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“Big Sur Roadhouse” 5 of 5 stars
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Big Sur Roadhouse
47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2370
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Ranked #9 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Californian, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
Description: The Big Sur Roadhouse features Chef Brendan Esons delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients, using a variety of house made products . In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. We are open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and small bites in between. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Big Sur Roadhouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely experience all round. Thoroughly enjoyed its low key, elegant and warm vibe. Host was great, food delicious, decor unpretentiously stylish with a varied crowd. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Acton, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Quite nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I loved this place. We were there in December, and it was nice and quiet. Food was very good and service was excellent. From what I observed on this section of Big Sur (40 miles) this is best place to dine. I am excluding, of course. Ventana and the Post Ranch.

Visited December 2014
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san francisco
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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Big Sur is magical but there are somewhat limited dining choices. Roadhouse is very good although there is a somewhat limited menu. We tried the seafood stew which was very good and a good selection of wines.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Overland Park, Kansas
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23 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Chicken Cacciatore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

First, there's Joseph the bartender, great guy who knows his wines. Then there's the chicken Cacciatore, FABULOUS, its been several days since our dinner there and we're still salivating over this delicious meal. We also ate breakfast there and the homemade granola with strawberries. was yummy. Wonderful restaurant and equally good service.

Visited November 2014
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Boston
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26 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Ate here twice during our time in Big Sur. Blown away each time by the food and atmosphere. Fun spot with gorgeous decor. The steak and the chicken cacciatore rock. Impressive wine list, good parking. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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