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Big Sur Restaurant

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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-5258
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was fast, and the food was good. They also have vegan burger with mushroom. We also had breakfast there but vegan options were limited. On the other hand, a vegetarian has no problem.

Thank Katerina M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We order red snapper and we couldn' t eat it. It was not fresh or even fresh frozen, it didn't taste as fish at all. It was inedible and tasteless. A friend order baby ribs and they were ok. To expensive to get this food. I wouldn't come back or recomended to anybody.

Thank alalc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister had the pasta and I had the ribs. Great service. I loved the fact that the vege were crunchy (I'm low carb), the ribs were tasty and my sisters pasta (I had a tiny bit of it) was amazing. I love the atmosphere of this place. It's homely and reminds me of the diners in the Balkans. Just... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Silver Surf Motel told us to try this place and gave us a 10% off coupon, A Burger for $16? A omelette for $16, steak for $26....Nope, go elesewhere

Thank UtahDaytripper
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is the recommended breakfast/dinner option for the Silver Surf motel which provides discount coupons for eating there. We only stayed for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised as the outside of the diner doesn't match the modern and updated interior. Very clean, ocean view across the street from the first tables, breakfast was delicious, coffee is so so, but... More 

Thank Marion W
Garden Grove, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in San Simeon for 3 days. We ate breakfast here twice and dinner once. Each time the food was very good and got to us quickly and hot!! The server was very friendly and really hustled. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone passing thru San Simeon. We thought we would try a different restaurant for breakfast,... More 

Thank LDT123
Aalborg, Denmark
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We Visited this restaurant for dinner. The checken was very dry and very much BBQ. It was not what we expected and was no experience. Will not visit this restaurant more.

Thank Annemarie P
Frederick, Maryland, United States
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was within walking distance of hour hotel. The food was nourishing and OK. Our server was friendly and cheerful. When we finished he suggested that we might want to walk a short distance down to the beach and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean which we did.

Thank Kathleen H
Memphis, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Large portions, tasty. Convenient to hotel across the road. Cajun pasta was really good, try it. Friendly waitress.

Thank T G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

HUGE serves (for Aussie standard) of delicious American food ! Amazing Chowder, Eedge salad the size of a servicing bowl and a tasting plate of deep fried goodness Thank you thank you 😋

Thank Claire O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-5258

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?