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Big Sur Deli

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47520 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9632
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fisherville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw firefighters stopping here for morning coffee and figured what could be wrong with this choice! Great idea! Cool local deli with breakfast sandwiches, but better as a deli and general store. Coffee was fresh and hot. Also the location for evening fare at the Taphouse.

Thank Rufuscnm
Spokane, Washington
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154 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little place after a long and pleasant drive. Nice place to stop and stretch your legs. The most pleasant surprise I found here was the only can of Gourmet Boneless & Skinless Sardines in pure olive oil made by Cannery Row Sardine Co. !!! Nowhere in the Cannery Row did I find a sardine (which was puzzling... More 

Thank MimieW
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for some lunch on the way to San Fransisco. We had a cheese and ham grilled sandwich which was the best I've ever had. The staff are friendly and the food is great. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Mojones3000
Orlando, Florida
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty basic little shop. We purchased two pre-made sandwiches. They were very large sandwiches, we could each only eat half. The prices seemed reasonable.

Thank bisrdhazrd
Pittsburgh, Pa
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were driving to McWay Falls from the north. I'm glad we passed some busier places on the way to stop here. They made the sandwiches as we ordered. My son enjoyed their cookies. I was personally happy to have a sandwich with large sized roll.

Thank Travelingaroundtheus
Portland, Maine
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189 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a country general store with a deli in the back. There are many choices , but the burritos were very good and HUGE. There is outdoor seating to relax. The river Inn is next door but the prices were high. My family was happy and we had left overs.

Thank scott a
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stopped here to pick up a picnic lunch. The deli counter and cashier was very slow. Parking was also nearly impossible. There was a guard and we couldn't use the numerous empty post office spots that were available. The sandwiches were bland. Not what I expected at all based on other reviews. But, it was a place to grab... More 

Thank nikolaik
Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The sandwich was OK not great. They also seemed to have problems getting the order right. They forgot most of the ingredients in my sandwich.

Thank ShaunT22
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The cashier was very slow, but the deli sandwiches were good. It's joined with the Big Sur Taphouse which had outdoor seating and felt quaint.

Thank Jennifer P
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was our first time to the Big Sur Deli and most likely will be our last. Service was poor as was with the food. i don't think the cooks use any salt because all of our meals were very bland to say the least. Chairs were mostly empty and i know why. Good luck

Thank scotosan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47520 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 831-667-2225
This is not an official restaurant, but a delicious deli below Big Sur Lodge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?