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Sebastian's Gift Shop & Coffee Bar

American, Sandwiches
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442 Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon, CA
805-927-3307
Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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  • 121
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get here early!

We arrived at 11:00 and snagged a nice table for 4 on the patio. The place gets really crowded as the day goes on and it becomes standing room only. Also important to note: the grill closes at 4:00. So what's the draw??? The best darn hamburgers on the central coast! Word is getting around that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ElaineXezonatos
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California
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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 11:00 and snagged a nice table for 4 on the patio. The place gets really crowded as the day goes on and it becomes standing room only. Also important to note: the grill closes at 4:00. So what's the draw??? The best darn hamburgers on the central coast! Word is getting around that this place is really... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on the way to the Hearst Castle ( a MUST SEE). My wife had a great salad and I had a burger. As a grumpy Brit I have a deep prejudice against the rubbish that we get in the UK from the American Burger chains, so this was a bit of an experiment. Furthermore, I can't stand... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant offers basic burgers, sandwiches and salads. It is very informal, but both the service and food are good. It's a convenient place to stop before or after going to Hearst Castle. It would be considered 'cheap eats' but that would be a minimum of $10 per person.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We called in to San Simeon looking for a lunch alternative to the visitor centre at Hearst Castle and ordered coffee, a pulled pork sandwich and taco at Sebastian's. We sat inside as it was a cold weather at the time but there is outdoor seating at the front and side of this attractive old general store building. Good points:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped for lunch on our way to Hearst Castle and the food is delucious. Great grilled salmon sandwich, turkey with cranberry relish and burgers...umm juicy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the hamburgers and staff was super friendly. A little crowded, but didn't seem to stop the flow of food or service!

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San Luis Obispo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been visiting this wonderful place for over 30 years. It was recently purchased by a local celebrity chief who radically changed the decor, and worse, the menu. Before, a large number of large and very tasty sandwiches and salads were available, including grass fed beef hamburgers from the adjacent Hearst Ranch. That option is no longer available. The... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food. Wonderful sandwiches, but they could be easily shared as they are enormous as well as tasty.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We at the Greek salad which was delicious. Lots of Romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes and red peppers. The salad dressing was perfect--not too oily with a lemony taste. We also had the black bean burger. Wow, the spices in the burger were so tasty--very strong, but perfect balance of chili taste. Our friend had the tri tip salad... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Staying in San Simeon we were looking for a coffee shop and were disappointed to find this sandwich shop with an attached wine tasting bar but only filtered coffee. So we drove a little south to Cambria and found Cambria Coffee Roasting, an excellent place to hang out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches
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?