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Aramak Hearst Castle Cafe

750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452
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Ranked #10 of 12 restaurants in San Simeon
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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293 reviews 293 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved their hamburgers. Nice people. Decent food. Hearst Castle. It is all a MUST SEE. My great uncle Allen Russell was a personal pilot for Randolph Hearst a LONG time ago, so I love to go there. And have good food available.

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Santa Maria, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Regular food to be found at a cafeteria style place but with high prices... $3.25 for a bottle of water... a little too much for me, but I guess it's how they make their money.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Reasonable selection at slightly inflated prices. What you would expect for this kind of thing. Usual burgers etc, a wider choice than usual.

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California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had Sweet and Sour Pork and Teriyaki Chicken -- it had a very good flavor -- of course I like to add -- for our taste buds -- not everyone will agree -- Could have been $1.50 cheaper -- but you expect a bit more of a charge when at attractions

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vacaville
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This cafe was the only downside to our visit to the castle. The service was really good, but the burger was overcooked and terribly dry. Not what you'd expect with the prices you pay.

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Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Not great (what do you expect?). But the food was amply portioned and tasted fine. I'd rate it at least as good as you might hope for for cafeteria style food.

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Los Altos
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

$10 for a burger, but it was good. There was a long wait, but it was worth it. The place was very clean and I loved that they had plenty of seating inside and outside.

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Sedona, Arizona
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164 reviews 164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were very hungry after a day of touring the castle. They have a very nice selection of sandwiches, great burgers (Hearst beef), drinks, beer, wine, etc. It was a welcome stop after a somewhat tiring day. Pricing is what you might expect for a captive audience. Burgers are $9 as are most sandwiches. Bottled water is $3!

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Cambria, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Inexpensive fast food is what you will find here. Nice selection of pizza, hot dogs , chili ect. Clean , busy and well priced. Nice staff for the most part. Nice place to stop before or after a tour.

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Marysville OH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Typical tourist trap while waiting to see the castle. But didn't mind too much. Pizza was good, water is allowed in the castle and they charge dearly for it.

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