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“Great view, very average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
9415 Hearst Dr., San Simeon, CA
805-927-4688
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in San Simeon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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143 reviews 143 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great view, very average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I don't know if there is anything much better in San Simeon but don't get your hopes up too much! Big American portions, lots of tasteless sauces and overcooked pasta. Friendly staff do their best.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pricey for average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant for the Best Western with motel restaurant decor - service was slow, but server was brusque - highs: very good spinach salad - excellent steamed vegetables cooked but crunchy lows: slightly overcooked (medium rare instead of rare) "Hurst farm" ribeye steak - ordered calamari and chips, got processed calamari sticks, like fish sticks of old and mediocre frozen French fries - a rare Hurst hamburger was well done - coffee was weak
The quality of the food was much below the cost.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Very nice service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The menu choices were better than I expected for a hotel restaurant. The portions were large and the service was very friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay and the food was very good both times. Service is a little slow but we would definitely eat there again. The cook knows what he/she is doing!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amerikaner im Schweiz
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Traditional American Fare well done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nicely prepared meals, moderately costly, generous portions. Service can be crowded and hectic at times. Usually, though, it's a relaxed, leisurely environment. Reservations highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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