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Big Sur Restaurant

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Diner
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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 805-927-5258
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sandwich is very nice but a bit expensive. The burger was also good. Portions were quite big. The service was friendly. The restaurant is not very romantic. I am not a big fan of the fatty food and that is what is served here. But if you like american fast food than this is a good place to go.... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Since the Big Sur Restaurant is next door to the Silver Surf Motel, my family and I ate there twice. The waitress was welcoming and very pleasant to talk to. There were very few patrons, however, probably because the prices were a little high. The food, though, was excellent.

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Thank profwrite
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Be ready for a wait. Or, book ahead... it's crowded. Sat and ate, watched whales down in the ocean...

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Thank Tony H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

The servings were large, the service was okay, the menu seemed overpriced, and the food was fine. The restaurant resembles a school cafeteria.

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Rialto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Reasonably priced for what you get. Didn't like the fish & chips. It didn't taste right to me. Husband got a burger, which he devoured.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Enjoyed a great lunch......try the onion soup....yummy while staying in San Simeon. Next morning had another great meal at breakfast....thanks John for your awesome service! Prices are great and so is the food....

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Moore, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

My family and I were staying nearby for a spontaneous overnight trip the night before Thanksgiving. We decided to eat at Big Sur because of is trip advisor rating, as well as the fact it was very close to our motel. When we arrived it was around 6pm and there was hardly anyone there. The menu seemed over priced to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 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.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?