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Big Sur Roadhouse

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47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
+1 831-667-2370
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great breakfast. Fast and delicious. A must stop when you are in town. Great juices and coffee.

Thank ShaunT22
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe was a short walk from our cabin and it has great coffee (yummy americano!), fresh donuts (a little doughy but tasty), and a good breakfast sandwich. The ambiance is nice and modern. My husband, toddler, and I enjoyed one breakfast here and picked up coffee + donuts another day.

Thank Yen C
Phoenix, Arizona
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife and our small dog. Friendly, fast, beautiful setting, great food and dog-friendly. My wife had the BLT, while I had their burger. All great!

Thank rgbeard
Rockwall, Texas
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The roadhouse was a nice quick stop for breakfast. The people are nice and the coffee is good. A little pricey but everything is in the area.

Thank ERL972
Visalia, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

I went there with a friend of mine and we both ordered the hamburger since the menu was very limited. We had to order at the bar of sorts, and it was kinda weird that we had to pay ahead of time including his tip. Kinda felt like fast food, but with a demand for tip. The hamburgers were from... More 

Thank eduardocali
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Staying in the Glen Oaks cabins, we went to the Roadhouse since it was included with our room price. The free offering was simply donuts and coffee. But they were quite good and the atmosphere was delightful. And there were more comprehensive breakfasts available for purchase.

Thank Gerson260
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Out f this world good. Served with a tortellini and side vegan butternut bisque. Waiter's recommendation. Looking forward to returning in June, and will take the whole family to this little delight.

1 Thank Jerry R
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We ate here for dinner one night and breakfast another morning as we were staying close by. The dinner was very average. Some in my group just stuck with the pasta and that was ok and safe. I ventured and ordered the tuna with some type of curry seasoning. I should have known better because the two just simply don't... More 

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Good choice of unique foods, great service. Our waiter was truly interested in ensuring we enjoyed our meal - actually asking questions about what we liked and didn't like. Highly recommended. Bonus; only WiFi in the area!

Thank bigredjm
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The menu was limited, but the selections we had, steak and Cornish Hen were very good. Nicely seasoned and sauced. Our waiter was a font of knowledge about the area and gave us a lot of good advice for touring the next day.

Thank Beetky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Healthy
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
  • Public Transportation: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2370
The Big Sur Roadhouse features delicious California cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. In keeping with our Big Sur ethos, the seasonal menu is filled with locally sourced organic ingredients. Also, not to be missed, San Francisco designer Steve Justrich's "homegrown modernism" has transformed the Roadhouse into a truly unique and fitting environment for dining in Big Sur. Please stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or make a reservation for a full meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?