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“Big Sur River Inn General Store Burritto delicious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Sur River Inn Restaurant

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: During the summer months, MST Transit offers bus service to Big Sur. The bus stops right at the Big Sur River Inn! For schedules and more information, visit www.mst.org
Description: Renew your spirit at the full service restaurant and bar at Big Sur River Inn. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast, lunch or dinner in the historic dining room or outside on the deck, the lawn or along the bank of the Big Sur River. Have a seat on one of the bent willow chairs in the river and let the smooth current cool your feet as you enjoy the best Big Sur lunch around. What sets us apart from other Big Sur restaurants is our 100-year-old tradition of locally grown fine food, friendly, efficient service and warm hospitality. And yes, we still serve the original homesteader’s version of "Hot Apple Pie!"
Auckland
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Big Sur River Inn General Store Burritto delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a great idea- a Burritto that is custom made. Pick up your pencil, the order form and away you go- how you like it and it was delicious. The best burrito by far so far in California.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Meh.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just OK, nothing more. Pretty much exactly what you'd expect from roadside food. Best thing about this restaurant is the deck overlooking the river.

Visited October 2013
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Thank arriviste630
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Pioneer, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Yummy, sunny and friendly!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice seating inside or on the patio, skilled bartending :) great food! Cute little shops to visit, and you can enjoy the sound of the river or putting your toes in for a bit!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Tina S
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Average Big Sur meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Here for lunch - seated outside was very pleasant - average California type menu - ok service. - had two fish salads - the salmon was with apple nuts and blue cheese and was quite good - the ahi was a little tough the wasabi hot but the salad bland - coffee was passable but cost $3.25 - would not return

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mebent
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Emeryville, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice location - DON'T eat the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We had dinner, or at least they brought out food that they said was dinner. Who ever is responsible for the kitchen should be tossed. The staff was very friendly and I felt sorry for them for having to serve that stuff. They didn't say anything about the steak and no argument just took it off of our tab, but that wasn't the point, we came for dinner,they didn't even offer another steak they must know they're all bad. Breakfast, obviously steam tray scrambled eggs - cold, and we think the pancakes were nuked prior to serving. Plenty of other places to eat. Lodging was comfortable and a cocktail in the river was nice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Runesyzygy
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