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“Great atmosphere and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn Restaurant
48865 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2377
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very cool throw-back interior, with all kinds of eclectic decorations in the very rustic dining room. Consistently good food, often including wild game, or unusual "comfort" food. Wine prices are reasonable. Staff is friendly. You feel like you've gone back in time.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Charming Inn with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We didn't stay at Deetjen's but we did make a reservation for the restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was great. A very romantic place to enjoy couples dinner, very charming.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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262 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Cozy, quirky, tasty food and good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

Sat by fire and had delicious meal. Very laid back, friendly, informal place. Forgot to bring us our soups, so arrived with entrees. Waitress was cool said she would take them off the bill. (Corkage fee only 15 bucks!). Would go back in a second.

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Los Angeles
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Ate both dinner and breakfast. Very cozy especially on a rainy day. Food was good both meals. Fireplace appreciated by me and cat.

Visited November 2012
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Moreno Valley, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great atmosphere; good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We knew going in it would be pricey but we wanted to experience this local favorite at least once. The restaurant had a charming atmosphere with soft lighting and was elegant and cozy The food choices were good and we were not disappointed in our meals. If I had to say one negative thing, it was that we had decided to skip wine as it was out of our budget and we had already had a glass prior to coming in. The waitress acted a bit pretentious and threw at us we could just have a single glass ($10 per glass vs $40 for bottle). Anyway, I guess it was her job to sell us all she could. Over all, we liked it very much and would come back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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