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“Splendid !!”

Lucia Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 23 Restaurants in Big Sur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We're from the UK, travelling on Highway 1 with 4 adults & one child on a California roadtrip. All is great, we're munching up the miles in our hire car & the child decides he NEEDS the loo right now !! Ok, we'll stop at the next convenient pull-in......fortunately for us it was Lucia Lodge !! Wow !! A lovely lady took us out to eat on the terrace over looking the ocean. I can't actually describe the magnitude of the experience....it was stunning, beautiful, the food was great & the staff were SO friendly. Would not hesitate to stop there again if we're ever fortunate to travel that route.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We were staying in Big Sur and decided to try out Lucia Lodge for lunch. There aren't a ton of places in Big Sur, so the prices are going to be higher no matter what you are buying. That really wasn't the issue here. The place itself is cute, and the view would be amazing on a normal day. We were there on a foggy day, which was unfortunate but not the reason for the 3-star rating. In fact, that is part of the reason it didn't receive a lower rating. I ordered the fish and chips and my boyfriend ordered the burger. There was nothing really wrong with either meal, but there wasn't anything spectacular either. The claim on the menu was that the fish and chips was "award winning". I don't know who was handing out the award, but they must have been comparing it to McDonald's and BK. It was fine but bland. The breading and crispiness of the fish was nice, but there was no seasoning and the tartar sauce was average. If you are really hungry and just need a decent bite with a nice view, this place will suffice. If you want something more delicious, head down the road to the restaurant at Treebones resort.

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

A stay at Lucia Lodge is not complete without dinner and breakfast at the Restaurant. Fine menu, well-prepared food, and collegial environment. Pleasant to walk along the highway after a satisfying meal

1  Thank merryole
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Beware. $7 cup of drip coffee. Most expensive cup of drip coffee in my entire life.

1  Thank AZVIAJERO
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

We stopped here because of numerous reviews that crowed about their fish fry which is supposedly one of the 5 best in the country. Not so much! We got two fairly greasy pollock fillets, and pollock is just not a great fish, on top of a huge pile of french fries for $21. The views are lovely, but I suspect they are at all the restaurants in Big Sur. I would never, ever recommend their fish fry to anyone. If you are hungry and want to eat here try something else on the menu, but realize it is not inexpensive.

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1  Thank Sharon Z
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