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Big SUR California Cafe

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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
805-927-5258
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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 food

The food was good and the service was great but we were the only ones there right after they opened for dinner. The prices were a little high but it is a tourist town and everything is high. We would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Larry R
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Arapaho
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On March 30, 2015 my husband and I were staying in town and he went for breakfast at this restaurant. He came out with a bill for $13.38. When we received the credit card statement he was billed in excess of 30.00. He made repeated calls to the restaurant. We were travelling north along the coast and returning to the... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This cute little place had better than okay food---fish and chips were good. Breakfast the next day was average, but slow.

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Arapaho
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food was good and the service was great but we were the only ones there right after they opened for dinner. The prices were a little high but it is a tourist town and everything is high. We would go back again.

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Food was OK a little too much fat for my taste. Service was really good! They kept open although we arrived shortly before they closed and fed us ;-)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food wasn't bad. It was simply average. Not bad, but not good enough for us to go back and eat there again. If we found ourselves in the area again, we would drive four more miles and eat in Cambria.

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good for Coffee and a cake but not really for lunch, although light fayre is available. Great views and reasonable service. It can be expensive though as it is a long way from anywhere. God for a break.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I don't know how you can mess up breakfast but this place did. The hash browns were cold. The ham was a thin slice. My eggs were over cooked. We're heading back inland. We feel like we're getting ripped off at the coast.

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Kings Park, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on our way down to San Diego. Had dinner and breakfast. Food was great and reasonable. Would stop there again.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Surfers and hippies abound in Big Sur. A quirky town with lots of shops and cool places to eat, drink and gave fun.

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Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We loved Big Sur. The fog rolled in a little bit but didn't spoil our drive at all. Amazing road and views.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: 805-927-5258

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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