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“Good Pitstop” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Big Sur Deli

Big Sur Deli
Ranked #12 of 22 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is not an official restaurant, but a delicious deli below Big Sur Lodge.
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good Pitstop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you're driving route 1 and don't feel like taking time out for a full meal, this little bodega has great sandwiches (prewrapped or custom made), plus good homemade tamales. I suggest grabbing food here and heading to one of the local picnic spots. Really cheap too.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank exNYfamily
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Bare hands of the cashier handling our bread and cheese, UGH!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

We arrived in Big Sur late and tired and we didn't feel like going out to diner so we chose to grab some take-out from the Big Sur Deli. Being that we were in Big Sur I was expecting classier service than having the cashier who just finished handling the cash in the register making our sandwiches with his bare hands without even pretending to wipe or wash his hands. Honestly, I wouldn't even expect that from a fast food dump much less a deli. We get grossed out easily and I had to keep what I saw a secret in addition to blocking it out of my own head so I could actually eat my sandwich. The food was very good and I would have given them 4 stars if not for the bare hands incident.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank BrunoKnowsBest
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San Diego
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches and Tamales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is the deli right next to the Tap House. The sandwiches are outstanding, as are the wings, and tamales. We came back three times. This was the only place we found that didn't cost your first born son to eat some great food. The guys were super helpful and friendly. I am so glad to have found this spot.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank theworldtosee
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Sandwiches!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Stopped here to pick up sandwiches and beer to take to the beach. Food is great and the price is right. Lots of fun stuff in the general store type atmosphere. This place is good to pick up some really cool local souvenirs.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank ruthievonruthie
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los angeles
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Pretty Good given the choices.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

Ok food. Nice service. You don't have alot of choice in Big Sur so you could do worse for sandwiches on the go!

Visited May 2012
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Thank DrRich17
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