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9070 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9726
805-927-5403
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
decent uninspired food...

We enjoyed our dinner here. The portions were large and reasonably well-prepared. Pizza was tasty with an odd thick cracker like crust. Giant Caesar salad with a nondescript dressing and LOTS of croutons. Sort of like a Denny's, which isn't a terrible thing. Just don't expect a great dining... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Los Gatos
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Newport, South East Wales
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Travelling solo, you sometimes feel a bit weird walking into restaurants on your own, but made to feel very welcome, and the steak was perfect, is was peppered, something I'm not used to, but very enjoyable. Service was A1, even for the US. shuts at 9pm so be careful.

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Riverside, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate here as part of an on-line deal we got from Manta Rey restaurant. If you get this deal, be sure to print out the voucher as they require it. The buffet was small, but had a good selection and was quite tasty. The wait staff was very friendly and on the ball.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I realize there is not a large selection of places to eat in this small area by Hearst Castle, however this place was bad. It is very small and our table of two apparently needed two servers to handle all the work. We still waited over 20 minutes for the check and had to ask twice for it. The food... More 

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Los Gatos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here. The portions were large and reasonably well-prepared. Pizza was tasty with an odd thick cracker like crust. Giant Caesar salad with a nondescript dressing and LOTS of croutons. Sort of like a Denny's, which isn't a terrible thing. Just don't expect a great dining experience. The ambiance was a little strange. Dim lighting and very... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We only ate here for the breakfast buffet and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was tasty and well-prepared. Mom liked it so much she went back for thirds. I had eggs, bacon and french toast. The bacon was pretty good. We were actually staying across the street but the breakfast offering wasn't much, so this was a good option... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in November, which is probably why the atmosphere was so flat. We were the only people in here bar another family and it was very quiet. We didn't really mind that, but we definitely weren't impressed with the food we had considering the price. We wanted something easy to eat so we had a large pizza,... More 

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Stayed at the newly remodeled Motel 6 and this place was conveniently attached...BBQ chick pizza is fantastic! Better than CPK. Friendly and efficient ...

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had the Westcoast Shrimp and Cod. Bits of cod and shrimp in a white sauce. It sounded good and it was better than good. I also enjoyed the grilled garlic parmesan bread. I had never eaten that before. I saw it on the menu at other restaurants we visited and ordered it at one other place. It was kind... More 

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Waihi Beach, NZ
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Handy choice for dinner as it was straight over the road as part of a Motel 6. This left me suspicious but the food was excellent, service speedy and we left full and content.

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Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed at a hotel across the road for the night and stopped in at this restaurant based upon the many positive reviews found on this site. Restaurant is nicer on the inside than it is on the outside, and the menu is very diverse. Kids menu also available. We had a variety of appetizers and main entrees and all were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9070 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-927-5403

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  • Cuisine: American

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