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Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

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48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9512
831-667-2377
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel, Ventana Inn, recommended this restaurant as an off property option. Deetjen's was kind enough to squeeze us in at the last minute and we were encouraged by the reviews we read. Maybe it was an off night or we got there late in the evening, but we were disappointed. I had a vegetarian dish of stuffed green peppers,... More 

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Filet was amazing and the atmosphere was funky in a good way. Even though there is no ocean view being in the redwoods was very calming.

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Thank PSGKeyWest
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deetjen's is a quaint and romantic little restaurant in Big Sur. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. The food was very good and the service very friendly. This is a place with lots of history and a must visit spot when visiting Big Sur.

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Thank Manuel E
Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a romantic meal. Delicious and original dishes are served in a classic old-world setting. Friendly staff and good service.

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Thank ReedMan2430
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Deetjen's one night during our visit to Big Sur. We made a reservation and were promptly seated at a cozy table in the corner of the front room, which was lit by candles and decorated with vintage furniture and photographs. The entire restaurant was cozy and charming with its old-time feel. We ordered... More 

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Thank Jillian0215
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for brunch. The food was yummy and the atmosphere is cozy and warm. It is a must-visit. A unique glimpse into the beginnings of the area. A delight to see and a delightful meal.

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Thank Chris D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious, the ambiance is heartwarming, and the service is great. We passed it and had to turn back. Although we arrived much earlier than our reservation, they accommodated us. Those without reservations were turned away. We were not rushed. The restaurant is filled with antiques. Lots to absorb as you relax to a magnificent meal.

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Thank Holly O
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most incredible dinner here! We had the Chimichanga and Pork chop entree and they both were so delicious and plentiful. We finished with the Chocolate Tres Leches Cake and it melted in our mouths! Such a good dinner and wonderful service.

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Thank tattersall_12
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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.

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Thank Waveseeker4
Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: 831-667-2377

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