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Big Sur Roadhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9556
+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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Los Altos, California
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Glen Oaks Big Sur so we got the complimentary doughnuts and coffee here in the morning. We also chose to eat here both mornings. The first morning was better than the first. I had the Huevos Rancheros and my husband had the breakfast sandwich, both were lukewarm as were the potatoes, but the taste was very good.... More 

Thank Jasmine A
San Francisco, California
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224 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pulled into The Roadhouse after a long hike, looking for sandwiches and refreshments. The very friendly guy behind the counter mentioned that the cook made awesome tacos - were we interested? Without even perusing the menu, we said yes. Well these pulled pork tacos were really delicious- perhaps the best tacos we've ever had. There were many interesting beer... More 

Thank NeroNewDelhi
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Had yummy egg sandwiches on the couches by the fire pit. Although the menu isn't extensive, they cover the bases. Great food and ambience.

Thank cberryann
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed dinner in the courtyard here while we were staying in Big Sur. It was a beautiful setting and our dinner was lovely. Great service.

Thank Kate F
New Jersey
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The atmosphere is great. Very laid back and "homey"~ We had breakfast, and a fast one... so it was granola and fruit for us.. which was delicious! Self serve for most of the food... loved it

Thank kcm3535
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Probably one of my favorite spots but sadly our favorite chef is gone and so is Sam one of the managers and they now serve a completely different menu that is not close to what they had before. We are heartbroken that just when Sam had everything humming along, apparently the owners wanted to take a different tact and while... More 

Thank Kathryn O
Westford, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We'd been hiking all morning, had a wedding to attend early afternoon and was a bit short of time. We stopped at the Roadhouse in hopes we could score a quick, good lunch, and we did! Simply, you place and pay for your oder at the bar and they bring it out to you. I had a delicious shrimp salad,... More 

Thank TominWestford
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. Very nice setting, casual but slightly upscale compared to the log cabin look nearby. We needed a dog friendly place so out dog Max could join us on the patio and this filled the bill. We went for the daily special of 3 tacos which were done nicely. The beer selection was... More 

Thank Ace Y
Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Recently had lunch here with my husband as we were driving down the coast from Monterey. Casual place, you order at the counter, they give you a number, then bring the food to you. You can sit in front by the road, inside, or out back in the garden area. Very pretty outside. Prompt service. Somewhat limited menu, i had... More 

Thank DawnStone
Madison, MS
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

great coffee and complimentary donut. we additionally ordered the made to order breakfast sandwich. delicious! The North Carolinan guy serving us was cordial, engaging and easy on the eyes! great start to the day. pergola at entrance to roadhouse quite pleasant as well.

Thank Madison_MSNomad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Local cuisine
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 93920-9556
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?