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Big Sur Restaurant

9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-927-5258
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed today

we ate here because it was late and cold and it was beside our hotel. They offer a 12% discount for house guests. Food was ok but a little expensive.

Thank 1Ming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After searching for somewhere to eat, Big Sur seemed like the best option, and we were not disappointed! The food was incredible! Staff were welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. We are visiting the US from Australia, and have been here for 2 weeks, and...More

1  Thank lauz_952
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

pretty standard diner food, service was good and the food was good, I wouldn't try them for dinner, but for breakfast or luch its not basd

Thank lkm55
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the old styling the food amazing the waiter had a great sense of humour. There is a wide variety of choice. The grilled salmon was delicious and the steak perfect.

Thank Jo A
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Folks were nice and food was okay but 1 guy serving and he was kinda flustered. With a little more help this wouldn't be a bad place. I think breakfast and lunch might be the ticket here!

Thank O7161YNstevej
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The location needs improvement and looks like they don’t serve good foods. But the food are way better than Cavalier Restaurant. The salsa tasted excellent over scrambled egg with ham and pepper jack cheese. Staff are courteous. They get busy easily and need more staff....More

Thank Sariah C
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

The short version for those of you who just want the headlines: this is quality food with great service celebrating the best of Mexican/American fusion cuisine. We had the quesadilla extra to start then burgers and ice cream - fresh ingredients well cooked and at...More

Thank BambooClare
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Went here for breakfast and was not disappointed. Good prices, lots of food, and the service was great. Everyone was very friendly and helpful without being too pushy.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere with a very friendly staff :) definitely recommend it if you want a good meal with a decent price!

Thank hebatallah1112a
Reviewed March 24, 2018

I had the opportunity to have two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner at this establishment and came away thoroughly impressed! The service staff is excellent as are the cooks! I went because I was offered a nice discount from my hotel and came away...More

Thank Phil L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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 93452-9748
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Simeon
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-5258
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