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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
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Monroe
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had lunch hear after taking tours of the Hearst Castle. The meal was very delicious! Would eat there again.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After a full day of tours, I would have taken a snack in my purse for a lite lunch mid-day (to get all of the tours that we wanted to do (we did 4, $25,$25, $25, & $30@) all different, & very good, very informative! The cafe was the end of the day, apparently high priced, but then when you... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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311 reviews 311 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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