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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We food was excellent at this lovely restaurant. The service was also excellent . For a romantic meal in a cozy atmosphere I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Waveseeker4
Pacifica, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Neetjen's which was simply wonderful. Quiet, cozy, great food, nice wines, walks, location -- the hosts and help were all very kind, attentive and we felt at home. It is rustic -- but like walking back into Big Sur many decades ago. We are definitely going to return.

Thank JeanetteCool
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the evening and asked for a table. We were told to wait for 30 min outside, which was fine. After some time has passed, and we could see plenty of empty tables we went in, to remind them about our table request. To our surprise we were told that they forgot about us and the kitchen would... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here...the best place to start the day. Food was well priced. made fresh and tasted great. Service was professional and offered great advice on what to see and do in the area!

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Lafayette, California
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deetjen's is a quaint old inn and restaurant along the southern portion of Highway 1 in Big Sur. We had dinner on a Saturday night and it was surprisingly great given its remote location. I had a pork chop from Snake River Farms that was as good as anything like it in San Francisco - perfectly cooked and well seasoned.... More 

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Carmel, California
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A major disappointment. We had heard allot about Deeten’s Big Sun Inn. That it was definitely, quaint cute, charming and rustic! However, the dinner was extremely disappointing for three of our four party members. Let’s pull it apart. The bread? Delicious humus, a bit spicy, but that’s okay. The bread? LA Brea Bakery from Los Angeles – really – how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The setting of this restaurant is brilliant: old wooden buildings among redwoods in Big Sur along the spectacular Highway 1 along the Californian coastline. The food is fine: we had calamari with artichokes for starters, but ala - they forgot the artichokes. A paella with seafood was great and well cooked. But the whole thing was a little too pricy,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A lovely set of rooms decorated just like your granny's house, Nick jacks on every surface, plates on every wall. Cooking was generally good, wine list very well priced. If anything the portions are too generous, the kitchen needs to focus on the quality not quantity of it's output - a very generous pork chop was served very pink -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the inn and ate dinner and breakfast here both days. Every table is cozy and nestled in the unique 4 room space. The service is relaxed, but attentive, and the food was delicious! It was difficult to choose between the creative specials each night. I ordered the Sea Catch special one night and the Vegetarian Pasta special... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We stopped here because a friend recommended it. It is a charming inn and restaurant just off the highway in Big Sur. It is lush with beautiful forest foliage and red wood trees. You can rent out rooms or small cabins that are very rustic. It is so quiet and lovely. A wonderful stop when you are in this area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: 831-667-2377

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