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Big Sur Restaurant

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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 8059275258
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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Washington, Missouri
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The outside doesn't look like much but the food was good and there was a wide variety to pick from on the menu. I had the chicken parmesean which wasn't bad but wished I would have gotten the chicken marsala. My wife did and she let me try it. It was excellent !! I made sure to give compliments to... More 

Thank Mark W
Salisbury, North Carolina
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After checking in to the Day's Inn we discovered that restaurant selections are few in San Simeon. The Big Sur was right next door, so we walked over to it. It's nothing to look at, but the service was great and the food was excellent. There must be a connection with the Day's Inn as the restaurant gives Day's Inn... More 

Thank FSB47
Grand Island, Nebraska
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long and winding, got dark... scary drive on the one highway we reached San Simeon and checked into the Silver Surf Motel. We received a coupons for 20% off our meals at the Big Sur from our Motel front desk clerk. I was very hungry and tired when we got to the restaurant. We were seated promptly, no... More 

Thank tocman
Sparks, Nevada
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Under staffed, The waiters can barely keep up with servicing customers. Long wait to get your order taken. Once your order arrives the staff is too busy taking care of other new customers. Good luck getting a coffee refill, but the coffee is pretty nastey anyway. This is probably due to the nasty tasting local water. My tri-tip sandwich consisted... More 

Thank Douglas R
Eilat, Israel
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is not fresh. We ordered ribs that heated in the microwave. Rubber flavored fish. Stay away.

Thank SImCardSIm
Redwood City, California
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a cup of clam chowder. It was ok, pretty standard fair. I had the garlic bread and an order of chicken fingers. Garlic bread was fine. There were 4 to an order and the fingers were larger than I expected and I heard them drop them into a deep fryer in the back. So I knew they were... More 

Thank B D
Santa Clarita, California
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288 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying at the Days Inn or the Courtesy Inn this place is right in front of you. Breakfast was good with the standard price of $12 for the area.. Days Inn gives you a free breakfast but I prefer a real bacon and egg one. Courtesy Inn offers no breakfast but gives you a slip of paper... More 

Thank Charlie V
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Good quick and friendly restaurant. Clean. Wine and beer available. Close to all the motels. Good stop off.

Thank Steviehillhead
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

They say they have the best clam chowder in town and they are telling the truth. We had that and the bread pudding, which was also good. Worth the visit.

1 Thank JEP_10
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed next door and motel "free" breakfast was not appealing. Large diner, was seated immediately. I thought i was forgotten for the first five minutes, but once the order was taken, beverages appeared immediatly and my fresh hot breakfast was close behind. Hot egg, 4 slices of bacon and 2 english muffins ordered ala carte. Waitress automatically took the 10%... More 

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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 8059275258

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