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Sebastian's Cafe

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442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
(805) 927-3307
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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St. Paul
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great burger/onion rings! Large enough to share. Nice to eat out on the picnic tables. I was surprised that don't appear to be doing anything about recycling or composting, garbage bins were overflowing and the one bathroom could use some updating.

Thank jgl99
Tequesta, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were hungry and thirsty after visiting the Hearst Castle....this little place was the perfect oasis! They have a great little wine bar at this eclectic little place...bartenders were helpful and friendly. The food was good...clam chowder was exceptional...a good stop. I might mention that the seating is somewhat limited...not much inside, but plenty outside on the deck and surrounding... More 

Thank bytheseaforme
Yoxall, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sebastian's is in the historic general store just minutes from Hearst castle and the San Simeon pier and beach. Nice place for a snack and break.

Thank ChrisJane25
Long Beach, California
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our favorite place to eat in San Simeon. Grab a nice sammie, and then either visit the winery or take a drive next door to the pier. This place is very peaceful, and the food is great. Sandwiches are hot or cold, and they serve soda drinks also. Parking is fairly close, and there are a few tables... More 

Thank Michelle B
Carmel, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us ordered a hamburger, a tri-tip sandwich, and onion rings. Rings were excellent, and the burger and tri-tip were very tasty and very filling. Tri-tip had just a bit of BBQ sauce, enough to augment the meat, but not too much as to overwhelm the flavor. Seating is outdoors, and some areas had ocean views. Definitely worth stopping.

Thank Theresa S
Andover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little restaurant serving good quality straight forward food. I had the Hearst Ranch Burger - very nice indeed. Husband found a really good beer in the bar, the best he'd had since landing in the USA 10 days ago. Imagine it could get really busy. Serving staff we really pleasant behaving like they actually wanted to be there. All... More 

Thank TheOwens738
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89 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is HOPPING! It was very busy, but very tasty! They also have wine tasting in the room next door (we didn't do that, but lots of people around us did). The pulled pork sandwich was really good.

Thank zoofamily
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to use the rest room after seeing the castle and elephant seals just down the road- although we already had our lunch at the castle- I wish we had not. This place looked amazing- the sandwiches looked great- such a cute spot in tiny San Simeon and had a great little wine bar. If I return I... More 

Thank ce781
Los Angeles, CA
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had passed by Sebastian's twice before unsure of what it was, and because I had been driving at dusk, I never knew it was extant and open for business. But thanks to Trip Advisor, I put this spot in the back of my mind as a place to try before gonig up to Hearst Castle. After all, they had... More 

Thank GumdropGirl
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tri-tip sandwich paired with the Pico Creek merlot. The Three Sisters was just right with the Hearst burger.

Thank tmkimble

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Slo San Simeon Road, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: (805) 927-3307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?