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“Service as good as the view!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ragged Point

Ragged Point
19019 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93452
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Big Sur
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks
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Blaine, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Service as good as the view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We just stopped in for coffee & ice cream after a day of hiking, so I can't really speak about their food (though the menu looked delicious). The view is spectacular & our hostess & server were top notch. It was a much more relaxed atmosphere here than at Nepenthe (a few miles to the South...about the same price range, and way too crowded), but not so relaxed as some of the places in between (basically bars with bar food).

I really enjoyed this place and would like to revisit for a meal next year when I'm in Big Sur.

Visited May 2013
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monterey CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A gem worth stopping for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Midway between Treebones Resort and Hearst Castle in southern Big Sur is Ragged Point. I stop there a few times a year on business and always encounter friendly people and (except for when it's foggy), great views. I have seen it expand the last 40 years from a general store with gas station to a fabulous Inn equipped with many rooms and facilities for a killer wedding. Stop, see, hike, grab coffee recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Paso Robles, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Georgous view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is a must see stop along Hwy.1. The views are beautiful and they have a nice path to the lookout point where you can take nice sunset shots. The gardens were beautiful and there are two places to eat. Either casual from the outdoor grill or inside in the restaurant. We have done both and the food has always been good. Don't miss stopping here.

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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607 reviews 607 reviews
185 attraction reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
“Great Rest Stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We drove from Monterey to Hearst Castle and back. We stopped at Ragged Point to stretch our legs, to use the restrooms and to have lunch. We decided to order from the outdoor cafe. It goofed OK burgers and fries. The main dining room did not open until noon so keep this in mind. We then took one of their trail walks. The views are stunning from up here. Ragged Point is neat and tidy with lovely gardens. From the outside the motel looks cozy. They have a small store, gift store, art gallery and gas station.

Visited May 2013
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Escondido, California
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, but expensive rooms and gas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We looked into staying at the Ragged Point Inn on our way up the PCH, but rooms were a little pricey. Understandably so, as the views are unbeatable! Ragged Point is a great little place to stop to stretch your legs, get a coffee and enjoy the views. It is NOT the place to fill up your car. Gas was $6 a gallon! Otherwise, cute little place worth the stop!

Visited April 2013
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