresh made and delicious. Lots of meat and served on a delicious rye bun. My husband ordered the grass fed beef burger from hearst ranch. He said it was also delicious. There is seating inside or outside on a small patio, but it... More 

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Thank Nancy O
Edmonton, Canada
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923 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending a morning at Hearst Castle we headed straight to Sebastian's Cafe - us and 1000 of our 'closest' friends. We lined up patiently and after watching the many orders being made and picked up we decided to share a cheeseburger and an order for fries. There was more than enough food for the both of us. The burger... More 

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Thank kpatters
Akron, New York
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food across the street from the Hearst castle entrance. A great little place with outdoor setting.

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Thank John N
Martinez, California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for fancy, go elsewhere. If you're looking for formal, go elsewhere. If you're looking for tee shirt and sandals casual food that will knock the socks you're not wearing off, go here. And a bonus, it's attached to the Hearst Winery tasting room. So good wine with your burger, or chili, or hot dog, or whatever. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: (805) 927-3307

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?