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Big Sur Restaurant

) #5 of 10 Restaurants in San Simeon $$ - $$$
9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
+1 805-927-5258
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“breakfast” (62 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
“oatmeal” (3 reviews)
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9290 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452-9748
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We were tired of the more expensive place at the BW across the street, so this was a refreshing change. Prices were reasonable for the area, wait staff (Cynthia) was delightfully sunny and cheerful, and the food was good. Doesn't get much better.

Thank ChuckAtlanta
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Wasn't amazing food. We just stopped by for quick breakfast. I got the breakfast burrito which luckily mine was the best choice out of everybody's. My bf got biscuits n gravy which did not look appetizing at all. Also the blueberry pancakes weren't good ....More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended the restaurant by our hotel manager and we're glad he did so. The ribs were great and was delivered with excellent service. The place was also clean and tidy.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed January 24, 2016

My daughter and I were there and it was raining hard! We are on a Paleo program and when we asked if the hash browns could be switched to fruit the server put together a gorgeous plate of food for us and the fruit was...More

Thank anniedutch13
Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

This was an awesome place to eat. Good food. Clean. And friendly service. Everyone should visit if your I. The San Simeon area.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Fast and excellent service. Food was great. In and out in no time at all. Give us 12% off meal. I do recommend this restaurant.

Thank dalendarlenec
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We had a big, delicious breakfast before heading to the Hearst Castle. Staff was very friendly and service was quick. Clean.

Thank Vickie R
Reviewed January 10, 2016

The restaurant is located in the cluster of hotels south of San Simeon where visitors to the Hearst Castle typically stay. The selection of restaurants there is not great, and the TripAdvior reviews tend to be mediocre. We eventually settled on this one, and we...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by Inn for dinner (given discount), appearance unassuming but service was good, portion sizes were large and prices were decent. Chips were a little cold but could be sent back and refried. Great for families

Thank Georgina B
Reviewed January 4, 2016

You may look at Big Sur Cafe and think "I don't want to eat in there", but don't judge by its outer appearance! The food is tasty and they serve huge portions! None of us were able to finish. Pub/Home style food such as burgers,...More

1  Thank Jacinda W
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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, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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