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Nepenthe

48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
+1 831-667-2345
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (307 reviews)
“fries” (198 reviews)
“beet salad” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this little Bohemian stop along Highway one. It is super laid-back and fun with breathtaking views of the ocean. We had the shrimp Po boy and it was delicious. They have an extensive wine list. I highly recommend making this a stop.

Thank Airstrip1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a waste! Could be such an amazing foodie place but this location takes advantage of its beautiful location to charge maximum for minimum efforts. Think $20 for a BLT sandwich (supermarket bread), $10 for a basket of fries (better at mcdo). Poor ingredients, poor...More

Thank MrsTruffleDog
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here after a good hike and the views were great. Nice place to grab some food and beverages and relax.

Thank Debaroo2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nepenthe was the most common recommendation received when we told anyone we were headed to Big Sur. We stopped by for a drink overlooking the view and were happily satisfied by good service, a comfortable first look over the breathtaking views of the place, and...More

Thank chelseykirk1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must if you’re visiting Big Sur This is one of those iconic places which you should know this at all I highly recommend us especially for its panoramic views and it’s the closest you can get to looking at the world with a Birdseye...More

Thank koolD187
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can get better views of he Pacific Ocean by driving along the coast of Big Sur. Food is avenge but overpriced. Still i'd say it's worth it for the experience, unique and one a a kind place

Thank npi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible view from high above a valley looking for miles down the cliffs and shoreline. The atmosphere is eclectic. The bar and wait staff are great. Top that off with superb food and you have everything I look for in a great restaurant experience.

Thank JAtkins00
Reviewed 5 days ago

The outdoor view is spectacular (assuming a clear day). Try to time your visit, as if it is a cloudy day, there is a very good chance you won't see much because of the altitude of the restaurant. The food is good, if pricey, and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good but not excellent; what you pay for is the view -sweeping wild coastal Big Sur views that are so beautiful you may shed a tear or two. Even though the restaurant opened at 11:30 am people started putting their names...More

Thank gomccall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This breathtaking view restaurant is worth the wait for a table and once you have it cherish every moment. We had our traditional Ambrosia burgers and fries with a nice glass of wine. Nepenthe was one of the highlights of our road trip. We have...More

Thank MARIPOSITAVIAJERA
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SUSANNE M
April 4, 2018|
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Response from BillyTeddy | Reviewed this property |
Car or Car or Car. Renta auto as suggested. Middle of Heaven and worth the rental $....DOUBLE check HWY 1 road closures. Spring rain can bring challenges to that HWY.
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Rock572
February 22, 2018|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as stated by previous reply party's of five or more. Request seating out door if possible on either the large front patio or the back patio. Bon Appetit! I don't give the food high ratings but you cannot beat the view... More
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cruisinfamily6
February 16, 2018|
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Response from 77Zeke | Reviewed this property |
The menu online is accurate with only a few daily specials. I think that I recall salads topped with a protein. It's a wonderful place. I hope that you enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48510 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Sur
  • Phone Number: +1 831-667-2345
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Description
Highway 1 is open both north and south to our location in Big Sur. Northbound travelers will need to use Nacimiento-Ferguson Road through Ft. Hunter Liggett Military Reservation to access Highway 1. Southbound travelers can proceed south of the Monterey Peninsula directly to our location.
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