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“Very Good Food Without Pretension” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Sur Roadhouse

Big Sur Roadhouse
47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2370
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Ranked #8 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Californian, Healthy
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Santa Barbara, California
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very Good Food Without Pretension”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Charming in its simplicity. Attentive service. Limited menu but with choices to please all palates. Reasonable prices, too.

Visited April 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stopped in just after sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were treated to a warm reception, and a quick discussion of the menu, some drinks and then a fabulous meal. Steak and stuffed chicken and maybe a small vegi plate. Desserts consisted of homemade ice cream. Wine was really big and rich....Great Stop!

Visited April 2015
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Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quaint experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had a delicious dinner here during our one night stay @ Glen Oaks. We had a table out in the patio near the fire pit and enjoyed a bottle of wine and dinner. We had the steak and the pork tenderloin and both were prepared to our liking and was more than enough to keep us from finding a midnight snack in the middle of nowhere. Definitely a must visit!

Visited March 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

a very nice, casual atmosphere in big sur, which still has a nice upscale feel to it. Service was excellent, extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Wine and beer lists are great. a decent amounts of options on the menu, not overwhelming but just enough to have some good options. a great spot that will not disappoint.

Visited March 2015
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“Great brunch made with of local and organic food prepared perfectly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great brunch made with of local and organic food prepared perfectly! We ordered a lot of food and ate it all. It was top notch. Service was great and the waitress even told us about a beach that didn't have any signage and was use mostly by locals. Great tip it was. This restaurant is at good as it get. It's too bad they closed between lunch and dinner. I went back last week and they were not serving in the afternoon but recommended an awesome other local restaurant. Can't wait to come back.

  • Visited March 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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