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9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-924-1032
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Place for Semi Romantic Dinner

Surroundings were intimate enough to be romantic in the evening. Service was good, friendly and attentive. The Seafood and meat menu items always seem to be good and have never had a disappointing dinner. Generally have a good crowd, and sometimes could be a wait to be seated, which is usually a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Rod B
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romance
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San Jose, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Surroundings were intimate enough to be romantic in the evening. Service was good, friendly and attentive. The Seafood and meat menu items always seem to be good and have never had a disappointing dinner. Generally have a good crowd, and sometimes could be a wait to be seated, which is usually a good sign. Overall worth trying at least once... More 

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

My dinner of calamari was good, but my husband's dinner of scallops was overly spicy and not great. The $99 special of 2 dinners, a bottle of wine, 2 breakfasts and 2 Hearst Castle tickets made it worth it. There was a bit of a mix up sending the voucher via email and it took a couple of calls to... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We wanted seafood and it was recommended by Sea Breeze. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the servings were generous. I had the shrimp and my wife had the platter- both good choices. Recommend giving it a try.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had dinner here tonight and all was good and reasonably priced. Surroundings were intimate enough to be for all circumstances. Service was fast and attentive. Great food especially the shrimp - looking around all the meals on people's tables all seemed to enjoy Very busy and queuing at the door to get in - always a good sign I had... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Do not be turned off because it is adjacent to a Qualty Inn. The food is excellent and a great place for dinner either before or after a visit to the Hearst Castle. We both had seafood and both were excellent. Leaving tomorrow or would go back again. Very reasonable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The restaurant was very hot inside, which made it slightly uncomfortable from the start. The seabass was very good. It was much more meaty and thick than any seabass I've had before, but that's not a bad thing! Enjoyable atmosphere and good food.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The restaurant was small and intimate. The staff was attentive and friendly. And the food was very good. Had a nice time.

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

The menu had what we were dreaming of and the food was delicious, the service excellent and the prices very reasonable. Surprisingly this fine restaurant was in the midst of low budget motels.

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Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had dinner here one night. We found the place to be pricey and the food was not that good for what you paid for it. Also, it is a small place and the tables are very close. I would try another restaurant if in the area again.

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent dinner. Portions large. Location within quality inn. Service adequate. Lighting low which made see menu difficult

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9240 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-924-1032

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?