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Big Sur Restaurant

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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452
+1 8059275258
7:30 am - 10:00 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food wasn't bad. It was simply average. Not bad, but not good enough for us to go back and eat there again. If we found ourselves in the area again, we would drive four more miles and eat in Cambria.

1 Thank hbs74
Helston, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2015

Good for Coffee and a cake but not really for lunch, although light fayre is available. Great views and reasonable service. It can be expensive though as it is a long way from anywhere. God for a break.

Thank Leonard P
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how you can mess up breakfast but this place did. The hash browns were cold. The ham was a thin slice. My eggs were over cooked. We're heading back inland. We feel like we're getting ripped off at the coast.

1 Thank Wanda M
Kings Park, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in on our way down to San Diego. Had dinner and breakfast. Food was great and reasonable. Would stop there again.

1 Thank Michael R
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

Surfers and hippies abound in Big Sur. A quirky town with lots of shops and cool places to eat, drink and gave fun.

Thank Juanita K
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

We loved Big Sur. The fog rolled in a little bit but didn't spoil our drive at all. Amazing road and views.

1 Thank Geraldine C
Key West, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

If you're taking the pacific coast highway trip, start with breakfast here. Good hearty food with reasonable prices. The staff is wonderfully pleasant and friendly. Start your trip here

Thank Travis P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

It had a good menu and the staff were very friendly and it made the meal and nite more enjoyable. Wasn't too busy so wasn't waiting for the food to come

1 Thank gooner2008
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived at the hotel in San Simeon around 10 p.m. exhausted and hungry after driving all day. Big Sur was right next to the hotel. Even though they were closed, John let us in and fed us.The food was great but what was more impressive was his friendliness. He made us feel welcome and at home. I mean who... More 

1 Thank Alexandra C
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the nearby Motel 6 last week and went here for breakfast July 29th. The Lady seemed to be overwhelmed a bit at first but when she brought us our coffee she said "",be a little patient", but we did not have to for long. She came and took our breakfast order and the male... More 

2 Thank GuitarManDoug

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?