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Aramark Hearst Castle Cafe

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750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good26%
  • Average47%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 3:15 pmAll hours
American, Fast Food, Cafe
$$ - $$$
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the tour would be over in an hour and then head on out. Boy was I wrong. After your tour and movie theater experience, you will have an appetite and there aren’t many restaurants around the area. The café isn’t cheap but then...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Nice selection of salads & sandwiches. Clean with friendly service. A bit on the pricey side & nothing really special on the menue

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This place is perfect for an after castle tour, in between seeing the IMAX film. I had a very tasty Portabella burger and fries along with a local craft brew. Both were delicious. My kids had a huge hot dog and some excellent mac n...More

Thank chad s
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Although it appears nothing is inexpensive in central coast California, this cafe at the visitor center of the Hearst Castle in San Simeon has an impressive cafeteria styled luncheon spot. We recommend you plan on using this for convenience, timing, and good fare. There is...More

Thank lsihrofhhisc
Reviewed June 6, 2017

The Castle Cafe's food is just OK - they have some hot meals and prepackaged sandwiches. They are expensive for a simple meal but they have a captive audience - you are either going on a tour or coming back from a tour. (As they...More

Thank Tedanne C
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Food was very good and not to expensive. Ate after the tour of the house, before heading to San Francisco.

Thank Clinical R
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We had about 25 minutes between the end of the Film Show and our first pre-booked castle tour and thought we would have plenty of time. We had to wait 15 minutes for our "fast food" burgers and only just managed to finish our snacks...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This is an outrageously expensive ARAMARK restaurant...the food is below average and served with a scowl. We had one Cheeseburger and one Pulled pork sandwich with nothing to drink TOTAL BILL with TAX $28.19 US really!!! I would not eat here and pay airport like...More

Thank brodie52
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Had a hot dog and fries. They were both good, but not remarkable. But the food was not as bad as other reviewers had indicated. And there really aren't too many other option unless you drive back to Cambria. Free refills on fountain sodas.

Thank lfabian47
Reviewed February 18, 2017

After a great tour around the Grand Rooms and the indoor Roman pool, when we got back to the visitor center we went to the Aramark Cafe for lunch. Two Jumbo beef hot dogs, one soda and one perrier water was $27. It was tasty...More

Thank Kevan W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
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