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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
+1 831-667-2377
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“paella” (30 reviews)
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“french toast” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed at the Inn for two nights and had one breakfast and a dinner there. Both were wonderful. For dinner we each had an appetizer and then shared a main. Really sufficient for us and both delicious. We shared the filet and done to...More

Thank David12815
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner after a recommendation and we were not disappointed ! Lovely service and incredible food! We had steak and the fish of the day and it was amazing! It’s very quaint and one of its kind but a must for a...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here with our two almost grown kids. It was dressier/fancier than we expected, but we felt OK not being very dressed up! Food was *delicious* - we had a bunch of different appetizers and various meals and it was all great. I did...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a rather pretentious (and expensive) Degustation tasting at Sierra Mar (4 courses and too much food) the previous evening we opted for a more simple experience at Deetjen's. So pretty and cosy and delightful service! We shared a starter and shared a main course...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This truly is a "unique" restaurant. From the exterior, it's the quintessential Big Sur rustic design, enhanced by the cottage accommodations nearby. There is a fascinating collection of quality art pieces of various genres throughout. Eclecticism at its best. The food is superb, from the...More

Thank portlandorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally restaurants have their ebb and flow. Deetjen's has been fabulous for the almost 30 years I've been eating there. I try to make it to Big Sur at least 4 times a year and I rarely visit without at least one breakfast at Deetjen's...More

1  Thank Peter O
Reviewed May 7, 2018

The service here was great. The food was disappointing to me, but maybe it was because I didn't order an egg dish at breakfast. I had the yogurt and granola parfait - perhaps you should pick something else. While it was well-presented, I just wasn't...More

Thank julie248
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We loved Deetjens for a Saturday night dinner. Food was not fussed over or art produced - just honest to goodness well cooked food that was bursting with flavor. The restaurant is full of curiosities - think your “gramdma’s parlor” so adds a real visual...More

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed March 8, 2018

Deetjens is a moderately priced (for the area) restaurant. Nothing fancy, but serviceable. I had the lamb dish for dinner, which was prepared well, but not special. The decor is kitsch, and tables are small.

Thank Beth C
Reviewed February 13, 2018

We've eaten at three of the fine restaurants here in Big Sur, and Deetjen's was as good as any at a slightly more reasonable price.

2  Thank sonnecj
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bluebritain
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Deetjean's is located south of Nepentha, so from the north there is no problem. Hwy 1 is closed from the south due to the land slide, however there is a road (Nacimento-Ferguerson). It is a winding road that it is best to... More
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Eloisedonn
December 1, 2016|
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Response from ShanaRS | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, DeetJens says they love pets but requests that you do not bring them on the property. So I guess in your case, this place would not be pet-friendly. If you are looking for a pet-friendly place to stay in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $40
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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: +1 831-667-2377
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