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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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Pittsburgh, Pa
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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179 reviews
58 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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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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 53 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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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We were hot, hungry, and tired but a lunch stop at Big Sur Deli finished off our day on such a happy note. We ate in the garden setting around back. It was perfect! Good service (we were traveling with 2 toddlers and the wait staff was kind and understanding), good lunch/brunch, and an incredible setting. Will do again and... More 

Thank Lorleila B
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped by on our way out of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park for a quick bite. The location was convenient, and the price was good, but everything was heated up by the two hard working microwaves. We ordered pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. The meat was warmed. It would have been nice if the bread was toasted. We also... More 

Thank ivan h
Santa Barbara, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I like to camp down the road at Pfieffer. We stopped here once to grab a couple sammies for our beach day, and now we are addicted. Though we love cooking our own food, the temptation to drive over here and grab sandwiches and a beer (great selection of craft beer) is always tempting. I love the... More 

Thank lilylovesb
Beaumont, Texas
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We wanted to take a picnic lunch to Point Lobos Reserve and we stopped in at the deli to grab sandwiches and chips. They were quite busy but got everyone taken care of. We had two turkey sandwiches freshly made, added cheese and sourdough buns for $8.00 each. The roasted turkey meat was good but I don't think I'd recommend... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?